A predefined channel coefficients library for vehicle-to-vehicle communications

Ahmad Baheej Al-Khalil, Scott J Turner, Ali Al-Sherbaz, Jacek Rak (Editor), Carmen Mas Machuca (Editor), Eiji Oki (Editor), Dimitri Papadimitriou (Editor), Alexey Vinel (Editor), Krzysztof Walkowiak (Editor)

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It is noticeable that most of VANETs communications tests are assessed through simulation. In a majority of simulation results, the physical layer is often affected by an apparent lack of realism. Therefore, vehicular channel model has become a critical issue in the field of intelligent transport systems (ITS). To overcome the lack of realism problem, a more robust channel model is needed to reflect the reality. This paper provides an open access, predefined channel coefficients library. The library is based on 2x2 and 4x4 Multiple – Input – Multiple – Output (MIMO) systems in V2V communications, using a spatial channel model extended SCME which will help to reduce the overall simulation time. In addition, it provides a more realistic channel model for V2V communications; considering: over ranges of speeds, distances, multipath signals, sub-path signals, different angle of arrivals, different angle departures, no line of sight and line of sight. An intensive evaluation process has taken place to validate the library and acceptance results are produced. Having an open access predefined library, enables the researcher at relevant communities to test and evaluate several complicated vehicular communications scenarios in a wider manners with less time and efforts.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2015 7th International Workshop on Reliable Networks Design and Modeling (RNDM)
Place of PublicationMunich, Germany
Number of pages356
ISBN (Print)9781467380508
Publication statusPublished - 6 Oct 2015



  • CDF
  • LOS
  • MIMO
  • NLOS
  • SCME
  • V2V
  • VANETs
  • channel capacity
  • channel coefficients
  • channel model

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Al-Khalil, A. B., Turner, S. J., Al-Sherbaz, A., Rak, J. (Ed.), Mas Machuca, C. (Ed.), Oki, E. (Ed.), Papadimitriou, D. (Ed.), Vinel, A. (Ed.), & Walkowiak, K. (Ed.) (2015). A predefined channel coefficients library for vehicle-to-vehicle communications. In Proceedings of 2015 7th International Workshop on Reliable Networks Design and Modeling (RNDM) (pp. 335-340). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/RNDM.2015.7325249