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Simulation Platform for Inter-Vehicle Communications and Analysis of Periodic Information Exchange
Autor: F. Schmidt-Eisenlohr, M. Torrent Moreno, J. Mittag, H. Hartenstein Links:
Quelle: In Proceedings of the 4th Annual IEEE/IFIP Conference on Wireless On demand Network Systems and Services (WONS), S. 50-58, Obergurgl, Austria, January 2007
Due to the large amount of nodes that could comprise a vehicular network, simulation is a valuable tool used for the design and analysis of inter-vehicle communication protocols. In this paper we first describe all the components of the used simulation framework that has ns-2 as core building block. Our main contributions are an accurate implementation of the MAC and PHY modules adjusted to vehicular environments together with a well defined set of metrics to evaluate communication protocols for vehicular networks. Second, we present a detailed analysis of periodic exchange of broadcast messages when adjusting transmission power and packet generation rate for different propagation models.