CRUV: Connectivity-based traffic density aware routing using UAVs for VANets

Omar Sami Oubbati, Abderrahmane Lakas, Nasreddine Lagraa, Mohamed Bachir Yagoubi

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    Abstract

    The advent of commercial drones or unmanned areal vehicles (UAV) is expected to facilitate the deployment of a plethora of UAV-based applications. As a result, we expect UAVs to cooperate in ad hoc fashion and joint existing vehicular ad hoc networks. In this paper, we propose a novel routing scheme for Vehicular Ad hoc Networks (VANets) by using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) through cooperative and collaborative communication. Our approach is based on information exchange between vehicles and UAVs to help vehicles in the ground find the best multi-hop path by selecting the most appropriate next intersection to deliver the data packets successfully to their destinations. We use the real time traffic variation which is estimated with a completely distributed manner based on the periodic exchange of Hello messages between all vehicles and UAVs in the system. In this work, we aim at integrating UAVto- Vehicle (U2V) and Vehicle-to-UAV (V2U) communications to make routing in the presence of UAVs more efficient and more reliable, and to ensure packet delivery with a minimum of packet losses. This protocol is beneficial to develop more intelligent connected nodes in the future.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2015 International Conference on Connected Vehicles and Expo, ICCVE 2015 - Proceedings
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
    Pages68-73
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Electronic)9781509002641
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 4 2016
    EventInternational Conference on Connected Vehicles and Expo, ICCVE 2015 - Shenzhen, China
    Duration: Oct 19 2015Oct 23 2015

    Publication series

    Name2015 International Conference on Connected Vehicles and Expo, ICCVE 2015 - Proceedings

    Other

    OtherInternational Conference on Connected Vehicles and Expo, ICCVE 2015
    Country/TerritoryChina
    CityShenzhen
    Period10/19/1510/23/15

    Keywords

    • Real time traffic estimation
    • Routing
    • UAVs
    • Urban environment
    • VANets

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Automotive Engineering
    • Computer Networks and Communications

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