# IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology

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Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):C1 - C4
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• ### IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology publication information

Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): C2
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• ### A Statistical Radio Range Model for a Robot MANET in a Subterranean Mine

Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):2658 - 2666
Cited by:  Papers (11)
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We present a statistical model for the radio range between robots in a mobile ad hoc network (MANET) deployed in an underground mine. Such unmanned mobile robotic networks could potentially be used in hazard mitigation and search and rescue in tunnel environments such as mines and subways, as well as in building environments. In addition to fading characteristics, our model is able to represent th... View full abstract»

• ### A Distributed Millimeter-Wave Small-Signal HBT Model Based on Electromagnetic Simulation

Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):2667 - 2674
Cited by:  Papers (8)
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In this paper, a novel distributed small-signal heterojunction bipolar transistor (HBT) model at millimeter-wave frequencies is proposed. This new approach integrates the electromagnetic (EM) simulation of the outer extrinsic passive part of an HBT, the coupled transmission lines for the fingers, and the Gupta multiport connection into an efficient global distributed modeling approach. For the fir... View full abstract»

• ### Efficient Embedded Neural-Network-Based License Plate Recognition System

Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):2675 - 2683
Cited by:  Papers (36)  |  Patents (1)
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In this paper, a video processing methodology for a field-programmable gate array (FPGA)-based license plate recognition (LPR) system is researched. The raster scan video is used as an input with low memory utilization. During the design, Gabor filter, threshold, and connected component labeling (CCL) algorithms are used to obtain license plate region. This region is segmented into disjoint charac... View full abstract»

• ### A Stationary System of Noncontact Temperature Measurement and Hotbox Detecting

Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):2684 - 2694
Cited by:  Papers (10)
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In this paper, we propose an intelligent stationary system of uninterrupted noncontact temperature measurement and detection of overheated bearings in trains. The proposed measurement system is a stand-alone class, based on remote infrared (IR) measurement and recognition of the hot lid of axle bearing. The measurement system is useful for continuous maintenance without traffic interruption. It co... View full abstract»

• ### Simple Engine Models for VII-Enabled In-Vehicle Applications

Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):2695 - 2702
Cited by:  Papers (13)
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The rapid development of intervehicular communication technology, coupled with the United States department of transportation (USDOT)'s vehicle infrastructure integration (VII) initiative, will soon enable a new class of in-vehicle applications such as cooperative driving assistance systems (CDASs). An engine model with reasonable accuracy and excellent computational efficiency is called for to fa... View full abstract»

• ### Dynamic Origin–Destination Flow Estimation Using Cellular Communication System

Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):2703 - 2713
Cited by:  Papers (28)  |  Patents (5)
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This paper aims to develop a new approach for the estimation of dynamic origin-destination (O-D) flow using cell phones as traffic probes. The state-space model, which depends on the autoregressive dynamics of O-D flow and the time series for link volume counts, was adopted. Unlike a direct approach that uses sample O-D flows extracted from the cell-based location data as additional observations, ... View full abstract»

• ### Modular Three-Phase Permanent-Magnet Brushless Machines for In-Wheel Applications

Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):2714 - 2720
Cited by:  Papers (55)
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This paper describes the merits of a recently developed form of a three-phase permanent-magnet (PM) brushless AC machine in which the concentrated coils of each stator phase are wound either on adjacent teeth or on alternate teeth. Such a machine is often referred to as modular and offers a number of significant advantages over conventional PM brushless machines. For example, it results in a small... View full abstract»

• ### Design and New Control of DC/DC Converters to Share Energy Between Supercapacitors and Batteries in Hybrid Vehicles

Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):2721 - 2735
Cited by:  Papers (186)
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In this paper, the authors propose the supercapacitor integration strategy in a hybrid series vehicle. The designed vehicle is an experimental test bench developed at the laboratory of electrical engineering and systems (L2ES) in collaboration with the research in electrical engineering and electronics center of Belfort (CREEBEL). This test bench currently has two diesel motors (each connected to ... View full abstract»

