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Providing vehicular infotainment service using VHF/UHF TV bands via spatial spectrum reuse
journal contributionposted on 2015-06-01, 00:00 authored by J Chen, Bo Liu, H Zhou, L Gui, N Liu, Y Wu
In this paper, we identify the potential of the television bands to be used for providing vehicular infotainment service. Specifically, content delivery from the roadside unit to vehicular users is conducted by exploiting the spectrum holes, which is also referred to as spatial spectrum reuse. In this manner, the spectrum utilization efficiency is improved and the digital television service is not interfered. We first give a thorough description on such vehicular content delivery network and indicate the major design issues. After that, we respectively develop user and resource models tailored for our scenario by considering their characteristics and formulate the resource allocation as a system throughput maximization problem based on these models. For practical implementation, we devise a vehicular content delivery protocol incorporating a dynamic spectrum access algorithm and a maximal frame size design method, both of which aim at throughput and spectrum efficiency enhancement. Extensive simulations are conducted and the numerical results show the system performance is improved with our approaches.