Exploring dependencies of 5.9 GHz DSRC throughput and reliability on safety applications

Ansari, Keyvan, Wang, Charles, & Feng, Yanming (2013) Exploring dependencies of 5.9 GHz DSRC throughput and reliability on safety applications. In Proceedings of the 10th IEEE VTS Asia Pacific Wireless Communications Symposium, Seoul National University, Seoul, pp. 448-453.


Dedicated Short Range Communication (DSRC) is the emerging key technology supporting cooperative road safety systems within Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). The DSRC protocol stack includes a variety of standards such as IEEE 802.11p and SAE J2735. The effectiveness of the DSRC technology depends on not only the interoperable cooperation of these standards, but also on the interoperability of DSRC devices manufactured by various manufacturers. To address the second constraint, the SAE defines a message set dictionary under the J2735 standard for construction of device independent messages. This paper focuses on the deficiencies of the SAE J2735 standard being developed for deployment in Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks (VANET). In this regard, the paper discusses the way how a Basic Safety Message (BSM) as the fundamental message type defined in SAE J2735 is constructed, sent and received by safety communication platforms to provide a comprehensive device independent solution for Cooperative ITS (C-ITS). This provides some insight into the technical knowledge behind the construction and exchange of BSMs within VANET. A series of real-world DSRC data collection experiments was conducted. The results demonstrate that the reliability and throughput of DSRC highly depend on the applications utilizing the medium. Therefore, an active application-dependent medium control measure, using a novel message-dissemination frequency controller, is introduced. This application level message handler improves the reliability of both BSM transmissions/receptions and the Application layer error handling which is extremely vital to decentralized congestion control (DCC) mechanisms.

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ID Code: 62083
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Basic Safety Message, BSM, Congestion Control, Dedicated Short-Range Communication, DSRC, SAE J2735, V2V
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > TECHNOLOGY (100000) > COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES (100500) > Wireless Communications (100510)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 [Please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 02 Sep 2013 23:13
Last Modified: 13 May 2014 01:56

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