Radio Channel Modelling for UAV Communication over Cellular Networks

Rafhael Medeiros de Amorim, Huan Cong Nguyen, Preben Elgaard Mogensen, Istvan Kovacs, Jeroen Wigard, Troels Bundgaard Sørensen

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The main goal of this paper is to obtain models for path loss exponents and shadowing for the radio channel between airborne Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and cellular networks. In this pursuit, field measurements were conducted in live LTE networks at the 800 MHz frequency band, using a commercial UAV. Our results show that path loss exponents decrease as the UAV moves up, approximating freespace propagation for horizontal ranges up to tens of kilometers at UAV heights around 100m. Our findings support the need of heightdependent parameters for describing the propagation channel for UAVs at different heights.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftIEEE Wireless Communications Letters
Vol/bind6
Udgave nummer4
Sider (fra-til)514 - 517
ISSN2162-2337
DOI
StatusUdgivet - aug. 2017

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Radio Channel Modelling for UAV Communication over Cellular Networks. / Amorim, Rafhael Medeiros de; Nguyen, Huan Cong; Mogensen, Preben Elgaard; Kovacs, Istvan; Wigard, Jeroen; Sørensen, Troels Bundgaard.

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