Broadband communications via high-altitude platforms: a survey

  title={Broadband communications via high-altitude platforms: a survey},
  author={Stylianos Karapantazis and Fotini-Niovi Pavlidou},
  journal={IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials},
This article is a survey on communication aspects of High Altitude Platforms (HAPs), namely airships or aircraft positioned in the stratosphere between 17 and 22 km. HAPs can be considered as a novel solution for providing telecommunications services. This survey begins with an introduction to HAPs, that is, some historical information and advantages of HAPs compared to terrestrial and satellite networks, followed by information about suitable airships and aircraft, frequency bands allocated to… CONTINUE READING
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