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Performance Measurements of a Vehicular Ad Hoc Network
Autor: M. Möske, H. Füßler, H. Hartenstein, W. Franz Links:
Quelle: In Proceedings of the 59th IEEE Semiannual Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC-Spring), Volume 4, Pages: 2116 - 2120, Milan, Italy, May 2004
Within the framework of the FLEETNET project, a real-world ad hoc network testbed was built using cars as mobile nodes. These cars were equipped with computing and communication devices. As ad hoc routing algorithm, position-based forwarding implemented on Linux-based laptops was used, exploiting position information gathered by on-board navigation systems. We report on measurements and experiences with this testbed for static 1-hop and 3-hop scenarios as well as for mobile 3-hop scenarios. Beside the power, loss-rate, throughput and delivery ratio measurements, we present our methodology for conducting experiments with 'real-world' mobile ad hoc networks and discuss problems of beacon-based position-based routing due to radio fluctuations.