VGrid/VMesh: Distributed Sensing and Computing with Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks

Dipak Ghosal, Chen-Nee Chuah, and Michael Zhang
Technical Report ECE-CE-2004-9,

Computer Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL),

University of California, Davis

Abstract:

In addition to low cost and robust wireless communication devices, vehicles can also be equipped with storage, processing, and sensing capability. An ad hoc network of such vehicles can provide a number of important networking, computing, and sensing primitives. First, using local storage, each vehicle can act as a store-and-forward mobile router and an ad hoc network of vehicles can form an intelligent transit network. Second, using the local processing capability, an ad hoc network of vehicles can form an on-demand and dynamic grid computing engine. Third, with the sensing capability, the vehicles can together function as a distributed mobile sensor network. In this research project, we will address the software architecture, the networking protocols, and related algorithms that can enable these capabilities for novel higher level applications. The technical merits of the proposed research are the following:

Reference

Dipak Ghosal, Chen-Nee Chuah, and Michael Zhang. "VGrid/VMesh: Distributed Sensing and Computing with Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks". Technical Report ECE-CE-2004-9, Computer Engineering Research Laboratory, University of California, Davis, December 2004.

BibTeX entry

@TechReport{GCZ:Vgrid:2004:9,
  author = {Dipak Ghosal, Chen-Nee Chuah, and Michael Zhang},

  title = {VGrid/VMesh: Distributed Sensing and Computing with Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks},

  institution =	{Computer Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL), University of California, Davis},
  year = 2004,
  number = {ECE-CE-2004-9},
  note = {\url{http://www.ece.ucdavis.edu/cerl/techreports/2004-9/}},
}

C. N. Chuah