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Title: WCDMA for aeronautical communications
Author: Peteinatos, Ilias
ISNI:       0000 0004 5368 6069
Awarding Body: Brunel University
Current Institution: Brunel University
Date of Award: 2014
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In this thesis, a study of the capacity of a suggested three - dimensional Air-to-Ground cellular system is being made. The Outside Cell Interference Factor (OCIF) is being calculated through simulations for reverse and forward link using seven loops, from the interfering cells around the desired cell for different values of the maximum height of the cell and its radius. Capacity per cell as well as delay and throughput for packet data transmission was calculated for the first time through closed form equations, with the use of the load factor, the activity factor and sectoring gain using the Automatic Repeat Request (ARQ) algorithm for the correction of errors. Moreover, in this thesis, the algorithm which has been created is being analyzed and used for the simulations. Moreover, for the first time, a case study has been made involving the study of capacity of the Air – to - Ground system for the airports of Greece, in three basic scenarios in which the number of the users, the delay and the throughput per cell is being calculated. In the first scenario, we are restricting to the three major airports of the country, while in the second it expands to six airports covering from the radio-coverage side almost all Greece. In the first two scenarios the same cell radius of 175 km is being used, while in the third the radius is reduced to 100 km and the airports are increased to nineteen. In all three scenarios we assume that all the users use the same service. The voice services are also studied of 12.2 kbps and data with transmission rate 64, 128 and 384 kbps. From scenarios 1 and 2 (cell radius 175 km), it was found that we can service at the same time up to 179 voice subscribers per cell at bit rate 12.2 kbps which reduces to 33 users for video call of 64 kbps and in 18 for video call of 128 kbps. In scenario 3 (cell radius 100km),it was found that we can serve at the same time until 126 voice subscribers per cell at bit rate 12.2 kbps which reduces to 23 users for video call of the 64 kbps and in 13 for video call of 128 kbps. In scenario 3 although the capacity per cell is lower than in scenarios 1 and 2, it provides greater total capacity (for all Greece) in relation to these scenarios.
Supervisor: Kokkinos, E.; Nilavalan, R. Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Aeronautical communications ; Air to ground ; Cellular