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Reliable Routing Protocols in VANETs
Advances in Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks: Developments and Challenges (2010)
  • Gongjun Yan, Old Dominion University
  • Danda B. Rawat, Old Dominion University
  • Samy El-Tawab, Old Dominion University
One of the notoriously difficult problems in vehicular ad-hoc networks is to ensure that established paths do not break before the end of data transmission. This is a difficult problem because the network topology is changing constantly and the routing links are inherently unstable. This chapter reviews several routing protocols which are designed for vehicular network environment. Currently, there are five major types of routing protocols based on the metrics used for routing: 1) flooding based routing, 2) mobility based routing, 3) infrastructure based routing, 4) geographic position based routing, and 5) probability model based routing. We give a survey of each type of routing method. Since probability theory is an ideal tool to describe the dynamics of vehicles, we present one probability model based routing method as a detailed example.
  • VANETs,
  • Vehicular ad-hoc networks,
  • Data transmission
Publication Date
April, 2010
Mohamed Watfa
IGI Publications
Citation Information
Gongjun Yan, Danda B. Rawat and Samy El-Tawab. "Reliable Routing Protocols in VANETs" HersheyAdvances in Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks: Developments and Challenges (2010) p. 200 - 213
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