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Radio-Frequency Control and Video Signal Recordings of Drones

Miika Vuorenmaa; Jaakko Marin; Mikko Heino; Matias Turunen; Taneli Riihonen

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  "publisher": "Zenodo", 
  "DOI": "10.5281/zenodo.4264467", 
  "language": "eng", 
  "title": "Radio-Frequency Control and Video Signal Recordings of Drones", 
  "issued": {
    "date-parts": [
  "abstract": "<p>This database contains&nbsp;<a href=\"\">IQ-baseband</a> recordings of&nbsp;10&nbsp;consumer/prosumer&nbsp;drones&rsquo; radio-control and video signals&nbsp;in an interleaved&nbsp;(I1 Q1 I2 Q2 I3 Q3 ...)&nbsp;16-bit&nbsp;signed&nbsp;integer, little-endian,&nbsp;format. The drones were recorded at 2.44&nbsp;GHz and 5.8 GHz center frequencies&nbsp;(with the exception of&nbsp;Yuneec Typhoon&nbsp;H at&nbsp;5.7 GHz)&nbsp;if the drone supported both.&nbsp;In the dataset,&nbsp;these center frequencies were denoted with 2G and 5G in the filename, respectively.&nbsp;The sampling frequency&nbsp;was 120 MHz at 2.44&nbsp;GHz and 200 MHz at 5.8 GHz. The recording length&nbsp;at&nbsp;2.44 GHz&nbsp;was 120e6&nbsp;samples, which corresponds to a recording period of 1 s&nbsp;and 100e6&nbsp;samples&nbsp;at&nbsp;5.8 GHz, which corresponds to&nbsp;a&nbsp;recording&nbsp;period of&nbsp;0.5 s.&nbsp;</p>\n\n<p>The measurements were conducted in the isolated anechoic chamber of&nbsp;Tampere University, where the drones were on a&nbsp;turntable. The controller was next to the drone, and the&nbsp;measurement&nbsp;antenna was at the opposite side of the chamber.&nbsp;The&nbsp;published data are&nbsp;chosen in a way that a&nbsp;complete&nbsp;hopping sequence of the control signal is&nbsp;captured&nbsp;in&nbsp;each&nbsp;single&nbsp;recording,&nbsp;if possible. There were a few drones,&nbsp;for which&nbsp;two&nbsp;separate recordings were provided;&nbsp;these recordings are not consecutive, but it should be possible to combine them to extract the hopping sequence. Some drones also did not have a discernible pattern, or it was too long for our recording&nbsp;period.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>\n\n<p>The recordings of the Parrot Mambo&nbsp;are&nbsp;separated into two files, since it was not possible to record a clean signal with simultaneously active video and control links.&nbsp;</p>\n\n<p>The following drone models are included in the&nbsp;first version of the&nbsp;database:&nbsp;</p>\n\n<ul>\n\t<li>DJI Inspire 2&nbsp;(2.44&nbsp;and 5.8 GHz)&nbsp;</li>\n\t<li>DJI&nbsp;Matrice&nbsp;100&nbsp;(2.44&nbsp;GHz)&nbsp;</li>\n\t<li>DJI&nbsp;Matrice&nbsp;210&nbsp;(2.44&nbsp;and 5.8 GHz)&nbsp;</li>\n\t<li>DJI Mavic Mini&nbsp;(2.44&nbsp;GHz)&nbsp;</li>\n\t<li>DJI Mavic Pro&nbsp;(2.44&nbsp;GHz)&nbsp;</li>\n\t<li>DJI Phantom 4&nbsp;(2.44&nbsp;GHz)&nbsp;</li>\n\t<li>DJI Phantom 4 Pro&nbsp;Plus&nbsp;(2.44&nbsp;and 5.8 GHz)&nbsp;</li>\n\t<li>Parrot&nbsp;Disco&nbsp;(2.44&nbsp;GHz)&nbsp;</li>\n\t<li>Parrot&nbsp;Mambo&nbsp;(2.44&nbsp;GHz)&nbsp;</li>\n\t<li>Yuneec Typhoon&nbsp;H&nbsp;(2.44&nbsp;and 5.7&nbsp;GHz)&nbsp;</li>\n</ul>\n\n<p>For further information contact Jaakko Marin.</p>", 
  "author": [
      "family": "Miika Vuorenmaa"
      "family": "Jaakko Marin"
      "family": "Mikko Heino"
      "family": "Matias Turunen"
      "family": "Taneli Riihonen"
  "version": "1.0.1", 
  "type": "dataset", 
  "id": "4264467"
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