Millimeter Wave Propagation; Vehicular Communications; Spatial Consistency; Multipath Clustering; Channel Characterization

The capabilities of the millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum to fulfill the ultra high data rate demands of V2X (Vehicle-to-Everything) communications necessitates the need for accurate channel modeling to facilitate the efficient development of next-generation network and device design strategies. Ergo, this work describes the design of a novel fully autonomous robotic beam-steering platform, equipped with a custom broadband sliding correlator channel sounder, for 28GHz V2X propagation modeling activities on the NSF POWDER experimental testbed.