spectrum monitoring

In this dataset, we conducted a spectrum monitoring experiment in an urban environment. The helikite flies up to an altitude of 400 feet throughout the day from noon to 9 p.m. during NC State’s Packapalooza festival in August, 2022. The spectrum is swept up to 6 GHz. Every sweep takes around 1 minute, while after every 4 measurements, the 5th measurement takes close to 5 minutes due to another data collection activity running in parallel. The photo of a flying Helikite at the experiment site is shown in the dataset image.


In this dataset, we conduct the spectrum monitoring experiment in AERPAW Lake Wheeler site, which can be classified as a rural area. The helikite flies up to an altitude of 500 feet at increments of 10 meters, while waiting for 5 minutes in between altitude changes. The spectrum is monitored up to 6~GHz. The trajectory of the helikite mapped on top of the experiment site during the flight is in the dataset image. Small random variations in altitude due to wind can also be observed.