Vehicle-to-vehicle Communications: Channel Modeling, Simulation, and Experimental Verification

Dr. Alenka Zajic, Research Scientist, Naval Research Laboratory

Wednesday, February 25, 2009
11 a.m.

CSB 209


Several emerging wireless communication systems such as ad-hoc wireless networks, intelligent transportation systems, relay-based cellular networks and future combat systems require direct transmission between mobile terminals. Development of these vehicle-to-vehicle (V-to-V) systems depends on a good characterization of channel propagation. Since the characteristics of V-to-V channels significantly differ from those of conventional fixed-to-mobile cellular radio channels, the new channel modeling techniques are required to avoid unnecessarily high error rates in the system. This talk will describe my three-dimensional MIMO V-to-V statistical channel model that encompasses narrowband and wideband MIMO channel scenarios for urban and highway environments. I will also present results that show good agreement between this model and measured data.

Speaker Biography

Alenka Zajic received her B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from the School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, in 2001 and 2003, respectively. She received her Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2008. From 2001 to 2003, she was a design engineer for Skyworks Solutions Inc., Fremont, CA. Recently, she was awarded the NRL Postdoctoral Fellowship and currently she is a research scientist in Naval Research Laboratory. Her research interests are in wireless communications and applied electromagnetics. She received the Best Paper Award at ICT 2008, the Best Student Paper Award at WCNC 2007 and was also the recipient of the Dan Noble Fellowship in 2004, awarded by Motorola Inc. and IEEE Vehicular Technology Society for quality impact in the area of vehicular technology.