Accession Number:

ADA585585

Title:

Improving UXS Network Availability with Asymmetric Polarized MIMO

Descriptive Note:

Doctoral thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

153.0

Abstract:

To improve the efficiency of communications among unmanned systems, the research focused on the novel use of asymmetric polarized MIMO and network availability. The dissertation objective was to maintain the highest network availability for a mobile ad hoc network with heterogeneous communication capabilities. Using a hybrid dual-polarized Rayleigh fading channel model, asymmetric antenna configurations were studied in simulation for bit error rate and capacity. For a 1 x 1 configuration, polarization reciprocity was used to exploit the polarized channel knowledge, thereby maximizing received uplink power. The optimum gains to maximize uplink capacity were also derived for varying channel cross-polarization values. Larger configurations of 2 x 1 and 2 x 2 were investigated, including overlays of orthogonal space-time block coding, which improved diversity performance in the polarized channels. Extending these link results to realistic scenarios with unmanned systems, a reference point group mobility model including large-scale propagation was proposed to compute the network availability. Another scenario detailed robot exploration of unknown environments, which included large-scale path loss models. While deploying the network, the factors of exploration strategies, signal thresholds and routing were shown to impact the availability metric. Lastly, four extensible formation models were analyzed for their influence on network availability.

Subject Categories:

  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE