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Title: Adaptive Vehicle Platooning with Joint Network-Traffic Approach
The Intelligent Transportation System has become one of the most globally researched topics, with Connected and Autonomous Vehicles(CAV) at its core. The CAV applications can be improved by the study of vehicle platooning immune to realtime traffic and vehicular network losses. In this work, we explore the need to integrate the Network model and Platooning system model for highway environments. The proposed platoon model is designed to be adaptive in length, providing the node vehicles to merge and exit. This overcomes the assumption that all the platoon nodes should have a common source and destination. The challenges of the existing platoon model, such as relay selection, acceleration threshold, are addressed for highly modular platoon design. The presented algorithm for merge and exit events optimizes the trade-off between network parameters such as communication range and vehicle dynamic parameters such as velocity and acceleration threshold. It considers the network bounds like SINR and link stability and vehicle trajectory parameters like the duration of the vehicle in the platoon. This optimizes the traffic throughput while maintaining stability using the PID controller. The work tries to increase the vehicle inclusion time in the platoon while preserving the overall traffic throughput.
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2010366 2010332
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2021 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM)
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1 to 6
Sponsoring Org:
National Science Foundation
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