Analysis of foliage effects on mobile propagation in dense urban environments

Alexander Bronshtein, Reuven Mazar, I-Tai Lu

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Abstract

Attempts to reduce the interference level and to increase the spectral efficiency of cellular radio communication systems operating in dense urban and suburban areas lead to the microcellular approach with a consequent requirement to lower antenna heights. In large metropolitan areas having high buildings this requirement causes a situation where the transmitting and receiving antennas are both located below the rooftops, and the city street acts as a type of a waveguiding channel for the propagating signal. In this work, the city street is modeled as a random multislit waveguide with randomly distributed regions of foliage parallel to the building boundaries. The statistical propagation characteristics are expressed in terms of multiple ray - fields approaching the observer. Algorithms for predicting the path - loss along the waveguide and for computing the transverse field structure are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)941-953
Number of pages13
JournalRadio Science
Volume35
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2000

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Analysis of foliage effects on mobile propagation in dense urban environments. / Bronshtein, Alexander; Mazar, Reuven; Lu, I-Tai.

In: Radio Science, Vol. 35, No. 4, 07.2000, p. 941-953.

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Bronshtein, Alexander ; Mazar, Reuven ; Lu, I-Tai. / Analysis of foliage effects on mobile propagation in dense urban environments. In: Radio Science. 2000 ; Vol. 35, No. 4. pp. 941-953.
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