Improving Platooning Safety with Full Duplex Relaying and Beamforming

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Platooning is a promising application in the field of vehicular networks. It has the potential to improve traffic flow, but also road safety. However, unreliable communication has strong negative effects on platoon stability and, thus, safety on roads. To improve reliability, in this work, we propose using multi-hop communication for platooning using the Decode and Forward (DF) Full-Duplex Relaying (FDR) scheme together with beamforming. We use computer simulations to demonstrate that FDR latency has no observable negative effect on string stability or safety even while performing an emergency brake. We further show that this combined approach reaches a constant Packet Delivery Ratio (PDR) of 100 % even in situations with high interference and/or congestion, where traditional approaches fail.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference
ISBN (electronic)9781665491228
ISBN (print)9781665491228
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2023

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Scopus 85159784887
Mendeley 1aa5d286-d487-3d50-927e-7922839c1e45
Bibtex nsm-hardes2023improving
ORCID /0000-0002-8846-8374/work/142241967


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