Optimal model of vehicular ad-hoc network assisted by unmanned aerial vehicles and information-centric networking to enhance network performance

Abdeslam Houari, Tomader Mazri


Vehicular ad-hoc network (VANET) is a promising project related to intelligent transportation systems (ITS), which aims at connecting vehicles and providing a set of functionalities for the efficient management of the network. However, the high mobility of the network nodes is considered a significant challenge for implementing a reliable, secure, and efficient exchange system. Furthermore, VANET faces the issue of packet delivery due to the high mobility of the nodes and packet collisions complicate the process of sending and receiving packets. We propose to combine two technologies which are unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and information centric networks (ICN) and apply it in VANET architecture as supporting technology. The UAV are more reliable and less affected by channel fading. And can be used in areas where we cannot install network infrastructure. The UAV has many advantages that we have cited in this article and can solve many issues of VANET. Using ICN can solve some of the problems of VANET since ICN has many strategies to capture and retrieve data. This study proposes a new VANET model based on an UAV and ICN, to reduce the overload of the vehicles, which in most cases require more resources and have a limited time to process and act especially in case of an accident or emergency.


Information centric networks; Network’s performance; Packet delivery; Smart city; Unmanned aerial vehicle; Vehicular ad-hoc network

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DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijece.v14i2.pp1788-1796

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
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