Cellular Long-Term Evolution Uplink Impacts on Aeronautical Mobile Telemetry
AffiliationNational Advanced Spectrum and Communications Test Network
Communications Technology Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology
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CitationMcGillivray, D. A., Sklar, J., & Forsyth, M. K. (2021). Cellular Long-Term Evolution Uplink Impacts on Aeronautical Mobile Telemetry. International Telemetering Conference Proceedings, 56.
AbstractAt the request of representatives of Edwards Air Force Base, the National Advanced Spectrum and Communications Test Network (NASCTN) conducted a test campaign to evaluate impacts of advanced wireless services 3 (AWS-3) long-term evolution (LTE) uplink band (UL) (1755 MHz - 1780 MHz) on aeronautical mobile telemetry (AMT) air-to-ground links operating in the compressed L-Band spectrum (1780 MHz – 1850 MHz). The test campaign applied field and laboratory collected LTE UL waveforms, along with Gaussian noise surrogates, to AMT link configurations and conditions in a highly automated testbed. We showcase the test methodology and propose a new key performance metric to aid in the interpretation of non-linear effects in AMT receiver response due to some of the LTE adjacent band emissions. The data and insights presented provide for additional information helpful in establishing and confirming frequency band edge back-off recommendations in the Inter-Range Instrumentation Group (IRIG) 106 Standard.
SponsorsInternational Foundation for Telemetering
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