Alexander Brummer, M. Sc.
Alexander Brummer is a research assistant and part of the “Connected Mobility” group at the chair of Computer Networks and Communication Systems.
After finishing school in 2011 he studied Information and Communication Technology at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg. Subsequent to his Bachelor degree (B.Sc., with distinction) in October 2014 he continued with the consecutive Master’s program with focus on “Embedded Systems”. In the course of his Master’s studies he spent a semester abroad at the University of Victoria in Canada. Moreover, he worked several times as working student in the area of software engineering at Siemens AG.
In the course of his research project and Master Thesis he dealt with the simulation of Car2X networks using the Veins framework developed at the chair. After obtaining the Master degree (M.Sc., with distinction) in August 2017 he decided to continue research in this area as a Ph.D. student.
N-Ray Ground Interference: Extending the Two-Ray Interference Model for 3D Terrain Shapes
11th IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC 2019) (Los Angeles, 2019-12-04 - 2019-12-06)
In: Proceedings of the 11th IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC 2019) 2019
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Modeling V2X Communications Across Multiple Road Levels
90th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2019-Fall), 2nd IEEE Connected and Automated Vehicles Symposium (CAVS 2019) (Honolulu, HI, 2019-09-22 - 2019-09-25)
In: Proceedings of the 90th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2019-Fall), 2nd IEEE Connected and Automated Vehicles Symposium (CAVS 2019) 2019
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Veins: The Open Source Vehicular Network Simulation Framework
In: Virdis A, Kirsche M (ed.): Recent Advances in Network Simulation, Springer, 2019
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Measurement-Based Evaluation of Environmental Diffraction Modeling for 3D Vehicle-to-X Simulation
10th IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC 2018) (Taipei, 2018-12-05 - 2018-12-07)
In: Proceedings of the 10th IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC 2018) 2018
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On the Necessity of Three-Dimensional Considerations in Vehicular Network Simulation
14th Annual Conference on Wireless On-demand Network Systems and Services (WONS) (Isola 2000, 2018-02-06 - 2018-02-08)
In: Proceedings of the 14th IEEE/IFIP Conference on Wireless On demand Network Systems and Services (WONS 2018) 2018
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Towards the Evaluation of Three-Dimensional Scenarios in VANET Simulation
5th GI/ITG KuVS Fachgespräch Inter-Vehicle Communication (FG-IVC 2017) (Erlangen, 2017-04-06 - 2017-04-07)
In: Djanatliev A., Hielscher K.-J., Sommer C., Eckhoff D., and German R. (ed.): Proceedings of the 5th GI/ITG KuVS Fachgespräch Inter-Vehicle Communication (FG-IVC 2017)}, Erlangen: 2017
An Investigation of the Impact of Three-Dimensional Scenarios on VANETs and Their Simulative Implementation (Master thesis, 2017)
On the Impact of Antenna Patterns on VANET Simulation
8th IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC 2016) (Columbus, OH, 2016-12-08 - 2016-12-10)
In: Proceedings of the 8th IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC 2016) 2016
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Holistic Three-Dimensional Simulation of Connected Mobility
(Own Funds)Term: 2017-10-01 - 2020-09-30The possibilities and challenges of vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication (V2X communication) have been being researched for several years already. A popular means allowing for sufficient flexibility in the investigations whilst maintaining a relatively high level of detail is the simulation of such networks, which must take both the traffic as well as communication aspects into account. The simulation framework Veins developed at the chair has already proven to be a successful tool.
Recently, there is a growing tendency going beyond simple communication between vehicles. Under the keyword connected mobility, researchers summarize communication between diverse road users as well as with infrastructure or buildings, as expected in the near future. In this context, road users can be conventional passenger cars and utility vehicles, but also autonomous vehicles and pedestrians or cyclists. Especially in metropolitan areas evolving into smart cities, complex traffic and communication scenarios will have to be managed frequently.
In order to be able to investigate such situations already today, conventional V2X simulation has to be extended accordingly. On the one hand, the influence of various types of road users, e.g. pedestrians or autonomous vehicles, is to be considered. On the other hand, it is necessary to develop new channel models that can realistically depict the three-dimensional character of complex scenarios in modern smart cities with limited computational effort. To ensure correct results the new simulation models should be validated with the help of appropriate field tests. Furthermore, the computational effort of complex simulation scenarios is to be reduced with the help of AI and other suitable methods.