Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication Link in California Path

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Vehicle-to-vehicle communication in Automated Highway Systems is of critical importance. The radio link between the tightly packed vehicles in platoons suffers from multipath fading affects and thus significantly degrades the performance of the
communication Link. In this report we will flrst characterize the communication channel between vehicles in an AHS system and then determine how the link model impacts the link BER Specifically, we first consider ray-tracing models to characterize the fading affects and come up with a channel model. We then investigate statistical channel models to find parameters and distributions to match the statistical models to our ray-tracing models. Once we get a statistical channel model that fits our ray-tracing models, we use this closed form solution to do a BER performance analysis.


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Date created 2001


Author Ersun, Kaan Muzaffer
Advisor Goldsmith, Andrea
Advisor Stanford University. Department of Electrical Engineering.


Subject Intelligent transportation systems
Subject Highway communications
Subject Motor vehicles > Automatic control
Genre Thesis

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Ersun, Kaan Muzaffer (2001). Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication Link in California Path. Stanford Digital Repository. Available at


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