A Hybrid Optimization Solution for UAV Network Routing


  • Akram Kout Ferhat Abbas Setif 1 University, Algeria | MISC Lab, Abdelhamid Mehri Constantine 2 University, Algeria
  • Bilal Bouaita Ferhat Abbas Setif 1 University, Algeria
  • Abdesselem Beghriche Ferhat Abbas Setif 1 University, Algeria
  • Said Labed MISC Lab, Abdelhamid Mehri Constantine 2 University, Algeria
  • Salim Chikhi MISC Lab, Abdelhamid Mehri Constantine 2 University, Algeria
  • El-Bay Bourennane ImViA Laboratory, University of Burgundy, France
Volume: 13 | Issue: 2 | Pages: 10270-10278 | April 2023 | https://doi.org/10.48084/etasr.5661


An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) network specifies a novel type of Mobile Ad hoc Network (MANET) in which drones serve as nodes and facilitate the retransmission of messages to their final destinations. Aside from its military application, it has recently begun to seep into the civilian sector. Similar to MANET and vehicular ad hoc networks, Flying Ad hoc Networks (FANET) are a subset of ad hoc networks. An FANET is different because it is founded on UAVs. Due to the characteristics of this sort of network, which is defined by a highly changing topology in a 3D environment, we must employ an adjusted configuration method to ensure good routing performance. Therefore, to deal with this problem, a technique that responds to any change in topology by always finding the best route is required. In this work, we propose a new protocol based on the hybrid optimization of the 2-opt heuristic and Honey Badger Algorithm (HBA), called HB-AODV. In order to locate its prey, a badger must move slowly and continuously while using scent markers and mouse-digging skills to catch it. In other words, the most efficient routes in terms of the number of hops are identified. Several simulations were conducted via the 3D version of Network Simulator (NS-2) on different deployment strategies. In comparison to AODV, DSDV, and AntHocNet, the obtained results demonstrated the proposed scheme’s good performance in terms of quality of service metrics.


ad hoc networks, UAV network , honey badger algorithm, heuristic , optimization , 3D environment


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A. Kout, B. Bouaita, A. Beghriche, S. Labed, S. Chikhi, and E.-B. Bourennane, “A Hybrid Optimization Solution for UAV Network Routing”, Eng. Technol. Appl. Sci. Res., vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 10270–10278, Apr. 2023.


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