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An Analysis of the Unmanned Aerial Systems-to-Ground Channel and Joint Sensing and Communications Systems Using Software Defined Radio

Abstract Software-defined radio provides users with a low-cost and flexible platform for implementing and studying advanced communications and remote sensing applications. Two such applications include unmanned aerial system-to-ground communications channel and joint sensing and communication systems. In this work, these applications are studied.

In the first part, unmanned aerial system-to-ground communications channel models are derived from empirical data collected from software-defined radio transceivers in residential and mountainous desert environments using a small (< 20 kg) unmanned aerial system during low-altitude flight (< 130 m). The Kullback-Leibler divergence measure was employed to characterize model mismatch from the empirica... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Gutierrez, Richard (Author) / Bliss, Daniel W (Advisor) / Papandreou-Suppappola, Antonia (Committee member) / Ogras, Umit (Committee member) / Tepedelenlioglu, Cihan (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Electrical engineering / Computer engineering
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 97 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Electrical Engineering 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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