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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/17176

Title: Reliable Broadcast of Safety Messages in Vehicular Ad hoc Networks
Authors: Hassanzadeh, Farzad
Advisor: Valaee, Shahrokh
Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Keywords: Communication networks
Wireless ad hoc networks
vehicular commuincations
vehicular safety systems
Issue Date: 24-Feb-2009
Abstract: Broadcast communications is critically important in vehicular networks. Many safety applications need safety warning messages to be broadcast to all vehicles present in an area. In this thesis, we propose a novel repetition-based broadcast protocol based on ``optical orthogonal codes.'' Optical orthogonal codes are used because of their ability to reduce the possibility of collision. We present a detailed mathematical analysis for obtaining the probability of success and the average delay. Furthermore, we propose to use coding to increase network throughput, and ``adaptive elimination'' of potentially colliding transmissions to further increase reliability. We show, by analysis and simulations, that the proposed protocol outperforms existing repetition-based ones and provides reliable broadcast communications and can reliably deliver safety messages under load conditions deemed to be common in vehicular environments. We also show that the proposed protocol is able to provide different levels of quality of service.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/17176
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