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



Catherine A. Remley, Galen H. Koepke, Christopher L. Holloway, Chriss A. Grosvenor, Dennis G. Camell, John M. Ladbury, Robert T. Johnk, William F. Young


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.
IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation


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


Remley, C. , Koepke, G. , Holloway, C. , Grosvenor, C. , Camell, D. , Ladbury, J. , Johnk, R. and Young, W. (2010), Radio Wave Propagation Into Large Building Structures, Part 2: Characterization of Multipath, IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, [online], (Accessed May 26, 2024)


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Created April 2, 2010, Updated February 19, 2017