An investigation of geolocation-aware beamforming algorithms for swarming UAVs

Shihyuan Yeh, Jean Francois Chamberland, Gregory Huff

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Abstract

Beamforming algorithms for UAV swarms are investigated. The swarm is modeled as a morphing volumetric random array and it is assumed that each element is enabled with orientation awareness. These algorithms are examined to improve the side lobe level for swarms operating as sparse arrays with small numbers of agents or large inter-agent distances. These are also examined to enable more complex beamforming operations for heterogeneous swarms composed of agents with different radiation patterns and/or polarizations. Simulated results based on amplitude tapering algorithms are presented to illustrate the concept, but experimental campaigns have demonstrated the utility of orientation awareness and its ability to provide side information that can enable complex beamforming operations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages641-642
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781538632840
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 18 2017
Event2017 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting, APSURSI 2017 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Jul 9 2017Jul 14 2017

Publication series

Name2017 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, Proceedings
Volume2017-January

Other

Other2017 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting, APSURSI 2017
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period7/9/177/14/17

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swarming
beamforming
Beamforming
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)
tapering
lobes
Polarization
polarization
radiation

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiation
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Instrumentation

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Yeh, S., Chamberland, J. F., & Huff, G. (2017). An investigation of geolocation-aware beamforming algorithms for swarming UAVs. In 2017 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, Proceedings (pp. 641-642). (2017 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, Proceedings; Vol. 2017-January). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/APUSNCURSINRSM.2017.8072363
Yeh, Shihyuan ; Chamberland, Jean Francois ; Huff, Gregory. / An investigation of geolocation-aware beamforming algorithms for swarming UAVs. 2017 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2017. pp. 641-642 (2017 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, Proceedings).
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2017 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2017. p. 641-642 (2017 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, Proceedings; Vol. 2017-January).

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Yeh S, Chamberland JF, Huff G. An investigation of geolocation-aware beamforming algorithms for swarming UAVs. In 2017 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2017. p. 641-642. (2017 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1109/APUSNCURSINRSM.2017.8072363