Title

Electromagnetic Interference of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: A Characteristic Mode Analysis Approach

Abstract

A simple Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) model is developed to computationally and experimentally quantify its electromagnetic scattering characteristics and its susceptibility to interference. Characteristic Mode Analysis (CMA) is evoked to calculate the fundamental modes of the structure. The properties of these calculated modes will allow the prediction of the response of the UAV to various interfering waveforms. Innovative experimental measurements are performed to directly measure the coupled current to the UAV and validate the CMA predictions. The analysis and measurements presented in this work provide the first direct experimental validation of modal behavior and the novel application of CMA to study interference to UAVs and similar systems.

Meeting Name

2019 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting, APSURSI 2019 (2019: Jul. 7-12, Atlanta, GA)

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Center/Lab(s)

Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Laboratory

Comments

This work is sponsored by ONR grants # N00014-17-1-2932 and # N00014-17-1-3016, and University of Missouri-Kansas City, School of Graduate Studies Research Award.

Keywords and Phrases

Characteristic Mode Analysis; EM Compatibility and Interference.; Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

978-172810692-2

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2019 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), All rights reserved.

Publication Date

01 Jul 2019

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