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Mobile Information Systems
Volume 2016, Article ID 9584815, 7 pages
Research Article

Analysis of Small-Scale Fading Distributions in Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications

1Electromagnetic Radiation Group (GRE), Universitat Politècnica de València, Camino de Vera, s/n, 46022 Valencia, Spain
2Escuela de Ingeniería Electrónica, Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia, Sogamoso, Colombia
3Electrical Engineering Department, University of Oviedo, 33204 Gijón, Spain

Received 21 December 2015; Revised 8 June 2016; Accepted 28 June 2016

Academic Editor: Yuh-Shyan Chen

Copyright © 2016 Vicent M. Rodrigo-Peñarrocha 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.


This work analyzes the characteristics of the small-scale fading distribution in vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) channels. The analysis is based on a narrowband channel measurements campaign at 5.9 GHz designed specifically for that purpose. The measurements were carried out in highway and urban environments around the city of Valencia, Spain. The experimental distribution of the small-scale fading is compared to several analytical distributions traditionally used to model the fast fading in wireless communications, such as Rayleigh, Nakagami-, Weibull, Rice, and distributions. The parameters of the distributions are derived through statistical inference techniques and their goodness-of-fit is evaluated using the Kolmogorov-Smirnov (K-S) test. Our results show that the distribution exhibits a better fit compared to the other distributions, making its use interesting to model the small-scale fading in V2V channels.