A Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks (VANET) is an area of wireless technologies that are attracting a great deal of interest. There are still several areas of VANETS, such as medium access control, security and routing protocols, that lack large amounts of research. There is also a lack of freely available simulators that can quickly and accurately simulate VANETs. One of the two main goals of this thesis was to develop a freely available VANET simulator and to evaluate popular mobile ad-hoc network routing protocols in several VANET scenarios. The VANET simulator consisted of a network simulator, a traffic (mobility simulator) and used a client-server application to keep the two simulators in sync. The VANET simulator also models buildings in order to create a more realistic wireless network environment. The second main goal of this thesis was to provide an evaluation of the routing protocols that are commonly used in mobile ad-hoc networks, which will apply to VANETs. Ad-Hoc Distance Vector routing (AODV), Dynamic Source Routing (DSR) and Dynamic MANET On-demand (DYMO) were initially simulated in a city, country, and highway environment in order to provide an overall evaluation.

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Vehicular ad hoc networks (Computer networks)--Computer simulation; Routing protocols (Computer network protocols)

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Computer Engineering (KGCOE)


Kwasinski, Andres


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