Electrical and Computer Engineering
Unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) are being used increasingly worldwide. These systems will operate in conditions that differ from conventional piloted aircraft, and this implies that the airground (AG) channel for UASs can differ significantly from the traditional, simple, AG channel models. After providing some background and motivation, we describe the AG channel features and our efforts in measuring and modeling the AG channel. Some example measurement and model results-for the path loss and the Ricean K-factor-are provided to illustrate some of the interesting AG channel characteristics that are still being investigated.
Postprint version. Published in IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine, Volume 10, Issue 2, 2015, pages 79-85.
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Matolak, D., Sun, R. (2015). Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Air-Ground Channel Characterization for Future Applications. IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine, 10(2), 79-85.