An Autonomous Clustering-Based Data Transfer Scheme Using Positions and Moving Direction of Vehicles for VANETs

Provided by: Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
Topic: Mobility
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An ad hoc network is a decentralized network that consists of mobile nodes with wireless communication devices without the aid of access points. A Vehicular Adhoc NETwork (VANET) is one of the representative applications of the ad hoc network. Epidemic routing has been proposed as a routing protocol based on Store-Carry-Forward mechanism for VANET environment. However, in epidemic routing, network resources such as packet buffer of a node are significantly consumed because data packets are spread across the network. Therefore, this paper proposes a new autonomous clustering-based data transfer scheme using positions and moving direction of vehicles for VANETs.

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