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dc.contributor.authorKhuwaja, Aziz Altaf
dc.contributor.authorChen, Yunfei
dc.contributor.authorZhao, Nan
dc.contributor.authorAlouini, Mohamed-Slim
dc.contributor.authorDobbins, Paul
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-17T12:58:01Z
dc.date.available2018-02-01T11:45:53Z
dc.date.available2019-03-17T12:58:01Z
dc.date.issued2018-07-16
dc.identifier.citationKhuwaja AA, Chen Y, Zhao N, Alouini M-S, Dobbins P (2018) A Survey of Channel Modeling for UAV Communications. IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials 20: 2804–2821. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/COMST.2018.2856587.
dc.identifier.issn1553-877X
dc.identifier.issn2373-745X
dc.identifier.doi10.1109/COMST.2018.2856587
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/627000
dc.description.abstractUnmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have attracted great interest in rapid deployment for both civil and military applications. UAV communication has its own distinctive channel characteristics compared to the widely used cellular or satellite systems. Accurate channel characterization is crucial for the performance optimization and design of efficient UAV communication. However, several challenges exist in UAV channel modeling. For example, the propagation characteristics of UAV channels are under explored for spatial and temporal variations in non-stationary channels. Additionally, airframe shadowing has not yet been investigated for small size rotary UAVs. This paper provides an extensive survey of the measurement methods proposed for UAV channel modeling that use low altitude platforms and discusses various channel characterization efforts. We also review from a contemporary perspective of UAV channel modeling approaches, and outline future research challenges in this domain.
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors would like to thank Dr Richard Staunton for reading our manuscript and correcting typographical errors.
dc.publisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
dc.relation.urlhttps://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8411465
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dc.subjectChannel characterization
dc.subjectChannel models
dc.subjectMeasurement campaigns
dc.subjectUAV communication
dc.titleA Survey of Channel Modeling for UAV Communications
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentCommunication Theory Lab
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical Engineering Program
dc.identifier.journalIEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials
dc.eprint.versionPost-print
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Electrical Engineering, Sukkur IBA University, Sukkur, 65200, , Pakistan
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Engineering, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, U.K, , United Kingdom
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Engineering, University OfWarwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL, , United Kingdom
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Information and Communication Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, 116024, , China
dc.contributor.institutionTelent Company, Warwick, CV34 5AH, , United Kingdom
dc.identifier.arxivid1801.07359
kaust.personAlouini, Mohamed-Slim
refterms.dateFOA2018-06-13T12:25:06Z
dc.date.published-online2018-07-16
dc.date.published-print2018
dc.date.posted2018-01-23


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