Second order statistics of non-isotropic UAV ricean fading channels

Linzhou Zeng, Xiang Cheng, Cheng-Xiang Wang, Xuefeng Yin

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A three-dimensional (3D) theoretical model for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) communications is proposed in this paper. From the theoretical model, the envelope level crossing rate (LCR) and average fade duration (AFD) are derived under a 3D propagation environment. Based on the derived expressions, we for the first time investigate the LCR and AFD for UAV channels with different UAV-related parameters. The close agreement between the theoretical results and measured data demonstrates the utility of the proposed model.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE 86th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Fall)
ISBN (Electronic)9781509059355
Publication statusPublished - 12 Feb 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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