Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN’s) have become an important and challenging issue in last year. Wireless Sensor Networks consist of nodes with limited power are deployed to gather useful information from the field and send the gathered data to the users. In WSNs, it is critical to collect the information in an energy efficient manner. Ant Colony Optimization, a swarm intelligence based optimization technique, is widely used in network routing. In this paper, we introduce a heuristic way to reduce energy consumption in WSNs routing process using Ant Colony Optimization. We introduce three Ant Colony Optimization algorithms, the Ant System, Ant Colony System and improved AS and their application in WSN routing process. The simulation results show that ACO is an effective way to reduce energy consumption and maximize WSN lifetime.

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ANJALI, NAVPREET KAUR, Dr.. Routing Based Ant Colony Optimization in Wireless Sensor Networks. Global Journal of Computer Science and Technology, [S.l.], apr. 2013. ISSN 0975-4172. Available at: <https://computerresearch.org/index.php/computer/article/view/380>. Date accessed: 27 jan. 2021.