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Modeling the Drone-to-Drone Communications Channel for Urban Environments

Becker, Dennis and Fiebig, Uwe-Carsten and Schalk, Lukas Marcel (2023) Modeling the Drone-to-Drone Communications Channel for Urban Environments. 17th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation 2023, 26.-31.March 2023, Florence, Italy.

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Preventing mid-air collisions between autonomously flying drones in urban airspace will be a crucial task for the future Urban Air Mobility (UAM). Especially in dense urban scenarios, the direct and fast information exchange between drones based on Drone-to-Drone (D2D) communications is a promising technology for enabling reliable collision avoidance systems. In order to design and validate respective communication systems, accurate knowledge about the specific underlying propagation characteristics is inevitable. Therefore, we performed a wideband channel sounding measurement campaign with two flying drones in different urban scenarios and investigated the underlying channel propagation conditions in previous works. In this work, we present a geometrical-statistical architecture to model the D2D communications channel for urban environments. It considers the identified propagation elements and effects from our measurements and shall serve as a basis to easily incorporate further statistics from our measurements or related other measurement campaigns. We show its feasibility by comparing the preliminary channel model results with a simple parameterization based on a measured scenario. The modeled channel characteristics show a good match with the measurements, but further investigation the underlying statistics in the measurements will refine model in the next.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/190791/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Modeling the Drone-to-Drone Communications Channel for Urban Environments
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Fiebig, Uwe-CarstenUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2736-1140UNSPECIFIED
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:channel model, drone-to-drone communications, unmanned aerial vehicle, air-to-air, propagation
Event Title:17th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation 2023
Event Location:Florence, Italy
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:26.-31.March 2023
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:Components and Systems
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L CS - Components and Systems
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Unmanned Aerial Systems
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Communication and Navigation > Communications Systems
Deposited By: Becker, Dennis
Deposited On:13 Feb 2023 17:28
Last Modified:29 Mar 2023 00:10

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