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2014 IEEE 28th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA) (2014)
Victoria, BC, Canada
May 13, 2014 to May 16, 2014
ISSN: 1550-445X
ISBN: 978-1-4799-3629-8
pp: 186-193
ABSTRACT
Vehicular Ad hoc Networks (VANETs) should provide the vehicles with reliable safety message broadcasts and efficient non-safety message transmissions. The IEEE 1609.4 MAC is designed for VANETs to support multi-channel operations, but the safety message broadcast is not much reliable and the Service Channel (SCH) resources are not fully utilized. In this paper, we propose a new multi-channel MAC for VANETs, named HER-MAC, which supports both TDMA and CSMA multiple access schemes. The HER-MAC allows vehicle nodes to send safety messages without collision on the Control Channel (CCH) within their reserved time slots and to utilize the SCH resources during the control channel interval (CCHI) for the non-safety message transmissions. Compared to the current IEEE 1609.4, the proposed HER-MAC protocol is more reliable in the safety message broadcast, efficient in the service channel utilization.
INDEX TERMS
Safety, Silicon, Vehicles, Switches, Reliability, Transceivers, Protocols
CITATION

D. N. Dang, H. N. Dang, V. Nguyen, Z. Htike and C. S. Hong, "HER-MAC: A Hybrid Efficient and Reliable MAC for Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks," 2014 IEEE 28th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA), Victoria, BC, Canada, 2014, pp. 186-193.
doi:10.1109/AINA.2014.27
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