Inter-Vehicular Communications Using Wireless Ad Hoc Networks

Inter-Vehicular Communications Using Wireless Ad Hoc Networks

Raúl Aquino-Santos (University of Colima, Mexico), Víctor Rangel-Licea (National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico), Miguel A. García-Ruiz (University of Colima, Mexico), Apolinar González-Potes (University of Colima, Mexico), Omar Álvarez-Cardenas (University of Colima, Mexico) and Arthur Edwards-Block (University of Colima, Mexico)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-338-8.ch007


This chapter proposes a new routing algorithm that allows communication in vehicular ad hoc networks. In vehicular ad hoc networks, the transmitter node cannot determine the immediate future position of the receiving node beforehand. Furthermore, rapid topological changes and limited bandwidth compound the difficulties nodes experience when attempting to exchange position information. The authors first validate their algorithm in a small-scale network with test bed results. Then, for large-scale networks, they compare their protocol with the models of two prominent reactive routing algorithms: Ad-Hoc On-Demand Distance Vector and Dynamic Source Routing on a multi-lane circular dual motorway, representative of motorway driving. Then the authors compare their algorithm with motorway vehicular mobility, a location-based routing algorithm, on a multi-lane circular motorway. This chapter then provides motorway vehicular mobility results of a microscopic traffic model developed in OPNET, which the authors use to evaluate the performance of each protocol in terms of: Route Discovery Time, End to End Delay, Routing Overhead, Overhead, Routing Load, and Delivery Ratio.

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