Efficient road topology based broadcast protocol for VANETs

Al-Kubati, G., Al-Dubai, A., Mackenzie, L. and Pezaros, D. (2014) Efficient road topology based broadcast protocol for VANETs. In: IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (IEEE WCNC), Istanbul, Turkey, 6-9 Apr 2014, pp. 2711-2716.

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Intelligent Transportation Systems have been instrumental in reshaping transportation towards safer roads, seamless logistics, and digital business-oriented services under the umbrella of smart city platforms. Broadcasting transmission is an essential operational technique that serves a broad range of applications which demand different restrictive QoS provisioning levels. Although broadcast communication has been investigated widely in highway vehicular networks, it is undoubtedly still a challenge in the urban environment due to the obstacles. In this paper, we propose the Road-Topology based Broadcast Protocol (RTBP) is proposed, a distance and contention-based forwarding scheme suitable for both urban and highway vehicular environments. RTBP aims at assigning the highest forwarding priority to a car, called a mobile repeater, having the greatest capability to send the packet in multiple directions. Realistic experimental environments are used to test the performance against well-known protocols. The results show that RTBP can reduce latency, increase reachability and save system resources.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Mackenzie, Dr Lewis and Pezaros, Professor Dimitrios
Authors: Al-Kubati, G., Al-Dubai, A., Mackenzie, L., and Pezaros, D.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Research Group:Embedded Networked and Distributed Systems (ENDS)

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