Two-Hop Relay-Based Vehicular Network in WiMAX
In mobile communication, routing data through intermediate mobile node is a challenging task due to high mobility of nodes which causes rapid change in network topology and frequent disconnection between pair of nodes. To address these issues, Mobile Relay Station (MRS) is introduced into the network based on IEEE 802.16j standard. The MRS features are similar to the Fixed Relay Station (FRS), however the MRS has capability to move as Mobile Station (MS). In intermittent connection, by adapting the features of Delay Tolerant Network (DTN), the MRS can store and carry the data until it find the destination to forward the data. Assuming that MS is aware of its' own movement as well as its closest neighbor nodes.