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Communication in Transportation Systems

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Typically, communication technology breakthroughs generally occur for the convenience of the user at home, work or over cellular and mobile networks. Communications in transportation systems are often overlooked, yet they are equally as important.   brilliantly bridges theoretical knowledge and practical applications of the cutting edge technologies for communication in automotive applications.  This reference source carefully covers innovative technologies which will continue to advance transportation systems.  Researchers, developers, scholars, engineers, and graduate students in the transportation and automotive system, communication, electrical, and information technology fields will especially benefit from this advanced publication.Communication in Transportation Systems

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  5. Dedication
  6. Preface
  7. Chapter 1: Optical Communication in Transportation Systems including Related Microwave Issues
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. OPTICAL FIBERS
    4. OPTICAL SOURCES AND DETECTORS
    5. FIBER-OPTIC COMMUNICATION FOR TELECOM APPLICATIONS
    6. COMMUNICATION IN AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS
    7. DATA BUSES IN AVIONIC SYSTEMS
    8. OPTICAL WIRELESS APPLICATIONS
    9. CONCLUSION AND OUTLOOK
  8. Chapter 2: Communication Systems in Automotive Systems
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. EVOLUTION OF STANDARDS
    4. OVERVIEW OF THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF NETWORKS
    5. AUTOMOTIVE NETWORKS
    6. PRINCIPLES OF COMMUNICATION
    7. AUTOMOTIVE FIREWIRE (IDB-1394) NETWORKS
    8. THE USE OF AUTOMOTIVE STANDARDS IN AVIONICS APPLICATIONS
    9. APPENDIX: ABBREVIATIONS
  9. Chapter 3: Physical Layer Implementations of Communication Standards in Automotive Systems
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. CABLES USED FOR AUTOMOTIVE NETWORKS
    3. CONNECTORS
    4. FLEXRAY
    5. TRANSCEIVERS USED FOR AUTOMOTIVE NETWORKS
    6. APPENDIX: ABBREVIATIONS
  10. Chapter 4: Modeling of Polymer Optical Fibers
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. PROPAGATION MATRIX MODEL
    4. LOCALIZED DISTURBANCES IN POF
    5. SPACE-TIME POWER DISTRIBUTION
    6. POF BANDWIDTH VERSUS LENGTH
    7. CONCLUSION
  11. Chapter 5: FlexRay™ Electrical Physical Layer
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. ELECTRICAL PHYSICAL LAYER FLEXRAY™
    3. INTRODUCTION
    4. ACTIVE STAR'S POWER MODE CONTROLLING
    5. STATUS AND OUTLOOK
    6. APPENDIX
  12. Chapter 6: Transmission Lines for Serial Communication
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. TRANSMISSION LINES
    3. DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS AND THEIR SOLUTIONS
    4. UNSHIELDED TWO-WIRE EXAMPLE
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. APPENDIX
  13. Chapter 7: Optical Wireless Communications in Vehicular Systems
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. VEHICULAR SUBSYSTEMS AND NETWORK REQUIREMENTS
    3. CURRENT VEHICULAR NETWORK TECHNOLOGIES
    4. OPTICAL WIRELESS FUNDAMENTALS
    5. OPTICAL WIRELESS VIABILITY
    6. VIABILITY RESULTS
    7. CONCLUSION
  14. Chapter 8: Resilient Optical Transport Networks
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. PRINCIPLES
    4. CURRENT AND FUTURE RESEARCH CHALLENGES
    5. CONCLUSION
  15. Chapter 9: Radio over Fiber Access Networks for Broadband Wireless Communications
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. FIGURES OF MERIT IN ROF SYSTEMS
    4. DOWNLINK TRANSMISSION
    5. UPLINK TRANSMISSION
    6. NETWORK DESIGN GUIDELINE
    7. RoF ARCHITECTURES FOR VEHICULAR NETWORKS: CASE STUDY
    8. CONCLUDING REMARKS
  16. Chapter 10: WLAN Systems for Communication in Transportation Systems
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. VEHICULAR AD-HOC NETWORKS
    4. PHYSICAL PHENOMENA AFFECTING VANETS’ PERFORMANCE
    5. INTRODUCTION TO THE INCUMBENT VANET SOLUTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION: ASSESSMENT OF VANET STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES
  17. Chapter 11: Communication Networks to Connect Moving Vehicles to Transportation Systems to Infrastructure
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. FUNDAMENTALS OF WIRELESS COMMUNICATION
    3. CANDIDATE NETWORKS FOR CONNECTION OF TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS
    4. NETWORK CHOICE FOR TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM
    5. CONCLUSION
  18. Chapter 12: Seamless Communication to Mobile Devices in Vehicular Wireless Networks
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. VEHICULAR WIRELESS NETWORKS
    3. MOBILITY MODELS FOR VEHICULAR NETWORKS
    4. CLASSIFICATION OF MOBILITY MODELS
    5. MOBILITY MODEL FOR RAILWAY ENVIRONMENT
    6. LOCALIZATION
    7. FRAMEWORK FOR A HYBRID NETWORK FOR COMMUNICATION IN TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS
    8. CONCLUSION
  19. Chapter 13: Radiometric Speed Sensor for Vehicles
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. PRINCIPLES OF DESIGNING A RADIOMETRIC SSCT
    4. RADIOMETER PARAMETERS
    5. BASIC CHARACTERISTICS OF THE RADIOMETRIC SSCT
    6. STATISTICAL MODELING OF RADIOMETRIC SSCT
    7. CONCLUSION
  20. Chapter 14: Short-Range Ultrasonic Communications in Air
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND TO ULTRASOUND
    4. COMPARISON TO EXISTING METHODS
    5. INSTRUMENTATION
    6. CHOICE OF MODULATION TECHNIQUE
    7. PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF MODULATION SCHEMES
    8. RESPONSE OF A REAL SYSTEM WITH QPSK MODULATION
    9. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
  21. Chapter 15: Surround Sensing for Automotive Driver Assistance Systems
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. SURROUND SENSORS
    4. SENSOR DATA FUSION
    5. SURROUND MODELS AND SITUATION ANALYSIS
    6. DRIVER ASSISTANCE SYSTEMS
    7. CONCLUSION
  22. Compilation of References
  23. About the Contributors