Graduate School and Research Center in Digital Sciences

Infrastructure Planning

T Technical Teaching


  • Intelligent transport systems require wireless communication infrastructure to provide the required connectivity to users and vehicles. Such connectivity is based on heterogeneous access technologies (LTE, WLAN, IEEE 802.11p) and on inter-vehicular communication or vehicular-to-infrastructure communication over single or multiple hops.
  • One key component remains to have a sufficient radio coverage provided by communication infrastructures, in particular for ITS applications requiring a global and/or large-scale connectivity, or to leverage the initial low penetration of the ITS communication technologies. Normal radio coverage may be typically provided by a cellular network, although one particularity of wireless networks for ITS is that a full and continuous coverage is neither required nor optimal, as a large majority of ITS applications are based on geo-localized services. Radio coverage, and as such, the deployment of communication infrastructure should be adapted to ITS applications requirements, and to the radio coverage and vehicular mobility contexts, with the aim of a joint user/operator satisfaction. An optimal distribution of communication infrastructure is indeed expected to play a critical role in the success of ITS applications.
  • The objective of this course is therefore to learn innovative methods and algorithms to optimize radio coverage for ITS (the user satisfaction) on the one hand, and on the other hand, to optimally dimension the size of the required communication infrastructure (the operator satisfaction) by minimizing them but distributing them in key locations with respects to ITS applications.