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Wireless Communications in Tunnels for Urban Search and Rescue Robots

Published

Author(s)

Catherine A. Remley, George Hough, Galen H. Koepke, Dennis G. Camell, Robert Johnk, Chriss A. Grosvenor

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.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the PerMIS Conference 2008
Conference Dates
August 18-21, 2008
Conference Location
Gaithersburg, MD
Conference Title
PerMIS Conference

Keywords

multipath, radiowave propagation, RMS delay spread, robot, urban search and rescue, wireless communication, wireless system

Citation

Remley, C. , Hough, G. , Koepke, G. , Camell, D. , Johnk, R. and Grosvenor, C. (2008), Wireless Communications in Tunnels for Urban Search and Rescue Robots, Proceedings of the PerMIS Conference 2008, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://doi.org/10.1145/1774674.1774711 (Accessed May 22, 2022)
Created August 18, 2008, Updated November 10, 2018