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Cooperation and Network Coding based MAC Protocol for VANETs


Saifullah Khan , Muhammad Alam , Nils Müllner, Martin Fränzle

Publication Type:

Conference/Workshop Paper


Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC)


In the last decade, cooperative communication and network coding techniques gained rising attention. Based on these techniques, this paper introduces a novel protocol called cooperation and network coding based MAC (CNCMAC) for vehicular ad-hoc networks (VANETs). It employs cooperative automatic repeat request (ARQ) and network coding techniques to enhance throughput. The CNC-MAC protocol works in two phases. In the first phase - cooperation - data is sent to relay nodes. The second phase - network coding - minimizes received packets. The performance of the CNC-MAC protocol is compared with cooperative ARQ-MAC, another common protocol in this domain. The simulation results indicate that CNC-MAC outperforms ARQ-MAC.


author = {Saifullah Khan and Muhammad Alam and Nils M{\"u}llner and Martin Fr{\"a}nzle},
title = {Cooperation and Network Coding based MAC Protocol for VANETs},
month = {December},
year = {2015},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC)},
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