Multi-hop Cluster Based Algorithm for Handover Management in Vehicular Ad hoc Networks
Poonam Thakur1, Anita Ganpati2 
1Poonam Thakur, Department of Computer Science, Himachal Pradesh University, India.
2Anita Ganpati, Department of Computer Science, Himachal Pradesh University, India.

Manuscript received on 14 March 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 18 March 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 July 2019 | PP: 5396-5400 | Volume-8 Issue-2, July 2019 | Retrieval Number: B3354078219/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.B3354.078219
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Abstract: This paper presents the framework of cluster-based architecture for Vehicle to Vehicle (V2V) communication network. A cluster-based algorithm (VMCA) for multi-hop clustering will be designed which will be used in V2V communication. The algorithm will be simulated using the ns3 simulator and its performance will be compared with other existing multi-hop clustering algorithm discussed in the literature review. It is expected that the simulation results will prove this new cluster-based algorithm to be the optimum one when compared with the other of the same type. Once the validity of that algorithm is done, it will be improved to provide handover management in hybrid VANET architecture. We will simulate the complete scenario using ns-2 and some real mobility simulator for VANETs. The simulation results expected to show that the proposed cluster-based algorithm will be the optimum solution approach to the VANET handover in a hybrid architecture.
Keywords: V2V, V2I, Multi-hop, ns2, Clustering, Handover.

Scope of the Article: Mobile Ad hoc Network