Experimental Characterization of Air-to-ground Propagation at mm-Wave Frequencies in Dense Urban Environment

Enrico M. Vitucci, Vasilii Semkin, Maximilian J. Arpaio, Marina Barbiroli, Franco Fuschini, Claude Oestges, Vittorio Degli-Esposti

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Abstract

In the present study, a measurement setup utilizing mm-wave transceivers with steerable directive antennas, mounted on both a customized UAV and a ground station has been used to study Air-to-Ground (A2G) radio links and, more generally, full-3D mm-wave propagation in urban environment. We evaluate the double-directional characteristics of the channel by rotating the antennas, deriving Power-Angle Profiles at both link ends. Preliminary results provide useful understanding of A2G propagation, e.g. the influence of the antenna tilt angles, or the mechanisms allowing for the signal to propagate from street canyons to the air.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication15th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2021
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-88-31299-02-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Mar 2021
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event15th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2021: Online - Virtual, Hybrid, Dusseldorf, Germany
Duration: 22 Mar 202126 Mar 2021

Conference

Conference15th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2021
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityDusseldorf
Period22/03/2126/03/21

Keywords

  • air-to-ground measurements
  • UAV-aided wireless communications
  • urban propagation

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