A multi-agent system for dynamic network routing

Ryokichi Onishi, Saneyasu Yamaguchi, Hiroaki Morino, Hitoshi Aida, Tadao Saito

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Single-hop communication methods of the current wireless network cannot meet new demands in new domains, especially ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems). Even though the ad-hoc network architecture is expected to solve this problem, but the nature of a dynamic topology makes this routing hard to be realized. This paper introduces a new ad-hoc routing algorithm, which is inspired by [1]. In their system, some control agents explore the network and update routing tables on their own knowledge. Using these routing tables, other agents deliver messages. They considered the feasibility of the agent-based routing system, but did not refer to an efficient algorithm. In this paper, we consider that algorithm without increasing network load. We propose multiple entries for each destination in the routing table to store much more information from agents and evaluating them to make better use of information, which succeeded in raising the network connectivity by about 40% by simulation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2721-2728
Number of pages8
JournalIEICE Transactions on Communications
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Oct
Externally publishedYes


  • Ad-hoc network
  • Ant colony
  • Mobile agent
  • Multi-hop communication
  • Wireless network

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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