High-Rate Uninterrupted Internet-of-Vehicle Communications in Highways: Dynamic Blockage Avoidance and CSIT Acquisition

Hao Guo, Behrooz Makki, Mohamed-Slim Alouini, Tommy Svensson

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In future wireless networks, one of the use-cases of interest is Internet-of-vehicles (IoV). Here, IoV refers to two different functionalities, namely, serving the in-vehicle users and supporting the connected-vehicle functionalities, where both can be well provided by the transceivers installed on top of vehicles. Such dual functionality of on-vehicle transceivers implies strict rate and reliability requirements, for which one may need to communicate at millimeter wave (mmW) frequencies. However, IoV communication at mmW requires up-to-date channel state information (CSI) and blockage avoidance. In this article, we incorporate the recently proposed concept of predictor antennas (PAs) into a large-scale cooperative PA (LSCPA) setup where both temporal blockages and CSI out-dating are avoided via base stations (BSs)/vehicles cooperation. Summarizing the ongoing standardization progress enabling IoV communications, we present the potentials and challenges of the LSCPA setup, and compare the effect of cooperative and non-cooperative schemes on the performance of IoV links. As we show, BSs cooperation and blockage/CSI prediction can boost the performance of IoV links remarkably.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Communications Magazine
StatePublished - May 20 2022

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2022-09-14
Acknowledgements: This work was supported in part by VINNOVA (Swedish Government Agency for Innovation Systems) within the VINN Excellence Center ChaseOn, and in part by the European Commission through the H2020 Project Hexa-X under Grant 101015956.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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