8.2 Simplified and reliable channel modeling for Aerospace, Defence and 5G
- ettc2022 - European Test and Telemetry Conference
2022-05-10 - 2022-05-12
- 8. RF Design
- K. von Hünerbein - Lange-Electronic GmbH, Bielefeld (Germany)
- 199 - 203
Currently, a lot of new, high performance communication radio links are being developed and implemented. In the military and in safety-critical missions mesh radios are used in the VHF and UHF region. In the civilian domain new mobile phone frequencies and transmission technology are being developed such as 5 G, which is going to be used in safety critical applications such as autonomous driving. These safety critical applications require new and better test approaches, than have been available so far. In addition, there are more and more satellite communication links for ground-satellite and satellite ground communication. Creating a robust RF test plan for tactical and other mission critical radio systems requires specialized techniques. The standard RF channel modeling used in typical cellular and Wi-Fi tests can fall short. Mission critical devices encounter higher Doppler, lower frequency ranges, multiple device-to-device paths and other challenges that make standard channel models and test approaches unsuitable. This paper will examine the unique aspects of tactical and other mission critical mesh radio systems and their impacts on propagation.