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C. Perfecto, J. Del Ser and M. Bennis, "Millimeter-Wave V2V Communications: Distributed Association and Beam Alignment," in IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 35, no. 9, pp. 2148-2162, Sept. 2017. doi: 10.1109/JSAC.2017.2719998

Millimeter-wave V2V communications : distributed association and beam alignment

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Author: Perfecto, Cristina1; Del Ser, Javier1,2,3; Bennis, Mehdi4,5
Organizations: 1Department of Communications Engineering, University of the Basque Country, 48013 Bilbao, Spain
2Tecnalia Research and Innovation, 48160 Derio, Spain
3Basque Center for Applied Mathematics, 48009 Bilbao, Spain
4Department of Communications Engineering, University of Oulu, 90014 Oulu, Finland
5Department of Computer Engineering, Kyung Hee University, Global Campus, Gyeonggido 17104, South Korea
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Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2017
Publish Date: 2018-08-06


Recently, millimeter-wave (mmWave) bands have been postulated as a means to accommodate the foreseen extreme bandwidth demands in vehicular communications, which result from the dissemination of sensory data to nearby vehicles for enhanced environmental awareness and improved safety level. However, the literature is particularly scarce in regards to principled resource allocation schemes that deal with the challenging radio conditions posed by the high mobility of vehicular scenarios. In this paper, we propose a novel framework that blends together matching theory and swarm intelligence to dynamically and efficiently pair vehicles and optimize both transmission and reception beamwidths. This is done by jointly considering channel state information and queue state information when establishing vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) links. To validate the proposed framework, simulation results are presented and discussed, where the throughput performance as well as the latency/reliability tradeoffs of the proposed approach are assessed and compared with several baseline approaches recently proposed in the literature. The results obtained in this paper show performance gains of 25% in reliability and delay for ultra-dense vehicular scenarios with 50% more active V2V links than the baselines. These results shed light on the operational limits and practical feasibility of mmWave bands, as a viable radio access solution for future high-rate V2V communications.

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Series: IEEE journal on selected areas in communications
ISSN: 0733-8716
ISSN-E: 1558-0008
ISSN-L: 0733-8716
Volume: 35
Issue: 9
Pages: 2148 - 2162
DOI: 10.1109/JSAC.2017.2719998
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: This work was supported in part by Basque Government through the ELKARTEK Program under Grant KK-2016/0000096 BID3ABI, in part by the Academy of Finland Project CARMA, and in part by the Thule Institute Strategic Project SAFARI.
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 289611
Detailed Information: 289611 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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