Line of sight probability prediction for UAV communication

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Abstract

This paper presents an accurate approach to predict the probability of line-of-sight for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) communications. We present a new numerical approach to calculate the probability of line-of-sight as a function of UAV height and distance to a ground based receiver, using a two- dimensional model of building and UAV locations. We use this numerical approach to calculate the probability of line-of-sight as a function of elevation angle. We also provide closed-form formulas for the probability of LoS as a function of elevation angle. We show that our approaches predict the probability of line-of-sight more accurately than the existing approaches.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops (ICC Workshops)
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728194417
ISBN (Print)9781728194424
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event2021 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops, ICC Workshops 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 14 Jun 202123 Jun 2021

Publication series

Name
ISSN (Print)2164-7038
ISSN (Electronic)2694-2941

Conference

Conference2021 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops, ICC Workshops 2021
CityVirtual, Online
Period14/06/2123/06/21

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