Feasibility Study on Over-the-Air Software Download for Software-Radio-Based Intelligent Transport Systems

Hiroshi HARADA  Masayuki FUJISE  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E86-B   No.12   pp.3425-3432
Publication Date: 2003/12/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Software Defined Radio Technology and Its Applications)
software radio,  ITS,  over-the-air download,  FPGA,  multimode terminal,  

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We have proposed two types of software download methods for software radio (SR) based intelligent transport systems (ITS): (1) broadcasting-type software download method and (2) communication-type software download method. In this paper, we study their feasibility of their employment in a newly developed prototype. We give tangible examples of method (1) using the vehicle information and communication system (VICS) and method (2) using the dedicated short range communication (DSRC) system. We describe the download formats and procedures for both methods and use the experimental prototype to evaluate the basic software download time and configuration time. Moreover we also propose architecture of SR-based multimode terminal that can reduce download time and utilize over-the-air software download services by VICS and DSRC links.