Title: Performance evaluation of intra-vehicle wireless sensor network systems

Authors: Yongnu Jin; Daehan Kwak; Kyung Sup Kwak

Addresses: School of Information and Communication Engineering, Inha University, Incheon, 402-751, South Korea ' Department of Computer science, Rutgers University, NJ 08901-8554, USA ' School of Information and Communication Engineering, Inha University, Incheon, 402-751, South Korea

Abstract: Intra-vehicle wireless sensor networks (IVWSNs) enable sensor technologies to be integrated into vehicles and provide part-cost, assembly, and maintenance savings, as well as fuel efficiency through the elimination of wires. Ultra-wide band (UWB) communication is considered a competitive candidate for IVWSNs. Extensive analysis has been done for indoor and outdoor propagation, but the analysis of IVWSNs environments has rarely been studied. In this paper, the error-rate performance of UWB propagation for these IVWSNs is investigated and compared under different transmission schemes. And we also study the effects of some parameters on communication performance, such as the number of rake fingers and direct sequence spread factor of an impulse radio system, the cyclic prefix size of a single carrier block transmission with frequency domain equalisation system, and the delay line time of a transmitted reference pulse cluster autocorrelation receiver. Study results offer valuable insight for the realistic IVWSNs.

Keywords: UWB communication; ultra-wide band; IVWSN; intra-vehicle WSNs; wireless sensor networks; SC-FDE; single carrier block transmission; frequency domain equalisation; BER; bit error rate; TRPC autocorrelation receiver; transmitted reference pulse cluster; rake fingers; direct sequence spread factor; impulse radio systems; cyclic prefix size; delay time.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHVS.2017.083086

International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems, 2017 Vol.24 No.2, pp.158 - 182

Received: 12 Aug 2015
Accepted: 04 Mar 2016

Published online: 20 Mar 2017 *

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