An infrastructureless approach to estimate vehicular density in urban environments
Resumen: In Vehicular Networks, communication success usually depends on the density of vehicles, since a higher density allows having shorter and more reliable wireless links. Thus, knowing the density of vehicles in a vehicular communications environment is important, as better opportunities for wireless communication can show up. However, vehicle density is highly variable in time and space. This paper deals with the importance of predicting the density of vehicles in vehicular environments to take decisions for enhancing the dissemination of warning messages between vehicles. We propose a novel mechanism to estimate the vehicular density in urban environments. Our mechanism uses as input parameters the number of beacons received per vehicle, and the topological characteristics of the environment where the vehicles are located. Simulation results indicate that, unlike previous proposals solely based on the number of beacons received, our approach is able to accurately estimate the vehicular density, and therefore it could support more efficient dissemination protocols for vehicular environments, as well as improve previously proposed schemes.
Idioma: Inglés
DOI: 10.3390/s130202399
Año: 2013
Publicado en: SENSORS 13, 2 (2013), 2399-2418
ISSN: 1424-8220

Factor impacto JCR: 2.048 (2013)
Categ. JCR: INSTRUMENTS & INSTRUMENTATION rank: 10 / 57 = 0.175 (2013) - Q1 - T1
Categ. JCR: CHEMISTRY, ANALYTICAL rank: 36 / 75 = 0.48 (2013) - Q2 - T2
Categ. JCR: ELECTROCHEMISTRY rank: 15 / 27 = 0.556 (2013) - Q3 - T2

Financiación: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/MICINN/TIN2011-27543-C03-01
Tipo y forma: Article (Published version)
Área (Departamento): Arquitectura y Tecnología de Computadores (Departamento de Informática e Ingeniería de Sistemas)
Área (Departamento): Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos (Departamento de Informática e Ingeniería de Sistemas)
Área (Departamento): Ingeniería de Sistemas y Automática (Departamento de Informática e Ingeniería de Sistemas)

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articulos > articulos-por-area > arquitectura_y_tecnologia_de_computadores
articulos > articulos-por-area > ingenieria_de_sistemas_y_automatica
articulos > articulos-por-area > lenguajes_y_sistemas_informaticos

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