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.

Experimental Characterization of Air-to-ground Propagation at mm-Wave Frequencies in Dense Urban Environment

Vitucci, Enrico M.;Arpaio, Maximilian J.;Barbiroli, Marina;Fuschini, Franco;Degli-Esposti, Vittorio
2021

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.
Proceedings of the 2021 15th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP)
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Vitucci, Enrico M.; Semkin, Vasilii; Arpaio, Maximilian J.; Barbiroli, Marina; Fuschini, Franco; Oestges, Claude; Degli-Esposti, Vittorio
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