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Site-Specific Models of the Received Power for Radio Communication in Urban Street Canyons



Catherine A. Remley, Jonathan Lu, Henry Bertoni, William F. Young


In this paper, we present computationally efficient models for predicting small-area average path gain for low antennas due to propagation through urban street canyons. The models apply to line-of-sight (LOS) and non-line-of-sight (NLOS) radio links, and are based on the two-ray model, and on diffraction and scattering at street intersections. The models incorporate two adjustable parameters which account for road traffic, and for scattering objects and building design at street intersections, respectively. We have validated the LOS and NLOS models with low antenna urban high-rise measurements recorded in New York City and other measurements found in literature for frequencies ranging from 225 MHz to 6 GHz.
IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation


Diffraction, Multipath, Propagation Model, Radiowave Propagation, Wireless Systems


Remley, C. , Lu, J. , Bertoni, H. and Young, W. (2014), Site-Specific Models of the Received Power for Radio Communication in Urban Street Canyons, IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, [online], (Accessed July 20, 2024)


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Created January 2, 2014, Updated January 27, 2020