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Exploring a new transport protocol for vehicular networks

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Augustine Ezenwigbo, Vishnu Vardhan Paranthaman, Ramona Trestian, Glenford Mapp, Fragkiskos Sardis

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 5th International Conference on Internet of Things
Subtitle of host publicationSystems, Management and Security, IoTSMS 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781538695852
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2018
Event5th International Conference on Internet of Things: Systems, Management and Security, IoTSMS 2018 - Valencia, Spain
Duration: 15 Oct 201818 Oct 2018


Conference5th International Conference on Internet of Things: Systems, Management and Security, IoTSMS 2018

King's Authors


The Future Internet will be very different from the current Internet. In particular, support for new networks such as vehicular networks, will be a key part of the new environment. Applications running on these networks will require low latency and high bandwidth, which must be provided in a highly mobile environment. The goal of this paper is to look at these issues as they have been addressed in the design and development of the Simple Lightweight Transport Protocol (SLTP) to support vehicular networking. The functions and workings of the protocol are examined in this paper as well as the ecosystem that is needed to provide low latency. A detailed set of preliminary results are presented and compared with a standard TCP implementation. SLTP was also ported to the Roadside Units of a Vehicle Ad-Hoc Network and results are presented for moving data to and from the Roadside Units. This work highlights the need for the Future Internet to place more resources at the edge of the core network to provide support for low latency in vehicular environments.

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