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Radioräckviddsberäkningar för flygande plattformar
Linköping University, Department of Electrical Engineering.
Linköping University, Department of Electrical Engineering.
2002 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree)Student thesisAlternative title
Radio range calculations for flying platforms (English)
Abstract [en]

There exist several known methods for calculation of radio coverage for ground-based systems. As far as we know there are no equivalent methods for the case of flying platforms when the altitudes and speeds are significantly different to those of ground-based systems.

This thesis describes the theoretical concepts behind calculations of radio coverage for flying platforms. An investigation is made to sort out what is important and possible to employ in a model for simulations. A method is described and implemented in a program for evaluation of flying radio systems. Two typical cases of flight missions are simulated and discussed.

It is found that the free space model is valid most of the mission time. The contribution from the antennas is found to be small in comparison to the path loss. Further investigations suggested are e.g. better ground reflection models and a better model for the flight mechanics.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institutionen för systemteknik , 2002. , 45 p.
LiTH-ISY-Ex, 3218
Keyword [en]
Datorteknik, Link budget, radio wave propagation, antennas, radio system, radio coverage, flying platforms
Keyword [sv]
National Category
Computer Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-1080OAI: diva2:17445
Available from: 2002-02-15 Created: 2002-02-15

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