A dataset of full-stack ITS-G5 DSRC communications over licensed and unlicensed bands using a large-scale urban testbed

Andrea Tassi*, Ioannis Mavromatis, Robert J.Robert Piechocki

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A dataset of measurements of ETSI ITS-G5 Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) is presented. Our dataset consists of network interactions happening between two On-Board Units (OBUs) and four Road Side Units (RSUs). Each OBU was fitted onto a vehicle driven across the FLOURISH Test Track in Bristol, UK. Each RSU and OBU was equipped with two transceivers operating at different frequencies. During our experiments, each transceiver broadcasts Cooperative Awareness Messages (CAMs) over the licensed DSRC band, and over the unlicensed Industrial, Scientific, and Medical radio (ISM) bands 2.4 GHz-2.5 GHz and 5.725 GHz-5.875 GHz. Each transmitted and received CAM is logged along with its Received Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI) value and accurate positioning information. The Media Access Control layer (MAC) layer Packet Delivery Rates (PDRs) and RSSI values are also empirically calculated across the whole length of the track for any transceiver. The dataset can be used to derive realistic approximations of the PDR as a function of RSSI values under urban environments and for both the DSRC and ISM bands – thus, the dataset is suitable to calibrate (simplified) physical layers of full-stack vehicular simulators where the MAC layer PDR is a direct function of the RSSI. The dataset is not intended to be used for signal propagation modelling. The dataset can be found at https://doi.org/10.5523/bris.eupowp7h3jl525yxhm3521f57, and it has been analyzed in the following paper: I. Mavromatis, A. Tassi, and R. J. Piechocki, “Operating ITS-G5 DSRC over Unlicensed Bands: A City-Scale Performance Evaluation,” IEEE PIMRC 2019. [Online]. Available: https://arxiv.org/abs/1904.00464.

Original languageEnglish
Article number104368
Number of pages14
JournalData in Brief
Publication statusPublished - 6 Aug 2019


  • CAM
  • V2X
  • V2I
  • V2V
  • RSSI
  • DSRC
  • ITS-G5

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