• ### Lane-Change Decision Aid System Based on Motion-Driven Vehicle Tracking

Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):2736 - 2746
Cited by:  Papers (51)  |  Patents (3)
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Overtaking and lane changing are very dangerous driving maneuvers due to possible driver distraction and blind spots. We propose an aid system based on image processing to help the driver in these situations. The main purpose of an overtaking monitoring system is to segment the rear view and track the overtaking vehicle. We address this task with an optic-flow-driven scheme, focusing on the visual... View full abstract»

• ### SVM-Based Approximate Model Control for Electronic Throttle Valve

Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):2747 - 2756
Cited by:  Papers (23)  |  Patents (1)
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An electronic throttle is a dc-motor-driven valve that regulates air inflow into the combustion system of an engine. The throttle control system should ensure fast and accurate reference tracking of the valve plate angle while preventing excessive wear of the throttle's components by constraining physical variables to their normal-operation domains. These high-quality control demands are hard to a... View full abstract»

• ### Mellin-Transform-Based Performance Analysis of FFH $M$ -ary FSK Using Product Combining for Combatting Partial-Band Noise Jamming

Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):2757 - 2765
Cited by:  Papers (10)
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We employ the Mellin transform to facilitate the bit error ratio (BER) analysis of a fast frequency hopping (FFH)-assisted, M-ary frequency-shift keying (MFSK) using product combining (PC) when the transmitted signal is subjected to both Rayleigh fading and partial-band noise jamming. Exploiting the fact that the Mellin transform of the product of independent random variables is the product of the... View full abstract»

• ### Space–Time Turbo Equalization With Successive Interference Cancellation for Frequency-Selective MIMO Channels

Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):2766 - 2778
Cited by:  Papers (20)  |  Patents (1)
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This paper addresses the issue of iterative space-time equalization for multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) frequency-selective fading channels. A new soft equalization concept based on successive interference cancellation (SIC) is introduced for a space-time bit-interleaved coded modulation (STBICM) transmission. The proposed equalizer allows us to separate intersymbol interference (ISI) and mu... View full abstract»

• ### Blind-Channel Estimation and Interference Suppression for Single-Carrier and Multicarrier Block Transmission Systems

Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):2779 - 2791
Cited by:  Papers (3)
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Block transmission has recently been considered as an alternative to the conventional continuous transmission technique. In particular, block transmission techniques with zero padding (ZP) and cyclic prefix (CP) are becoming attractive procedures for their ability to eliminate both intersymbol interference (ISI) and interblock interference (IBI). In this paper, we present a unified approach to bli... View full abstract»

• ### Bandwidth-Efficient Differential Space–Time Modulation

Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):2792 - 2803
Cited by:  Papers (4)
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We propose an extension of differential unitary space-time modulation by an additional differential amplitude modulation for bandwidth-efficient transmission with noncoherent detection in a wireless system with multiple transmit antennas. The input bits are subdivided into two groups. The first group chooses a unitary matrix, whereas the second group determines the amplitude of the transmit matrix... View full abstract»

• ### Extending a Fixed-Complexity Sphere Decoder to Obtain Likelihood Information for Turbo-MIMO Systems

Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):2804 - 2814
Cited by:  Papers (78)  |  Patents (1)
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A list extension for a fixed-complexity sphere decoder (FSD) to perform iterative detection and decoding in turbo-multiple input-multiple output (MIMO) systems is proposed in this paper. The algorithm obtains a list of candidates that can be used to calculate likelihood information about the transmitted bits required by the outer decoder. The list FSD (LFSD) overcomes the two main problems of the ... View full abstract»

• ### BER Evaluation of BICM-ID via Bonferroni-Type Bounds

Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):2815 - 2821
Cited by:  Papers (5)
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In this paper, we evaluate the bit error rate (BER) of bit-interleaved coded modulation (BICM) receivers that operate with a priori information obtained from the decoder during the so-called turbo iterations. We use Bonferroni-type lower and upper bounds to tightly estimate the BER performance in the range of signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of interest. The results are shown to be useful... View full abstract»

