A novel pigeon-inspired optimization with QUasi-Affine TRansformation evolutionary algorithm for DV-Hop in wireless sensor networks

Xiao Xue Sun, Jeng Shyang Pan, Shu Chuan Chu, Pei Hu, Ai Qing Tian

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In modern times, swarm intelligence has played an increasingly important role in finding an optimal solution within a search range. This study comes up with a novel solution algorithm named QUasi-Affine TRansformation-Pigeon-Inspired Optimization Algorithm, which uses an evolutionary matrix in QUasi-Affine TRansformation Evolutionary Algorithm for the Pigeon-Inspired Optimization Algorithm that was designed using the homing behavior of pigeon. We abstract the pigeons into particles of no quality and improve the learning strategy of the particles. Having different update strategies, the particles get more scientific movement and space exploration on account of adopting the matrix of the QUasi-Affine TRansformation Evolutionary algorithm. It increases the versatility of the Pigeon-Inspired Optimization algorithm and makes the Pigeon-Inspired Optimization less simple. This new algorithm effectively improves the shortcoming that is liable to fall into local optimum. Under a number of benchmark functions, our algorithm exhibits good optimization performance. In wireless sensor networks, there are still some problems that need to be optimized, for example, the error of node positioning can be further reduced. Hence, we attempt to apply the proposed optimization algorithm in terms of positioning, that is, integrating the QUasi-Affine TRansformation-Pigeon-Inspired Optimization algorithm into the Distance Vector–Hop algorithm. Simultaneously, the algorithm verifies its optimization ability by node location. According to the experimental results, they demonstrate that it is more outstanding than the Pigeon-Inspired Optimization algorithm, the QUasi-Affine TRansformation Evolutionary algorithm, and particle swarm optimization algorithm. Furthermore, this algorithm shows up minor errors and embodies a much more accurate location.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-15
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2020

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  • DV-Hop algorithm
  • evolution matrix
  • Pigeon-inspired optimization algorithm
  • QUasi-Affine TRansformation evolutionary algorithm


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