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A UAV Positioning Approach Using LoRa

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As the number of UAVs for commercial is increasing, ATC has found it difficult to manage a large amount of aircraft. In London Heathrow Airport and Gatwick Airport, the unidentified drones have caused airports to shut down for safety reason; However, there is no effective solution to prevent such issues. The primary objective of this project is to simulate an unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) positioning devices that can equip on a drone for broadcasting its location. At the same time, it aims to discover a licence free technology to achieve simulating as a concept of the future positioning system. As the current developing technology ADS-B using 1090 MHz frequency requires WTA licence, an alternative approach using a licence free frequency must be discovered. The positioning devices might be implemented further on air traffic control positioning, collision avoidance and geo-fencing. In this project, a possible standard LoRa system using unlicenced 868 MHz frequency is constructed in this project

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