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Narrow- and wide-band channel characterization for land mobile satellite systems: Experimental results at L-bandThe results of an airborne measurement campaign aimed at the characterization of the mobile satellite link are presented in this paper. The experimental tests were carried out at 1.8 GHz. The objective of the campaign was to obtain results applicable to all proposed satellite constellations: LEO, HEO, and GEO. Therefore, the measurements were performed for elevation angles from 10 deg...80 deg using a light aircraft. A set of different environments and operational scenarios have been investigated, typically for hand-held and car-mounted applications. We present a survey of wide- and narrowband results for a wide range of elevation angles and environments. For the wideband characterization, the power delay profiles of the channel impulse response are presented and discussed. Figures for the delay spread versus elevation and for the carrier-to-multipath ratio versus time are also given. The narrowband behaviour of the channel is described by power series.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
Jahn, Axel (Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt Wessling, Germany)
Buonomo, Sergio (European Space Agency. European Space Research and Technology Center, ESTEC Noordwijk, Netherlands)
Sforza, Mario (Telecom Italia Rome, Italy)
Lutz, Erich (Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt Wessling, Germany)
Date Acquired
August 17, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1995
Publication Information
Publication: Proceedings of the Fourth International Mobile Satellite Conference (IMSC 1995)
Subject Category
Communications and Radar
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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