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VANET Clustering Based Routing Protocol Suitable for Deserts

National Mobile Communications Research Laboratory, Southeast University, Nanjing 210096, China
School of Information Science and Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing 210096, China
Electrical and Computer Department, College of Engineering, Karary University, Khartoum 12304, Sudan
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Academic Editor: Leonhard M. Reindl
Sensors 2016, 16(4), 478;
Received: 25 January 2016 / Revised: 16 March 2016 / Accepted: 24 March 2016 / Published: 6 April 2016
(This article belongs to the Section Sensor Networks)
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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