Evaluation of the SCTP optimal path selection with ant colony optimization probabilistic equation implementation

Muhammad Ariff Baharudin, Quang Tran Minh, Eiji Kamioka

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This paper evaluates the proposed SCTP optimal path selection mechanism which implements the Ant Colony Optimization probabilistic equation. The proposed mechanism uses three parameters, which are the path delay, RSSI level at the mobile node and the RSSI level at the corresponding node, as the decision criteria. A cross-layer architecture is proposed to obtain the value from the Physical layer. In addition, a new parameter for the SCTP Heartbeat chunk is introduced in order to share the RSSI information between the nodes in the SCTP association. A brief comparison between using two parameters (path delay and RSSI at mobile node only) and three parameters (plus RSSI at the corresponding node) is also included. The experimental evaluations show that the proposed mechanism is able to select the optimal path.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventIEEE 75th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Spring 2012 - Yokohama
Duration: 2012 May 62012 Jun 9


OtherIEEE 75th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Spring 2012



  • handover
  • heartbeat chunk
  • optimal path selection
  • path switching
  • SCTP

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics

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