The present invention relates to a method (600,700) for transmitting electromagnetic signals by a vehicle (1) moving towards a target device (2). In particular, the moving vehicle (1) comprises a communication system (40), provided with a radiating system (41) by means of which it receives and transmits electromagnetic signals, which performs (701) an alignment step with the target device to establish a first communication direction with the target device, communicates (703) with the target device by orienting the radiating system (41) in order to receive and transmit data along said first communication direction, and performs (705 - 711) a subsequent phase for maintaining the alignment with the target device in which determines (603), based on data measured by at least one sensor (33) of the vehicle (1), a future position and an orientation of the radiating system (41), said sensor being operatively connected to an electronic control unit (31) of the vehicle (1) configured to implement control and/or driving assistance functions of the vehicle (1) based on information received from said sensor (33), receives (705) information indicative of or adapted to predict a future position and orientation of a radiating system (41B) of the target device, determines (709) a second communication direction (RLOS(t)) which connects the future position of the radiating system (41) to the future position of the radiating system of the target device (2), and orientates (709) the electromagnetic signals emitted by the radiating system (41) on the basis of the determined direction of communication (RLOS(t)).

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR POINTING ELECTROMAGNETIC SIGNALS EMITTED BY MOVING DEVICES

U. Spagnolini;G. Panzani;S. Savaresi;M. Nicoli;M. Brambilla
2020

Abstract

The present invention relates to a method (600,700) for transmitting electromagnetic signals by a vehicle (1) moving towards a target device (2). In particular, the moving vehicle (1) comprises a communication system (40), provided with a radiating system (41) by means of which it receives and transmits electromagnetic signals, which performs (701) an alignment step with the target device to establish a first communication direction with the target device, communicates (703) with the target device by orienting the radiating system (41) in order to receive and transmit data along said first communication direction, and performs (705 - 711) a subsequent phase for maintaining the alignment with the target device in which determines (603), based on data measured by at least one sensor (33) of the vehicle (1), a future position and an orientation of the radiating system (41), said sensor being operatively connected to an electronic control unit (31) of the vehicle (1) configured to implement control and/or driving assistance functions of the vehicle (1) based on information received from said sensor (33), receives (705) information indicative of or adapted to predict a future position and orientation of a radiating system (41B) of the target device, determines (709) a second communication direction (RLOS(t)) which connects the future position of the radiating system (41) to the future position of the radiating system of the target device (2), and orientates (709) the electromagnetic signals emitted by the radiating system (41) on the basis of the determined direction of communication (RLOS(t)).
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