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Title: Ray Tracing Simulations in Millimeter-Wave Vehicular Communications
Autonomous vehicles are equipped with multiple high-resolution sensors and cameras for an accurate local view of their surroundings. Equally important, they will need to exchange such high data-rate among each other for a wider view of their environments. The use of high-bandwidth millimeter-wave (mmWave) spectrum bands in vehicular communications can satisfy such demand for high data-rate exchange. Before attempting to design any mmWave vehicular communication system, there is a need to fully understand the propagation characteristics of such mmWave mobile environment. In this paper, we leverage the ray tracing capabilities in the WinProp software suite and study the propagation characteristics of mmWave channels in vehicular communications. In doing so, we present the implementation of the Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) communication scenario in WinProp. Via simulation results, we are able to show that approximately 20 dB degradation of signal strength can happen within 5 seconds.  more » « less
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IEEE 30th Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC)
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National Science Foundation
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