Numerical Study on Path Loss Characteristics Considering Antenna Positions on Car Body at Blind Intersection in Urban Area for Inter-Vehicle Communications Using 700MHz Band

Suguru IMAI  Kenji TAGUCHI  Takeshi KAWAMURA  Tatsuya KASHIWA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E99-C   No.1   pp.36-43
Publication Date: 2016/01/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
DOI: 10.1587/transele.E99.C.36
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Recent Progress in Electromagnetic Theory and Its Application)
inter-vehicle communication,  blind intersection,  car antenna position,  radio wave propagation,  760 MHz,  

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In the development of inter-vehicle communication systems for the prevention of car crashes, it is important to know radio propagation characteristics at blind intersections. In field experiments and numerical simulations to investigate radio propagation characteristics, a half wavelength dipole antenna is assumed to be the wave source in many cases. However, a directivity of car antenna is changed by the effect of both car body and antenna position on car. In this paper, path loss characteristics considering antenna positions on car body at a blind intersection in urban area for inter-vehicle communications using 700MHz band are investigated. Additionally, simplified car models are proposed for the efficient analysis of radio propagation. Here, the hybrid method using both FDTD and ray-tracing methods is used for the radio propagation analysis.