Radio Wave Propagation in Vehicular Environments
Providing a unified treatment of radio wave propagation in vehicular environments, this book offers a thorough discussion of their theoretical background and fundamental limits, and paves the way to a better understanding of more advanced topics. Further, the book introduces the newest challenges and problems posed by the ever growing need to communicate in mobile networks whilst in a vehicle.
The book provides an exhaustive survey of current propagation models, setting a theoretical path that will allow practical engineers and researchers to understand and improve existing wireless mobile networks through better understanding of propagation modelling as applied to the vehicular environment.
Chapters are included on wireless channel properties for vehicular environments; modelling and simulation of vehicular communications; intra-vehicle and inter-vehicle short-range wireless channel characterization; vehicular communications channel modelling; and wireless communication system optimization. The book concludes with a chapter exploring applications and case studies.
Radio Wave Propagation in Vehicular Environments is suitable for master's students and above in signal processing and mobile communications courses, as well as researchers working in vehicular communications.
About the Author
Leyre Azpilicueta is an associate professor at the School of Engineering and Sciences of Tecnologico de Monterrey, Campus Monterrey, Mexico. She is involved in several professional and editorial activities, acting as a reviewer, advisory board member, associate/guest editor of top-rank journals and TPC member of international conferences. Her research interests include radio propagation, mobile radio systems, ray tracing, channel modeling, wireless sensor networks, electromagnetic dosimetry, IoT networks and devices, 5G communication systems and vehicular communications.
Cesar Vargas-Rosales is a professor and leader of the research group in telecommunications at the Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico. He is a member of the Mexican Research National System, the Academy of Engineering of Mexico, and the Mexican Academy of Sciences. He is a senior member of the IEEE and the IEEE Communications Society Monterrey Chapter Chair. His research interests span personal communications, 5G, cognitive radio, MIMO systems, reconfigurable networks and more.
Francisco Falcone is an associate professor in the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Communication Engineering at Universidad Pública de Navarra and also with the Institute for Smart Cities, Spain. From January 2018 to May 2018 he was a visiting professor at Kuwait College of Science and Technology. His research interests include artificial electromagnetic media, complex electromagnetic scenarios, wireless system analysis and context aware-IoT environments.
Ana Vazquez Alejos is an associate professor at the Signal and Communications Theory Department at the University of Vigo in Spain. In 2009 she was granted with the Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship developed in the New Mexico State University (NM, USA). Her research work includes radio propagation, radio channel modeling, wireless multimedia systems, waveform design, noise codes, and radar. She is associate editor and reviewer of several magazines.