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Creation of a Vehicular Delay-Tolerant Network Prototype

Dias, João A. F. F. Dias ; Isento, J. I. ; Soares, V. N. G. J. S. ; Salvador, P. ; Nogueira, A. N. ; Rodrigues, J. R.

Creation of a Vehicular Delay-Tolerant Network Prototype, Proc Engenharia - Jornadas da Universidade da Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal, Vol. -, pp. - - -, November, 2009.

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Vehicular Delay-Tolerant Network (VDTN) is a new disruptive network architecture where vehicles act as the communication infrastructure. VDTN follows a layered architecture based on control and data planes separation, and positioning the bundle layer under the network layer. VDTN furnishes low-cost asynchronous communications coping with intermittent and sparse connectivity, variable delays and even no end-to-end connection. This paper presents a VDTN prototype (testbed) proposal, which implements and validates the VDTN layered architecture considering the proposed out-of-band signaling. The main goals of the prototype are emulation, demonstration, performance evaluation, and diagnose of protocol stacks and services, proving the applicability of VDTNs over a wide range of environments.