Measuring the performance of movement-assisted certificate revocation list distribution in VANET

Authors

  • Jiming Chen,

    Corresponding author
    1. State Key Lab of Industrial Control Technology, Institute of Industrial Process Control, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, P.R. China
    • State Key Lab of Industrial Control Technology, Institute of Industrial Process Control, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, P.R. China.
    Search for more papers by this author
  • Xianghui Cao,

    1. State Key Lab of Industrial Control Technology, Institute of Industrial Process Control, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, P.R. China
    Search for more papers by this author
  • Yu Zhang,

    1. State Key Lab of Industrial Control Technology, Institute of Industrial Process Control, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, P.R. China
    Search for more papers by this author
  • Weiqiang Xu,

    1. State Key Lab of Industrial Control Technology, Institute of Industrial Process Control, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, P.R. China
    2. College of Informatics and Electronics, Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, Hangzhou 310018, P.R. China
    Search for more papers by this author
  • Youxian Sun

    1. State Key Lab of Industrial Control Technology, Institute of Industrial Process Control, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, P.R. China
    Search for more papers by this author

Abstract

Vehicular Ad hoc Network (VANET) emerges as a promising technology and has chances of very likely to be deployed in the coming years. The security of vehicular networks will be an important way to facilitate road safety. In this paper, we are concerned with the problem of effective and efficient distribution of the certificate revocation units (RSUs) in vehicular networks. We propose a novel distributed approach by introducing mobile nodes that have public safety. An optimal route for mobile nodes is designed to cover blind areas under both delay and cost constraints. The performances of the movement-assisted approach are measured and evaluated by extensive experiments in large scale networks for Certificate Revocation List (CRL) distribution in VANET. The results show that the proposed movement-assisted approach obviously improves the performance. Copyright © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Ancillary