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Craig Cooper, Abhinay Mukunthan, Farzad Safaei, Montserrat Ros, Daniel Franklin and Mehran Abolhasan, "Including general environmental effects in K-factor approximation for rice-distributed VANET channels," Elsevier Physical Communication, vol. 14, March 2015.


This paper presents a method of approximating the Ricean K-factor based on the instantaneous static environment. The strongest signal propagation paths are resolved in order to determine specular and diffuse powers for approximation. The model is experimentally validated in two different urban areas in New South Wales, Australia. Good agreement between the model and experimental data was obtained over short-range communication links, demonstrating the suitability of the model in urban VANETs. The paper concludes with recommendations for methods to account for vehicles in the simulation and incorporating additional phenomena (such as scattering) in the approximation.

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Craig Cooper
Abhinay Mukunthan
Farzad Safaei
Montserrat Ros
Daniel Franklin
Mehran Abolhasan

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    author = {Cooper, Craig and Mukunthan, Abhinay and Safaei, Farzad and Ros, Montserrat and Franklin, Daniel and Abolhasan, Mehran},
    doi = {10.1016/j.phycom.2014.12.002},
    issn = {1874-4907},
    journal = {Elsevier Physical Communication},
    month = {3},
    publisher = {Elsevier},
    title = {{Including general environmental effects in K-factor approximation for rice-distributed VANET channels}},
    volume = {14},
    year = {2015},

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