Validation of a CRV Model Using TVWS Measurements

TitleValidation of a CRV Model Using TVWS Measurements
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsAnderson, K, Lusk, L, Hands, M, Vanhoy, G
Conference Name Proceedings of SDR-WinnComm 2017 Wireless Innovation Conference on Wireless Communications Technologies and Software Defined Radio
Date Published11/2017
PublisherThe Wireless Innovation Forum
Conference LocationSan Diego, California

As autonomous vehicles advance, their commercial popularity will rise. This growth will increase the need for wireless transmission of data to these cars not only to drive more efficiently, but to also entertain the driver. As people are freed from the task of driving, the demand for in-car internet applications, such as Netflix or Skype, will grow. Currently, autonomous vehicles are allowed to transmit using the band specified by the IEEE protocol 802.11p. While vehicles can transmit data using the 5.9 GHz band (5.850-5.925 GHz), the band may not support wireless transmission of media to vehicles’ infotainment systems. This requires an alternative. With the switch from analog to digital television, the government has vacated the analog TV bands. These bands provide a possible solution to the limitations of 802.11p transmissions. The vacated space is called TV white space. One proposed use of this white space is to provide Wi-Fi. This idea has been called White-Fi. According to our research, researchers have measured whether the specific frequencies are occupied but do not provide the unprocessed data. With this in mind, we measure the occupancy of the TV white space and we simulate how a network using this band would perform under the multiple scenarios of everyday driving.

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