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LCD: Low Latency Command Dissemination for A Platoon of Vehicles
Ref: CISTER-TR-180109       Publication Date: 20 to 24, May, 2018

LCD: Low Latency Command Dissemination for A Platoon of Vehicles

Ref: CISTER-TR-180109       Publication Date: 20 to 24, May, 2018

Abstract:
In a vehicular platoon, a lead vehicle that is responsible for managing the platoon's moving directions and velocity periodically disseminates control commands to following vehicles based on vehicle-to-vehicle communications. However, reducing command dissemination latency with multiple vehicles while ensuring successful message delivery to the tail vehicle is challenging. We propose a new linear dynamic programming algorithm using backward induction and interchange arguments to minimize the dissemination latency of the vehicles. Furthermore, a closed form of dissemination latency in vehicular platoon is obtained by utilizing Markov chain with M/M/1 queuing model. Simulation results confirm that the proposed dynamic programming algorithm improves the dissemination rate by at least 50.9%, compared to similar algorithms in the literature. Moreover, it also approximates the best performance with the maximum gap of up to 0.2 second in terms of latency.

Authors:
Kai Li
,
Eduardo Tovar
,
Mohsen Guizani


Accepted in IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2018), AD HOC AND SENSOR NETWORKING SYMPOSIUM.
Kansas, U.S.A..



Record Date: 16, Jan, 2018