A proposal of a wide band for Air Traffic Control Communications

Ho Dac Tu, Shigeru Shimamoto, Jun Kitaori

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Abstract

In this paper, a new and wide frequency band was proposed for Air Traffic Control Communication (ATC), C band, which could be a supplement to its conventional VHF band. The radio propagation characteristics at this band under ATC conditions were studied through several experiments and theoretical analysis. For this communication channel, Nakagami-Rice distribution was used to extract Rice factor. This study also shows received power level of radio signal for the conical area above the ground antenna system was very weak and was not good enough for a reliable communication. A new antenna model was proposed to increase signal power in this area by reflecting the side lobe of antenna beam pattern at the ground system. This paper concluded the feasibility of utilizing a wideband communication for the next generation of ATC communication.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWCNC 2008 - IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, Conference Proceedings
Pages1950-1955
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Sep 18
EventIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2008 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: 2008 Mar 312008 Apr 3

Publication series

NameIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC
ISSN (Print)1525-3511

Conference

ConferenceIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2008
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period08/3/3108/4/3

Keywords

  • Air Traffic Control
  • Nakagami-Rice distribution
  • Rice factor
  • Rice fading channel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Tu, H. D., Shimamoto, S., & Kitaori, J. (2008). A proposal of a wide band for Air Traffic Control Communications. In WCNC 2008 - IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, Conference Proceedings (pp. 1950-1955). [4489378] (IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC).