Modeling Vehicle-to-Vehicle Line of Sight Channels and its Impact on Application-Level Performance Metrics

The authors analyze the properties of line of sight (LOS) channels in vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication. They use V2V measurements performed in open space, highway, suburban, and urban environments. By separating LOS from non-LOS data, they show that a two-ray ground reflection path loss model with effective reflection coefficient range fits the LOS channels better than the frequently used free space path loss model. Two-ray model is a better fit not only in open space, but also in highway, suburban, and urban environments. The authors investigate the impact of using the modified two-ray model on the application-level performance metrics packet delivery rate, throughput, latency, and jitter. Their results show that considerable differences arise in application performance when using two-ray and free space channel models. For this reason, the authors advocate the use of the two-ray ground model with an appropriately chosen effective reflection coefficient range.

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    • This research is supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, University Transportation Centers Program.
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    Technologies for Safe and Efficient Transportation University Transportation Center

    Carnegie Mellon University
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  • Authors:
    • Boban, Mate
    • Viriyasitavat, Wantanee
    • Tonguz, Ozan
  • Publication Date: 2013


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
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  • Pagination: 10p

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  • Accession Number: 01489414
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT12-G-UTC11
  • Created Date: Jul 30 2013 10:31AM