Time and frequency dispersion characteristics of the UAS wireless channel in residential and mountainous desert terrains

Richard M. Gutierrez, Hanguang Yu, Yu Rong, Daniel Bliss

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Abstract

The increasing availability of low cost, commercial off-the-shelf unmanned aerial systems (UAS) technology has made it more accessible for researchers to investigate air-to-ground wireless communications channel phenomenology. Furthermore, using software defined radio (SDR) transceivers as the UAS communications platform provides the flexibility for researchers to characterize the air-to-ground channel across multiple frequency bands. In this paper we investigate the time and frequency dispersion characteristics of UAS air-to-ground wireless channel at C band (5.8 GHz), with signal bandwidth of 20 MHz, using empirical measurements collected in outdoor residential and mountainous desert terrains. We characterize the time and frequency dispersion of the UAS air-to-ground channel by evaluating the root mean square (RMS) delay and Doppler spread. For the residential environment, the median RMS delay spread was approximately 0.03μs. For the mountainous desert environment, the median RMS delay spread was approximately 0.06μs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 14th IEEE Annual Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages516-521
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509061969
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 17 2017
Event14th IEEE Annual Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC 2017 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: Jan 8 2017Jan 11 2017

Other

Other14th IEEE Annual Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC 2017
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas
Period1/8/171/11/17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Communication

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    Gutierrez, R. M., Yu, H., Rong, Y., & Bliss, D. (2017). Time and frequency dispersion characteristics of the UAS wireless channel in residential and mountainous desert terrains. In 2017 14th IEEE Annual Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC 2017 (pp. 516-521). [7983161] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/CCNC.2017.7983161