Spatial diversity for IEEE 802.11p post-crash message dissemination in a highway environment

NF Abdullah, A Doufexi, RJ Piechocki

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In this paper, we evaluate the performance of broadcast safety applications in a vehicular-to-vehicular (V2V) communication scenario using a BER-based reception model from a detailed IEEE 802.11p physical layer simulator for a more accurate interpretation of the vehicular communication system, instead of the prebuilt SNR threshold model available in a typical network simulators. Our main contribution is the spatial diversity analysis provided using MIMO-STBC, that is specific to modulation types, vehicular speeds and range of SNR values. To further improve the accuracy of the analysis, realistic vehicular traces from a bidirectional highway are used as the mobility model. Finally, we included post-crash warning message prioritization over periodic status updates by enabling a hybrid EDCA MAC. Our analysis shows that MIMO-STBC achieves up to 80% range extension of the 1-hop safety broadcast in a V2V when compared against single antenna system.
Translated title of the contributionSpatial diversity for IEEE 802.11p post-crash message dissemination in a highway environment
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE 71st Vehicular Technology Conference 2010 (VTC 2010-Spring), Taipei, Taiwan
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages1 - 5
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - May 2010
Event71st Vehicular Technology Conference 2010 (VTC 2010-Spring) - Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 1 May 2010 → …

Publication series

ISSN (Print)15502252


Conference71st Vehicular Technology Conference 2010 (VTC 2010-Spring)
Period1/05/10 → …

Bibliographical note

Rose publication type: Conference contribution

Sponsorship: NF Abdullah would like to thank the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) for funding this work.

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  • IEEE 802.11p
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