A baseline for context-aware system for safety messages dissemination in VANETs





vehicular ad-hoc networks, dissemination mechanisms, safety messages, simulation scenario, intelligentt ransportation systems


Vehicular ad-hoc networks (VANETs) are mobile networks with highly dynamic contexts of operation. The design and application of context-aware systems could be critical to enhance the performance of protocols deployed in VANETs, which depend on both network and traffic conditions, to detect hostile communication environments, as well as to offer a novel way to make decisions in real-time. In this paper, we present a baseline study for the design of a context-aware system for dissemination of safety messages in VANETs. We model a realistic vehicular intersection and perform extensive simulations to evaluate two well-known dissemination mechanisms, namely the Slotted 1-persistence and the Traffic Adaptive Data Dissemination (TrAD) Protocol, with a set of parameters according to different operation scenarios. We show how the dissemination mechanisms’ performance could be improved, or worsened, by choosing a different set of parameter values. By characterizing the operation scenarios, it is possible to adequate the parameters of the dissemination mechanism with the values that work best in a given context, improving in this way the general performance of the dissemination mechanisms under study.

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Author Biographies

Alexis Yáñez, University of Chile

Department of Electrical Engineering.

Sandra Céspedes, University of Chile

Department of Electrical Engineering. Icesi University.

Javier Rubio-Loyola, National Polytechnic Institute

Center for Research and Advanced Studies.


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How to Cite

Yáñez, A., Céspedes, S. ., & Rubio-Loyola, J. (2019). A baseline for context-aware system for safety messages dissemination in VANETs. Revista Facultad De Ingeniería Universidad De Antioquia, (93), 9–18. https://doi.org/10.17533/udea.redin.20190402

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