Conference Paper

MIMO vehicle to vehicle channels: An experimental study

Ashour M.
Attia A.
Elmoslimany A.
Mohasseb Y.
El-Keyi A.

In this paper, a platform for measuring the impulse response of wireless multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) channels is presented. The platform is developed using Rice University Wireless Open-Access Research Platform (WARP) boards and utilized to perform an experimental study of V2V channels through conducting field measurements. A full characterization of MIMO-V2V channels is given via extracting the channel parameters from the acquired measurements. These parameters include the power-delay profile, the Doppler spectrum, and the MIMO transmit and receive correlation matrices of the channel. Numerical simulations are utilized to examine the effect of the channel parameters on the bit error rate (BER) performance of an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) based system. © 2014 IEEE.