Effects of Random Number Generators on V2X Communication Simulation

  • Robert Protzmann
  • Björn Schünemann
  • Ilja Radusch
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 402)


Detailed simulation models have to incorporate random effects. Since the generation of randomness is subject to several shortcomings, this needs to be considered for the setup and evaluation of simulations. On the basis of well-known metrics for the domain of V2X communication we will evaluate the influences of differently generated random sequences on the simulation. We will show that it is important to pay attention to avoid skewed results caused by random number generation and ensure the statistical relevance of the simulation series. It can be stated that well established random number generators are suitable. Meaningful simulation results rely rather on a sufficient number of simulation runs which in turn will depend on the applied models.


RNG V2X simulation verification VSimRTI 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Protzmann
    • 1
  • Björn Schünemann
    • 2
  • Ilja Radusch
    • 2
  1. 1.Automotive Services and Communication TechnologiesFraunhofer FOKUS, BerlinGermany
  2. 2.OKS / Daimler Center for Automotive IT InnovationsTechnische Universität BerlinGermany

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