In the 3GPP TSG RAN #75 meeting, a new SI "Study on Enhanced Support for Aerial Vehicles" was agreed for Release 15 . The study is to investigate the ability for aerial vehicles to be served using LTE network deployments with Base Station antennas targeting terrestrial coverage, supporting Release 14 functionality (i.e. including active antennas and FD-MIMO). The objectives of the study are as captured in .
The present document contains the results and findings from the study item "Study on Enhanced Support for Aerial Vehicles" . The purpose of this TR is to capture TSG RAN WG1 and WG2 understanding of the performance of Release-14 LTE networks when used to serve aerial vehicles like drones and to document the identified further performance enhancing solutions to optimize the LTE connectivity for aerial vehicles.
This activity involves the Radio Access work area of the 3GPP studies and has impacts both on the Mobile Equipment and Access Network of the 3GPP systems.
This document is a 'living' document, i.e. it is permanently updated and presented to TSG-RAN meetings.