Damper-to-damper path loss characterization for intra-vehicular wireless sensor networks

Carlos A.M. Costa Júnior, Hao Gao, Thibault Le Polain, Rainier van Dommele, Bart Smolders, Miguel Dheans, Peter Baltus

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Intra-Vehicular Wireless Sensor Networks (IVWSNs) is one of the major advances in electrical smart cars. It could extend the driving distance of E-cars by reducing the weight of bulky cables. It can also bring more sensing functions, turning the car into smart units for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). Until now, most works of IVWSNs channel characterization are focused on in-car wireless communication. This paper presents for the first time, to author's knowledge, the channel characterization of a non-line-of-sight damper-to-damper wireless communication at 2.4 GHz frequency band, including the signal reflection from ground. A method of 3D EM simulation is provided. Static and dynamic on-field car measurement is also performed on a commercial car with different road profiles. It shows that different road profiles equally impact path loss specification because of similar permittivity. From on-field measurements, it proves that 5.25 MHz frequency isolation leads to uncorrelated channels.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe European Microwave Conference 2017, 8-13 October 2017, Nuremberg, Germany
Subtitle of host publication"A Prime Year for a Prime Event", EuMW 2017 - Conference Proceedings; 47th European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2017
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-2-87487-047-7
ISBN (Print)978-1-5386-3964-1
Publication statusPublished - 19 Dec 2017
Event47th European Microwave Conference (EuMC 2017) - Nuremberg, Germany
Duration: 10 Oct 201712 Oct 2017
Conference number: 47


Conference47th European Microwave Conference (EuMC 2017)
Abbreviated titleEuMC 2017
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  • 2.4 GHz
  • ITS
  • NLOS
  • Path Loss


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