A Demonstrator for Beamforming in C2X Communication

Date Added: Mar 2010
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Beamforming is an approach for enhancing security and privacy in C2X communication. In this paper, the authors describe a simulation tool for adaptive beamforming in the context of car-to-car and car-to-infrastructure communication. Besides verification, this simulator helps a system designer in specifying the antenna array in terms of element number, spacing, and phasing. The simulator determines the appropriate radiation pattern based on an embedded mobility model, a road map, and user settings. As an open and decentralized system, C2X communication is highly vulnerable against data manipulation and eavesdropping.