Fundamentals of Vehicular Communication Networks with Vehicle Platoons

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Vehicular platooning is a promising way to facilitate efficient movement of vehicles with a shared route. Despite its relevance, the interplay of platooning and the communication performance in the resulting vehicular network (VN) is largely unexplored. In this talk, I will present a comprehensive approach to statistical modeling and system-level analysis of VNs with platooned traffic. Modeling the network of roads using the by-now well-accepted Poisson line process (PLP), we place vehicles on each road according to an independent Matern cluster process (MCP) that jointly captures randomness in the locations of platoons on the roads and vehicles within each platoon. The resulting triply-stochastic point process is a PLP-driven-Cox process, which we term the PLP-MCP. I will present this new point process’s distribution and derive several fundamental properties essential for the resulting VN’s analysis. Assuming that the cellular base-stations (BSs) are distributed as a Poisson point process (PPP), we derive the distribution of the loads served by the typical BS and the BS associated with the typical user. In deriving the latter, I will also present a new approach to deriving the length distribution of a tagged chord in a Poisson Voronoi tessellation. Using the derived results, we present the rate coverage of the typical user while considering partial loading of the BSs. We also provide a comparative analysis of VNs with and without platooning of traffic. Based on the joint work with K. Pandey, K. R. Perumalla and H. S. Dhillon. Full paper available at

Abhishek K Gupta, IIT Kanpur

Abhishek K. Gupta received his B.Tech.- M.Tech. dual degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kanpur in 2010 and PhD degree in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin in 2016. He is currently working as an assistant professor in the department of Electrical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. He was recipient of the young faculty fellowship (2022) by IIT Kanpur and GE-FS Leadership award (2009) by General Electric (GE) Foundation and Institute of International Education. He is author of the books An introduction to stochastic geometry (Morgan-Claypool, 2022), Numerical Methods using MATLAB (Apress, 2014) and MATLAB by Examples (Finch, 2010). Previously he was working as Sr. Standards Engineer at Samsung Research America in Dallas, TX. In the past, he has worked in Applied Microelectronics Circuit Corporation (Pune), Futurewei Technologies (NJ) and Nokia Networks (IL).