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Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Volume 2010, Article ID 840895, 9 pages
Research Article

Channel Characterization for 700 MHz DSRC Vehicular Communication

1Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
2Toyota Technical Center, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, USA

Received 19 March 2010; Accepted 5 July 2010

Academic Editor: C. C. Jay Kuo

Copyright © 2010 Raffi Sevlian et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Adapting OFDM for vehicular communication requires extensive knowledge of anticipated multipath and Doppler environments. We present a GPS-enabled channel sounding system built and used to conduct a channel measurement campaign. Tests conducted at the 700 MHz band in and around downtown Ann Arbor, Michigan, explored various vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-roadside channel scenarios. The measured channel metrics are used to quantify the effects on guard interval, packet duration, and subcarrier spacing for a functional OFDM system at 700 MHz. This paper is one of the first to present vehicular-based channel-modeling results from measured data in the 700 MHz band.