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Cluster-Based Irresponsible Forwarding

  • Stefano Busanelli
  • Gianluigi Ferrari
  • Sooksan Panichpapiboon
Conference paper

Abstract

In a self-organizing Vehicular Ad-hoc NETwork (VANET), vehicles share and distribute information by rebroadcasting a received information packet to their neighbors. An efficient broadcast technique can offer a high reactivity without sacrificing the communication reliability. Therefore, multihop broadcast techniques are particularly suitable for safety-related vehicular transmissions, whose goal is reaching reliably the widest area in the shortest possible time. In this chapter, we present cluster-based irresponsible forwarding (CIF), a novel broadcast multihop forwarding protocol, that integrates the recently proposed IF probabilistic forwarding approach with a loosely structured clustered architecture. The clusters of vehicles that naturally form in VANET are typically “ephemeral” and tend to be a source of network congestion that penalizes the performance of “pure” probabilistic approaches. CIF attempts to recognize the presence of ephemeral clusters and adapts its forwarding strategy to the underlaying instantaneous network topology. In other words, CIF does not impose a clustered architecture but, rather, exploits the naturally ephemeral clustered architecture of VANETs. Through an accurate simulation analysis carried out in IEEE 802.11 networks, we assess the validity of this broadcast technique, showing a significant reliability improvement with respect to a more traditional pure probabilistic forwarding.

Keywords

Medium Access Control Transmission Range Medium Access Control Protocol Transmission Efficiency Medium Access Control Layer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefano Busanelli
    • 1
  • Gianluigi Ferrari
    • 1
  • Sooksan Panichpapiboon
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Information Engineering, CNIT Research UNITUniversity of ParmaParmaItaly
  2. 2.Faculty of Information TechnologyKing Mongkut’s Institute of Technology LadkrabangBangkokThailand

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