4th International ICST Conference on Testbeds and Research Infrastructures for the Development of Networks & Communities

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Experimental demonstration of the viability of IEEE 802.11b based inter-vehicle communications

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/tridentcom.2008.3159,
        author={V\^{\i}ctor Gonz\^{a}lez and Alberto Los Santos and Carolina Pinart and Francisco Milagro},
        title={Experimental demonstration of the viability of IEEE 802.11b based inter-vehicle communications},
        proceedings={4th International ICST Conference on Testbeds and Research Infrastructures for the Development of Networks \& Communities},
        publisher={ICST},
        proceedings_a={TRIDENTCOM},
        year={2010},
        month={5},
        keywords={Inter-vehicular communications experimental demonstration IEEE 802.11b},
        doi={10.4108/tridentcom.2008.3159}
    }
    
  • Víctor González
    Alberto Los Santos
    Carolina Pinart
    Francisco Milagro
    Year: 2010
    Experimental demonstration of the viability of IEEE 802.11b based inter-vehicle communications
    TRIDENTCOM
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/tridentcom.2008.3159
Víctor González1,*, Alberto Los Santos2,*, Carolina Pinart3,*, Francisco Milagro2,*
  • 1: SHS Polar – Consultant for Telefónica I+D’s Networked Vehicles Division c/ Emilio Vargas 1 28043 Madrid +34 91 515 37 37
  • 2: Telefónica I+D Walqa Technological Park (Huesca) +34 913 129 867
  • 3: Telefónica I+D c/ Emilio Vargas 6 28043 Madrid +34 9133 74005
*Contact email: vgonzalez@polar.es, alberto@tid.es, cpg@tid.es, faml@tid.es

Abstract

This paper demonstrates experimentally the viability of the wireless technology IEEE 802.11b for inter-vehicle communications. Although IEEE802.11b was designed for lowmobility, indoor scenarios, we demonstrate that is possible to use it in high-mobility, outdoor scenarios where vehicles reach relative speeds of 260 km/h. For the first time, this demonstration takes into account both the speed and the presence/absence of line-of-sight in the IEEE 802.11b communication link. These are key aspects to the most aggressive vehicular scenarios for VANET communications, such as urban streets where the surrounding buildings produce constant signal reflections or high-speed freeways. The results obtained are part of the Virtual Sub-Centre developed in the European COM2REACT project, which is a novel building block to manage efficiently moving groups of vehicles in close proximity.