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Comparison of L- and C-Band Satellite-to-Indoor Broadband Wave Propagation for Navigation Applications

Jost, Thomas and Wang, Wei and Fiebig, Uwe-Carsten and Perez-Fontan, Fernando (2011) Comparison of L- and C-Band Satellite-to-Indoor Broadband Wave Propagation for Navigation Applications. IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 59 (10), pp. 3899-3909. IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. ISSN 0018-926X.

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In order to compare satellite-to-indoor wave propagation characteristics between L-band and C-band for satellite navigation applications, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) conducted a measurement campaign in June 2008. The measurements were performed at 1.51 GHz for L-band and at 5.2 GHz for C-band with a broadband signal of 100 MHz bandwidth. A mobile crane was used as transmitter platform. The receiving antenna was mounted on a model train which ran through various rooms in order to capture channel characteristics with a high spatial resolution. Standard statistical results are given in terms of power delay profile, received energy, mean delay, delay spread and number of paths for various transmitter heights and receiver locations. To show the impact of the satellite-to-indoor propagation channel on navigation receivers, the error of the delay-locked-loop (DLL) receiver and an experimental upper bound for multipath mitigation receivers is given. The analysis shows, that C-band is more sensitive to the building layout compared to L-band. Due to building material, C-band wave propagation is subjected to higher entry loss. In terms of positioning performance, L- and C-band show similar performances in the bias seen by the DLL estimator. For multipath mitigation receivers, L-band outperforms C-band especially for higher elevations.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/71141/
Document Type:Article
Title:Comparison of L- and C-Band Satellite-to-Indoor Broadband Wave Propagation for Navigation Applications
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Perez-Fontan, FernandoUniversity of VigoUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:1 October 2011
Journal or Publication Title:IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Page Range:pp. 3899-3909
Publisher:IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Series Name:Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Keywords:Comparison, navigation, satellite-to-indoor, wave propagation.
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Communication and Navigation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R KN - Kommunikation und Navigation
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben GNSS2/Neue Dienste und Produkte (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Communication and Navigation > Communications Systems
Deposited By: Jost, Thomas
Deposited On:12 Oct 2011 10:38
Last Modified:08 Mar 2018 18:32

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