Future connected vehicles will require high-performance communication technologies for advanced cooperative driving applications such as maneuvering and cooperative perception. mmWave communications can meet the bandwidth requirements of such applications, but the typically harsh propagation conditions of vehicular environments hinder the broad adoption of mmWave devices on cars. Reconfigurable intelligent surfaces (RISs) can help mitigate this problem by enabling the reflection of signals in a configurable direction. In turn, this can result in more stable non-line of sight (NLoS) links whenever a LoS path is not available. RISs have recently gained attention in the vehicular domain but, while providing benefits, they also introduce a lot of research challenges. To measure their effectiveness at scale, it is necessary to develop simulation tools that can reproduce their characteristics with high fidelity and federate them with existing cooperative driving simulation frameworks. In this work we present CoopeRIS, an open-source simulation framework federated within the Plexe/Veins/SUMO ecosystem, capable of modeling and simulating RIS-based mmWave communications in a vehicular environment. We exploit CoopeRIS to perform an initial feasibility study, highlighting the challenges ahead and the performance RISs need to deliver in order to enable this type of communication. In addition we propose a method to combine multiple RIS configurations into a single one to enable multi-user service delivery, showing its performance via CoopeRIS. The insights we presents within this work show the potential of such simulation framework and thus how the community can build further research work on top if it.

CoopeRIS: A framework for the simulation of reconfigurable intelligent surfaces in cooperative driving environments / Segata, Michele; Casari, Paolo; Lestas, Marios; Papadopoulos, Alexandros; Tyrovolas, Dimitrios; Saeed, Taqwa; Karagiannidis, George; Liaskos, Christos. - In: COMPUTER NETWORKS. - ISSN 1389-1286. - 248:(2024), pp. 11044301-11044316. [10.1016/j.comnet.2024.110443]

CoopeRIS: A framework for the simulation of reconfigurable intelligent surfaces in cooperative driving environments

Segata, Michele;Casari, Paolo;
2024-01-01

Abstract

Future connected vehicles will require high-performance communication technologies for advanced cooperative driving applications such as maneuvering and cooperative perception. mmWave communications can meet the bandwidth requirements of such applications, but the typically harsh propagation conditions of vehicular environments hinder the broad adoption of mmWave devices on cars. Reconfigurable intelligent surfaces (RISs) can help mitigate this problem by enabling the reflection of signals in a configurable direction. In turn, this can result in more stable non-line of sight (NLoS) links whenever a LoS path is not available. RISs have recently gained attention in the vehicular domain but, while providing benefits, they also introduce a lot of research challenges. To measure their effectiveness at scale, it is necessary to develop simulation tools that can reproduce their characteristics with high fidelity and federate them with existing cooperative driving simulation frameworks. In this work we present CoopeRIS, an open-source simulation framework federated within the Plexe/Veins/SUMO ecosystem, capable of modeling and simulating RIS-based mmWave communications in a vehicular environment. We exploit CoopeRIS to perform an initial feasibility study, highlighting the challenges ahead and the performance RISs need to deliver in order to enable this type of communication. In addition we propose a method to combine multiple RIS configurations into a single one to enable multi-user service delivery, showing its performance via CoopeRIS. The insights we presents within this work show the potential of such simulation framework and thus how the community can build further research work on top if it.
2024
Segata, Michele; Casari, Paolo; Lestas, Marios; Papadopoulos, Alexandros; Tyrovolas, Dimitrios; Saeed, Taqwa; Karagiannidis, George; Liaskos, Christos
CoopeRIS: A framework for the simulation of reconfigurable intelligent surfaces in cooperative driving environments / Segata, Michele; Casari, Paolo; Lestas, Marios; Papadopoulos, Alexandros; Tyrovolas, Dimitrios; Saeed, Taqwa; Karagiannidis, George; Liaskos, Christos. - In: COMPUTER NETWORKS. - ISSN 1389-1286. - 248:(2024), pp. 11044301-11044316. [10.1016/j.comnet.2024.110443]
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