Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing

Wireless Communications in Transportation Systems


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1Technical University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain

2Technical University of Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany

3Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, China

4Shanghai Tongji University, Shanghai, China


Wireless Communications in Transportation Systems

Description

Wireless technologies have been widely developed in the last years and now are ready to meet the increasing demand of communications services of smart transportations systems. Existing radio technologies include Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11xx), WiMAX (IEEE 802.16), 4G-LTE, wireless sensor networks, wireless ad hoc networks, and particularly future 5G technology that will highly focus on the development of intelligent transportation system for terrestrial and aerial vehicles. These emerging technologies can significantly improve the operation, efficiency, reliability, and passenger’s experience of transportation systems, but nevertheless they must be designed and configured to meet the special requirements of each transportation system. The main functions of communications in transportation systems can be divided into parts: critical communications between vehicles and infrastructure to increase efficiency, safety, and reliability; wideband communications for payload or passengers services.

On each case, it is necessary to accurately model and design the communications network, considering node architecture, handover schemas, relay configuration, MIMO, and diversity. Then it is necessary to accurately design the physical interface for each special environment, vehicle dynamic, and passengers or payload requirements. This includes propagation modeling, waveform selection, and antenna design for current communications bands (1-6 GHz) and for future mmW bands (30-110 GHz).

Finally, wireless sensors and ad hoc networks used for security and monitoring are now being used to provide supplementary services to vehicles, and the use of milliner waves and THz will be relevant in the future to provide vehicle-to-vehicle communications, radar sensors, and onboard communications for different vehicle applications.

We invite authors to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts in realizing advanced wireless communications for terrestrial public transportation and autonomous vehicles.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Network design for critical communications in public transportation
  • Network design for high speed data communications for passengers and payload
  • Propagation measurements and modelling in high mobility scenarios
  • Waveform selection and handover schema for both critical communications and wideband communications for passengers and payload
  • Antenna design for high mobility terrestrial and ground-to-air communications
  • Sensor and onboard networks for connected vehicles
  • Millimeter wave and THz terrestrial and satellite communications enabling smart public transportation

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 4391402
  • - Editorial

Wireless Communications in Transportation Systems

César Briso-Rodríguez | Ke Guan | ... | Yin Xuefeng
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 6802027
  • - Review Article

Wireless Communications in Smart Rail Transportation Systems

César Briso-Rodríguez | Ke Guan | ... | Thomas Kürner
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 2897636
  • - Research Article

Broadband Wireless Channel in Composite High-Speed Railway Scenario: Measurements, Simulation, and Analysis

Jianwen Ding | Lei Zhang | ... | Jiying Huang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 1587412
  • - Research Article

Low Altitude UAV Air-to-Ground Channel Measurement and Modeling in Semiurban Environments

Zhihong Qiu | Xi Chu | ... | Xuefeng Yin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 4967438
  • - Research Article

Fuzzy and Utility Based Network Selection for Heterogeneous Networks in High-Speed Railway

Xiaoyun Yan | Ping Dong | ... | Hongke Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 8517204
  • - Research Article

A Simplified Multipath Component Modeling Approach for High-Speed Train Channel Based on Ray Tracing

Jingya Yang | Bo Ai | ... | Andrej Hrovat
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 9386928
  • - Research Article

Rock Falls Impacting Railway Tracks: Detection Analysis through an Artificial Intelligence Camera Prototype

Andrea Fantini | Matteo Fiorucci | Salvatore Martino
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 7135896
  • - Research Article

On the Feasibility of High Speed Railway mmWave Channels in Tunnel Scenario

Guangkai Li | Bo Ai | ... | Junhyeong Kim
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 5079130
  • - Research Article

Experimental Characterization of LTE Wireless Links in High-Speed Trains

Tomás Domínguez-Bolaño | José Rodríguez-Piñeiro | ... | Luis Castedo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 5706254
  • - Research Article

Stochastic Analysis of Network Coding Based Relay-Assisted I2V Communications in Intelligent Transportation Systems

Weijun Xing | Fuqiang Liu | ... | Ping Wang
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