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Vehicular Technology Magazine, IEEE

Issue 2 • Date June 2013

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): C1
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  • Call for papers: The IEEE Vehicular Electronics Conference/International Electric Vehicle Conference World Forum 2013

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): C2
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  • [Table of contents]

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 1 - 2
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  • Staff listing

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 2
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  • VTC 2013-Fall

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 3
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  • Public Safety Communications in Emergencies [From the Editor]

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 4
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  • Smarter Cars: Incredible Infotainment, Wireless Device Charging, Satellite-Based Road Taxes, and Better EV Batteries [Automotive Electronics]

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 5 - 13
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  • First 10-Gb/s Mobile Packet Transmission [Mobile Radio]

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 14 - 104
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  • Contactless payment debuts on London's buses, new and improved railways around the world [Transportation Systems]

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 19 - 25
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  • Visions on the Future Public Safety Communications [From the Guest Editor]

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 26 - 27
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  • Public Safety Mobile Broadband: A Techno-Economic Perspective

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 28 - 36
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    Wireless communications are critical to supporting the operational capabilities of public protection and disaster relief (PPDR) organizations. The private/professional mobile radio (PMR) technologies currently used for PPDR communications offer a rich set of voice-centric services [e.g., push-to-talk (PTT) group calls] but have very limited data transmission capabilities and are unable to cope with increasing demands in the PPDR community for mobile data-centric applications. Introducing PPDR mobile broadband communications faces a number of technical and economic/business challenges. It is believed that the current paradigm for PPDR communications provisioning based on dedicated technologies, dedicated networks, and dedicated spectrum no longer constitutes the main approach for introducing PPDR mobile broadband, and hence new paradigms and innovative solutions are needed. Thus, this article first identifies and discusses the main techno-economic drivers across the technology, network, and spectrum dimensions that are anticipated to lay the foundations for future PPDR communications to be efficient and cost-effective. Then, relevant estimations and illustrative figures are provided to add perspective and valuable insight into the economic roots of the envisioned future PPDR mobile broadband communications. View full abstract»

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  • Land Mobile Radio: Following a Realistic Path Toward Broadband for PPDR Services

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 37 - 45
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    The field of public protection and disaster relief (PPDR) communication is evolving toward scenarios of use where existing narrowband radio systems are beginning to show their limitations. Real-time location services have been incorporated into standard operating procedures. Since associated data traffic, managed through mechanisms that incorporate current communications standards by default, causes saturation of the systems, it is impossible to offer services that meet the quality parameters expected by the users. View full abstract»

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  • Transnational Interoperability: A System Framework for Public Protection and Disaster Relief

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 46 - 54
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    A transnational network in which agencies share technologies, processes, and legal rules would greatly enforce security against crime and improve responsiveness to disasters. View full abstract»

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  • Toward Future Public Safety Communications: The Broadband Wireless Trunking Project in China

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 55 - 63
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    With the broadband wireless professional communications stepping into its start-up period, a project called broadband wireless trunking (BWT) was launched in China. The purpose of the BWT project is to support research, development, standardization, and applicable evaluation for broadband wireless professional communications, with the major applications focused on future public protection and disaster relief (PPDR). In this article, the features, performance requirements, and technical challenges of PPDR are discussed. To meet these special requirements, a system architecture with uniform network interfaces is proposed in the BWT project. Under this architecture, multiple wireless accesses can be performed corporately. Some key techniques for the BWT, the roadmap of the standardization process, and an experimental platform to verify the BWT standard draft are introduced. View full abstract»

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  • The LTE Evolution: Private Mobile Radio Networks

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 64 - 70
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    The current private mobile radio (PMR) networks propose rich voice and basic data services on a large cellular network using dedicated digital narrowband PMR standards such as Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA), TETRA for Police (TETRAPOL), or Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials-Project 25 (APCO P25). Such standards provide user bit rates typically from 4 to 10 kb/s, which are less appropriate to address future PMR services requiring higher throughput, such as mail, secured Web services, video, and image delivery. The promising Third-Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) long-term evolution (LTE) solution is a candidate to address such a PMR revolution, considering some specific adaptations to be compliant with certain critical PMR requirements. This article provides an overview of these specific LTE adaptations and evaluates how they remain challenging from a standards perspective. View full abstract»

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  • Software-Defined Radio: Finding Its Use in Public Safety

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 71 - 82
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    In this article, the deployment of software-defined radio (SDR) technologies for public safety (PS) is addressed for the purpose of providing a useful reference integrating PS-specific requirements and the relevant applicable technologies. Both user requirements and SDR technologies have been examined by a lot of working groups in recent years. In turn, they have been providing support to many European-funded programs, completing the work started by the European Commission's (EC's) Sixth and Seventh Framework Programmes (FP6 and FP7), which are approaching their last steps. Narrowband up to broadband radio communications have been analyzed, also addressing security, group calls, and other specific requirements demanded by PS. View full abstract»

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  • Nationwide Safety: Nationwide Modeling for Broadband Network Services

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 83 - 91
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    As governments plan nationwide, interoperable broadband networks for their public safety services, the challenge arises of determining how and where to invest limited resources to meet demanding requirements. The United States is in the early stages of planning a nationwide 700-MHz long-term evolution (LTE) network for use by public safety officials at the local, state, and federal levels. This article presents a framework for the modeling and planning of a public safety broadband network on a nationwide scale. This framework addresses the challenges of modeling and planning for a country that is diverse in terms of terrain, user density, and public safety needs. It does so while managing computational complexity so that alternate scenarios (e.g., target areas, user requirements, and site assumptions) can be readily assessed in a timely fashion. The approach utilizes a clustering algorithm to classify areas by their terrain characteristics and user population, an iterative process for sampling and analyzing areas within each cluster, and extrapolation of the results to generate nationwide statistics such as site count, coverage percentage, and network load. Examples are given that illustrate the implications of stringent coverage reliability requirements as well as the impact of high traffic density resulting from an incident response. View full abstract»

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  • The MOBI Project: Designing the Future Emergency Service Vehicle

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 92 - 99
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    The proliferation of information and communications technology (ICT), facilities in public protection and disaster relief (PPDR) vehicles has highlighted several questions, including: "Why can't vehicles' ICT applications be simplified and rationalized to help PPDR responders work more efficiently and effectively" and "Can two items of equipment be combined to make it easier to use and decrease power consumption" Our project aims to create a common ICT infrastructure for all PPDR vehicles based on better integration of ICT systems, applications, and services. Our approach is to divide PPDR vehicles' ICT systems into four layers (a vehicle infrastructure and power management layer, a communications layer, a service platform and common services layer, and an actor-specific services layer) with standardized interfaces between them. Open standards make it easier for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), in particular, to enter the market. In addition to providing cost savings, our system significantly improves interoperability and the availability of new PPDR ICT services. View full abstract»

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  • IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Victorian Chapter Started Its Activities in Australia [Society News]

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 100 - 101
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  • VTS Constitution and Bylaws [Society News]

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 101 - 104
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  • Wireless World Research Forum

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 105
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  • IEEE works to refine the next generation of wired connectivity [Standards]

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 106 - 109
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  • Conferences of Interest [Calendar of Events]

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 110
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  • VTC 2014-Spring [call for papers]

    Publication Year: 2013 , Page(s): 112
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Aims & Scope

IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine will seek to publish peer reviewed articles covering advances in areas of interest to the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society: The theoretical, experimental, application and operational aspects of electrical and electronic engineering relevant to motor vehicles and associated land transportation infrastructure.

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Charles Backof