Enhancing connectivity of unmanned vehicles through MIMO communications

Michael J. Gans, Kapil M. Borle, Biao Chen, Thomas Freeland, Daniel McCarthy, Roger Nelson, David Overrocker, Paul Oleski

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Abstract

The prevalent use of unmanned vehicles in military and civilian applications requires the existence of robust and high throughput communication with airborne platforms. Real channel measurements are conducted and the analysis supports the use of MIMO communications for such applications due to its potential throughput advantage. Unique challenges and the ways to address them are described in detail. In particular, the lack of scattering and the blockage of line of sight may lead to rank deficient channel matrices, which are exacerbated due to the absence of channel state information at the transmitter. A variable rate MIMO scheme is proposed to overcome these challenges in order to realize the promising throughput gain afforded by MIMO communication.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Event2013 IEEE 78th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Fall 2013 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: Sep 2 2013Sep 5 2013

Other

Other2013 IEEE 78th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Fall 2013
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period9/2/139/5/13

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Unmanned Vehicles
Unmanned vehicles
MIMO systems
Multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO)
Connectivity
Throughput
Communication
Channel state information
Channel State Information
Transmitter
Military
High Throughput
Transmitters
Scattering
Line

Keywords

  • Airborne communications
  • Antenna
  • Array
  • DBLAST
  • Hadamard
  • MIMO
  • Spatial multiplex
  • Walsh

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics

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Gans, M. J., Borle, K. M., Chen, B., Freeland, T., McCarthy, D., Nelson, R., ... Oleski, P. (2013). Enhancing connectivity of unmanned vehicles through MIMO communications. In IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference [6692190] https://doi.org/10.1109/VTCFall.2013.6692190

Enhancing connectivity of unmanned vehicles through MIMO communications. / Gans, Michael J.; Borle, Kapil M.; Chen, Biao; Freeland, Thomas; McCarthy, Daniel; Nelson, Roger; Overrocker, David; Oleski, Paul.

IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference. 2013. 6692190.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Gans, MJ, Borle, KM, Chen, B, Freeland, T, McCarthy, D, Nelson, R, Overrocker, D & Oleski, P 2013, Enhancing connectivity of unmanned vehicles through MIMO communications. in IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference., 6692190, 2013 IEEE 78th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Fall 2013, Las Vegas, NV, United States, 9/2/13. https://doi.org/10.1109/VTCFall.2013.6692190
Gans MJ, Borle KM, Chen B, Freeland T, McCarthy D, Nelson R et al. Enhancing connectivity of unmanned vehicles through MIMO communications. In IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference. 2013. 6692190 https://doi.org/10.1109/VTCFall.2013.6692190
Gans, Michael J. ; Borle, Kapil M. ; Chen, Biao ; Freeland, Thomas ; McCarthy, Daniel ; Nelson, Roger ; Overrocker, David ; Oleski, Paul. / Enhancing connectivity of unmanned vehicles through MIMO communications. IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference. 2013.
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