Distributed and Parallel Databases

, Volume 34, Issue 1, pp 101–117 | Cite as

Merging sub-networks in self-managed vehicular ad-hoc networks

  • Cándido Caballero-Gil
  • Pino Caballero-Gil
  • Jezabel Molina-Gil


The most widespread wireless technology for mobile ad-hoc networks nowadays is Wi-Fi based on the IEEE 802.11 standard. The working procedure of this protocol produces various problems when multiple sub-networks are merged. The main drawbacks that may cause inability to communicate are the IP duplication and the existence of sub-networks in different channels. This paper proposes a practical solution to these problems, which does not cause any network overload and does not affect the data management of connections. Furthermore, it has been fully implemented in a new tool developed to create a vehicular ad-hoc network using only smartphones. Both a straightforward deterministic algorithm and a more complex scheme taking into account the interferences between wireless channels from a fuzzy logic point of view are defined here. Promising results regarding performance and security have been obtained from the analysis of large-scale NS2 simulations based on data got from implementations with real devices.


Sub-network VANET IEEE 802.11 Large-scale simulation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cándido Caballero-Gil
    • 1
  • Pino Caballero-Gil
    • 1
  • Jezabel Molina-Gil
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer EngineeringUniversity of La LagunaTenerifeSpain

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