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Radio Propagation Measurements and Prediction Using Three-Dimensional Ray Tracing in Urban Environments at 908 MHz and 1.9 GHz

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Authors
Kim, Seong-Cheol; Guarino, Bernard J. Jr.; Willis III, Thomas M.; Erceg, Vinko; Fortune, Steven J.; Valenzuela, Reinaldo A.; Thomas, Louis W.; Ling, Jonathan; Moore, J. Don
Issue Date
1999-05
Publisher
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Citation
IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 48, no. 3, pp. 931-946, May 1999
Keywords
Diffraction; land mobile radio cellular systems; microwave measurements; radio propagation; ray tracing; UHF measurements
Abstract
There is an explosive growth in the market of wireless communications services in urban areas. New regulatory environments as well as competition in the communications industry require that these systems be deployed quickly and at low cost. Computer-based radio propagation prediction tools are strong candidates for this goal. We introduce an outdoor radio propagation prediction tool using a ray tracing technique in two dimensions (2-D) and three dimensions (3-D). We have compared the predicted and measured results in various propagation environments. Comparisons indicate that 2-D is adequate for a low transmitter while 3-D is recommended for a high transmitter whose height is comparable with or higher than surrounding buildings. In most locations, the computer tool predicts the correct propagation loss with a mean error of less than 7 dB and a standard deviation of less than 8 dB.
ISSN
0018-9545
Language
English
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10371/4696
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1109/25.765022
https://doi.org/10.1109/25.765022
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