Characterization of Vehicle-to-Vehicle Radio Channels from Measurements at 5.2GHz

Alexander Paier, Johan Kåredal, Nicolai Czink, Charlotte Dumard, Thomas Zemen, Fredrik Tufvesson, Andreas Molisch, Christoph F. Mecklenbräuker

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The development of efficient vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications systems
requires an understanding of the underlying propagation channels. In this paper, we present results on pathloss, power-delay profiles (PDPs), and delay-Doppler spectra from a high speed measurement campaign on a highway in Lund, Sweden. Measurements were performed at a carrier frequency of 5.2GHz with the communicating vehicles traveling on the highway in opposite directions. A pathloss coefficient of 1.8 shows the best fit in the mean square sense with our measurement. The average root mean square (RMS) delay spread is between 263 ns and 376 ns, depending on the noise threshold. We investigate and describe selected paths in the delay-Doppler domain, where we observe Doppler shifts of more than 1000Hz.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-32
JournalWireless Personal Communications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering


  • Delay-Doppler spectrum
  • Channel measurements
  • High mobility channel
  • Power-delay profile
  • MIMO measurements
  • Radio channel characterization


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