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A New Spectrum Management Scheme for Road Safety in Smart Cities

Alsarhan, Ayoub; Al-Dubai, Ahmed Y.; Min, Geyong; Zomaya, Albert Y.; Bsoul, Mohammad


Ayoub Alsarhan

Geyong Min

Albert Y. Zomaya

Mohammad Bsoul


Traffic management in roads is one of the major challenges faced in developing efficient intelligent transportation systems. Recently, wireless networks have received significant attention for tackling this challenge. However, wireless technologies face the well-known spectrum scarcity problem due to the explosive demand for radio resources. To overcome this challenge, this study presents a novel intelligent traffic control system, utilising the unused spectrum. Unlike existing works, the spectrum owners in this study hire free spectrum to drivers. The hired spectrum is deployed to build a short-range cost-effective wireless communication for monitoring traffic and enabling drivers to exchange warning messages, and thus enhancing road safety. Our objectives include minimizing crash probability, utilizing unused spectrum, and enabling spectrum owners to generate extra revenue. Numerical analysis demonstrates the capability of our approach to minimize the crash probability among vehicles under different operating road conditions.


Alsarhan, A., Al-Dubai, A. Y., Min, G., Zomaya, A. Y., & Bsoul, M. (2018). A New Spectrum Management Scheme for Road Safety in Smart Cities. IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 19(11), 3496-3506.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Dec 2, 2017
Online Publication Date Feb 15, 2018
Publication Date 2018-11
Deposit Date Dec 7, 2017
Publicly Available Date Dec 7, 2017
Journal IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems
Print ISSN 1524-9050
Electronic ISSN 1558-0016
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 19
Issue 11
Pages 3496-3506
Keywords Intelligent transportation systems, Dynamic spectrum access, Road traffic control, Crash probability, Wireless mesh networks.
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