Computer & Electronics Engineering, Department of

 

Date of this Version

2012

Citation

2012 IEEE 75th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Spring) Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/VETECS.2012.6240151

Comments

Copyright 2011 IEEE

Abstract

Smart antennas have emerged as one of the most promising directions in supporting maximum communication link throughput. In this paper, we have investigated the impact of smart antennas on a complex mobile network such as a railroad wireless communications system. The objective is to analyze the selection of a Direction-Of-Arrival (DOA) estimation algorithm which provides the maximum efficiency when deployed in our railroad testbeds for wireless vehicular communication. Our findings are discussed to provide an indepth understanding of how different algorithms should be selected to support efficient network operations.