• USE OF LTE FOR CELLULAR RANGE TELEMETRY (CRTM): A SIMULATION STUDY

      Krishnamoorthy, Arvind; Nokia Networks (International Foundation for Telemetering, 2017-10)
      The 3GPP LTE standard was primarily designed for terrestrial cellular usage. The potential use of LTE for cellular range telemetry produces some unique technical challenges for LTE technology. In this paper we examine these challenges in detail, and through the use of system level simulations identify the sensitivity of the performance of LTE-based cellular range telemetry system performance to key factors such as the ground station antenna pattern and orientation, the propagation model assumed, the number of transmit and receive antenna at the ground station, altitude of the airborne test article, etc.