Connectivity of VANET Segments Using UAVs
The main topic of the researches is VANET (Vehicle Ad-hoc Network). VANET is a peer-to-peer network based on IEEE 802.11p standards and group standards IEEE 1609 Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments (WAVE). Another current line of research is the UAVs. In 2015, the scientific works, oriented to research of a possibility of UAVs use for the VANET networks, began to appear. The scientific works present issues concerning connection of separately located network nodes by means of UAVs.
In this paper, we suggest evaluation of the possibility of creating flying VANET nodes. We will consider the model of the communication network of several isolated vehicles’ segments using UAVs. We will carry out the modelling and calculations in order to determine the maximum number of segments that can service the node based on UAVs for several types of call flows and describe circuit of preparation and statistical data production in the context of real network segment.
KeywordsWAVE DSRC IEEE 802.11p IEEE 1609 VANET UAV
The reported study was supported by RFBR, research project No. 15 07-09431a “Development of the principles of construction and methods of self-organization for Flying Ubiquitous Sensor Networks”.
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