First-order characteristics of the person-to-vehicle channel at 5.8 GHz

Michael G. Doone, Simon L. Cotton

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In this paper we investigate the first order characteristics of the radio channel between a moving vehicle and a stationary person positioned by the side of a road at 5.8 GHz. The experiments considered a transmitter positioned at different locations on both the body and receivers positioned on the vehicle. The transmitter was alternated between positions on the central chest region, back and the wrist (facing the roadside) of the body, with the receivers placed on the outside roof, the outside rear window and the inside dashboard of the vehicle. The Rice fading model was applied to the measurement data to assess its suitability for characterizing this emerging type of wireless channel. The Ricean K factors calculated from the data suggest that a significant dominant component existed in the majority of the channels considered in this study.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of The 8th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2014)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9788890701849
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2014
Event8th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2014 - The Hague, Netherlands
Duration: 06 Apr 201411 Apr 2014


Conference8th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2014
CityThe Hague
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INSPEC Accession Number:14598667


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