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Path loss models for air-to-ground radio channels in urban environments

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVehicular Technology Conference 2006 (VTC 2006-Spring), Melbourne, Australia
Publisher or commissioning bodyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages2901 - 2905
ISBN (Print)0780393929
StatePublished - May 2006
Event63rd Vehicular Technology Conference 2006 (VTC 2006-Spring) - Melbourne, Australia


Conference63rd Vehicular Technology Conference 2006 (VTC 2006-Spring)
Period1/05/06 → …


This paper provides new statistical models for air-to-ground channels in an urban environment. The model is derived to operate at frequencies from 200MHz to 5GHz. Issues such as path loss and shadowing are evaluated as a function of the elevation angle to the airborne platform, rather than the more usual separation distance used for terrestrial mobile communications. Results demonstrate the advantages of an air-to- ground channel for urban communication, and relayed peer-to-peer links in particular.

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Conference Proceedings/Title of Journal: IEEE 63rd Vehicular Technology Conference, 2006 (VTC 2006-Spring) Conference Organiser: Vehicular Technology Society Rose publication type: Conference contribution Additional information: With accompanying conference presentation Terms of use: Copyright © 2006 IEEE. Reprinted from Proceedings of 63rd IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference Spring 2006. This material is posted here with permission of the IEEE. Such permission of the IEEE does not in any way imply IEEE endorsement of any of the University of Bristol's products or services. Internal or personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution must be obtained from the IEEE by writing to By choosing to view this document, you agree to all provisions of the copyright laws protecting it.

Research areas

  • radio propagation, air-to-ground channel, path loss, statistical channel models, urban environment


63rd Vehicular Technology Conference 2006 (VTC 2006-Spring)

Duration1 May 2006 → …

Event: Conference

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