publication . Thesis . 2000

The System Design of a Global Communications System for Military and Commercial use Utilizing High Altitude Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Terrestrial Local Multipoint Distribution Service (LMDS) Sites

Banks, Bradley;
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  • Published: 05 May 2000
  • Publisher: Virginia Tech
  • Country: United States
Abstract
This thesis proposes the design of the UAV-LMDS communication system for military and commercial use. The UAV-LMDS system is a digital, wireless communication system that provides service using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) flying at 60,000 ft. acting as communication hubs. This thesis provides background information on UAV-LMDS system elements, a financial analysis, theory, link budgets, system component design and implementation issues. To begin the design, we develop link budgets that are used to characterize system parameters. We present detailed antenna designs for the antennas aboard the UAV. We also present communication equipment block diagrams. Includ...
Subjects
ACM Computing Classification System: ComputerApplications_COMPUTERSINOTHERSYSTEMS
free text keywords: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Broadband Communication Services, Communication System Design, LMDS, UAV, Local Multipoint Distribution Service
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