5G Enabling Technologies for Next-Generation Intelligent Transposition System

by | Nov 5, 2018 | Seminar Talks

Speaker: Andrea Tassi, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Bristol

Title: 5G Enabling Technologies for Next-Generation Intelligent Transposition System

Abstract: Connected and autonomous vehicles will play a pivotal role in future Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSs) and smart cities, in general. High-speed and low-latency wireless communication links will allow municipalities to warn vehicles against safety hazards, as well as support cloud-driving solutions to drastically reduce traffic jams and air pollution. To achieve these goals, vehicles need to be equipped with a wide range of sensors generating and exchanging high rate row-data streams. Recently, millimeter wave (mmWave) techniques have been introduced as a means of fulfilling such high data rate requirements. In this tutorial, we will show how to model a highway communication network and characterise its fundamental link budget metrics. To evaluate our highway network, we will refer to a new theoretical model that accounts for a typical scenario where heavy vehicles (such as buses and lorries) in slow lanes obstruct Line-of-Sight (LOS) paths of vehicles in fast lanes and, hence, act as blockages. Our analysis will provide new design insights for mmWave highway communication networks. In particular, we will show that smaller antenna beamwidths and, unlike bi-dimensional mmWave cellular networks, smaller BS densities do not necessarily have a disruptive impact on improving the SINR outage probability, and consequently the rate coverage probability.

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More information about Dr. Andrea Tassi can be found under his personal blog – andreatassi.uk.