Characterization for the Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Channel in Urban and Highway Scenarios at the Terahertz Band


Haofan Yi, Ke Guan, Danping He, Bo Ai, Jianwu Dou, Junhyeong Kim: Characterization for the Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Channel in Urban and Highway Scenarios at the Terahertz Band. In: IEEE Access, 7 , pp. 166984-166996, 2019, ISSN: 2169-3536.

Abstract

With the challenge to form the networks of the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), both technologies of vehicles and wireless communication are required to be connected tightly. In terms of wireless communication, the communication system in the terahertz (THz) frequency range with ultra-large bandwidth is a potential technology to support very high-data-rate wireless transmission at the age of beyond fifth-generation mobile communications (B5G). In this paper, the carrier frequency of 300 GHz with 8 GHz bandwidth vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) channel is characterized for the urban and highway scenario, respectively. The self-developed ray-tracing (RT) simulator is employed with the calibrated electromagnetic (EM) parameters. Since the wavelength of carrier frequency approaches the diameters of raindrops and snowflakes, the significant influence of the precipitation on the channel characterization is studied in our work as well. The large-scale parameters of the THz V2I channel, including path loss, Rician K-factor, root-mean-square (RMS) delay spread, and angular spreads are explored in the target scenarios under sunny, rainy, and snowy conditions, respectively. The channel characteristics studied in this paper can be used to support the link-level and system-level design for the future THz vehicular communications.

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@article{Yi2019,
title = {Characterization for the Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Channel in Urban and Highway Scenarios at the Terahertz Band},
author = {Haofan Yi and Ke Guan and Danping He and Bo Ai and Jianwu Dou and Junhyeong Kim},
doi = {10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2953890},
issn = {2169-3536},
year  = {2019},
date = {2019-01-01},
journal = {IEEE Access},
volume = {7},
pages = {166984-166996},
abstract = {With the challenge to form the networks of the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), both technologies of vehicles and wireless communication are required to be connected tightly. In terms of wireless communication, the communication system in the terahertz (THz) frequency range with ultra-large bandwidth is a potential technology to support very high-data-rate wireless transmission at the age of beyond fifth-generation mobile communications (B5G). In this paper, the carrier frequency of 300 GHz with 8 GHz bandwidth vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) channel is characterized for the urban and highway scenario, respectively. The self-developed ray-tracing (RT) simulator is employed with the calibrated electromagnetic (EM) parameters. Since the wavelength of carrier frequency approaches the diameters of raindrops and snowflakes, the significant influence of the precipitation on the channel characterization is studied in our work as well. The large-scale parameters of the THz V2I channel, including path loss, Rician K-factor, root-mean-square (RMS) delay spread, and angular spreads are explored in the target scenarios under sunny, rainy, and snowy conditions, respectively. The channel characteristics studied in this paper can be used to support the link-level and system-level design for the future THz vehicular communications.},
keywords = {Channel characteristics, radio propagation, ray-tracing, terahertz communication, vehicle-toinfrastructure channel},
pubstate = {published},
tppubtype = {article}
}