Tree-Based Neighbor Discovery in Urban Vehicular Sensor Networks

In urban vehicular sensor networks, vehicles equipped with onboard sensors monitor some area, and the result can be shared to neighbor vehicles to correct their own sensing data. In this paper, two efficient tree-based neighbor discovery algorithms in vehicular sensor networks are proposed and analyzed. After suggesting detailed scenario and its system model, the authors show that the expected value of neighbor discovery delay has different characteristics depending on neighbor discovery algorithms. An interesting observation of their result is that M-binary tree-based neighbor discovery shows better performance than M-ary tree-based neighbor discovery in the parking lot scenario, which is a counterintuitive result. They analyze why such result appears extensively.

Provided by: Hindawi Publishing Topic: Mobility Date Added: Oct 2011 Format: PDF

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