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Optimizing the Power Utilization of Road Side Units in Vehicular Ad Hoc Network

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2011 by IJCA Journal
Number 1 - Article 1
Year of Publication: 2011
Dr. R. Manoharan
T Sivakumar
Dr. Thambidurai

Dr. R Manoharan, T Sivakumar and Dr. Thambidurai. Article:Optimizing the Power Utilization of Road Side Units in Vehicular Ad Hoc Network. International Journal of Computer Applications 32(7):41-45, October 2011. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Dr. R. Manoharan and T Sivakumar and Dr. Thambidurai},
	title = {Article:Optimizing the Power Utilization of Road Side Units in Vehicular Ad Hoc Network},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2011},
	volume = {32},
	number = {7},
	pages = {41-45},
	month = {October},
	note = {Full text available}


A Vehicular Ad Hoc network is a subclass of Mobile Ad hoc Networks, to provide communication among vehicles and nearby road side units (RSUs). The main goal of VANET is providing safety and comfort for passengers. In this paper, two metrics to measure the connectivity and power requirement of RSUs in VANET have been proposed for power utilization of RSUs in VANET. Based on the metrics two methods for efficient power saving in RSUs have also been proposed and tested experimentally in a simulated network.


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