Analysis of Access and Connectivity Probabilities in Infrastructure-Based Vehicular Relay Networks

Date Added: May 2010
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Coverage is an important problem in wireless networks. Together with the access probability, which measures how well an arbitrary user can access a wireless network, in particular VANET, they are often used as major indicators of the quality of the network. In this paper, the authors investigate the coverage and access probability of the vehicular networks with roadside infrastructure, i.e. base stations. Specifically, they analyze the relation between these key parameters, i.e. the coverage range of base stations, coverage range of vehicles, vehicle density and distance between adjacent base stations, and how these parameters interact with each other to collectively determine the coverage and the access probability.