A Survey of Channel Modeling for UAV Communications

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/627000
Title:
A Survey of Channel Modeling for UAV Communications
Authors:
Khuwaja, Aziz Altaf; Chen, Yunfei; Zhao, Nan; Alouini, Mohamed-Slim ( 0000-0003-4827-1793 ) ; Dobbins, Paul
Abstract:
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have gained great interest for rapid deployment in both civil and military applications. UAV communication has its own distinctive channel characteristics compared with widely used cellular and satellite systems. Thus, accurate channel characterization is crucial for the performance optimization and design of efficient UAV communication systems. However, several challenges exist in UAV channel modeling. For example, propagation characteristics of UAV channels are still less explored for spatial and temporal variations in non-stationary channels. Also, airframe shadowing has not yet been investigated for small size rotary UAVs. This paper provides an extensive survey on the measurement campaigns launched for UAV channel modeling using low altitude platforms and discusses various channel characterization efforts. We also review the contemporary perspective of UAV channel modeling approaches and outline some future research challenges in this domain.
KAUST Department:
Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division; Electrical Engineering Program; King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal 23955-6900, Makkah Province, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Publisher:
arXiv
Issue Date:
23-Jan-2018
ARXIV:
arXiv:1801.07359
Type:
Preprint
Additional Links:
http://arxiv.org/abs/1801.07359v1; http://arxiv.org/pdf/1801.07359v1
Appears in Collections:
Other/General Submission; Electrical Engineering Program; Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division

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dc.contributor.authorKhuwaja, Aziz Altafen
dc.contributor.authorChen, Yunfeien
dc.contributor.authorZhao, Nanen
dc.contributor.authorAlouini, Mohamed-Slimen
dc.contributor.authorDobbins, Paulen
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-01T11:45:53Z-
dc.date.available2018-02-01T11:45:53Z-
dc.date.issued2018-01-23en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/627000-
dc.description.abstractUnmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have gained great interest for rapid deployment in both civil and military applications. UAV communication has its own distinctive channel characteristics compared with widely used cellular and satellite systems. Thus, accurate channel characterization is crucial for the performance optimization and design of efficient UAV communication systems. However, several challenges exist in UAV channel modeling. For example, propagation characteristics of UAV channels are still less explored for spatial and temporal variations in non-stationary channels. Also, airframe shadowing has not yet been investigated for small size rotary UAVs. This paper provides an extensive survey on the measurement campaigns launched for UAV channel modeling using low altitude platforms and discusses various channel characterization efforts. We also review the contemporary perspective of UAV channel modeling approaches and outline some future research challenges in this domain.en
dc.publisherarXiven
dc.relation.urlhttp://arxiv.org/abs/1801.07359v1en
dc.relation.urlhttp://arxiv.org/pdf/1801.07359v1en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to arXiven
dc.titleA Survey of Channel Modeling for UAV Communicationsen
dc.typePreprinten
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical Engineering Programen
dc.contributor.departmentKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal 23955-6900, Makkah Province, Kingdom of Saudi Arabiaen
dc.eprint.versionPre-printen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Electrical Engineering, Sukkur IBA University, Sukkur, Sindh, Pakistanen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Engineering, University of Warwick, Coventry, U.K. CV4 7ALen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Information and Communication Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, Chinaen
dc.contributor.institutionTelent, Haywood Road, Warwick, CV34 5AH, UKen
dc.identifier.arxividarXiv:1801.07359en
kaust.authorAlouini, Mohamed-Slimen
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