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Propagation measurements and estimation of channel propagation models in urban environment

Zakaria, Yahia and Ivanek, Lubomir and Glesk, Ivan (2017) Propagation measurements and estimation of channel propagation models in urban environment. KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, 11 (5). pp. 2453-2467. ISSN 1976-7277

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Wireless communication is a telecommunication technology, which enables wireless transmission between the portable devices to provide wireless access in all types of environments. In this research, the measurements and various empirical models are analysed and compared in order to find out a suitable propagation model to provide guidelines for cell planning of wireless communication systems. The measured data was taken in urban region with low vegetation and some trees at 900 MHz frequency band. Path loss models are useful planning tools, which permit the designers of cellular communication to obtain optimal levels for the base station deployment and meeting the expected service level requirements. Outcomes show that these empirical models tend to overestimate the propagation loss. As one of the key outputs, it was observed that the calculations of Weissberger model fit with the measured data in urban environment.