Heterogeneous vehicular networking: a survey on architecture, challenges, and solutions

Zheng, Kan, Zheng, Qiang, Chatzimisios, Periklis, Xiang, Wei, and Zhou, Yiqing (2015) Heterogeneous vehicular networking: a survey on architecture, challenges, and solutions. IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, 17 (4). pp. 2377-2396.

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With the rapid development of the Intelligent Transportation System (ITS), vehicular communication networks have been widely studied in recent years. Dedicated Short Range Communication (DSRC) can provide efficient real-time information exchange among vehicles without the need of pervasive roadside communication infrastructure. Although mobile cellular networks are capable of providing wide coverage for vehicular users, the requirements of services that require stringent real-time safety cannot always be guaranteed by cellular networks. Therefore, the Heterogeneous Vehicular NETwork (HetVNET), which integrates cellular networks with DSRC, is a potential solution for meeting the communication requirements of the ITS. Although there are a plethora of reported studies on either DSRC or cellular networks, joint research of these two areas is still at its infancy. This paper provides a comprehensive survey on recent wireless networks techniques applied to HetVNETs. Firstly, the requirements and use cases of safety and non-safety services are summarized and compared. Consequently, a HetVNET framework that utilizes a variety of wireless networking techniques is presented, followed by the descriptions of various applications for some typical scenarios. Building such HetVNETs requires a deep understanding of heterogeneity and its associated challenges. Thus, major challenges and solutions that are related to both the Medium Access Control (MAC) and network layers in HetVNETs are studied and discussed in detail. Finally, we outline open issues that help to identify new research directions in HetVNETs.

Item ID: 52174
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1553-877X
Funders: National Science Foundation of China (NSFC), National High-Tech R&D Program of China (NHTP), National Key Technology R&D Program of China (NKTP), Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (FRFCU), China Scholarship Council
Projects and Grants: NSFC no. 61331009, NHTP 863 Program Grant 2015AA01A705, NKTP 2015ZX03002009-004, FRFCU No. 2014ZD03-02
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2018 03:56
FoR Codes: 09 ENGINEERING > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090602 Control Systems, Robotics and Automation @ 100%
SEO Codes: 89 INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SERVICES > 8901 Communication Networks and Services > 890199 Communication Networks and Services not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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