Air-to-Ground / Ground-to-Air

Air-to-Ground and Ground-to-Air

While TAP is most often utilized for the design and analysis of terrestrial links, it is also often used for air-to-ground and ground-to-air link topologies.  Contour-type area coverage studies can be used to show the extent of coverage at different flight levels.  The Bullington knife-edge diffraction propagation model is the most popular for these applications, though Longley-Rice may still be applicable for UAVs and low altitude operations, up to 3 km AGL.

Air to Ground RF Coverage Contours
Typical Studies Showing Coverage Contours for Air-to-Ground or Ground-to-Air Applications

The AutoCoverage module facilitates the process of setting up and running coverage studies from multiple sites.  The contours can be overlaid to show the overall coverage.

AutoCoverage Overlay of Multiple Contours
AutoCoverage Module Facilitates Showing Coverage Contours from Multiple Sites

A target-type coverage study can handle unique altitudes for the target study points, enabling RF coverage analysis for 3D flight paths, such as runaway approach and/or departure.

Flight Path RF Signal Strength Analysis
RF Signal Strength Along a 3D Flight Path

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