Vehicular delay tolerant networks (VDTNs) enable communications in sparse vehicular ad-hoc networks and other challenged environments where traditional networking approaches fail. We propose a VDTN routing scheme that combines the message deliver strategy of PRoPHET protocol,the message copy control strategy of Spray-and-Wait protocol and an enhanced buffer management scheme. In our proposal, the buffer management scheme is designed to improve certain network performance goals, namely, maximizing the average delivery ratio and minimizing the average delivery delay. Furthermore, we use computer simulations to show that the proposed routing scheme achieves better system performance than the existing baseline routing protocols.
- Buffer management
- Routing protocol
- Vehicular delay tolerant networks