Impact of Packet Loss on CACC String Stability Performance

C. Lei, E.M. van Eenennaam, W. Klein Wolterink, G. Karagiannis, Geert Heijenk, J. Ploeg

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    Recent development in wireless technology enables communication between vehicles. The concept of Co-operative Adaptive Cruise Control (CACC) - which uses wireless communication between vehicles - aims at string stable behaviour in a platoon of vehicles. “String Stability‿ means any non-zero position, speed, and acceleration errors of an individual vehicle in a string do not amplify when they propagate upstream. In this paper, we will discuss the string stability of CACC and evaluate its performance with various packet loss ratios, beacon sending frequencies and time headway in simulations. The simulation framework is built up with a controller prototype, a traffic simulator, and a network simulator.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2011 11th International Conference on ITS Telecommunications
    EditorsAlexey Vinel
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)978-1-61284-671-2
    Publication statusPublished - 24 Aug 2011
    EventEleventh International Workshop on ITS Telecommunications, Saint-Pertersburg, Russia: Proceedings of the Eleventh International Workshop on ITS Telecommunications - Russia
    Duration: 24 Aug 2011 → …


    ConferenceEleventh International Workshop on ITS Telecommunications, Saint-Pertersburg, Russia
    Period24/08/11 → …


    • METIS-277698
    • CACC
    • IR-77616
    • string stability
    • packet loss ratio
    • EWI-20293
    • beacon sending frequency
    • time headway


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