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Sensors 2013, 13(6), 7065-7078; doi:10.3390/s130607065
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Development of a Low Mobility IEEE 802.15.4 Compliant VANET System for Urban Environments

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Received: 13 March 2013; in revised form: 15 May 2013 / Accepted: 24 May 2013 / Published: 29 May 2013
(This article belongs to the Section Physical Sensors)
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Abstract: The use of Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks (VANETs) is growing nowadays and it includes both roadside-to-vehicle communication (RVC) and inter-vehicle communication (IVC). The purpose of VANETs is to exchange useful information between vehicles and the roadside infrastructures for making an intelligent use of them. There are several possible applications for this technology like: emergency warning system for vehicles, cooperative adaptive cruise control or collision avoidance, among others. The objective of this work is to develop a VANET prototype system for urban environments using IEEE 802.15.4 compliant devices. Simulation-based values of the estimated signal strength and radio link quality values are obtained and compared with measurements in outdoor conditions to validate an implemented VANET system. The results confirm the possibility of implementing low cost vehicular communication networks operating at moderate vehicular speeds.
Keywords: Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks (VANETs); IEEE 802.15.4; hybrid communication channel modeling Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks (VANETs); IEEE 802.15.4; hybrid communication channel modeling
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Nazabal, J.A.; Falcone, F.; Fernández-Valdivielso, C.; Matías, I.R. Development of a Low Mobility IEEE 802.15.4 Compliant VANET System for Urban Environments. Sensors 2013, 13, 7065-7078.

AMA Style

Nazabal JA, Falcone F, Fernández-Valdivielso C, Matías IR. Development of a Low Mobility IEEE 802.15.4 Compliant VANET System for Urban Environments. Sensors. 2013; 13(6):7065-7078.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Nazabal, Juan A.; Falcone, Francisco; Fernández-Valdivielso, Carlos; Matías, Ignacio R. 2013. "Development of a Low Mobility IEEE 802.15.4 Compliant VANET System for Urban Environments." Sensors 13, no. 6: 7065-7078.



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