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Application of Path-based Multipath Component Tracking on Air-Ground Channel Measurement Data

Mielke, Daniel M. and Walter, Michael and Becker, Dennis and Bellido-Manganell, Miguel Angel and Fiebig, Uwe-Carsten (2023) Application of Path-based Multipath Component Tracking on Air-Ground Channel Measurement Data. IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. doi: 10.1109/TVT.2022.3230357. ISSN 0018-9545.

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The operation of unmanned aircraft is unthinkable without reliable wireless communication links: Despite a comparatively high expected level of autonomy of unmanned aircraft, monitoring and remote controlling are required to some degree. As the design of every communication link requires good knowledge on the characteristics of the communication channel, we have performed a measurement campaign to collect channel sounding data for the wireless air-ground channel at C-band. While we have focused on the campaign description and the analysis of the dominant signal component in previous publications, we now concentrate on the detection and tracking of multipath components. In this paper, we present our data processing chain that allows a fast parallel processing of the measurement data, as data dependencies are reduced as much as possible. We furthermore introduce a path-based multipath component tracking approach and apply it to our measurement data. This tracking allows us to estimate the location of reflectors causing multipath component signals. We apply our processing chain to data recorded during take-off at a small airport and compare the results of the reflector localization to a satellite image of the airport to successfully verify our approach.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/191649/
Document Type:Article
Title:Application of Path-based Multipath Component Tracking on Air-Ground Channel Measurement Data
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Mielke, Daniel M.UNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-0625-8910UNSPECIFIED
Walter, MichaelUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-5659-8716UNSPECIFIED
Bellido-Manganell, Miguel AngelUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-0668-3477UNSPECIFIED
Fiebig, Uwe-CarstenUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2736-1140UNSPECIFIED
Journal or Publication Title:IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Publisher:IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Keywords:wireless communications, channel measurement, channel modeling, aeronautical communications, signal processing, reflector localization
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:Air Transportation and Impact
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AI - Air Transportation and Impact
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Cyber-Security Centric Communication, Navigation and Surveillance
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Communication and Navigation > Communications Systems
Institute of Communication and Navigation
Deposited By: Mielke, Daniel M.
Deposited On:08 Dec 2022 19:15
Last Modified:29 Nov 2023 17:49

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