Electrical Engineering
      and Computer Sciences

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

UC Berkeley

Measurement and Analysis of Wireless Channel Impairments in DSRC Vehicular Communications

Ian Nathaniel Lim Tan, Wanbin Tang, Ken Laberteaux and Ahmad Bahai

EECS Department
University of California, Berkeley
Technical Report No. UCB/EECS-2008-33
April 9, 2008

http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/2008/EECS-2008-33.pdf

We present a GPS-enabled channel sounding platform for measuring both vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-roadside wireless channels. This platform was used to conduct an extensive field measurement campaign involving vehicular wireless channels across a wide variety of speeds and line-of-sight conditions. From the data, we present statistical characterizations of several classes of these channels at 5.9 GHz. This analysis suggests that while the proposed DSRC standard may account for Doppler and delay spreads in vehicular channels, large packets may face higher error rates due to time-varying channels.


BibTeX citation:

@techreport{Tan:EECS-2008-33,
    Author = {Tan, Ian Nathaniel Lim and Tang, Wanbin and Laberteaux, Ken and Bahai, Ahmad},
    Title = {Measurement and Analysis of Wireless Channel Impairments in DSRC Vehicular Communications},
    Institution = {EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley},
    Year = {2008},
    Month = {Apr},
    URL = {http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/2008/EECS-2008-33.html},
    Number = {UCB/EECS-2008-33},
    Abstract = {We present a GPS-enabled channel sounding platform 
for measuring both vehicle-to-vehicle and 
vehicle-to-roadside wireless channels. This platform was 
used to conduct an extensive field measurement campaign 
involving vehicular wireless channels across a wide variety 
of speeds and line-of-sight conditions. From the data, we 
present statistical characterizations of several classes of 
these channels at 5.9 GHz. This analysis suggests that 
while the proposed DSRC standard may account for 
Doppler and delay spreads in vehicular channels, large 
packets may face higher error rates due to time-varying 
channels.}
}

EndNote citation:

%0 Report
%A Tan, Ian Nathaniel Lim
%A Tang, Wanbin
%A Laberteaux, Ken
%A Bahai, Ahmad
%T Measurement and Analysis of Wireless Channel Impairments in DSRC Vehicular Communications
%I EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley
%D 2008
%8 April 9
%@ UCB/EECS-2008-33
%U http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/2008/EECS-2008-33.html
%F Tan:EECS-2008-33