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Research Article

A Comparative Study on Frequent Link Disconnection problems in VANETs

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.10-4-2018.154444,
        author={Muhammad  Umair Hassan and  Saad  Karim and Syed  Kumail Shah and Sammar  Abbas and Muhammad  Yasin and Muhammad  Shahzaib  and Muhammad  Umair  },
        title={A Comparative Study on Frequent Link Disconnection problems in VANETs},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Energy Web and Information Technologies},
        keywords={Vehicular Ad-hoc Network, Mobile Ad-hoc Network, Grid-Based Predictive Geographical Routing, Greedy Perimeter Coordinator Routing (GPCR), Greedy Perimeter Stateless Routing.},
  • Muhammad Umair Hassan
    Saad Karim
    Syed Kumail Shah
    Sammar Abbas
    Muhammad Yasin
    Muhammad Shahzaib
    Muhammad Umair
    Year: 2018
    A Comparative Study on Frequent Link Disconnection problems in VANETs
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.10-4-2018.154444
Muhammad Umair Hassan1,*, Saad Karim1,*, Syed Kumail Shah1,*, Sammar Abbas1,*, Muhammad Yasin1,*, Muhammad Shahzaib 1,*, Muhammad Umair 1,*
  • 1: Department of Information Technology, University of the Punjab, Jhelum Campus, jhelum, Pakistan
*Contact email: bcs.f13.23@gmail.com, bcsf13.14@gmail.com, bcs.f13.45@gmail.com, bcs.f13.22@gmail.com, bcs.f13.20@gmail.com, bcs.f13.19@gmail.com, bcs.f13.16@gmail.com


Vehicular Ad-hoc network is an emerging technology, which takes vehicles as nodes and forms a wireless network. The topology of such network changes rapidly as the nodes are in continuous motion with different speeds, leading to some serious issues that must be handled correctly in order to make VANETs reliable. One of the main problems associated with VANETs is Frequent Link Disconnection. There have been many designed for VANETs but Rapid change in topology has made it really problematic to design a routing protocol for VANETs that is efficient and effective in all terms. In this paper, we compared the four major VANET routing protocols, GPGR, GPSR, GPCR & HarpiaGrid in terms of Frequent Link Breakage with respect to velocity of nodes and the number of nodes. The results have proved, HarpiaGrid and GPGR are the better routing protocols than other two. If overhead cost is ignored, HarpiaGrid gives the outstanding performance.