Wireless Protocol Design for a Cooperative Pedestrian Protection System

  • Dirk Lill
  • Manuel Schappacher
  • Shahidul Islam
  • Axel Sikora
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6596)


In the research project Ko-TAG, which is part of the research initiative Ko-FAS, cooperative sensor technology is developed and its benefit for traffic safety applications is evaluated. As a result the new sensor concept shall provide essential input data for next generation driver assistant systems. A secondary radar principle based on communication signals enables localization of objects with simultaneous data transmission. It mainly concentrates on pedestrian and other vulnerable road user (VRU) detection.

This paper describes the architectural approach of the system design, as well as the main characteristics of the physical and data link layers of the proposed wireless protocol. The protocol is designed in such a way that it can be used as an extension to IEEE802.11p/WAVE protocol. The complete protocol is modeled in OPNET network simulator.


VRU eSafety localization secondary surveillance radar time of flight angle of arrival network simulation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dirk Lill
    • 1
  • Manuel Schappacher
    • 1
  • Shahidul Islam
    • 1
  • Axel Sikora
    • 2
  1. 1.Steinbeis Innovation Center Embedded Design and NetworkingBaden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University LoerrachHeitersheimGermany
  2. 2.Department of Information TechnologyBaden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University LoerrachLoerrachGermany

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