A feasibility study on vehicle-to-infrastructure communication: WiFi vs. WiMAX

Chien Ming Chou, Chen Yuan Li, Wei Min Chien, Kun Chan Lan

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Abstract

Vehicular Network is becoming increasingly popular in recent years, in which vehicles constitute a wireless mobile network. Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) are two different modes of communication in a vehicular network. Some measurement studies have previously been undertaken to understand the feasibility of using WiFi for V2V and V2I communication. Recently WiMAX is emerging as one of the possible candidates for next generation mobile networks. In this work, we set out to understand the feasibility of using WiMAX for V2I communication as compared to the use of WiFi. Due to the hardware limitation, we focus on a static setting in urban environment. Our initial measurement studies show that while WiMAX can offer a longer communication range than WiFi, its latency can be significantly larger than that of WiFi at a short distance (e.g. less than 100m). In addition, we show the setting of frame size has a strong impact on the performance of WiMAX.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2009 10th International Conference on Mobile Data Management
Subtitle of host publicationSystems, Services and Middleware, MDM 2009
Pages397-398
Number of pages2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Oct 5
Event2009 10th International Conference on Mobile Data Management: Systems, Services and Middleware, MDM 2009 - Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 2009 May 182009 May 20

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Mobile Data Management
ISSN (Print)1551-6245

Other

Other2009 10th International Conference on Mobile Data Management: Systems, Services and Middleware, MDM 2009
CountryTaiwan
CityTaipei
Period09-05-1809-05-20

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Chou, C. M., Li, C. Y., Chien, W. M., & Lan, K. C. (2009). A feasibility study on vehicle-to-infrastructure communication: WiFi vs. WiMAX. In Proceedings - 2009 10th International Conference on Mobile Data Management: Systems, Services and Middleware, MDM 2009 (pp. 397-398). [5088977] (Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Mobile Data Management). https://doi.org/10.1109/MDM.2009.127