Gligorevic, Snjezana; Zierhut, Richard; Jost, Thomas; Wang, Wei (Institute of Communications and Navigation, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Oberpfaffenhofen, 82234 Wessling, Germany)
A new technology based on IEEE 802.16e should be applied for airport data link applications. To determine the most adequate parameters for the physical layer system design, it is important to consider the propagation channel characteristics. The paper presents results of the channel measurement campaign at Munich airport, in the C band. Using a test signal of 120MHz bandwidth, large number of channel transfer functions were recorded and the channel characteristics evaluated in terms of number of uncorrelated multipath components, delay spread, total Doppler spread, coherence bandwidth and time.