Int. J. of Internet Protocol Technology   »   2009 Vol.4, No.3

 

 

Title: Assessment of VANET multi-hop routing over an experimental platform

 

Author: Jose Santa, Manabu Tsukada, Thierry Ernst, Olivier Mehani, Antonio F. Gomez-Skarmeta

 

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Department of Information and Communication Engineering, University of Murcia, Campus de Espinardo, 30100 Murcia, Spain.
INRIA Rocquencourt, IMARA Team, Domaine de Voluceau, BP 105, 78153 Le Chesnay Cedex, France.
INRIA Rocquencourt, IMARA Team, Domaine de Voluceau, BP 105, 78153 Le Chesnay Cedex, France.
INRIA Rocquencourt, IMARA Team, Domaine de Voluceau, BP 105, 78153 Le Chesnay Cedex, France.
Department of Information and Communication Engineering, University of Murcia, Campus de Espinardo, 30100 Murcia, Spain

 

Abstract: Experimental evaluation of Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks (VANETs) is still a remaining issue for most researchers. Some works carry out performance tests to evaluate the communication channel according to physical and MAC conditions. Only a few works deal with multi-hop experimentation, but practically none use routing protocols. In this paper an integral VANET testbed is evaluated, using 802.11b and a multi-hop network managed by the Optimised Link State Routing (OLSR) protocol. Up to four vehicles are used to study the VANET performance over different traffic environments and different metrics are considered to analyse the results, including a deeper analysis to track the routes followed by packets end to end. Results differ from traditional one-hop and static-route tests, presenting a more realistic study.

 

Keywords: vehicle communications; VANET; experimental evaluation; ad-hoc networks; multi-hop communications; OLSR; optimised link state routing; vehicular networks.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJIPT.2009.028655

 

Int. J. of Internet Protocol Technology, 2009 Vol.4, No.3, pp.158 - 172

 

Available online: 22 Sep 2009

 

 

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