We target urban scenarios where vehicular users can download large files from road-side Access Points (APs), and define a framework to exploit opportunistic encounters between mobile nodes to increase their transfer rate. We first devise a
technique for APs deployment, based on vehicular traffic flows analysis, which fosters cooperative download. Then, we propose and evaluate different algorithms for carriers selection and chunk scheduling in carry&forward data transfers. Results obtained under realistic road topology and vehicular mobility conditions show that coupling our APs deployment scheme with probabilistic carriers selection and redundant chunk scheduling yields a worstcase
2x gain in the average download rate with respect to direct download, as well as a lOx reduction in the rate of undelivered chunks with respect to a blind carry&forward.
CitationFiore, M.; Barcelo Ordinas, J.M. Cooperative download in urban vehicular networks. A: International Conference on Mobile Ad Hoc and Sensor Systems. "IEEE 6th International Conference on Mobile Ad Hoc and Sensor Systems". Macau: IEEE Computer Society Publications, 2009, p. 20-29.
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