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Publication Citation: Radio Wave Propagation Into Large Building Structures, Part 2: Characterization of Multipath

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Author(s): Catherine A. Remley; Galen H. Koepke; Christopher L. Holloway; Chriss A. Grosvenor; Dennis G. Camell; John M. Ladbury; Robert T. Johnk; William F. Young;
Title: Radio Wave Propagation Into Large Building Structures, Part 2: Characterization of Multipath
Published: April 02, 2010
Abstract: We report on measurements that characterize multipath conditions that affect broadband wireless communications in building penetration scenarios. Measurements carried out in various large structures quantify both radio-signal attenuation and frequency-selective distortion (multipath) in the radio propagation channel. Our study includes measurements of wideband frequency response, time delay spread, and distortion introduced into a 20 MHz wide digitally modulated signal. We describe the experimental set-up and the measurement results for data collected in representative structures. Finally, we discuss how a combination of propagation metrics provides a better classification of different propagation channel types than does use of one metric alone in these building penetration scenarios.
Citation: IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Volume: 58
Pages: pp. 1290 - 1301
Keywords: attenuation,broadband radio communications,building penetration,digital modulation,emergency responders,error vector magnitude,excess path loss,received power,time-delay spread,wireless signals,wireless system measurements,wireless telecommunications,vector network analyzer,vector signal analyzer
Research Areas: Wireless
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