Ray-tracing simulation of cross-road scenarios based on a stochastic model for vehicular traffic

R. T. Rakesh, Emanuele Viterbo

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Vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) and vehicle-to- vehicle (V2V) communications find extensive applications, particularly for congestion avoidance and road safety. However, development of such communication systems require accurate modeling of the wireless channel. This paper presents a methodology to simulate cross-road environments involving vehicular traffic. We propose a novel modeling approach for vehicular traffic based on a non-stationary one-dimensional Poisson arrival process which is represented by a M/M/infty queuing model. The joint ray-tracing of the stationary scatterers such as surrounding buildings along with stochastic modeling of mobile scatters such as vehicles reduces simulation time significantly, and yields relevant statistics of channel parameters with a minor compromise in accuracy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE 90th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC-Fall) - Proceedings
EditorsLi-Chun Wang, Murat Uysal
Place of PublicationPiscataway NJ USA
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781728112206, 9781728112190
ISBN (Print)9781728112213
Publication statusPublished - 7 Nov 2019
EventIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference 2019 (Fall) - Honolulu, United States of America
Duration: 22 Sep 201925 Sep 2019
Conference number: 90th

Publication series

NameIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISSN (Print)2577-2465


ConferenceIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference 2019 (Fall)
CountryUnited States of America


  • Channel modeling
  • Doppler
  • Ray-tracing
  • Vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I)

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