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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