Realistic environment for VANET simulations to detect the presence of obstacles in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks
Document typeConference lecture
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
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Obstacles in Vehicular ad hoc networks (VANETs) in urban scenarios are an important issue. Normally, in traffic simulators vehicles can send/receive packets between each other if they are in the same transmission range no matter if an obstacle is presented or not between them. For this reason, checking if there is an obstacle between sender and receiver is an important goal. In this paper, we present a program named REVsim1.0 (Realistic Environment for Vanets simulation)  capable to detect at each instant of time if between a sender and a receiver a communication can be established or conversely, if an obstacle is found and such a communication is not possible. Parameters such as a, ß, road resolution and transmission range have been defined and used in our proposed algorithm. Finally, a validation of our algorithm is shown.
CitationMezher, A. [et al.]. Realistic environment for VANET simulations to detect the presence of obstacles in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks. A: ACM International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Wireless Ad Hoc, Sensor, and Ubiquitous Networks. "PE-WASUN 2014 - Proceedings of the 11th ACM Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Wireless Ad Hoc, Sensor, and Ubiquitous Networks". Montreal: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2014, p. 77-84.