Probabilistic Two-Ray Model for Air-to-Air Channel in Built-Up Areas
In this paper, we present a probabilistic two-ray (PTR) path loss model for air-to-air (AA) propagation channel in built-up areas. Based on the statistical model of city deployment, the PTR path loss model can be applied to suburban, urban, dense urban, and high-rise urban. The path loss is optimally fitted as the Weibull distribution and its fluctuation is fitted as the Normal distribution in ray-tracing simulations. The good agreements between our model and ray tracing indicate the proposed model can provide a useful tool for accurate and quick prediction for aerial platforms. As an extended research of PTR model, we extract the shadowing factor by numerous simulations and propose the altitude-dependent shadowing model. The result shows that the proposed shadowing model has very good consistent with the measurement-based model, which indicates that our research performs well in the extensibility and generality.
- Pub Date:
- June 2019
- Electrical Engineering and Systems Science - Signal Processing;
- Electrical Engineering and Systems Science - Systems and Control