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UAV Urban Channels at 5 GHz Part II: Patch Antenna

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[Technical Report, Study/Analysis]

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Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific

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This report is the second in a series simulating UAV wireless relays supporting small-unit mobile ground forces deployed in a 3-D digital city. Both reports employ the Coyote as the simulated UAV platform but use different antennas on the UAV. The first report put a bottom-mounted whip antenna establishing a baseline performance at 500 MHz. This second report employs a bottom-mounted patch antenna at 5 GHz. Both reports show the UAV relaying between two street-level nodes has more throughput than the ground-to-ground link. This report shows the UAV loitering over two street-level nodes delivers an average of 332 Mbps at 1 Watt total power while the ground-to-ground link delivers 0.5 Mbps at the same power.

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[A, Approved For Public Release]