2nd International Workshop on Multimode Wireless Access Networks

Research Article

An Analysis of Smart Antenna Usage for WiMAX Vehicular Communications

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-29479-2_19,
        author={Mihai Constantinescu and Eugen Borcoci and Tinku Rasheed and David Hayes},
        title={An Analysis of Smart Antenna Usage for WiMAX Vehicular Communications},
        proceedings={2nd International Workshop on Multimode Wireless Access Networks},
        proceedings_a={MOWAN},
        year={2012},
        month={10},
        keywords={WiMAX vehicular smart antenna cross-layer optimization},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-29479-2_19}
    }
    
  • Mihai Constantinescu
    Eugen Borcoci
    Tinku Rasheed
    David Hayes
    Year: 2012
    An Analysis of Smart Antenna Usage for WiMAX Vehicular Communications
    MOWAN
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-29479-2_19
Mihai Constantinescu1,*, Eugen Borcoci1,*, Tinku Rasheed2,*, David Hayes3,*
  • 1: Polytechnic University of Bucharest
  • 2: Create-Net
  • 3: Plasma Antennas
*Contact email: mihai.constantinescu@elcom.pub.ro, eugen.borcoci@elcom.pub.ro, tinku.rasheed@create-net.org, dh@plasmaantennas.com

Abstract

WiMAX communications for vehicular use is a topic of significant interest in the research and industry communities, for both V2V (vehicle-to-vehicle) and V2I (vehicle-to-infrastructure) scenarios. This paper presents results of an experimental, simulation-based study, for mobile WiMAX V2I communications for different mobile station (MS) speeds. The scenario results are applicable to both omni-directional and beam forming smart antenna use. This study describes a database consolidation process in order to determine multi-dimensional regions where different lower layer parameters have influence on the overall performance of WiMAX V2I communications. Based on the multi-dimensional graphs, optimal parameter sets and network topology information can be provided by the network operator to vehicular MS, (e.g. a car or a train), providing essential support for the mobile station’s smart antenna tracking systems and allow adaptation of the major WiMAX parameters to its speed and network topology.