Analysis of foliage effects on mobile propagation in dense urban environments

Alexander Bronshtein, Reuven Mazar, I-Tai Lu

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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
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2000


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Computers in Earth Sciences
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Geophysics
  • Instrumentation

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