Applicability of 5G technology for a wireless train backbone

Aljama, Pedro; Arriola, Aitor; Martínez, Imanol ; Val, Iñaki; López, Igor; Manco, Julio; Härri, Jérôme
EUCAP 2021, 15th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, 22-26 March 2021, Düsseldorf, Germany (Virtual Conference)

The migration of TCMS communications to a Wireless Train Backbone (WLTB) is one of the main goals of CONNECTA-2 and Safe4RAIL-2 projects of Shift2Rail initiative. In this paper the suitability of 5G technology for a WLTB is analyzed, both for infrastructure-based and V2X networks. Obtained results indicate that 5G technology is suitable for a WLTB, but in order to cover a large number of consists either high-end 5G configurations need to be used (e.g. 4x4 MIMO in millimeter waves) or the requirements for the WLTB need to be scaled down.


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Conference
City:
Düsseldorf
Date:
2021-03-22
Department:
Communication systems
Eurecom Ref:
6432
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