A new method of evaluating microcellular system capacity using deterministic propagation models

TXJ Yan, AR Nix, H Hammuda

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Site specific planning tools will become increasingly important as microcellular communication systems continue to evolve. These tools will enable system planners to design their systems far more rapidly and to minimise the cost of their development. In this paper, a new method for microcellular system capacity evaluation is presented, which proposes the use of the site specific ray-tracing propagation models developed at the University of Bristol. The propagation model includes the effects of urban shielding and shadowing in site specific environments. To simplify the processing procedure, a statistical propagation model is used to generate the signal coverage of a Rayleigh fading environment. Taking into account the particular system requirements, such as the modulation scheme, BER and outage probability, the propagation results for a given area can be extensively analysed to produce its system capacity.
Translated title of the contributionA new method of evaluating microcellular system capacity using deterministic propagation models
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlobal Telecommunications Conference, 1995 (GLOBECOM'95)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages2313 - 2317
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0780325095
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1995
EventGlobal Telecommunications Conference, 1995 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 13 Nov 199517 Nov 1995


ConferenceGlobal Telecommunications Conference, 1995
Abbreviated titleGLOBECOM '95

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Conference Proceedings/Title of Journal: IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, 1995 (GLOBECOM'95)
Rose publication type: Conference contribution

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  • cellular radio
  • Rayleigh channels


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