International Journal on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology, Vol. 8 (2018) No. 4, pages: 1218-1225, DOI:10.18517/ijaseit.8.4.5004

A Hybrid Algorithm for Improving the Quality of Service in MANET

Mustafa Hamid Hassan, Salama A. Mostafa, Avon Budiyono, Aida Mustapha, Saraswathy Shamini Gunasekaran


A mobile ad-hoc network (MANET) exhibits a dynamic topology with flexible infrastructure. The MANET nodes may serve as both host and router functionalities. The routing feature of the MANET is a stand-alone multi-hop mobile network that can be utilized in many real-time applications. Therefore, identifying paths that ensure high Quality of Service (QoS), such as their topology and applications is a vital issue in MANET. A QoS-aware protocol in MANETs aims to find more efficient paths between the source and destination nodes of the network and, hence, the requirements of the QoS. This paper proposes a different hybrid algorithm that combines Cellular Automata (CA) with the African Buffalo Optimization (ABO), CAABO, to improve the QoS of MANETs. The CAABO optimizes the path selection in the ad-hoc on-demand distance vector (AODV) routing protocol. The test results show that with the aid of the CAABO, the AODV manifests energy and delay-aware routing protocol.


mobile ad-hoc network; cellar automata; African Buffalo Optimization; ad-hoc on-demand distance vector; quality of service

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