A Simple and Robust Dissemination Protocol for VANETs

Ramon de Souza Schwartz, R.R.R. Barbosa, Nirvana Meratnia, Geert Heijenk, Johan Scholten

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    Several promising applications for Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks (VANETs) exist. For most of these applications, the communication among vehicles is envisioned to be based on the broadcasting of messages. This is due to the inherent highly mobile environment and importance of these messages to vehicles nearby. To deal with broadcast communication, dissemination protocols must be defined in such a way as to (i) prevent the so-called broadcast storm problem in dense networks and (ii) deal with disconnected networks in sparse topologies. In this paper, we present a Simple and Robust Dissemination (SRD) protocol that deals with these requirements in both sparse and dense networks. Its novelty lies in its simplicity and robustness. Simplicity is achieved by considering only two states (cluster tail and non- tail) for a vehicle. Robustness is achieved by assigning message delivery responsibility to multiple vehicles in sparse networks. Our simulation results show that SRD achieves high delivery ratio and low end-to-end delay under diverse traffic conditions.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publication16th European Wireless Conference
    Place of PublicationLos Alamitos
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society Press
    Number of pages9
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-5999-5
    Publication statusPublished - 10 Jun 2010
    Event16th European Wireless Conference - Lucca, Italy
    Duration: 12 Apr 201015 Apr 2010
    Conference number: 16th

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    PublisherIEEE Computer Society Press


    Conference16th European Wireless Conference


    • IR-70225
    • METIS-275571
    • Dissemination Protocol
    • Vehicular communication
    • VANET
    • EWI-17622

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