Performance of quadrifilar helix antenna on EAD channel model for UAV to LEO satellite link

David Donald Mrema, Shigeru Shimamoto

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Abstract

In this paper we explore the performance of our designed Quadrifilar Helix Antenna (QHA) for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to be used in data transmission to Low Orbit Earth (LEO) Satellite. Elevation Angle Dependent (EAD) channel model was technique used to analyze the channel fading and Bit Error Ratio (BER) values were used to quantify the performance of this long distance communication channel. A Cylindrical shape (21.2mm, 94.2mm) diameter and height, Quadrifilar Helix Antenna (QHA) was designed with Voltage Stand Wave Ratio (VSWR) < 2 at 2.4GHz. QHA was designed with proper pattern which has high directivity gain at low elevation angles so as to mitigate the fading effects on this long distance data transmission link from UAV to LEO Satellite.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems, CTS 2012
Pages170-175
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Oct 5
Event2012 13th International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems, CTS 2012 - Denver, CO, United States
Duration: 2012 May 212012 May 25

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems, CTS 2012

Conference

Conference2012 13th International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems, CTS 2012
CountryUnited States
CityDenver, CO
Period12/5/2112/5/25

Keywords

  • Bit Error Ratio (BER)
  • Low Earth Orbit Satellite
  • Quadrifilar Helix Antenna
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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