A Proposed 3D Extension to the 3GPP/ITU Channel Model for 800 MHz and 2.6 GHz Bands

Reham N F Almesaeed, Araz S Ameen, Evangelos Mellios, Angela Doufexi, Andrew R Nix

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Recently there have been many proposals to generate a complete channel model that covers wide range of carrier frequencies and take into consideration different aspects of channel propagation statistics. Many of these models focus on two dimensional propagation, i.e. propagation in the azimuth plane only. The assumption of 2D propagation may lead to inaccurate estimation of channel capacity and system level performance. In addition, few studies have focused on the propagation characteristics in the 800 MHz band. In this paper a complete 3D channel model is generated and examined through 3D ray tracer tool. The paper proposes detailed channel related parameters for urban macro and micro-cell environments at carrier frequencies of 800 MHz and 2.6 GHz. The paper analyzes the channel in terms of best-fit normal parameters for large scale parameters, path loss models, cross-correlation of large scale parameters, and de-correlation distance for both line-of-sight and none line-of-sight conditions. The paper uses the generated statistics to extend the current 2D 3GPP/ITU channel model to 3D model and compare the propagation statistics generated by
this model with the ray tracer predictions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe 8th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
Subtitle of host publicationEUCAP2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages3039 - 3043
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2014
Event8th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2014 - The Hague, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 Apr 201411 Apr 2014


Conference8th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2014
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityThe Hague


  • 3D Channel Model
  • 3GPP/ITU
  • Large Scale Parameters
  • De-correlation Distance

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