An analytical model for beaconing in VANETs

Martijn van Eenennaam, Anne Katharina Ingrid Remke, Geert Heijenk

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    IEEE 802.11 CSMA/CA is generally considered to be well-understood, and many detailed models are available. However, most models focus on Unicast in small-scale W-LAN scenarios. When modelling beaconing in VANETs, the Broadcast nature and the (potentially) large number of nodes cause phenomena specific to large-scale broadcast scenarios not captured in present models of the 802.11 DCF. In a VANET scenario, transmissions from coordinated nodes are performed in so-called Streaks, without intermediate backoff counter decrement. We adapt the model by Engelstad and Østerbø and provide several improvements specific to VANET beaconing. The resulting analytical model is shown to have good fit with simulation results.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationFourth IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC 2012)
    Place of PublicationUSA
    PublisherIEEE Communications Society
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-4995-6
    Publication statusPublished - 14 Nov 2012
    EventIEEE Vehicular Networking Conference, VNC 2012 - Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, Republic of
    Duration: 14 Nov 201216 Nov 2012
    Conference number: 4

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    PublisherIEEE Communications Society
    ISSN (Print)2157-9865


    ConferenceIEEE Vehicular Networking Conference, VNC 2012
    Abbreviated titleVNC
    CountryKorea, Republic of
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    • cooperative cruise control
    • dcf
    • EWI-22575
    • Scalability
    • EDCA
    • METIS-293208
    • IR-83430
    • Beaconing
    • DTMC
    • Analytical model
    • VANET

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