Airborne BTS service on flying platform via microwave air-bridging

Chin-E. Lin, Ying Chi Huang

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A new airborne Base Transceiver Station (BTS) service is constructed and verified on a Low Altitude Flying Platform (LAFP). A telecommunication signal relay via LAFP is proposed. To establish effective frequency isolation, the downlink relay falls on the construction of steady Microwave Air-Bridging (MAB) between LAFP and ground E1 optical fiber network. An efficient GPS-to-GPS (G2G) tracking system is designed and implemented using Adaptive Neural Fuzzy Inference System (ANFIS) algorithm for controlling the antenna pointing mechanism. Flight tests using ultra-light aircraft are carried out to verify the microwave link performance with acceptable feasibility and reliability on the proposed LAFP for airborne mobile communication services.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-100
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Aeronautics, Astronautics and Aviation
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jun 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science


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