QoS-Aware Radio Access Technology (RAT) Selection in Hybrid Vehicular Networks

  • Zeeshan Hameed MirEmail author
  • Jamal Toutouh
  • Fethi Filali
  • Enrique Alba
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9066)


The increasing number of wireless communication technologies and standards bring immense opportunities and challenges to provide seamless connectivity in Hybrid Vehicular Networks (HVNs). HVNs could not only enhance existing applications but could also spur an array of new services. However, due to sheer number of use cases and applications with diverse and stringent QoS performance requirements it is very critical to efficiently decide on which radio access technology (RAT) to select. In this paper a QoS-aware RAT selection algorithm is proposed for HVN. The proposed algorithm switches between IEEE 802.11p based ad hoc network and LTE cellular network by considering network load and application’s QoS requirements. The simulation-based studies show that the proposed RAT selection mechanism results in lower number of Vertical Handovers (VHOs) and significant performance improvements in terms of packet delivery ratio, latency and application-level throughput.


IEEE 802.11p LTE RAT Selection Hybrid Vehicular Networks 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zeeshan Hameed Mir
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jamal Toutouh
    • 2
  • Fethi Filali
    • 1
  • Enrique Alba
    • 2
  1. 1.Qatar Mobility Innovations Center (QMIC), Qatar Science and, Technology Park (QSTP)DohaQatar
  2. 2.Dept. de Lenguajes y Ciencias de la ComputaciónUniversity of MalagaMalagaSpain

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