Chapter 7. MAC Layer and Scalability Aspects of Vehicular Communication Networks

  1. Hannes Hartenstein diploma in mathematics, doctoral professor director staff member3 and
  2. Kenneth P Laberteaux MSc, PhD, BSE research engineer founder4
  1. Jens Mittag diploma in computer science, PhD student assistant1,
  2. Felix Schmidt-Eisenlohr PhD, diploma research assistant1,
  3. Moritz Killat PhD1,
  4. Marc Torrent-Moreno MSc, PhD head2 and
  5. Hannes Hartenstein diploma in mathematics, doctoral professor director staff member1,3

Published Online: 19 NOV 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470740637.ch7

VANET: Vehicular Applications and Inter-Networking Technologies

VANET: Vehicular Applications and Inter-Networking Technologies

How to Cite

Mittag, J., Schmidt-Eisenlohr, F., Killat, M., Torrent-Moreno, M. and Hartenstein, H. (2010) MAC Layer and Scalability Aspects of Vehicular Communication Networks, in VANET: Vehicular Applications and Inter-Networking Technologies (eds H. Hartenstein and K. P. Laberteaux), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470740637.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany

  2. 4

    Toyota Technical Center, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany

  2. 2

    Barcelona Digital Centre Tecnológic, Barcelona, Spain

  3. 3

    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 NOV 2009
  2. Published Print: 8 JAN 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470740569

Online ISBN: 9780470740637

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Keywords:

  • MAC layer and scalability aspects of vehicular communication networks;
  • communication in VANETs - of broadcast nature;
  • MAC approaches for VANETs and key issues;
  • MAC layer and scalability aspects;
  • space-division multiple access (SDMA) based medium access schemes for inter-vehicle communication;
  • code-division multiple access (CDMA) based system;
  • timestamp and time synchronization information and enhanced station coordination (EDCA);
  • modeling and simulation of IEEE 802.11p-based networks;
  • multiple factors influencing probability of one-hop packet reception;
  • difficulties of implementing safety applications in vehicular environment

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction: Challenges and Requirements

  • A Survey on Proposed MAC Approaches for VANETs

  • Communication Based on IEEE 802.11p

  • Performance Evaluation and Modeling

  • Aspects of Congestion Control

  • Open Issues and Outlook

  • References