Dependence control for reliability optimization in vehicular networks

Vehicular networks will play an important role in enhancing road safety, improving transportation efficiency, and providing seamless Internet service for users on the road. Reaping the benefit of vehicular networks is contingent upon meeting stringent wireless communication performance requirements, particularly in terms of delay and reliability. In this paper, a dependence control mechanism is proposed to improve the overall reliability of vehicular networks. In particular, the dependence between the communication delays of different vehicleto-vehicle (V2V) links is first modeled. Then, the concept of a concordance order, stemming from stochastic ordering theory, is introduced to show that a higher dependence can lead to a better reliability. Using this insight, a power allocation problem is formulated to maximize the concordance, thereby optimizing the overall communication reliability of the V2V system. To obtain an efficient solution to the power allocation problem, a dual update method is introduced. Simulation results verify the effectiveness of performing dependence control for reliability optimization in a vehicular network, and show that the proposed mechanism can achieve up to 25% reliability gain compared to a baseline system that uses a random power allocation.

Zeng Tengchan, Semiari Omid, Saad Walid, Bennis Mehdi

A4 Article in conference proceedings

2019 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2019

T. Zeng, O. Semiari, W. Saad and M. Bennis, "Dependence Control for Reliability Optimization in Vehicular Networks," 2019 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), Waikoloa, HI, USA, 2019, pp. 1-6, doi: 10.1109/GLOBECOM38437.2019.9013252