Vehicular delay tolerant network (VDTN) is a widely used communication standard for the scenarios where no end to end path is available between nodes. Data is sent from one node to another node using routing protocols of VDTN. These routing protocols use different decision metrics. Based on these metrics, it is chosen whether to send data to connected node or find another suitable candidate. These metrices are Time to live (TTL), geographical information, destination utility, relay utility, meeting prediction, total and remaining buffer size and many other. Different routing protocols use a different combination of metrics. In this paper, a metric called "estimation-time" is introduced. The "estimation-time" is assessed at the encounter of two nodes. Nodes may decide based on that whether to send data or not. This metric can be used in routing decisions. The simulations results are above 88% which proves "estimationtime" metric is calculated correctly.
Ali, A., Shakil, M., Rafique, H., & Cheema, S. M. (2019). Connection time estimation between nodes in VDTN. International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications, 10(1), 339–345. https://doi.org/10.14569/IJACSA.2019.0100145