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Keywords

Ultra-wideband devices; Personal area networks (Computer networks); Vehicular ad hoc networks (Computer networks);

Abstract

In this paper, the effects of transceiver distance on the number of multipath components (MPCs), received power, maximum delay spread, and root mean squared delay spread of intra-vehicle ultra wideband (UWB) propagation channels are investigated through analyzing data obtained from field measurements. Moreover, statistical models are established to describe the behavior of those parameters as a function of distance. Analysis results show that there is a noticeable correlation between the parameters and transceiver distance. However, the average to standard deviation ratio of the measured data reveals that these parameters are very slowly decreasing with distance. This study demonstrates the robustness of intra-vehicle UWB channels against transceiver distance. Therefore, UWB technology has promising uses for intra-vehicle wireless communication systems. Index Terms — Ultra wideband, intra-vehicle, channel measurement, channel modeling

Date of Award

2013

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Department of Technology

First Advisor

Hong (Jeffrey) Nie, Chair

Date Original

2013

Object Description

1 PDF file (ix, 65 pages)

Language

EN

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application/pdf

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