Mobility Modeling for Vehicular Communication Networks

  • Khadige Abboud
  • Weihua Zhuang

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Electrical and Computer Engineering book series (BRIEFSELECTRIC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Khadige Abboud, Weihua Zhuang
    Pages 1-10
  3. Khadige Abboud, Weihua Zhuang
    Pages 11-15
  4. Khadige Abboud, Weihua Zhuang
    Pages 17-30
  5. Khadige Abboud, Weihua Zhuang
    Pages 31-60
  6. Khadige Abboud, Weihua Zhuang
    Pages 61-63

About this book

Introduction

This brief presents a stochastic microscopic mobility model that describes the temporal changes of intervehicle distances. The model is consistent with simulated and empirical vehicle traffic patterns. Using stochastic lumpability methods, the proposed mobility model is mapped into an aggregated mobility model that describes the mobility of a group of vehicles. In addition, the proposed mobility model is used to analyze the spatiotemporal VANET topology.

Two metrics are proposed to characterize the impact of vehicle mobility on VANET topology: the time period between successive changes in communication link state (connection and disconnection) and the time period between successive changes in node’s one-hop neighborhood. Using the proposed lumped group mobility model, the two VANET topology metrics are probabilistically characterized for different vehicular traffic flow conditions. Furthermore, the limiting behavior of a system of two-hop vehicles and the overlap-state of their coverage ranges is modeled, and the steady-state number of common vehicle neighbors between the two vehicles is approximately derived. The proposed mobility model will facilitate mathematical analysis in VANETs.  The spatiotemporal VANET topology analysis provides a useful tool for the development of mobility-aware vehicular network protocols.

Mobility Modeling for Vehicular Communication Networks is designed for researchers, developers, and professionals involved with vehicular communications. It is also suitable for advanced-level students interested in communications, transport infrastructure, and infotainment applications.

Keywords

Communication link Microscopic mobility Network topology Vehicle mobility Vehicle traffic flow Vehicle neighbors Spatiotemporal variations V2V communications

Authors and affiliations

  • Khadige Abboud
    • 1
  • Weihua Zhuang
    • 2
  1. 1.University of WaterlooWaterlooCanada
  2. 2.Dept of Electrical & Computer EnggUniversity of WaterlooWaterlooCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-25507-1
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-25505-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-25507-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-8112
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-8120
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