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A Multi-Agent Routing Protocol With Congestion Control For MANET


Kazuya Nishimura, Kazuko Takahashi

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ECMS 2007 Proceedings

Edited by: Ivan Zelinka, Zuzana Oplatkova, Alessandra Orsoni


ISBN: 978-0-9553018-2-7

Doi: 10.7148/2007


21st European Conference on Modelling and Simulation,

Prague, June 4-6, 2007


Citation format:

Nishimura, K., & Takahashi, K. (2007). A Multi-Agent Routing Protocol With Congestion Control For MANET. ECMS 2007 Proceedings edited by: I. Zelinka, Z. Oplatkova, A. Orsoni (pp. 164-169). European Council for Modeling and Simulation. doi:10.7148/2007-0164.



This     paper   discusses a routing protocol that uses multi-agents to reduce network congestion for a Mobile Ad hoc NETwork (MANET). MANET is a mul- tihop wireless network in which the network components such as PC, PDA and mobile phones are mobile. The components can communicate with each other without going through a server. Two kinds of agents are en- gaged in routing. One is a Routing Agent that collects information about network congestion as well as link failure. The other is a Message Agent that uses this in- formation to get to their destination nodes. MAs cor- respond to data packets and determine their direction autonomously using an evaluation function. We devel- oped both a simulation environment and protocols, and performed simulations under different conditions of mo- bility and traffic patterns to demonstrate the effective- ness of our approach.

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