In recent years there has been a great interest in thedevelopment of high-altitude platforms, which are low cost strato-spheric aircraft carrying payloads tailored for a wide range of ap-plications in telecommunications and remote sensing. These plat-forms are capable of flying at altitudes ranging between 17 and 30Km, with a potential endurance of weeks to months, features thatmake them attractive for the provision of future personal commu-nication services. This paper deals with the theoretical derivationof a channel model for the communication link between the plat-form and terrestrial mobile users or stations. In particular, we ad-dress the problem of modeling the small-scale fading effects. It is shown that the particular geometry of the propagation scenarioleads to a specific model applicable to the stratospheric channel.
Small-scale fading for high-altitude platform (HAP) propagation channels / Dovis, Fabio; Fantini, R; Mondin, Marina; Savi, Patrizia. - In: IEEE JOURNAL ON SELECTED AREAS IN COMMUNICATIONS. - ISSN 0733-8716. - STAMPA. - 20:3(2002), pp. 641-647.
|Titolo:||Small-scale fading for high-altitude platform (HAP) propagation channels|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2002|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/49.995523|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|