Ground-wave propagation characterization and prediction for HF cognitive radio

Michael J. Conway, Christopher J. Payne, Sven G. Bilen, Eric N. Koski

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Abstract

Various high-frequency (HF) ground-wave propagation models are evaluated by comparing the models' path-loss estimates with field measurements. Multiple sources of ground conductivity and permittivity information and various methods for estimating terrain effects are employed, with the goal of approximating the measured path-loss values as accurately as possible. Estimates are obtained using the Rotheram-Millington spherical-Earth model as well as models that take the path's terrain profile into account, including a simple clearance angle model and more elaborate models estimating knife-edge diffraction loss using the methods of Bullington, Epstein-Peterson, and Deygout. Ground conductivity and permittivity values are obtained from standard ITU conductivity maps or directly measured at the transmit and receive locations. The Google Maps API is used to provide the terrain profile across each link. The resulting improvements in ground-wave path-loss estimation will contribute to more effective communications planning in HF radio networks, and to defining realistic scenarios for simulation studies of MANET protocols and cognitive radio techniques for use at HF.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 IEEE Military Communications Conference, MILCOM 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1643-1649
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781509000739
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 14 2015
Event34th Annual IEEE Military Communications Conference, MILCOM 2015 - Tampa, United States
Duration: Oct 26 2015Oct 28 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE Military Communications Conference MILCOM
Volume2015-December

Other

Other34th Annual IEEE Military Communications Conference, MILCOM 2015
CountryUnited States
CityTampa
Period10/26/1510/28/15

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Cognitive radio
Wave propagation
Permittivity
Application programming interfaces (API)
Diffraction
Earth (planet)
Network protocols
Planning
Communication

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Conway, M. J., Payne, C. J., Bilen, S. G., & Koski, E. N. (2015). Ground-wave propagation characterization and prediction for HF cognitive radio. In 2015 IEEE Military Communications Conference, MILCOM 2015 (pp. 1643-1649). [7357680] (Proceedings - IEEE Military Communications Conference MILCOM; Vol. 2015-December). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/MILCOM.2015.7357680
Conway, Michael J. ; Payne, Christopher J. ; Bilen, Sven G. ; Koski, Eric N. / Ground-wave propagation characterization and prediction for HF cognitive radio. 2015 IEEE Military Communications Conference, MILCOM 2015. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2015. pp. 1643-1649 (Proceedings - IEEE Military Communications Conference MILCOM).
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Conway, MJ, Payne, CJ, Bilen, SG & Koski, EN 2015, Ground-wave propagation characterization and prediction for HF cognitive radio. in 2015 IEEE Military Communications Conference, MILCOM 2015., 7357680, Proceedings - IEEE Military Communications Conference MILCOM, vol. 2015-December, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 1643-1649, 34th Annual IEEE Military Communications Conference, MILCOM 2015, Tampa, United States, 10/26/15. https://doi.org/10.1109/MILCOM.2015.7357680

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2015 IEEE Military Communications Conference, MILCOM 2015. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2015. p. 1643-1649 7357680 (Proceedings - IEEE Military Communications Conference MILCOM; Vol. 2015-December).

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Conway MJ, Payne CJ, Bilen SG, Koski EN. Ground-wave propagation characterization and prediction for HF cognitive radio. In 2015 IEEE Military Communications Conference, MILCOM 2015. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2015. p. 1643-1649. 7357680. (Proceedings - IEEE Military Communications Conference MILCOM). https://doi.org/10.1109/MILCOM.2015.7357680