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White PaperTest & Measurement

Current Status of UAVs (Drones) and Trends in Applied Wireless Communication Technologies


This white paper is divided into two sections. The initial portion outlines the present state of UAVs, while the latter part delineates the emerging trends in UAV wireless communications.

UAV communication predominantly utilizes the ISM frequency band. However, ongoing efforts are directed toward leveraging mobile communication networks. A major hurdle faced in UAVs establishing communication with mobile network base stations is the radio interference caused by other in-flight UAVs, disrupting the signals. To resolve this, the use of specialized radio technology becomes imperative.

Beyond the scope of this white paper, there exists a need for technology development aimed at mitigating the effects of electromagnetic waves emitted by UAV onboard cameras and sensors, commonly known as self-poisoning noise.

As the rollout of NR mobile networks advances, the integration of ultra-high-speed, large-capacity, ultra-reliable, low-latency communications, and the capability for multiple simultaneous connections within UAVs will give rise to new use cases in the market.

Anritsu, drawing from its extensive experience in testing and evaluating wireless and wired communication equipment, stands ready to assist its customers in overcoming future challenges in UAV communications.

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