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Research On Alternative Diversity Aspects foR Trucks

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Project "ROADART" data sheet

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 Coordinator Country Germany [DE]
 Project website
 Total cost 3˙906˙870 €
 EC max contribution 3˙906˙870 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.3.4. (SOCIETAL CHALLENGES - Smart, Green And Integrated Transport)
 Code Call H2020-MG-2014_TwoStages
 Funding Scheme RIA
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-05-01   to  2018-04-30


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    IMST GMBH DE (KAMP LINTFORT) coordinator 1˙448˙997.00
2    MAN TRUCK & BUS SE DE (MUNCHEN) participant 1˙145˙262.00


 Project objective

The main objective of ROADART is to investigate and optimise the integration of ITS communication units into trucks. Due to the size of a truck-trailer combination the architecture approaches investigated for passenger cars are not applicable. New architecture concepts have to be developed and evaluated in order to assure a sufficient Quality of Service (QoS) for trucks and heavy duty vehicles. An example of a specific use case is the platooning of several trucks driving close behind each other through tunnels with walls close to the antennas that support the communication systems. Due to the importance of tunnel safety, significant research effort is needed in order to check the behaviour of the antenna pattern, diversity algorithms and ray tracing models especially for trucks passing through tunnels. V2V and V2I systems specified from the C2C Communication Consortium are focussing on road safety applications. The ROADART project aims to demonstrate especially the road safety applications for T2T and T2I systems under critical conditions in a real environment, like tunnels and platooning of several trucks driving close behind each other. Besides that traffic flow optimization and therefore reducing Greenhouse Gas emissions are positive outcoms of the use cases demonstrated in this project. Demonstration and Evaluation of the use cases will be performed by simulation and by practical experiments on several levels. Besides evaluation on component and system level, the complete system wll be evaluated on the Dutch Integrated Test Site for Cooperative Mobility (DITCM), consisting of a 7 km stretch of highway, equipped with roadside units consisting of cameras to track the highway traffic, and with ITS G5 wireless communication for V2I and I2V.


List of deliverables.
Period 2 dissemination and exploitation plan report Documents, reports 2019-05-31 11:40:22
Demonstration of complete ROADART System Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2019-05-31 11:40:19
Data Management Plan Documents, reports 2019-04-02 09:30:14
Project Presentation Documents, reports 2019-05-30 18:55:17
Period 1 dissemination activities report Documents, reports 2019-05-30 18:55:15

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of ROADART deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2017 G.P. Efthymoglou, P.S. Bithas, A.G. Kanatas
Exact SNR and SIR analysis in Poisson wireless networks
published pages: 356-358, ISSN: 0013-5194, DOI: 10.1049/el.2016.2378
Electronics Letters 53/5 2019-05-27
2018 Petros S. Bithas, Athanasios G. Kanatas, Daniel Benevides da Costa, Prabhat K. Upadhyay, Ugo Silva Dias
On the Double-Generalized Gamma Statistics and Their Application to the Performance Analysis of V2V Communications
published pages: 448-460, ISSN: 0090-6778, DOI: 10.1109/TCOMM.2017.2757466
IEEE Transactions on Communications 66/1 2019-05-27
2018 Sourabh Solanki, Prabhat K. Upadhyay, Daniel B. da Costa, Petros S. Bithas, Athanasios G. Kanatas
Performance Analysis of Cognitive Relay Networks with RF Hardware Impairments and CEEs in the Presence of Primary Users’ Interference
published pages: 1-1, ISSN: 2332-7731, DOI: 10.1109/TCCN.2018.2833845
IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking 2019-05-27
2017 Christos Oikonomopoulos-Zachos, IMST GmbH
Enhancing road safety applications for truck drivers
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2018 Kostas Peppas, George Efthymoglou, Athanasios G. Kanatas
Approximations to the Distribution of the Sum of Generalized Normal RVs using the Moments Matching Method and its Applications in Performance Analysis of Equal Gain Diversity Receivers
published pages: 1-1, ISSN: 0018-9545, DOI: 10.1109/TVT.2018.2830316
IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology 2019-05-27
2018 Petros S. Bithas, George P. Efthymoglou, Athanasios G. Kanatas
V2V Cooperative Relaying Communications Under Interference and Outdated CSI
published pages: 3466-3480, ISSN: 0018-9545, DOI: 10.1109/TVT.2017.2786583
IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology 67/4 2019-05-27
2018 Leonidas Marantis, Dimitrios Rongas, Anastasios Paraskevopoulos, Christos Oikonomopoulos-Zachos, Athanasios Kanatas
Pattern reconfigurable ESPAR antenna for vehicle-to-vehicle communications
published pages: 280-286, ISSN: 1751-8725, DOI: 10.1049/iet-map.2017.0209
IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation 12/3 2019-05-27
2018 Sourabh Solanki, Prabhat K. Upadhyay, Daniel B. da Costa, Petros S. Bithas, Athanasios G. Kanatas, Ugo S. Dias
Joint Impact of RF Hardware Impairments and Channel Estimation Errors in Spectrum Sharing Multiple-Relay Networks
published pages: 1-1, ISSN: 0090-6778, DOI: 10.1109/TCOMM.2018.2832623
IEEE Transactions on Communications 2019-05-27
2016 Kostas P. Peppas, Petros S. Bithas, George P. Efthymoglou, Athanasios G. Kanatas
Space Shift Keying Transmission for Intervehicular Communications
published pages: 3635-3640, ISSN: 1524-9050, DOI: 10.1109/TITS.2016.2556082
IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems 17/12 2019-05-24
2016 Ellen van Nunen, Jos Elfring, Jeroen Uittenbogaard, Jeroen Ploeg, Maurice Kwakkernaat
Applying V2V for operational safety within Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control
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2016 Kostas P. Peppas, Petros S. Bithas, George P. Efthymoglou, and Athanasios G. Kanatas
Spatial Modulation for V2V and V2I Communications in a Multiple Scattering Environment
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IEEE Global Communications Conference 2019-04-02
2016 Roadart Consortium
Communication is key to road efficiency
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2016 Petros S. Bithas, Konstantinos Maliatsos, Athanasios G. Kanatas
The Bivariate Double Rayleigh Distribution for Multichannel Time-Varying Systems
published pages: 524-527, ISSN: 2162-2337, DOI: 10.1109/LWC.2016.2598735
IEEE Wireless Communications Letters 5/5 2019-05-24
2016 Petros S. Bithas, George P. Efthymoglou, and Athanasios G. Kanatas
A Cooperative Relay Selection Scheme in V2V Communications under Interference and Outdated CSI
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IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications 2019-04-02
2016 Emmanouel T. Michailidis, Konstantinos Maliatsos, and Athanasios G. Kanatas
MIMO V2V Communications Via Multiple Relays: Relay Selection Over Space-Time Correlated Channels
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European Conference on Networks and Communications (EUCNC) 2019-05-24

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