Hybrid virtual router and mesh networks: A cost effective strategy for road tunnels

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Abstract

In order to construct the highway networks, the road tunnels become an inevitable deign to accommodate physical environment elements (e.g., mountains and rivers) in the world. For the recent constructed tunnels, the communication system within the tunnel is planed and designed ahead of time. However, the cost to build and maintain a complete communication system for existing tunnels may not be a cost effective solution. In addition, the mobility is another challenge. Vehicles travel in a tunnel usually at higher speed compare to in a metropolitan area where speed is limited at lower velocity. In an existing proposed communication protocol, called Connectionless Approach for vehicular network, provided a robust solution to high mobility environment. However, the proposed solution relied on location information provided by GPS which is not available inside a tunnel. In this paper, we present a hybrid network called Virtual Router (VR)-Mesh Network. This hybrid network can reduce the number of access points (i.e., mesh nodes) needed without decrease the performance of the network. For this, we proposed a new routing protocol for the VR-Mesh network which does not require location information. We demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed system in our simulation studies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 25th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops, WAINA 2011
Pages302-307
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 May 31
Event25th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops, WAINA 2011 - Biopolis, Singapore
Duration: 2011 Mar 222011 Mar 25

Publication series

NameProceedings - 25th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops, WAINA 2011

Other

Other25th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops, WAINA 2011
CountrySingapore
CityBiopolis
Period11/3/2211/3/25

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Keywords

  • communication protocols
  • hybrid networks
  • mesh networks
  • vehicular networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications

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Ho, Y. H. (2011). Hybrid virtual router and mesh networks: A cost effective strategy for road tunnels. In Proceedings - 25th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops, WAINA 2011 (pp. 302-307). [5763542] (Proceedings - 25th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops, WAINA 2011). https://doi.org/10.1109/WAINA.2011.16