Experimental evaluation of multi-antenna receivers for UAV communication in live LTE networks

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Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) communication is known to suffer from significant interference due to the clearance of the radio paths with ground base stations. Multi-antenna receive combining has the promise of alleviating the impact of interference, translating to improved connectivity performance. In this paper, we evaluate the performance of Conventional Beamforming (CB) and Maximum Ratio Combining (MRC) receivers for UAV communication based on live Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks. Our measurement setup consists of nine Universal Software Radio Peripheral (USRP) boards and a circular antenna array with sixteen elements. The LTE signals are recorded at different UAV flight heights in urban environments, and processed offline. Results show similar Signal-to-Interference-plus-Noise Ratio (SINR) performance by MRC and CB, with CB slightly outperforming MRC provided knowledge of LTE signal structure is used for the beam selection. No significant dependency from the flight height has been observed. The outage probability analysis further emphasizes the benefits of using CB in the studied scenarios.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
Titel2018 IEEE Globecom Workshops (GC Wkshps)
Antal sider6
ForlagIEEE
Publikationsdato19 feb. 2019
Artikelnummer8644068
ISBN (Trykt)978-1-5386-4921-3
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-1-5386-4920-6
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StatusUdgivet - 19 feb. 2019
Begivenhed2018 IEEE Globecom Workshops (GC Wkshps) - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Varighed: 9 dec. 201813 dec. 2018

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Konference2018 IEEE Globecom Workshops (GC Wkshps)
LandUnited Arab Emirates
ByAbu Dhabi
Periode09/12/201813/12/2018
NavnIEEE Globecom Workshops (GC Wkshps)

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Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Beamforming
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)
Antennas
Communication
Software radio
Antenna grounds
Antenna arrays
Outages
Base stations

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Izydorczyk, Tomasz ; Bucur, Madalina Cristina ; Tavares, Fernando Menezes Leitão ; Berardinelli, Gilberto ; Mogensen, Preben Elgaard. / Experimental evaluation of multi-antenna receivers for UAV communication in live LTE networks. 2018 IEEE Globecom Workshops (GC Wkshps). IEEE, 2019. (IEEE Globecom Workshops (GC Wkshps)).
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Experimental evaluation of multi-antenna receivers for UAV communication in live LTE networks. / Izydorczyk, Tomasz; Bucur, Madalina Cristina; Tavares, Fernando Menezes Leitão; Berardinelli, Gilberto; Mogensen, Preben Elgaard.

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