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 publicationIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC
    Pages1950-1955
    Number of pages6
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    EventIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2008 - Las Vegas, NV
    Duration: 2008 Mar 312008 Apr 3

    Other

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

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    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 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC (pp. 1950-1955). [4489378]