Vehicular Channel Characteristics and Modeling

Xiang Cheng, Rongqing Zhang, Liuqing Yang

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Nowadays, intelligent transportation systems and vehicular networks are developing rapidly with ever-increasing researches on the vehicular communication channels. Vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications is a key technology for future vehicular networks and applications, which enables vehicles to obtain a broad range of traffic information such as real-time road conditions, road information, pedestrian information, etc., and thus improve driving safety, reduce congestion, improve traffic efficiency, and provide in-vehicle entertainment. It is well-known that the successful design of any wireless communication system requires a proper description of the propagation environment and a corresponding realistic yet easy-to-use channel model. Hence, in this chapter, we will first review recent advances in vehicular channel measurements and modeling, and then provide a new generic wideband geometry-based stochastic modeling. In addition, by taking the new features due to 5G into consideration, the challenges and open issues for 5G vehicular channel measurements and modeling are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWireless Networks(United Kingdom)
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media B.V.
Number of pages30
StatePublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameWireless Networks(United Kingdom)
ISSN (Print)2366-1186
ISSN (Electronic)2366-1445

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  • Channel Measurements
  • Channel Statistical Characteristics
  • Doppler Power Spectral Density (DPSD)
  • Effective Scatterers
  • Geometry-based Stochastic Models (GBSM)


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