Repeatability of vehicular measurements on public roadways

Ines Ugalde, Bin Cheng, Ali Rostami, Marco Gruteser, Syed Amaar Ahmad

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Abstract

Connected vehicle applications promise to transform traffic management and safety. Evaluating the performance of vehicular communication systems in real-world settings benefits from detailed propagation models. Developing such models can be challenging due to the dynamic nature of the vehicular environment. This paper presents an experimental methodology to control and monitor key experimental factors and to efficiently conduct real-world measurements. We tested the Dedicated Short Range Communication (DSRC) technology at 5.9 GHz in a week-long experiment involving 10 vehicles on a major highway under one of the most dense traffic conditions in the United States. We study the repeatability of such measurements for different experiment durations, which may help place earlier propagation studies into context. The experiments show that, with orchestrated vehicle movement in a 2 km section of highway, the pathloss exponent estimation is repeatable within a tolerance of ±0.1 in 11 minutes of measurements for extremely light traffic and in 48 minutes for moderate to heavy traffic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWiNTECH 2017 - Proceedings of the 11th Workshop on Wireless Network Testbeds, Experimental Evaluation and Characterization, co-located with MobiCom 2017
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages25-32
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781450351478
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 20 2017
Event11th Workshop on Wireless Network Testbeds, Experimental Evaluation and Characterization, WiNTECH 2017 - Snowbird, United States
Duration: Oct 20 2017 → …

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NameWiNTECH 2017 - Proceedings of the 11th Workshop on Wireless Network Testbeds, Experimental Evaluation and Characterization, co-located with MobiCom 2017

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Other11th Workshop on Wireless Network Testbeds, Experimental Evaluation and Characterization, WiNTECH 2017
CountryUnited States
CitySnowbird
Period10/20/17 → …

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications

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Ugalde, I., Cheng, B., Rostami, A., Gruteser, M., & Ahmad, S. A. (2017). Repeatability of vehicular measurements on public roadways. In WiNTECH 2017 - Proceedings of the 11th Workshop on Wireless Network Testbeds, Experimental Evaluation and Characterization, co-located with MobiCom 2017 (pp. 25-32). (WiNTECH 2017 - Proceedings of the 11th Workshop on Wireless Network Testbeds, Experimental Evaluation and Characterization, co-located with MobiCom 2017). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/3131473.3131483
Ugalde, Ines ; Cheng, Bin ; Rostami, Ali ; Gruteser, Marco ; Ahmad, Syed Amaar. / Repeatability of vehicular measurements on public roadways. WiNTECH 2017 - Proceedings of the 11th Workshop on Wireless Network Testbeds, Experimental Evaluation and Characterization, co-located with MobiCom 2017. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, 2017. pp. 25-32 (WiNTECH 2017 - Proceedings of the 11th Workshop on Wireless Network Testbeds, Experimental Evaluation and Characterization, co-located with MobiCom 2017).
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Ugalde, I, Cheng, B, Rostami, A, Gruteser, M & Ahmad, SA 2017, Repeatability of vehicular measurements on public roadways. in WiNTECH 2017 - Proceedings of the 11th Workshop on Wireless Network Testbeds, Experimental Evaluation and Characterization, co-located with MobiCom 2017. WiNTECH 2017 - Proceedings of the 11th Workshop on Wireless Network Testbeds, Experimental Evaluation and Characterization, co-located with MobiCom 2017, Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, pp. 25-32, 11th Workshop on Wireless Network Testbeds, Experimental Evaluation and Characterization, WiNTECH 2017, Snowbird, United States, 10/20/17. https://doi.org/10.1145/3131473.3131483

Repeatability of vehicular measurements on public roadways. / Ugalde, Ines; Cheng, Bin; Rostami, Ali; Gruteser, Marco; Ahmad, Syed Amaar.

WiNTECH 2017 - Proceedings of the 11th Workshop on Wireless Network Testbeds, Experimental Evaluation and Characterization, co-located with MobiCom 2017. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, 2017. p. 25-32 (WiNTECH 2017 - Proceedings of the 11th Workshop on Wireless Network Testbeds, Experimental Evaluation and Characterization, co-located with MobiCom 2017).

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Ugalde I, Cheng B, Rostami A, Gruteser M, Ahmad SA. Repeatability of vehicular measurements on public roadways. In WiNTECH 2017 - Proceedings of the 11th Workshop on Wireless Network Testbeds, Experimental Evaluation and Characterization, co-located with MobiCom 2017. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. 2017. p. 25-32. (WiNTECH 2017 - Proceedings of the 11th Workshop on Wireless Network Testbeds, Experimental Evaluation and Characterization, co-located with MobiCom 2017). https://doi.org/10.1145/3131473.3131483