Publisher DOI: 10.1109/TVT.2017.2786543
Title: Communication Analysis between an Airborne Mobile User and a Terrestrial Mobile Network
Language: English
Authors: Justavino Castillo, Rodrigo Alberto 
Grünheid, Rainer 
Bauch, Gerhard 
Wolff, Florian 
Heide, Stefan von der 
Issue Date: Apr-2018
Source: IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology 4 (67): 3457-3465 (2018-04)
Journal or Series Name: IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology 
Abstract (english): Mobile services like GSM and LTE are increasingly offered on board of long-haul flights. This is achieved by installing an onboard base station, namely a GSM BTS or an LTE eNodeB in the airplane. Additionally, the airplane is equipped with a network control unit (NCU) device which prevents onboard mobile users from attempting to connect to ground mobile networks and, therefore, affect or interfere with terrestrial communications. The objective of this paper is to evaluate the need of the network control unit. For that purpose, it is investigated if a mobile user in the airplane can establish a connection with an existing terrestrial GSM or LTE network without the presence of the network control unit and the onboard base station. Only a few studies exist which investigate this connection. The analysis done in this paper takes into consideration physical and high layer requirements of both GSM and LTE networks.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11420/2564
ISSN: 0018-9545
Institute: Optische und Elektronische Materialien E-12 
Type: (wissenschaftlicher) Artikel
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