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[16 May 2017] A bachelor student at RTSLAB was awarded the best thesis award from IDA - Tim Hultman. more ...

[12 May 2016] A master student at RTSLAB was awarded the best thesis award from IDA - Alexander Alesand. more ...

[12 May 2016] A bachelor student at RTSLAB was awarded the best thesis award from IDA - Mathias Almquist and Viktor Almquist. more ...

[25 May 2015] A master student at RTSLAB was awarded the best thesis award from IDA - Klervie Toczé. more ...

[26 May 2014] A bachelor student at RTSLAB was awarded the best thesis award from IDA - Simon Andersson. more ...

[31 May 2012] A masters student at RTSLAB was awarded the best thesis award from IDA - Ulf Magnusson. more ...

[27 February 2008] A masters student at RTSLAB was awarded the best thesis award from IDA - Johan Sigholm. more ...

[03 March 2004] A masters student at RTSLAB was awarded the best thesis award from IDA - Tobias Chyssler. more ...

[01 Jul 2003] For second year in a row a masters student at RTSLAB was awarded the best thesis award from SNART - Mehdi Amirijoo. more ...

Master Thesis - Past Projects - Abstract

Signal-Aware Route Planning

ID: LIU-IDA/LITH-EX-G--16/005--SE

Modern vehicles have an increasing number of advanced features requiring network coverage in order to function properly. In order to facilitate the requirements of such features and allow more advanced applications, we consider the possibility of planning routes that take signal strength into consideration. Previous work have shown the relationship between TCP throughput/goodput and signal strength. In this thesis signal-aware route planning is presented, implemented, and validated. Crowd-sourced map and signal data (3G) from two sources is used for building a signal coverage map. The signal and map data is validated in a field experiment, where routes were travelled while measuring the signal strength. The field experiment showed gains in signal characteristics when deviating from the shortest possible path. The average signal strength increased by 11 dBm between algorithms and the shortest possible path. Lastly, routes were planned for all possible sources and destinations in a given urban area. The results of this calculation confirms the patterns found in the field experiment.

Keywords: signal-aware route planning, connectivity-aware route planning, signal-aware, connectivity-aware, signal aware, connectivity aware, signal shortest path, connectivity shortest path

File: Click here to download/view the thesis

Author(s): Tim Hultman

Contact: Mikael Asplund

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