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Sensors 2016, 16(4), 478; doi:10.3390/s16040478

VANET Clustering Based Routing Protocol Suitable for Deserts

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National Mobile Communications Research Laboratory, Southeast University, Nanjing 210096, China
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School of Information Science and Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing 210096, China
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Electrical and Computer Department, College of Engineering, Karary University, Khartoum 12304, Sudan
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Academic Editor: Leonhard M. Reindl
Received: 25 January 2016 / Revised: 16 March 2016 / Accepted: 24 March 2016 / Published: 6 April 2016
(This article belongs to the Section Sensor Networks)
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Abstract

In recent years, there has emerged applications of vehicular ad hoc networks (VANETs) towards security, safety, rescue, exploration, military and communication redundancy systems in non-populated areas, besides its ordinary use in urban environments as an essential part of intelligent transportation systems (ITS). This paper proposes a novel algorithm for the process of organizing a cluster structure and cluster head election (CHE) suitable for VANETs. Moreover, it presents a robust clustering-based routing protocol, which is appropriate for deserts and can achieve high communication efficiency, ensuring reliable information delivery and optimal exploitation of the equipment on each vehicle. A comprehensive simulation is conducted to evaluate the performance of the proposed CHE and routing algorithms. View Full-Text
Keywords: ad hoc networks; VANET; clustering; routing; CBRP ad hoc networks; VANET; clustering; routing; CBRP
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Mohammed Nasr, M.M.; Abdelgader, A.M.S.; Wang, Z.-G.; Shen, L.-F. VANET Clustering Based Routing Protocol Suitable for Deserts. Sensors 2016, 16, 478.

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