Journal of Computer Science

Safety Message Power Transmission Control for Vehicular Ad hoc Networks

Ghassan Samara, Sureswaran Ramadas and Wafaa A.H. Al-Salihy

DOI : 10.3844/jcssp.2010.1056.1061

Journal of Computer Science

Volume 6, Issue 10

Pages 1056-1061


Problem statement: Vehicular Ad hoc Networks (VANET) is one of the most challenging research area in the field of Mobile Ad Hoc Networks. Approach: In this research we proposed a dynamic power adjustment protocol that will be used for sending the periodical safety message. (Beacon) based on the analysis of the channel status depending on the channel congestion and the power used for transmission. Results: The Beacon Power Control (BPC) protocol first sensed and examined the percentage of the channel congestion, the result obtained was used to adjust the transmission power for the safety message to reach the optimal power. Conclusion/Recommendations: This will lead to decrease the congestion in the channel and achieve good channel performance and beacon dissemination.


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