Title: Mobility dependent clustering-based data transmission under variable data rate for different node densities in vehicular ad hoc network

Authors: Nishu Gupta; Arun Prakash; Rajeev Tripathi

Addresses: Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad, India ' Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad, India ' Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad, India

Abstract: Vehicular environments impose stringent requirements on the communication channels due to their inherent feature of being geographically constrained, unpredictable vehicular density, varying channel capacity and highly dynamic in nature. Enhancement in the existing vehicular communication technologies is important not only for efficient utilisation of the available bandwidth but also for event-driven safety message dissemination in vehicular ad hoc network (VANET). From safety point of view these enhancements demand high reliability; time bound delivery and inevitable channel access. In this paper we compare and evaluate the performance of mobility aware clustering based single-hop and multi-hop broadcast network in the IEEE 802.11p standard for different node densities and varying data transfer rates. Simulation results using NS-2 are presented to evaluate various quality of service (QoS) parameters such as, throughput, packet delivery ratio and end to end delay. Significant observations have been made which would envisage further research in this field.

Keywords: clustering; contention window; dedicated short-range communication; DSRC; IEEE 802.11p; medium access control; MAC; quality of service; QoS; V2V; V2I; vehicular ad hoc networks; VANETs; WAVE; mobility aware clustering; data transmission; node densities; simulation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAIP.2017.082986

International Journal of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms, 2017 Vol.9 No.2/3, pp.246 - 262

Received: 01 Feb 2016
Accepted: 31 Aug 2016

Published online: 01 Mar 2017 *

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