Joint communication and control for mmWave/THz beam alignment in V2X networks

Chang, B., Yan, X., Zhang, L. , Chen, Z., Li, L. and Imran, M. A. (2022) Joint communication and control for mmWave/THz beam alignment in V2X networks. IEEE Internet of Things Journal, 9(13), pp. 11203-11213. (doi: 10.1109/JIOT.2021.3126651)

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As promising candidate frequency bands, millimeter wave (mmWave) and terahertz (THz) communications can provide ultra-high transmission rate to enable vehicle-to-everything (V2X) networks for connected autonomous vehicles (CAV). However, beam alignment is extremely challenging in mmWave/THz communications due to its narrow beam-width and fast mobility of CAV. In this paper, we propose a new joint communication and control algorithm for beam alignment, where the mutual positive effect of communications and motion control of CAV on each other is discussed. Specifically, we first provide a framework to show the interaction between motion control of CAV and beam alignment of transmission from base station (BS) to CAV. Then, we analyze the effect of CAV control on beam alignment in communications, where a theorem is obtained to show the closed-form expression of their relationship. Finally, we discuss the CAV control design affected by beam alignment. Simulation results show remarkable performance of the proposed method.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Chang, Bo and Zhang, Professor Lei and Imran, Professor Muhammad
Authors: Chang, B., Yan, X., Zhang, L., Chen, Z., Li, L., and Imran, M. A.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering
College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Autonomous Systems and Connectivity
Journal Name:IEEE Internet of Things Journal
ISSN (Online):2327-4662
Published Online:09 November 2021
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2021 IEEE
First Published:First published in IEEE Internet of Things Journal 9(13):11203-11213
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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