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Beaconing in a highway scenario: Vulnerable vehicles problem

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th Conference of Open Innovations Association FRUCT, FRUCT 2012
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9785808807075
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventConference of the Open Innovations Association FRUCT -
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …


ConferenceConference of the Open Innovations Association FRUCT
Period1/01/00 → …


Periodic exchange of short status messages using IEEE 802.11p also referred to as beaconing is a core inter-vehicle communication mode enabling novel cooperative safety applications. A beaconing in the platoon of vehicles moving on a highway is studied as one of the popular practical scenarios. This paper demonstrates that when the inter-arrival times of beacons are small and under certain medium access control protocol parameters, some vehicles in the platoon may suffer from serious performance degradation. The condition when such situation takes place is studied and recommendations are given on a proper choice of IEEE 802.11p parameters.


  • Beaconing, Hidden-nodes, IEEE 802.11p, Terms, VANET

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