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CoRoute: A New Cognitive Anypath Vehicular Routing Protocol

Abstract

Vehicular communications promise to bring us safer driving and better traffic control. Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) and IEEE 802.11p are now well established standards for the inter-vehicle and vehicle-to-road side unit (RSU) communication. These channels, however, are of limited capacity and are not sufficient to support the broad range of services envisioned in VANETs. Thus, vehicles will utilize WiFi (802.11 a/b/g) and unlicensed ISM band to acquire more capacity. Unfortunately, the WiFi channels in urban area are already heavily subscribed by residential customers. In this paper, we propose CogVanet, a cognitive vehicular ad hoc network architecture that allows vehicles opportunistic access to WiFi channels. CogVanet is the first approach to use cognitive radios in a VANET. It differs from conventional cognitive radio strategies in that it uses unlicensed bands and operates in an multi-hop ad hoc mode. In CogVanet, network topology and channel environment change frequently due to high node mobility. The main contribution of this work is a cognitive anypath vehicular routing protocol (CAVRP) that utilizes geographical location and sensed channel information. Simulation results demonstrate CAVRP efficiency and robustness to mobility and external interference.

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Information & Date

IWCMC 2011, Istanbul, Turkey, July. 2011

Authors

Wooseong Kim
S. Oh
Mario Gerla
K. C. Lee