Multiple Interface Scheduling System for HeterogeneousWireless Vehicular Networks: Description and Evaluation
EAI Endorsed Transactions on Wireless Spectrum
Reliable wireless communications between vehicles (V2V) and between vehicles and infrastructure (V2I) will play a key role in future transport networks. Where there is overlapping coverage of multiple Radio Access Technologies, with no cooperation between them, a vehicle can use the different technologies simultaneously. This paper proposes an uplink Multi Interface Scheduling System (MISS) located at an intermediate shim layer on the user side, to achieve efficient bandwidth aggregation, or
... aggregation, or lower end-to-end packet delay. MISS aims to find all the available networks that can meet multiple criteria based on user preference and required performance. Simulation results show that safety critical traffic can be prioritized where the resources are insufficient for all the services. Video delivery quality is also improved by prioritizing the most important frames. This algorithm is ideally suited to vehicular networks, where delivery of safety traffic and/or video is an essential requirement.