Efficient Millimeter-Wave Infrastructure Placement for City-Scale ITS

Ioannis Mavromatis, Andrea Tassi, Robert J. Piechocki, Andrew Nix

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Millimeter Waves (mmWaves) will play a pivotal role in the next- generation of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSs). However, in deep urban environments, sensitivity to blockages creates the need for more sophisticated network planning. In this paper, we present an agile strategy for deploying road-side nodes in a dense city scenario. In our system model, we consider strict Quality-of-Service (QoS) constraints (e.g. high throughput, low latency) that are typical of ITS applications. Our approach is scalable, insofar that takes into account the unique road and building shapes of each city, performing well for both regular and irregular city layouts. It allows us not only to achieve the required QoS constraints but it also provides up to 50\% reduction in the number of nodes required, compared to existing deployment solutions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE 89th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Spring 2019 - Proceedings
Subtitle of host publicationVTC2019-Spring
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781728112176
ISBN (Print)9781728112183
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jun 2019
Event89th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Spring 2019 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 28 Apr 20191 May 2019

Publication series

NameIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference - VTC-Spring
ISSN (Print)2577-2465
ISSN (Electronic)2577-2465


Conference89th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Spring 2019
CityKuala Lumpur


  • mmWaves
  • 5G
  • V2X
  • CAV
  • Connected and Autonomous Vehicles
  • ITS


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