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Publication Citation: Wireless Communications in Tunnels for Urban Search and Rescue Robots

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Author(s): Catherine A. Remley; George Hough; Galen H. Koepke; Dennis G. Camell; Robert Johnk; Chriss A. Grosvenor;
Title: Wireless Communications in Tunnels for Urban Search and Rescue Robots
Published: August 18, 2008
Abstract: We report on propagation tests carried out in a subterranean tunnel to support improved wireless communications for urban search and rescue robots. We describe single-frequency and ultrawideband channel-characterization tests that we conducted, as well as tests of telemetry and control on a robot. We utilize propagation models of both single-frequency path loss and channel capacity to predict robot performance. These models can also be used for optimizing wireless communications in tunnels of various sizes, materials, and surface roughness.
Conference: PerMIS Conference
Proceedings: Proceedings of the PerMIS Conference 2008
Pages: 8 pp.
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Dates: August 18-21, 2008
Keywords: multipath;radiowave propagation;RMS delay spread;robot;urban search and rescue;wireless communication; wireless system
Research Areas: Wireless
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