Car-to-Infrastructure Communication

Calculate propagation between a static transmitter and a moving car in a suburban scenario.

Model Type

The propagation between a static transmitter at a height of 3 m next to the road with a moving car is calculated.

Sites and Antennas

The transmitting antenna is an omnidirectional antenna at 2 GHz. The database for this time-dependent moving car is defined in WallMan. The transmitter is located beside the road.

Figure 1. Model of the suburban structures and topography.

Computational Method

This project uses a semi-deterministic prediction model, dominant path model (DPM), to compute the power distribution in the area.
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This model does not compute multipath propagation, but only the dominant path to each receiver location. For large scenarios, this computation method takes less time than compared to a ray-optical computation method.


The results are computed for six time stamps in this model, from 0 s to 6 s in steps of 1 s. The received signal power is displayed for three different timestamps, see Figure 2.

Figure 2. Received signal power for three different timestamps.