A Multi-Channel IEEE 1609.4 and 802.11p EDCA Model for the Veins Framework
Source: University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
Increasing the realism and thereby the explanatory power of Inter-Vehicle Communication (IVC) simulation is an ongoing research topic in the Car-2-X community. The authors contribute to this trend by extending the well-established Veins Framework for the OMNeT++ simulator by a multi-channel simulation model for IEEE 1609.4/802.11p enabling simulative studies to fully capture the distinctive properties of the envisioned radio technology. With this effort they help overcome the problem of using general or adjusted MAC/PHY models which could be shown to produce deviating results and thus decrease the validity of IVC simulations.