A multi-channel cooperative clustering-based MAC protocol for VANETs
- 信息技术－会议论文 
Vehicular ad-hoc networks (VANET) have attracted much attention from both academia and industry. However, it is very challenging to design an efficient MAC protocol to meet QoS demands of different applications in VANETs, because of the unreliable channel and node mobility. On the other hand, cooperative communication has been proved effective to mitigate wireless channel impairments and increase the reliability of communications. In this paper, a multi-channel cooperative clustering-based MAC protocol is presented to improve the reliability of transmission and provision QoS for different applications in VANETs. The performance of this scheme is verified through mathematical analysis and simulations. ? 2014 IEEE.