Smart Adaptation of Beacons Transmission Rate and Power for Enhanced Vehicular Awareness in VANETs

Sofiane Zemouri, Soufiene Djahel, John Murphy

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Abstract

In this work, we are interested in periodic beacons transmission, the main cause of the Control Channel (CCH) congestion and the major obstacle delaying the progress of safety messages dissemination in VANETs. In order to offload the network, solutions that range from transmit rate to transmit power adaptations including hybrid solutions have been proposed. Although some of these solutions have managed to successfully reduce the load on the wireless channel, none, to the best of our knowledge, have considered the impact of the applied adaptation scheme on the overall level of awareness among vehicles and its quality. ETSI TS released a technical specification stating a limit for the minimum beacons transmit rate in order to maintain a good level of awareness among vehicles and ensure a certain accuracy in VANET applications. In this paper, we propose to jointly adapt both transmit rate and power in a new smart way that guarantees a strict beaconing frequency as well as a good level of awareness in closer ranges, while maintaining a marginal beacons collision rate and a good level of channel utilisation. First, the transmit rate is adapted to meet the channel requirements in terms of collision rate and channel load; then, once the minimum beacon transmit rate, set by ETSI, has been reached, transmit power is adapted in a way that guarantees a good level of awareness for closer neighbours. The simulation results show a significant enhancement in terms of the quality as well as the level of awareness.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 17th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, ITSC 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages739-746
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781479960781
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Nov 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event17th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems - Qingdao, China
Duration: 8 Oct 201411 Oct 2014
Conference number: 17

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, ITSC
PublisherIEEE
ISSN (Print)2153-0009
ISSN (Electronic)2153-0017

Conference

Conference17th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems
Abbreviated titleITSC 2014
Country/TerritoryChina
CityQingdao
Period8/10/1411/10/14

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