This paper deals with a clustering approach for VANETs operating in sparse highway scenarios. The proposed protocol is able to keep high and stable the network connectivity level to allow data exchange among nodes and, thus, achieving context awareness. The criterion adopted in forming a cluster involves the periodic distributed evaluation of connectivity indicators combining the number of neighbors and their distances, without excessive signaling overhead. In this way, data propagation leverages on vehicles physical movements instead of setting up a communications backbone, which can not properly face a high mobility level. The performance has been analyzed in a practical scenario adopting IEEE 802.11p communications standard. In particular, the election period has been optimized for different coverage ranges, pointing out the suitability of the proposed metrics.

A low complexity clustering approach enabling context awareness in sparse VANETs / F. Chiti; R. Fantacci; R. Mastandrea. - ELETTRONICO. - (2012), pp. 61-66. ((Intervento presentato al convegno IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2012 [10.1109/GLOCOM.2012.6503091].

A low complexity clustering approach enabling context awareness in sparse VANETs

CHITI, FRANCESCO;FANTACCI, ROMANO;MASTANDREA, RICCARDO
2012

Abstract

This paper deals with a clustering approach for VANETs operating in sparse highway scenarios. The proposed protocol is able to keep high and stable the network connectivity level to allow data exchange among nodes and, thus, achieving context awareness. The criterion adopted in forming a cluster involves the periodic distributed evaluation of connectivity indicators combining the number of neighbors and their distances, without excessive signaling overhead. In this way, data propagation leverages on vehicles physical movements instead of setting up a communications backbone, which can not properly face a high mobility level. The performance has been analyzed in a practical scenario adopting IEEE 802.11p communications standard. In particular, the election period has been optimized for different coverage ranges, pointing out the suitability of the proposed metrics.
Proceedings of the IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2012
IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2012
F. Chiti; R. Fantacci; R. Mastandrea
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