Capacity Analysis of Vehicular Communication Networks

  • Ning Lu
  • Xuemin (Sherman) Shen

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Electrical and Computer Engineering book series (BRIEFSELECTRIC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Ning Lu, Xuemin (Sherman) Shen
    Pages 1-6
  3. Ning Lu, Xuemin (Sherman) Shen
    Pages 7-25
  4. Ning Lu, Xuemin (Sherman) Shen
    Pages 27-52
  5. Ning Lu, Xuemin (Sherman) Shen
    Pages 53-74
  6. Ning Lu, Xuemin (Sherman) Shen
    Pages 75-76
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 77-82

About this book


This SpringerBrief focuses on the network capacity analysis of VANETs, a key topic as fundamental guidance on design and deployment of VANETs is very limited. Moreover, unique characteristics of VANETs impose distinguished challenges on such an investigation. This SpringerBrief first introduces capacity scaling laws for wireless networks and briefly reviews the prior arts in deriving the capacity of VANETs. It then studies the unicast capacity considering the socialized mobility model of VANETs. With vehicles communicating based on a two-hop relaying scheme, the unicast capacity bound is derived and can be applied to predict the throughput of real-world scenarios of VANETs. The downlink capacity of VANETs is also investigated in which access infrastructure is deployed to provide pervasive Internet access to vehicles. Different alternatives of wireless access infrastructure are considered. A lower bound of downlink capacity is derived for each type of access infrastructure. The last section of this book presents a case study based on a perfect city grid to examine the capacity-cost trade-offs of different deployments since the deployment costs of different access infrastructure are highly variable.


Access Infrastructure Capacity Analysis Capacity-cost Trade-off Scaling Laws VANET

Authors and affiliations

  • Ning Lu
    • 1
  • Xuemin (Sherman) Shen
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of WaterlooWaterlooCanada
  2. 2.Dept. Electrical & Computer EngineeringUniversity of WaterlooWaterlooCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-8396-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-8397-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-8112
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-8120
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