A Mobile Network Architecture for Vehicles

TitleA Mobile Network Architecture for Vehicles
Publication TypeTechnical Report
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsWidmer, J.
Other Numbers1184

In this report, a network architecture for vehicle communication based on Mobile IP is presented. The special network environment of a car allows optimizations but also requires modifications of existing approaches. We identify these issues and discuss the integration of possible solutions into the framework. For example, location information provided by a car navigation system can be used to improve handoff decisions and connectivity. To evaluate the architecture, simulation studies were carried out with the ns Network Simulator. This report also gives an overview of the necessary modifications and extensions to ns and additional tools to simplify future research in this area.

Bibliographic Notes

ICSI Technical Report TR-00-009

Abbreviated Authors

J. Widmer

ICSI Research Group

Networking and Security

ICSI Publication Type

Technical Report