Evaluations of urban shadowing characteristics for HAPS communications

Marry Kong, Otabek Yorkinov, Shigeru Shimamoto

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Abstract

High-Altitude Platform Station (HAPS) is one of the promising wireless communication infrastructures in the future. The major factor affecting its communication channel is environment. An accurate characterization of shadowing caused by the environment is needed for this new wireless infrastructure. This paper is, therefore, designed to address and evaluate the shadowing characteristics from urban physical structures for HAPS communications. Experiments are first conducted in urban areas of Japan and then we present the results of shadowing characteristics at various conditions in each specific area. Second, an analytical model is developed to evaluate the shadowing condition for HAPS channel based on the environmental characteristic data derived from the experimental areas and a geometrical model. Finally, comparisons between empirical studies and the analytical model are made. The comparison results show that the proposed analytical model is reliably practical in characterizing shadowing in urban areas by using the environmental statistical data and the geometrical model.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2008 5th IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC 2008
Pages555-559
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Sep 23
Event2008 5th IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC 2008 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: 2008 Jan 102008 Jan 12

Publication series

Name2008 5th IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC 2008

Conference

Conference2008 5th IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC 2008
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period08/1/1008/1/12

Keywords

  • High altitude platform station
  • Line of sight
  • Shadowing
  • Stratospheric platform
  • Urban area

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Software

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