Special Issue "Transport Systems and Infrastructures"

A special issue of Applied System Innovation (ISSN 2571-5577).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Elisabete Fraga De Freitas
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School of Engineering, University of Minho, Campus de Azurém, 4800 058 Guimarães, Portugal
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Interests: transport infrastructures; safety; pedestrians’ behavior
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Prof. Dr. Paulo Ribeiro
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University of Minho, Campus de Azurém, 4800 058 Guimarães, Portugal
Interests: sustainable mobility; transportation and mobility resilience; transport planning; mobility as a service

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The mobility paradigm that is being designed and shaped by the emerging sustainable concepts and also vehicle automation brings many challenges and space for innovation in the field of transportation systems and infrastructures. Integration and technology are key words in this process. Recently, much attention has been given to automation of road vehicles and also to a shift to soft modes, without an approach, and evaluation and discussion on the role of the infrastructure to promote a safe and efficient mobility, which must be well explored, especially in terms of impacts and relations.

Therefore, the development of integrated intelligent transportation systems solutions arises as a crucial element to promote accessibility and a mobility for all as well as to achieve a more sustainable and smart mobility.

The aim of this Special Issue is to collect original research articles, as well as review articles, on the most recent developments and research efforts in this field, with the purpose of providing guidelines for future research directions. Potential topics include but are not limited to:

  • Challenges and constrains of the implementation of autonomous vehicles;
  • Impacts of new trends of mobility on infrastructures;
  • Innovative sustainable walking and cycling infrastructures;
  • Safety and sustainable mobility/safety challenges;
  • Transportation infrastructures integration and management;
  • Intelligent, integrated transportation systems.

Prof. Dr. Elisabete Fraga De Freitas
Prof. Dr. Paulo Ribeiro
Guest Editors

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The Leaky Feeder, a Reliable Medium for Vehicle to Infrastructure Communications
Appl. Syst. Innov. 2019, 2(4), 36; https://doi.org/10.3390/asi2040036 - 08 Nov 2019
Abstract
Reliable vehicular communications is fast becoming a necessity. Vehicle to infrastructure (V2I) communication, which is critical for safety, is often interrupted when vehicles travel in tunnels. Leaky Feeder (LF) or radiating cable have been the primary solution to provide wireless access in tunnels [...] Read more.
Reliable vehicular communications is fast becoming a necessity. Vehicle to infrastructure (V2I) communication, which is critical for safety, is often interrupted when vehicles travel in tunnels. Leaky Feeder (LF) or radiating cable have been the primary solution to provide wireless access in tunnels and mines, but being overlooked until now. The LF is a natural multi antenna transceiver ideal for broadband short rage access. In this work, we model the LF as a linear antenna array and derive the average bit error rate (BER) in Rayleigh fading channel considering Quadrature Phase Shift Keying (QPSK) and M-Array Quadrature Amplitude (M-QAM) Modulations. We consider maximal ratio transmission (MRT) at the transmission end and coherent detection and maximal ratio combining (MRC) at the receiving end. Analytical expressions are derived for the BER. The effects of slot spacing and carrier frequency on the BER are also studied. Numerical evaluations show that the LF is a strong candidate for tunnels with much lower BER than a single antenna transmitter with the same SNR. Full article
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