Exploring seamless connectivity and proactive handover techniques in VANET systems

Mapp, Glenford E. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0539-5852, Ghosh, Arindam, Paranthaman, Vishnu Vardhan, Iniovosa, Victor Otite, Loo, Jonathan and Vinel, Alexey (2016) Exploring seamless connectivity and proactive handover techniques in VANET systems. In: Intelligent Transportation Systems: Dependable Vehicular Communications for Improved Road Safety. Studies in Systems, Decision and Control, 52 . Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, pp. 195-220. ISBN 9783319281810. [Book Section] (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-28183-4_9)


In order to provide Dependable Vehicular Communications for Improved Road Safety, it is necessary to have reliable Vehicular-to-Infrastructure (V2I) and Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) communication. Such requirements demand that the handover process as vehicles move between adjacent Roadside Units (RSUs) be examined in detail to understand how seamless communication can be achieved. Since the use of beacons is a key part of VANETs, it is necessary to investigate how the beaconing process affects the opportunities to effect handovers. A framework is needed to be able to calculate the regions of overlap in adjacent RSU coverage ranges to guarantee ubiquitous connectivity. A highly mobile environment, therefore, makes this a serious challenge and points to the need to look at proactive handover techniques. This chapter, therefore, explores the development of the proactive handover mechanisms required to provide seamless connectivity and dependable communication in VANET environments.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: ISBN: 9783319281834 (Online),
Series ISSN: 2198-4182; 2198-4190 (electronic)
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science
Item ID: 18931
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Depositing User: Arindam Ghosh
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2016 16:06
Last Modified: 30 May 2019 18:25
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/18931

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