Wireless Communications in the Autonomous Connected Vehicle     


I.D.# C1025Printable Description
Duration: 1 Day

Wireless communication is a key enabler for vehicle connectivity. This seminar provides participants with an engineering overview of the various technologies that comprise a wireless communication system as it relates to automotive and commercial vehicle applications. It is intended to develop the skill set necessary for an educated understanding of the challenges and opportunities related to Connected Vehicles and connected applications.

This lecture contains three sections:

Section One provides an immersion in the fundamentals of wireless communications. It begins with the physics of the technical challenges caused by propagation (e.g. multipath, Doppler spread) and interference that can impact the communication budget link. Then, it will introduce the basic mitigation techniques (wireless channel: models, capacity, modulation, detection, diversity) and their performance measured in terms of signal to noise ratio (SNR) and error probability.

Section Two addresses networking. It starts with the principles of wireless networks and reviews the TDMA and CDMA systems. It then discusses concepts related to Ad Hoc Networks including an overview of the Vehicular Area Network (VANET). It concludes with discussions on security issues and approaches relating to Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANET).

Section Three describes how wireless communications techniques can be applied in vehicle to infrastructure (V2I) and vehicle to vehicle (V2V). It provides details in the most recent developments of the Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) technology as well as related standardization topics (IEEE 1609, IEEE 802.11p, and SAE J2735). Module Three concludes with insights about how the cellular 4G/LTE (Long Term Evolution) technology can be used to accelerate the development of V2X communications (where X can stand for I as in Infrastructure, V as in Vehicle, P as in Pedestrian, C as in Cyclist, etc.).

Learning Objectives
By attending this seminar, you will be able to:

  • Describe the technical challenges relating to wireless communications
  • Identify and compare the different components of a wireless communication system
  • Develop a first-hand experience on connected vehicles through V2V and V2I demonstrations
  • Identify the key automotive/commercial vehicle wireless communications forums dealing with standardization/regulation and business opportunities
  • Recognize the role, both current and future, connected vehicle technologies will play in our collective future

Who Should Attend

This course is appropriate for engineers or managers who want a better understanding of the technologies involved in vehicle to vehicle and vehicle to infrastructure applications. Those interested in wireless communications application to vehicular environments, vehicle positioning systems used for connected vehicles, vehicular software architectures and security, and vehicle system applications such as active safety as they apply to automotive/commercial vehicles will find this course useful.

Other professionals who will benefit from this course include: managers seeking to evaluate technology/ regulation/standardization/business trends; fleet operators looking to increase business productivity, better manage their assets, meet regulatory requirements more efficiently, and improve asset utilization; business stakeholders involved in controlling/exploiting data transmitted from/to vehicles; those involved with autonomous/unmanned vehicles; and professionals interested in the perspective that the mobility, data security, and safety aspects of connected vehicle systems can enhance the reliability and control of driver-assisted vehicles.

Topical Outline

    Fundamentals of Wireless Communication
    • Wireless Communications Overview
    • Technical Challenges
      • Math tools
      • Mobile radio propagation
    • Mitigation Techniques
      • Channel capacity
      • Digital modulation and detection
      • Performance of digital modulation over wireless
    • Diversity
    • Recent Advances
      • Multiple antennas and space-time communications
      • Ultra-WideBand (UWB) technology
    Wireless Networks
    • Cellular Networks
      • Principles
      • TDMA-based
      • CDMA-based
    • Ad Hoc Networks
      • Characteristics of MANETs
      • Vehicular Area Network (VANET)
      • Security issues V2X Communications
        • DSRC-based
        • V2I
        • V2V
        • Specific issues
        • Trends and policies
      • Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments
        • IEEE 1609
        • Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC)
        • SAE Message Set J2735
      • Status of application by region

Instructor(s): Heri Rakouth, Ph.D.

Heri Rakouth, Ph.D., is Manager, Technology Exploration at the Innovation and Technology Office (ITO) of Delphi Corp. in Troy, MI. In this capacity, he coordinates technology innovation activities across three out of the five divisions of Delphi. He spearheaded cross-divisional efforts that have led to the build of the telematics business development team for the aftermarket and the launch of the V2X proof of concept project currently implemented for the Land Transport Authority of Singapore.

Dr. Rakouth has about 30 years experience in both aerospace/defense telecommunications and automotive electronics industries. He has held various responsibilities at Thomson CSF/Thales and Renault in France as product engineer and technical manager before joining Delphi in 1996. Dr. Rakouth is also an adjunct professor at Oakland University teaching undergraduate and graduate classes in Power Electronics and Wireless Communications. Dr. Rakouth has published over 20 IEEE or equivalent technical papers and tens of classified and non-classified reports. He holds several U.S. and European patents. He holds MS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering, from the University of Pierre and Marie Curie (UPMC) of Paris (1979 and 1982) along with an MBA from Saginaw Valley State University (1999) and an MS in Manufacturing Management from Kettering University (2000).

Fees: $810.00 ; SAE Members: $648.00 - $729.00

.7 CEUs
You must complete all course contact hours and successfully pass the learning assessment to obtain CEUs.

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