Non-Platoon Inter-Vehicle Communication Using Multiple Hops

Lachlan B. MICHAEL  Masao NAKAGAWA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E82-B   No.10   pp.1651-1658
Publication Date: 1999/10/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Mobile Communication
inter-vehicle communication,  multi-hop,  ITS,  wireless communication,  

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Inter-vehicle communication has aroused much interest because of its goal of reducing traffic accidents. In a non-platooning situation, where vehicles travel freely, multiple hop (MH) inter-vehicle communication has not yet been examined. In this paper a simple MH broadcast protocol is proposed, and shown to be effective. The effect of several parameters important to a MH network, such as maximum number of hops and data rate, are investigated. Multiple hop is shown to be superior to the conventional single hop (SH) system using non-platoon inter-vehicle communication.