CS 795/895 - Vehicular Networks
Spring 2010: Tues/Thurs 11-12:15pm, E&CS 2120

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Paper Assignment 1

Assigned: Tues, Jan 12
Due: Thurs, Jan 14 (before 11am)

Part 1: Read (yousefi-itst06) and answer the following questions:

  1. What are the advantages of using VANETs for vehicle-to-vehicle communication over using the existing cellular system? (You may quote the authors here.)
  2. Explain the difference between comfort applications and safety applications.
  3. What are some of the traditional assumptions made in MANET simulations that are not applicable to the realities of VANETs?
  4. For which type of application (comfort, safety, or both) is routing needed? Explain. If routing is not needed for one type of application, explain this as well.
  5. What is the main focus of this paper?
  6. What contributions do the authors of this paper make?
  7. What is your opinion of the paper?

Part 2: Read (papa-commag09) and answer the following questions:

  1. Name and give an example of the type of equipment that might be found onboard a vehicle in a VC system.
  2. What is beaconing and what is its purpose in VC systems?
  3. What is the difference between flooding and GeoCast?
  4. Why is IEEE 802.11p WAVE the "prominent wireless data link for VC"?
  5. What is the main focus of this paper?
  6. What contributions do the authors of this paper make?
  7. What is your opinion of the paper?

Notes:

  • All assignments must be typed.
  • Use only 12 pt font.
  • Your name must be at the top of each page.
  • All assignments must be completed independently. It is fine, and even encouraged, for you to discuss the paper with classmates, but it is not acceptable to discuss answers to the questions.
  • All answers must be in your own words. Avoid quoting excessively from the paper, but if you must quote the authors' words, put quotation marks around the quoted material.
  • Assignments must be submitted using Blackboard and a hardcopy must be submitted in class.