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Line of sight power variation in the air to ground channel

Schneckenburger, Nicolas and Jost, Thomas and Shutin, Dmitriy and Fiebig, U.-C. (2015) Line of sight power variation in the air to ground channel. In: 2016 10th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2016. EUCAP 2015, 2015-04-10 - 2015-04-15, Davos, Schweiz.

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The paper investigates the variation of the received line-of-sight (LoS) power due to ground multipath propagation for the L-band air to ground radio channel. Within, both theoretical as well as results taken from flight trial measurements are presented. In theory, ground multipath propagation leads to periodic amplification and attenuation of the received LoS power. Measurement data presented within the paper confirms that in general, the variation can be well modeled by introducing an additional ground multipath component. Nevertheless, in reality strong signal variations do not appear as often as expected, i.e. the reflection off the ground is strongly attenuated. Two main reasons can be identified attenuation. First, ground multipath propagation can be blocked by nearby buildings, terrain features or vegetation. Second, a rough ground surfaces causes the incident radio waves to be reflected in all directions. This effect is called scattering and results in only a small portion of the power being received at the aircraft.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/118880/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Line of sight power variation in the air to ground channel
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Schneckenburger, NicolasUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-9952-7555UNSPECIFIED
Date:April 2015
Journal or Publication Title:2016 10th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2016
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Channel Modelling, Aviation, APNT
Event Title:EUCAP 2015
Event Location:Davos, Schweiz
Event Type:international Conference
Event Start Date:10 April 2015
Event End Date:15 April 2015
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:air traffic management and operations
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AO - Air Traffic Management and Operation
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Communication, Navigation and Surveillance (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Communication and Navigation > Communications Systems
Deposited By: Schneckenburger, Nicolas
Deposited On:09 Feb 2018 09:39
Last Modified:24 Apr 2024 20:23

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