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Smart mmWave and MultiRATs for Multihop Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) Communications in Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

Objective

The push for improved driving experience, including the ultimate goal of driverless vehicles, has fueled the development of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs). Connectivity is an important enabler for CAVs, as it allows for autonomous vehicles to directly participate in the intelligent transportation system (ITS) and make collective intelligent decisions. 5G mobile networks play an important role in providing vehicular connectivity as mobile networks support mobility by default. However, the density of vehicles is high in urban areas that poses challenges for the support from mobile networks. Deploying ultra-dense small cells using millimetre wave (mmWave) communication is one promising solution since ultra-dense small cells deployment addresses the network capacity and mmWave addresses the interference arisen from the dense deployment. However, due to the relatively narrow footprint of a mmWave beam, using mmWave communication for fast moving vehicles requires careful allocation to utilise its potential and avoid selfishness in radio resource usage. This project sets an ambitious goal of designing smart and dynamic algorithms to manage mmWave beam allocations in CAV environments. The project first investigates solely on the mmWave beam allocations and proposes smart algorithm using both traditional optimisation technique for benchmarking and modern machine learning algorithms for practical operation. It then studies the radio resource allocation under multi radio access technologies (multiRATs) that is the likely deployment setup before the full mmWave small cell networks become practical in the future. Finally, our study is extended to vehicle-to-vehicle communication using mmWave that can support delay sensitive message exchanges and range extension. As experimentation needs expensive infrastructure, the foreseen secondments offer partners without infrastructure on their premises to test their design on other partners that possess the infrastructure.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/automotive engineering/autonomous vehicle

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2020
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

DIETHNES PANEPISTIMIO ELLADOS
Address
14Th Km Thessalonikis Moudania
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Greece
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 87 400

Participants (3)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET CHEMNITZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 92 000
Address
Strasse Der Nationen 62
09111 Chemnitz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 101 200
Address
Stag Hill
GU2 7XH Guildford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
K3Y
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 9 200
Address
Bulgaria Str 3
2850 Petrich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (2)

UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MALAYSIA
Malaysia
Address
Sultan Ibrahim Chancellery Building, Office Of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation)
81310 Johor Bahru
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BANGKOK UNIVERSITY
Thailand
Address
9/1 Moo 5 Phaholyothin Road Klong Nueng Klong Luan
12120 Pathum Thani
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments