Recent significant advances in self-interference (SI) cancellation techniques pave the way for the deployment of full-duplex (FD) wireless transceivers capable of concurrent transmission and reception on the same channel. Despite the promise to theoretically double the spectrum efficiency, FD prototyping in off-the-shelf chips of mobile devices is still at its infancy, mainly because of the challenges in mitigating SI to a tolerable level and of the strict hardware constraints. In this article, we argue in favour of embedding FD radios in on-board units (OBUs) of future vehicles. Unlike the majority of mobile devices, vehicular OBUs are good candidates to host complex FD transceivers because of their virtually unlimited power supply and processing capacity. Taking into account the effect of imperfect SI cancellation, we investigate the design implications of FD devices at the higher-layer protocols of next-generation vehicular networks and highlight the benefits they could bring with respect to half-duplex devices in some representative use cases. Early results are also provided that give insight into the impact of SI cancellation on vehicle-to-roadside communications, and showcase the benefits of FD-enhanced medium access control protocols for vehicle-to-vehicle communications supporting crucial road safety applications.

Full-Duplex Radios for Vehicular Communications

Campolo C
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MOLINARO, Antonella;
2017

Abstract

Recent significant advances in self-interference (SI) cancellation techniques pave the way for the deployment of full-duplex (FD) wireless transceivers capable of concurrent transmission and reception on the same channel. Despite the promise to theoretically double the spectrum efficiency, FD prototyping in off-the-shelf chips of mobile devices is still at its infancy, mainly because of the challenges in mitigating SI to a tolerable level and of the strict hardware constraints. In this article, we argue in favour of embedding FD radios in on-board units (OBUs) of future vehicles. Unlike the majority of mobile devices, vehicular OBUs are good candidates to host complex FD transceivers because of their virtually unlimited power supply and processing capacity. Taking into account the effect of imperfect SI cancellation, we investigate the design implications of FD devices at the higher-layer protocols of next-generation vehicular networks and highlight the benefits they could bring with respect to half-duplex devices in some representative use cases. Early results are also provided that give insight into the impact of SI cancellation on vehicle-to-roadside communications, and showcase the benefits of FD-enhanced medium access control protocols for vehicle-to-vehicle communications supporting crucial road safety applications.
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