A microbial inspired routing protocol for VANETs

Tian, Daxin, Zheng, Kunxian, Zhou, Jianshan, Duan, Xuting, Wang, Yunpeng, Sheng, Zhengguo and Ni, Qiang (2017) A microbial inspired routing protocol for VANETs. IEEE Internet-of-Things Journal (99). ISSN 2327-4662 (Accepted)

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Abstract

We present a bio-inspired unicast routing protocol for vehicular Ad Hoc Networks which uses the cellular attractor selection mechanism to select next hops. The proposed unicast routing protocol based on attractor selecting (URAS) is an opportunistic routing protocol, which is able to change itself adaptively to the complex and dynamic environment by routing feedback packets. We further employ a multi-attribute decision-making strategy, the Technique for Order Preference by Similarity to an Ideal Solution (TOPSIS), to reduce the number of redundant candidates for next-hop selection, so as to enhance the performance of attractor selection mechanism. Once the routing path is found, URAS maintains the current path or finds another better path adaptively based on the performance of current path, that is, it can self-evolution until the best routing path is found. Our simulation study compares the proposed solution with the state-of-the-art schemes, and shows the robustness and effectiveness of the proposed routing protocol and the significant performance improvement, in terms of packet delivery, end-to-end delay, and congestion, over the conventional method.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Engineering and Design
Research Centres and Groups: Sensor Technology Research Centre
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA0164 Bioengineering
Depositing User: Zhengguo Sheng
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2017 14:39
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2017 17:13
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/69938

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