Testbeds and Research Infrastructures for the Development of Networks and Communities. 11th International Conference, TRIDENTCOM 2016, Hangzhou, China, June 14-15, 2016, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Building a Prototype VANET Testbed to Explore Communication Dynamics in Highly Mobile Environments

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-49580-4_8,
        author={Vishnu Paranthaman and Arindam Ghosh and Glenford Mapp and Victor Iniovosa and Purav Shah and Huan Nguyen and Orhan Gemikonakli and Shahedur Rahman},
        title={Building a Prototype VANET Testbed to Explore Communication Dynamics in Highly Mobile Environments},
        proceedings={Testbeds and Research Infrastructures for the Development of Networks and Communities. 11th International Conference, TRIDENTCOM 2016, Hangzhou, China, June 14-15, 2016, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={TRIDENTCOM},
        year={2017},
        month={1},
        keywords={Vehicular Ad Hoc Network Intelligent Transport System Propagation model Proactive handover},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-49580-4_8}
    }
    
  • Vishnu Paranthaman
    Arindam Ghosh
    Glenford Mapp
    Victor Iniovosa
    Purav Shah
    Huan Nguyen
    Orhan Gemikonakli
    Shahedur Rahman
    Year: 2017
    Building a Prototype VANET Testbed to Explore Communication Dynamics in Highly Mobile Environments
    TRIDENTCOM
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-49580-4_8
Vishnu Paranthaman1,*, Arindam Ghosh1, Glenford Mapp1, Victor Iniovosa1, Purav Shah1, Huan Nguyen1, Orhan Gemikonakli1, Shahedur Rahman1
  • 1: Middlesex University
*Contact email: v.paranthaman@mdx.ac.uk

Abstract

Applications for VANETs will require seamless communication between vehicle-to-infrastructure and vehicle-to-vehicle. However, this is challenging because it is being done in the context of a highly mobile environment. Therefore, traditional handover techniques are inadequate due to the high velocity of the vehicle and the small coverage radius of Road-side Units. Hence in order to have seamless communication for these applications, a proactive approach needs to be carefully investigated. This requires measurements from a real testbed in order to enhance our understanding of the communication dynamics. This paper is about building and evaluating a prototype VANET network on the Middlesex University Hendon Campus, London to explore these issues. The testbed is being used to investigate better propagation models, road-critical safety applications as well as algorithms for traffic management. In addition, the Network Dwell Time of vehicles travelling in the coverage of the RSUs is measured to explore proactive handover and resource allocation mechanisms.