The 5th generation of cellular networks (5G) will provide high speed and high-availability wireless links for communication between mobile users. The usage of aerial platforms as base stations has been recently proposed to meet the above requirements, especially in densely-packed urban areas. To make an accurate prediction of the performance in such a communication system the availability of suitable channel models is a fundamental requirement. Here, we concentrate on a simple path loss and shadow fading channel model that is commonly used to describe the propagation between an aerial base station and a user on the ground. A commercial 3D ray-tracing simulator is used to extract the main parameters used in the model and the Line of Sight/Non Line of Sight probabilities as a function of the transmitter height and elevation angle. We consider three reference scenarios: Suburban, Urban and Urban High Rise generated according to ITU-R specifications. As a novel contribution, we also show simulation results for the spatial correlation of the received signal in the three considered scenarios.
|Titolo:||A Study of Channel Model Parameters for Aerial Base Stations at 2.4 GHz in Different Environments|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||04.1 Contributo in Atti di convegno|