Visit from Mitsubishi Electric Innovation Center
On August 27, 2021, the AERPAW team hosted visitors from the Mitsubishi Electric Innovation Center (MELIC). The AERPAW team had a demo of the drone and SDR experiments in the Lake Wheeler Field Labs (see the photo below), while the MELIC representatives presented their views and recent efforts related to mid-range drone delivery.
AERPAW team has started working on the alpha testing of its portal, end-to-end experiment workflow, emulation environment, and field operations, in preparation for the Phase-1 general availability planned in late Fall, 2021.
A workshop paper by the AERPAW team that provides example experiments using Keysight RF sensors is accepted to appear in the ACM WiNTECH 2021. It studies passive sensing, detection, and tracking of UAVs using the Keysight RF sensors:
- U. Bhattacherjee, E. Ozturk, O. Ozdemir, I. Guvenc, M. L. Sichitiu, and H. Dai, “Experimental Study if Outdoor UAV Localization and Tracking using Passive RF Sensing,” in Proc. ACM WiNTECH Workshop, Oct. 2021. Available Online: https://arxiv.org/pdf/2108.07857.pdf
Another paper that provides some initial results on Facebook Terragraph radios is recently submitted by the AERPAW team to IEEE Radio Wireless Week. It considers propagation measurements at the 60 GHz band between two light pole and two rooftop locations:
- K. Du, O. Mujumdar, O. Ozdemir, E. Ozturk, I. Guvenc, M. L. Sichitiu, H. Dai, and A. Bhuyan, “60 GHz Outdoor Propagation Measurements and Analysis Using Facebook Terragraph Radios”, submitted to IEEE Radio Wireless Week, Las Vegas, NV, Jan. 2022. Available Online: https://arxiv.org/pdf/2109.00688.pdf