Use of a building database in prediction of three-dimensional diffraction

Thomas A. Russell, Theodore S. Rappaport, Charles W. Bostian

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Abstract

This paper describes the use of a building database and a three-dimensional formulation of the Fresnel-Kirchoff diffraction theory to compute the shadowing by buildings in the general situation where diffraction can occur by building edges of both horizontal and vertical orientation. The storage format of buildings in a geographic information systems database is described. An algorithm is presented for identifying the nearest diffracting building and deriving the necessary information for the evaluation of the diffraction integral. Example results are presented to show the utility of this approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, 42nd VTS Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages943-946
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)0780306732
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992
Event42nd IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Conference: Frontiers of Technology, VTS 1992 - Denver, United States
Duration: May 10 1992May 13 1992

Publication series

NameIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
Volume1992-May
ISSN (Print)1550-2252

Conference

Conference42nd IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Conference: Frontiers of Technology, VTS 1992
CountryUnited States
CityDenver
Period5/10/925/13/92

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics

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Russell, T. A., Rappaport, T. S., & Bostian, C. W. (1992). Use of a building database in prediction of three-dimensional diffraction. In Proceedings - IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, 42nd VTS Conference (pp. 943-946). [245272] (IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference; Vol. 1992-May). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/VETEC.1992.245272