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 VehiclesRef: CISTER-TR-180109 Publication Date: 20 to 24, May, 2018
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.
IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2018), Ad Hoc and Sensor Networking Symposium.