Performance evaluation of highway mobile infostation networks

Wing Ho Yuen, Roy D. Yates, Chi Wan Sung

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A mobile infostation network stipulates all transmissions to occur when nodes are in proximity. In this paper, we evaluate the effect of mobility on highway mobile infostation networks. Each node enters a highway segment at a Poisson rate with a constant speed drawn from a known but arbitrary distribution. Both forward and reverse traffic are considered. For node speed that is uniformly distributed, the expected fraction of connection time, or expected number of connections in queueing terminology, is independent of observer node speed for reverse traffic, while it increases with observer node speed for forward traffic. We also extend our mobility model such that each node changes speed at each highway segment. The long run fraction of connection time of an observer node is dependent on the ratio of transmit range and connection time limit. Forward traffic connection yields better performance when the ratio is small and vice versa. We also compute the optimal transmit range and the corresponding data rate for both traffic types. We conclude i that forward traffic connections yield much higher data rate in most scenarios.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003
EventIEEE Global Telecommunications Conference GLOBECOM'03 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Dec 1 2003Dec 5 2003


OtherIEEE Global Telecommunications Conference GLOBECOM'03
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Global and Planetary Change

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