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Mobile Information Systems
Volume 6 (2010), Issue 3, Pages 213-227
http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/MIS-2010-0100

Implementation of CAVENET and Its Usage for Performance Evaluation of AODV, OLSR and DYMO Protocols in Vehicular Networks

Evjola Spaho,1 Leonard Barolli,2 Gjergji Mino,1 Fatos Xhafa,3 Vladi Kolici,4 and Rozeta Miho4

1Graduate School of Engineering, Fukuoka Institute of Technology (FIT), 3-30-1 Wajiro-Higashi, Higashi-Ku, Fukuoka 811-0295, Japan
2Department of Information and Communication Engineering, Fukuoka Institute of Technology (FIT), 3-30-1 Wajiro-Higashi, Higashi-Ku, Fukuoka 811-0295, Japan
3Department of Languages and Informatics Systems, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Jordi Girona 1-3, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
4Department of Electronic and Telecommunication, Polytechnic University of Tirana, Mother Teresa Square, Nr.4, Tirana, Albania

Received 15 September 2010; Accepted 15 September 2010

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Abstract

Vehicle Ad-hoc Network (VANET) is a kind of Mobile Ad-hoc Network (MANET) that establishes wireless connection between cars. In VANETs and MANETs, the topology of the network changes very often, therefore implementation of efficient routing protocols is very important problem. In MANETs, the Random Waypoint (RW) model is used as a simulation model for generating node mobility pattern. On the other hand, in VANETs, the mobility patterns of nodes is restricted along the roads, and is affected by the movement of neighbour nodes. In this paper, we present a simulation system for VANET called CAVENET (Cellular Automaton based VEhicular NETwork). In CAVENET, the mobility patterns of nodes are generated by an 1-dimensional cellular automata. We improved CAVENET and implemented some routing protocols. We investigated the performance of the implemented routing protocols by CAVENET. The simulation results have shown that DYMO protocol has better performance than AODV and OLSR protocols.