Interactive computation of coverage regions for indoor wireless communication

A. Lynn Abbott, Nitin Bhat, Theodore S. Rappaport

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Abstract

This paper describes a system which assists in the strategic placement of rf base stations within buildings. Known as the site modeling tool (SMT), this system allows the user to display graphical floor plans and to select base station transceiver parameters, including location and orientation, interactively. The system then computes and highlights estimated coverage regions for each transceiver, enabling the user to assess the total coverage within the building. For single-floor operation, the user can choose between distance-dependent and partition-dependent path-loss models. Similar path-loss models are also available for the case of multiple floors. This paper describes the method used by the system to estimate coverage for both directional and omnidirectional antennas. The site modeling tool is intended to be simple to use by individuals who are not experts at wireless communication system design, and is expected to be very useful in the specification of indoor wireless systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsRobert C. Dixon, Modest M. Oprysko
Pages178-189
Number of pages12
Volume2601
StatePublished - 1995
EventWireless Data Transmission - Philadelphia, PA, USA
Duration: Oct 23 1995Oct 25 1995

Other

OtherWireless Data Transmission
CityPhiladelphia, PA, USA
Period10/23/9510/25/95

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wireless communication
transmitter receivers
Transceivers
Base stations
Communication
omnidirectional antennas
stations
directional antennas
Omnidirectional antennas
systems engineering
telecommunication
specifications
partitions
Communication systems
Systems analysis
Specifications
estimates

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Abbott, A. L., Bhat, N., & Rappaport, T. S. (1995). Interactive computation of coverage regions for indoor wireless communication. In R. C. Dixon, & M. M. Oprysko (Eds.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 2601, pp. 178-189)

Interactive computation of coverage regions for indoor wireless communication. / Abbott, A. Lynn; Bhat, Nitin; Rappaport, Theodore S.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. ed. / Robert C. Dixon; Modest M. Oprysko. Vol. 2601 1995. p. 178-189.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abbott, AL, Bhat, N & Rappaport, TS 1995, Interactive computation of coverage regions for indoor wireless communication. in RC Dixon & MM Oprysko (eds), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 2601, pp. 178-189, Wireless Data Transmission, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 10/23/95.
Abbott AL, Bhat N, Rappaport TS. Interactive computation of coverage regions for indoor wireless communication. In Dixon RC, Oprysko MM, editors, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 2601. 1995. p. 178-189
Abbott, A. Lynn ; Bhat, Nitin ; Rappaport, Theodore S. / Interactive computation of coverage regions for indoor wireless communication. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. editor / Robert C. Dixon ; Modest M. Oprysko. Vol. 2601 1995. pp. 178-189
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