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Michael Kroupa, "Evaluation of radio channel metrics in vehicular network simulations," Bachelor Thesis, Department of Computer Science, University of Paderborn, June 2016. (Advisors: Florian Klingler and Christoph Sommer)


The evaluation of radio channel metrics is an important cornerstone to validate new protocols and applications. This thesis compares two different approaches for this evaluation. On the one hand we measure the metrics directly with the vehicles, what corresponds to state of the art. On the other hand we measure with sensors, which are uniformly allocated over the whole scenario. Simulation is the middle ground between expensive prototyping, which provides a high grade of realism, and very complex mathematical models, which allow to control the environment setting, to test hypotheses. For our comparison we use the simulation tool Veins. We implement different distribution patterns for the allocation of the sensors and investigate multiple radio channel metrics. Thereby we mainly focus on scenarios with heterogeneous distributed traffic. In average the measurements of the sensors yield better results than the measurements of the vehicles. The reason therefore was primarily the uniform distribution of the sensors in the scenario. Furthermore the investigation yield that sensors provide a better overall impression about the scenario. However, we do not recommend the usage of sensors for validations.

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    author = {Kroupa, Michael},
    advisor = {Klingler, Florian and Sommer, Christoph},
    title = {{Evaluation of radio channel metrics in vehicular network simulations}},
    institution = {Department of Computer Science},
    year = {2016},
    month = {June},
    school = {University of Paderborn},
    type = {Bachelor Thesis},

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