Broadcast-based directional routing in vehicular ad-hoc networks

  title={Broadcast-based directional routing in vehicular ad-hoc networks},
  author={Ahmed Soua and Walid Ben-Ameur and Hossam Afifi},
  journal={2012 5th Joint IFIP Wireless and Mobile Networking Conference (WMNC)},
An optimized broadcast protocol is proposed for VANETs. It is based on two key information: the direction to the destination and the beamforming angle θ. The efficiency of this technique is demonstrated in terms of packet delivery, bandwidth gain and probability of transmission success. An analytical model is developed to calculate the transmission area. This model allows capturing the propagation shape of the forwarding area. Comparisons with simulations show that the analytical model is… CONTINUE READING