Design of an integrated platform for V2X wireless communications and positioning supporting C-ITS safety applications

Ansari, Keyvan & Feng, Yanming (2013) Design of an integrated platform for V2X wireless communications and positioning supporting C-ITS safety applications. Journal of Global Positioning Systems, 12(1), pp. 38-52.

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In this paper, an integrated inter-vehicles wireless communications and positioning system supporting alternate positioning techniques is proposed to meet the requirements of safety applications of Cooperative Intelligent Transportation Systems (C-ITS). Recent advances have repeatedly demonstrated that road safety problems can be to a large extent addressed via a range of technologies including wireless communications and positioning in vehicular environments. The novel communication stack utilizing a dedicated frequency spectrum (e.g. at 5.9 GHz band), known as Dedicated Short-Range Communications (DSRC), has been particularly designed for Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments (WAVE) to support safety applications in highly dynamic environments. Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) is another essential enabler to support safety on rail and roads. Although current vehicle navigation systems such as single frequency Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers can provide route guidance with 5-10 meters (road-level) position accuracy, positioning systems utilized in C-ITS must provide position solutions with lane-level and even in-lane-level accuracies based on the requirements of safety applications. This article reviews the issues and technical approaches that are involved in designing a vehicular safety communications and positioning architecture; it also provides technological solutions to further improve vehicular safety by integrating the DSRC and GNSS-based positioning technologies.

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ID Code: 69638
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Communications Architecture, Cooperative Systems, DSRC, GPS, IEEE 802.11p, Positioning Architecture, Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications, Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Communications
DOI: 10.5081/jgps.12.1.38
ISSN: 1446-3156
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING (090200) > Automotive Safety Engineering (090204)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > TECHNOLOGY (100000) > COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES (100500) > Wireless Communications (100510)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 International Association of Chinese Professionals in Global Positioning Systems
Deposited On: 02 Apr 2014 02:19
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2014 20:59

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