Building a prototype VANET testbed to explore communication dynamics in highly mobile environments

Paranthaman, Vishnu Vardhan, Ghosh, Arindam, Mapp, Glenford E., Iniovosa, Victor Otite, Shah, Purav ORCID:, Nguyen, Huan X. ORCID:, Gemikonakli, Orhan ORCID: and Rahman, Shahedur (2016) Building a prototype VANET testbed to explore communication dynamics in highly mobile environments. Guo, S., Wei, G., Xiang, Y., Lin, X. and Lorenz, P., eds. Testbeds and Research Infrastructures for the Development of Networks and Communities. TridentCom 2016. Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST, vol 177. In: International Conference on Testbeds and Research Infrastructures (TridentCom 2016), 14-15 Jun 2016, Hangzhou, china. ISBN 9783319495798, e-ISBN 9783319495804. (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-49580-4_8)

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Applications for VANETs will require seamless communication between vehicle-to-infrastructure and vehicle-to-vehicle. However, this is challenging because this is a highly mobile environment. Therefore, traditional handover techniques are inadequate due to the high velocity of the vehicle and the small coverage radius of Road-side Units. Hence in order to have seamless communication for these applications, a proactive approach needs to be carefully investigated. This requires measurements from a real testbed in order to enhance our understanding of the communication dynamics. This paper is about building and evaluating a prototype VANET network on the Middlesex University Hendon Campus, London to explore these issues. The testbed is being used to investigate better propagation models, road-critical safety applications as well as algorithms for traffic management. In addition, the Network Dwell Time of vehicles travelling in the coverage of the RSUs is measured to explore proactive handover and resource allocation mechanisms.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer and Communications Engineering
Item ID: 28487
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Depositing User: Purav Shah
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2019 14:20
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2019 15:59

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