Carnegie Mellon University
Large-scale Vehicular Ad Hoc NETwork (VANET) simulators by and large employ simple statistical channel models. By design, such models do not account for specific objects in the region of interest when estimating the channel. While computationally efficient, these models were shown to be unable to provide satisfactory accuracy on a link level for typical VANET scenarios. Specifically, experimental studies have shown that both large static objects (e.g., buildings and foliage) as well as mobile objects (surrounding vehicles) have a profound impact on the quality of Vehicle-To-Vehicle (V2V) channels. While several recently proposed large-scale V2V channel models account for static objects (e.g., buildings) in the simulated area, there is a need for a comprehensive model that takes into account both the static and the mobile objects.