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T. Zeng, O. Semiari, W. Saad and M. Bennis, "Integrated Communications and Control Co-Design for Wireless Vehicular Platoon Systems," 2018 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Kansas City, MO, 2018, pp. 1-6. doi: 10.1109/ICC.2018.8422983

ntegrated communications and control co-design for wireless vehicular platoon systems

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Author: Zeng, Tengchan1; Semiari, Omid2; Saad, Walid1;
Organizations: 1Wireless@VT, Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA
2Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA, USA
3Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, Finland
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Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2018
Publish Date: 2020-02-24


Vehicle platoons will play an important role in improving on-road safety in tomorrow’s smart cities. Vehicles in a platoon can exploit vehicle- to-vehicle (V2V) communications to collect information, such as velocity and acceleration, from surrounding vehicles so as to coordinate their operations and maintain the target velocity and inter-vehicle distance required by the platoon. However, due to the interference and uncertainty of the wireless channel, V2V communications within a platoon will experience a wireless transmission delay which can impair the vehicles’ ability to stabilize their speed and distances within their platoon. In this paper, the problem of integrated communication and control is studied for wireless-connected platoons. In particular, a novel approach is proposed for optimizing a platoon’s stability while taking into account, jointly, the state of the wireless V2V network and the stability of the platoon’s control system. Based on the proposed integrated communication and control strategy, the plant and string stability for the platoon are analyzed. The signal-to-interference-plus-noise-ratio (SINR) threshold, which will prevent the instability of the control system, is also determined. Moreover, the reliability of the wireless system, defined as the probability that the wireless system meets the control system’s delay needs, is derived. Simulation results shed light on the benefits of the proposed approach and the synergies between the wireless network and the platoon’s control system.

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Series: IEEE International Conference on Communications
ISSN: 1550-3607
ISSN-E: 1938-1883
ISSN-L: 1550-3607
ISBN: 978-1-5386-3180-5
ISBN Print: 978-1-5386-3181-2
Pages: 1 - 6
Article number: 8422983
DOI: 10.1109/ICC.2018.8422983
Host publication: 2018 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2018
Conference: IEEE International Conference on Communications
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: This research was supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation under Grants CNS-1513697 and CNS-1739642, as well as by the Academy of Finland project (CARMA), and Thule Institute strategic project (SAFARI).
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