Towards Enhanced Reactive Routing in Urban Vehicular Ad hoc Networks

Boubakeur Moussaoui, Soufiene Djahel, Hakima Khelifi, Salah Merniz

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Abstract

In this paper, we investigate the efficiency of the reactive routing approach in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (VANETs) with main focus on reducing the incurred overhead by control packets used for routes establishment. In AODV, for example, the excessive number of RREQs broadcasted in the network, to respond to the rapid change in network topology, usually hinders the fast transmission of some important packets carrying critical information. Moreover, it may also lead to severe congestion situations causing the loss of some packets, and thus reducing the QoS of the corresponding applications. To face this problem, we propose a simple yet efficient solution in which each vehicle appends the geographical location of the destination to each generated RREQ packet. Thereby, this latter packet will be rebroadcasted only by the receiver vehicles located at this region or heading towards it, which significantly reduces the network overhead. The obtained simulation results have proven the efficiency of our solution under various scenarios.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Protocol Engineering, ICPE 2015 and International Conference on New Technologies of Distributed Systems, NTDS 2015 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781467392655, 9781467392648
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Oct 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Protocol Engineering and International Conference on New Technologies of Distributed Systems - Paris, France
Duration: 22 Jul 201524 Jul 2015

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Protocol Engineering, ICPE and International Conference on New Technologies of Distributed Systems, NTDS Proceedings
PublisherIEEE
ISSN (Print)2162-1896
ISSN (Electronic)2162-190X

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Protocol Engineering and International Conference on New Technologies of Distributed Systems
Abbreviated titleICPE 2015, NTDS 2015
Country/TerritoryFrance
CityParis
Period22/07/1524/07/15

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