On Choosing an Appropriate Path Repair Design for Vehicle-Formed Mobile Ad Hoc Networks on Highways

Conference: PIMRC 2005 - 16th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications
09/11/2005 - 09/14/2005 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: PIMRC 2005

Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Wang, S. Y. (Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan)

An information network built on top of vehicles using IVC (inter-vehicle communications) is a type of mobile ad hoc networks (MANET). In the past, many unicast routing protocols for MANET have been proposed. In these protocols, when a routing path breaks, they either locally or globally repair it. Because the topology of an IVC network changes very rapidly on the roads, an established routing path in such a network also breaks very frequently. Finding an appropriate path-repair design for IVC networks is therefore important. This paper compares the performances of a local and a global path-repair designs in an IVC network.