Overview of vehicle-to-vehicle radio channel measurements for collision avoidance applications

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In this paper we present an overview of a vehicle-to-vehicle radio channel measurement campaign at 5.6GHz. The selected measurement scenarios are based on important safety-related applications. We explain why these scenarios are interesting from the aspect of radio propagation. Further we
describe the power-delay profile and the Doppler spectral density of two situations especially suitable for collision avoidance applications: A traffic congestion situation where one car is overtaking another one, and a general line-of-sight obstruction between the transmitter and the receiver car. The evaluations show that in these situations the radio channel is highly influenced by the rich scattering environment. Most important scatterers are traffic signs, trucks, and bridges, whereas other cars do not significantly contribute to the multipath propagation.


  • Alexander Paier
  • Laura Bernadó
  • Johan Kåredal
  • Oliver Klemp
  • Andreas Kwoczek
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  • Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication[Host publication title missing]
PublisherIEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Publication categoryResearch
EventIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2010-spring) - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 2010 May 162010 May 19


ConferenceIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2010-spring)
CountryTaiwan, Province of China

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