Microwave propagation characteristics in an urban quasi line-of-sight environment under different traffic conditions

Citation
H. Masui et al., Microwave propagation characteristics in an urban quasi line-of-sight environment under different traffic conditions, IEICE TR CO, E84B(5), 2001, pp. 1431-1439
Citations number
24
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Information Tecnology & Communication Systems
Journal title
IEICE TRANSACTIONS ON COMMUNICATIONS
ISSN journal
0916-8516 → ACNP
Volume
E84B
Issue
5
Year of publication
2001
Pages
1431 - 1439
Database
ISI
SICI code
0916-8516(200105)E84B:5<1431:MPCIAU>2.0.ZU;2-S
Abstract
Signal path loss and propagation delay spread were measured at microwave fr equencies of 3.35, 8.45, and 15.75 GHz along a straight quasi line-of-sight (LOS) street in an urban environment under different traffic conditions: d ay time and nighttime. Comparison between daytime and nighttime measurement s reveals that the break points shift toward the base station because of th e increase in the effective heights of the road and sidewalk; break points were not seen during the daytime at a mobile antenna height (h(m)) of 1.6m. According to the cumulative probabilities of the delay spreads during the nighttime, frequency dependence is not clearly observed and the delay sprea ds for h(m) = 1.6m were clearly larger than those for h(m) = 2.7 m. This is because a lower h(m) results in stronger blocking of the LOS wave, as was also observed during the daytime. The plot of path losses versus delay spre ads is confirmed to be represented by an exponential curve. The exponential coefficients during the daytime were observed to be greater than those dur ing the nighttime. This indicates that a LOS wave is more likely to be bloc ked during the daytime.