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Max Schettler, "Investigating the Feasibility of Visible Light Communication for Platooning Applications," Master's Thesis, Department of Computer Science, Paderborn University (UPB), September 2018. (Advisor: Agon Memedi; Referees: Falko Dressler and Tibor Jager)


Platooning is a promising Intelligent Transport System (ITS) application which is set to reduce the negative aspects of road traffic, by improving safety, fuel efficiency, and road efficiency. In order to operate safely, however, platooning requires reliable communication at high rates. Achieving this with current Radio Frequency (RF) technology is challenging with high vehicle densities, because the high network load reduces its reliability. In order to alleviate this, the use of Visible Light Communication (VLC) instead of, or in addition to RF, has been proposed. To investigate VLC's feasibility I design different communication approaches which use RF and VLC and analyze their performance in an extensive simulation campaign. These simulations show that significant improvements in terms of safety and RF channel utilization can be achieved by beaconing with VLC. Based on realistic simulations, my results indicate that heterogeneous communication with RF and VLC is beneficial, and can bring platooning one step closer to real-world deployment.

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    author = {Schettler, Max},
    doi = {10.17619/UNIPB/1-398},
    title = {{Investigating the Feasibility of Visible Light Communication for Platooning Applications}},
    advisor = {Memedi, Agon},
    institution = {Department of Computer Science},
    location = {Paderborn, Germany},
    month = {9},
    referee = {Dressler, Falko and Jager, Tibor},
    school = {Paderborn University (UPB)},
    type = {Master's Thesis},
    year = {2018},

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