• ### On Next Generation CDMA Technologies: The REAL Approach for Perfect Orthogonal Code Generation

Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):2822 - 2833
Cited by:  Papers (23)
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All currently available code-division multiple-access (CDMA) technologies used in second-generation and third-generation mobile cellular systems are interference limited and can be appropriately called first-generation CDMA, whereas next-generation CDMA should provide a nearly interference-free performance. This paper addresses the issues on spreading code generation that is suitable for next-gene... View full abstract»

• ### Blind Spectrum Sensing Algorithms for Cognitive Radio Networks

Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):2834 - 2842
Cited by:  Papers (38)
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In a cognitive radio network, the spectrum that is allocated to primary users can be used by secondary users if the spectrum is not being used by the primary user at the current time and location. The only consideration is that the secondary users have to vacate the channel within a certain amount of time whenever the primary user becomes active. Thus, the cognitive radio faces the difficult chall... View full abstract»

• ### Iterative Joint Tone-Interference Cancellation and Decoding for MIMO-OFDM

Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):2843 - 2855
Cited by:  Papers (5)
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In this paper, multi-input-multi-output orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (MIMO-OFDM) is considered in the presence of multipath fading and multitone interference (MTI). The MIMO-OFDM system makes joint use of channel coding and orthogonal space-frequency block coding (OSFBC) on the transmit side and iterative processing on the receiver side for robustness and improved performance against... View full abstract»

• ### Analysis of Tomlinson–Harashima Precoding in Multiuser MIMO Systems With Imperfect Channel State Information

Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):2856 - 2867
Cited by:  Papers (23)  |  Patents (1)
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Tomlinson-Harashima precoding (THP) is a successive pre-equalization technique that arranges all the receivers into a group of layers and then suppresses the interlayer interference in sequence at the transmitter. There are two basic THP structures according to the positions of the diagonal weighted filter-decentralized at the receivers or centralized at the transmitter-which are denoted dTHP or c... View full abstract»

• ### Optimization Issues for Cooperative Amplify-and-Forward Systems Over Block-Fading Channels

Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):2868 - 2884
Cited by:  Papers (25)
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In this paper, we deal with an amplify-and-forward (AF) cooperative strategy in slot-based, block-fading environments. In contrast with previous schemes, which assume a constant channel during the cooperative frame (several slots), here, we relax this constraint and assume a classical quasi-static block- fading channel (constant for one slot). This additional degree of freedom modifies the behavio... View full abstract»

• ### A Method for the Direction-of-Arrival Estimation of Incoherently Distributed Sources

Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):2885 - 2893
Cited by:  Papers (18)
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We consider the problem of estimating the nominal direction of arrival (DOA) of an incoherently distributed source. This problem is encountered due to the presence of local scatterers in the vicinity of a transmitter or due to signals propagating through a random inhomogeneous medium. Since the spatial covariance matrix has full rank for an incoherently distributed source, the performance of most ... View full abstract»

• ### Adaptive Decision Feedback Space–Time Equalization With Generalized Sidelobe Cancellation

Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):2894 - 2906
Cited by:  Papers (9)
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In wireless communications, cochannel interference (CCI) and intersymbol interference (ISI) are two main factors that limit system performance. Conventionally, a beamformer is used to reduce CCI, whereas an equalizer is used to compensate for ISI. These two devices can be combined into one as space-time equalizer (STE). A training sequence is usually required to train the STE prior to its use. In ... View full abstract»

## Aims & Scope

The IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology is dedicated to the publication of peer-reviewed original contributions of research regarding the theory and practice of electrical and electronics technology in vehicles and vehicular systems.

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## Meet Our Editors

Editor-in-Chief
Nei Kato, Professor
Graduate School of Information Sciences (GSIS)
Tohoku University
Aramaki-Aoba 6-3-09, Aoba-ku, Sendai, 980-8579, JAPAN
Email: kato@it.is.tohoku.ac.jp