Packet Reception Probabilities in Vehicular Communications Close to Intersections

Erik Steinmetz, Matthias Wildemeersch, Tony Q.S. Quek, Henk Wymeersch

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Vehicular networks allow vehicles to share information and are expected to be an integral part of future intelligent transportation systems (ITS). To guide and validate the design process, analytical expressions of key performance metrics such as packet reception probabilities and throughput are necessary, in particular for accident-prone scenarios such as intersections. In this paper, we present a procedure to analytically determine the packet reception probability and throughput of a selected link, taking into account the relative increase in the number of vehicles (i.e., possible interferers) close to an intersection. We consider both slotted Aloha and CSMA/CA MAC protocols, and show how the procedure can be used to model different propagation environments of practical relevance. The procedure is validated for a selected set of case studies at low traffic densities.

Original languageEnglish
Article number9027088
Pages (from-to)2823-2833
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2021 May

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications


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