Wireless Sensors Network (WSN) is an emergent technology that aims to offer innovative capacities. In the last decade, the use of these networks increased in various fields like military, science, and health due to their fast and inexpressive deployment and installation. However, the limited sensor battery lifetime poses many technical challenges and affects essential services like routing. This issue is a hot topic of search, many researchers have proposed various routing protocols aimed at reducing the energy consumption in WSNs. The focus of this work is to investigate the effectiveness of integrating ACO algorithm with routing protocols in WSNs. Moreover, it presents a novel approach inspired by ant colony optimization (ACO) to be deployed as a new routing protocol that addresses key challenges in wireless sensor networks. The proposed protocol can significantly minimize nodes energy consumption, enhance the network lifetime, reduce latency, and expect performance in various scenarios.
GOUMIRI, SIHEM; RIAHLA, MAOHAMED AMINE; and HAMADOUCHE, M'HAMED
"A Novel Approach for Enhancing Routing in Wireless Sensor Networks using ACO Algorithm,"
Emirates Journal for Engineering Research: Vol. 28:
3, Article 1.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uaeu.ac.ae/ejer/vol28/iss3/1