Path loss modeling for vehicle-to-vehicle communications

Johan Kåredal, Nikolai Czink, Alexander Paier, Fredrik Tufvesson, Andreas Molisch

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Vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications have received increasingattention lately, but there is a lack of reported results regarding important quantities such as path loss. This paper presents parameterized path loss models for V2V communications based on extensive sets of measurement data collected mainly under line-of-sight conditions in four different propagation environments: highway, rural, urban, and suburban. The results show that the path loss exponent is low for V2V communications, i.e., path loss slowly increases with increasing distance. We compare our results to those previously reported and find that, while they confirm some of the earlier work, there are also differences that motivate the need for further studies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)323-328
JournalIEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering

Free keywords

  • radio propagation
  • propagation losses
  • Channel models
  • propagation constant
  • vehicles.


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