Near-Ground Propagation Measurements for Vehicular Deployments

Dmitrii Solomitckii, Vasilii Semkin, Matias Turunen, Markus Allen, Claude Oestges, Mikko Valkama

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In the nearest future, connected vehicles will be widely spread due to ongoing standardization activities of vehicle-to-everything communications. However, exchanging real-time traffic information is challenging in urban environments with dense traffic where the line-of-sight might be blocked. In this work, we present the measurement results of the automotive communication and radar sensing through the obstructing vehicle, when the transmitting and receiving antennas are located very close to the ground, and the radio waves propagate near-ground, i.e. between the bottom of the car and the road pavement. It is shown that communication between two vehicles is undoubtedly feasible at distances starting from 1.5 m and antenna heights of 0.3 m with 16 dB loss. Almost the same losses are observed in a radar sensing for distances larger than 2 m.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication15th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2021
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9788831299022
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventEuropean Conference on Antennas and Propagation - Dusseldorf, Germany
Duration: 22 Mar 202126 Mar 2021

Publication series

Name15th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2021


ConferenceEuropean Conference on Antennas and Propagation


  • Antenna location
  • measurements
  • propagation
  • radar
  • V2X communication

Publication forum classification

  • Publication forum level 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Signal Processing
  • Instrumentation


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