Path loss models for air-to-ground radio channels in urban environments

Q Feng, JP McGeehan, EK Tameh, AR Nix

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This paper provides new statistical models for air-to-ground channels in an urban environment. The model is derived to operate at frequencies from 200MHz to 5GHz. Issues such as path loss and shadowing are evaluated as a function of the elevation angle to the airborne platform, rather than the more usual separation distance used for terrestrial mobile communications. Results demonstrate the advantages of an air-to- ground channel for urban communication, and relayed peer-to-peer links in particular.
Translated title of the contributionPath loss models for air-to-ground radio channels in urban environments
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVehicular Technology Conference 2006 (VTC 2006-Spring), Melbourne, Australia
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages2901 - 2905
ISBN (Print)0780393929
Publication statusPublished - May 2006
Event63rd Vehicular Technology Conference 2006 (VTC 2006-Spring) - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 1 May 2006 → …


Conference63rd Vehicular Technology Conference 2006 (VTC 2006-Spring)
Period1/05/06 → …

Bibliographical note

Conference Proceedings/Title of Journal: IEEE 63rd Vehicular Technology Conference, 2006 (VTC 2006-Spring)
Conference Organiser: Vehicular Technology Society
Rose publication type: Conference contribution

Additional information: With accompanying conference presentation

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  • radio propagation
  • air-to-ground channel
  • path loss
  • statistical channel models
  • urban environment


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