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This article has been retracted as it was found to be essentially identical in content with the following published article: “Notes on DSRC and WAVE standards suite, its architecture, design, and characteristics” by Y. L. Morgan in IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials.

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  1. Y. L. Morgan, “Managing DSRC and WAVE standards operations in a V2V scenario,” International Journal of Vehicular Technology, vol. 2010, Article ID 797405, 18 pages, 2010.
International Journal of Vehicular Technology
Volume 2010, Article ID 797405, 18 pages
Review Article

Managing DSRC and WAVE Standards Operations in a V2V Scenario

Department of Software Systems Engineering, University of Regina, 3737 Wascana Parkway Regina, Canada S4S 0A2

Received 12 December 2009; Revised 26 April 2010; Accepted 27 April 2010

Academic Editor: Shinsuke Hara

Copyright © 2010 Yasser L. Morgan. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The Dedicated Short-Range Communications (DSRC) standards suite is based on multiple cooperating standards mainly developed by the IEEE. In particular, we focus this paper on the core design aspects of DSRC which is called Wireless Access in Vehicular Environment (WAVE). WAVE is highlighted in IEEE 1609.1/.2/.3/.4. The DSRC and WAVE standards have been the center of major attention in both research and industrial communities. In 2008, WAVE standard was the third best seller standards in the history of the IEEE. This attention reflects the potential of WAVE to facilitate much of the vehicular safety applications. In this paper we present a fairly detailed tutorial of the WAVE standards. We extend the paper by describing some of the lessons learned from particular design approaches. We direct the reader to the landmark research papers in relevant topics. We alert the reader about major open research issues that might lead to future contribution to the WAVE design.