On-Demand Routing for Urban VANETs using Cooperating UAVs

Omar Sami Oubbati, Noureddine Chaib, Abderrahmane Lakas, Salim Bitam

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Abstract

Vehicular ad hoc networks (VANETs) are characterized by frequent routing path failures due to the high mobility caused by the sudden changes of the direction of vehicles. The routing paths between two different vehicles should be established with this challenge in mind. Stability and connectedness are a mandatory condition to ensure a robust and reliable data delivery. The idea behind this work is to exploit a new reactive routing technique to provide regulated and well-connected routing paths. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or what are referred to as drones can be both involved in the discovery process and be full members in these discovered paths in order to avoid possible disconnections on the ground when the network is sparsely connected. The different tests of this technique are performed based on NS-2 simulator and the outcomes are compared with those of related on-demand routing protocols dedicated for VANETs. Interesting results are distinguished showing a reduced end-to-end delay and a high delivery ratio, which proving that this heterogeneous communication between vehicles and UAVs is able to extend the network connectivity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 International Conference on Smart Communications in Network Technologies, SaCoNeT 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages108-113
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538694930
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 21 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event2018 International Conference on Smart Communications in Network Technologies, SaCoNeT 2018 - El Oued, Algeria
Duration: Oct 27 2018Oct 31 2018

Publication series

Name2018 International Conference on Smart Communications in Network Technologies, SaCoNeT 2018

Other

Other2018 International Conference on Smart Communications in Network Technologies, SaCoNeT 2018
Country/TerritoryAlgeria
CityEl Oued
Period10/27/1810/31/18

Keywords

  • Connectivity
  • Routing
  • Traffic Density Estimation
  • UAV
  • Urban Environment
  • VANET

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture

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