Modeling Impact of Weather Conditions on 5G Communication and Mitigation Measures on Control of Automated Intersections

Description: In this study, the research team proposes to model the impact of weather on sensors and communication under 5G framework and develop a robust intersection control. Studies showed that 5G will be capable of meeting latency standards for connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) applications (Khan et al. 20201). Currently, CAVs intersection control deals with perfect communications and focus on control algorithms. The team aims to address the communication layer with the impact of weather. Based on the degradation/statistical models, optimum control parameters will be revised. Existing intersection control uses scheduling, polling, and reservation type control. Models are showing promise of the automated intersections, but do not break them to test vulnerability from various uncertainty sources such as weather. Intellectual Merit: This project aims to address the effect of weather factors on intelligent transportation systems applications under connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) 5G (mm-Wave) communications and sensors. The study will look at safety critical application of autonomous intersection control with connectivity, mathematical communication models will be produced that address the impact of weather factors on packet drops and safe communication ranges, and dynamic control algorithms for ITS applications will be developed incorporating the modeled uncertainty due to climatic factors. Broader Impacts: This project aims to produce the following impacts: (1) communication models for 5G (mm-Wave radar) with the impact of a variety of weather factors will be developed that can be used in any simulation and (2) robust autonomous intersection control in presence of weather factor related communication uncertainties will be developed.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $186188
    • Contract Numbers:

      69A3551747117

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590

      Center for Connected Multimodal Mobility

      Clemson University
      Clemson, SC  United States  29634

      Benedict College

      1600 Harden Street
      Columbia, South Carolina  United States  29204

      Clemson University

      110 Lowry Hall
      Box 340911
      Clemson, SC  United States  29634-0911

      University of South Carolina, Columbia

      502 Byrnes Building
      Columbia, SC  United States  29208
    • Managing Organizations:

      Benedict College

      1600 Harden Street
      Columbia, South Carolina  United States  29204
    • Project Managers:

      Comert, Gurcan

    • Performing Organizations:

      Benedict College

      1600 Harden Street
      Columbia, South Carolina  United States  29204

      Clemson University

      110 Lowry Hall
      Box 340911
      Clemson, SC  United States  29634-0911

      University of South Carolina, Columbia

      502 Byrnes Building
      Columbia, SC  United States  29208
    • Principal Investigators:

      Comert, Gurcan

      Pisu, Pierluigi

      Abuhdima, Esmail

      Huang, Chin-Tser

    • Start Date: 20200915
    • Expected Completion Date: 20220531
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01838169
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Center for Connected Multimodal Mobility
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747117
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Mar 4 2022 3:44PM