Comparison of predictions from a ray tracing microcellular model with narrowband measurements

G Athanasiadou, AR Nix, JP McGeehan

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In this paper predictions from a 3-D 'image-based' ray tracing model for microcellular environments are compared with three sets of narrowband measurements performed in a typical urban area. The comparisons illustrate that good agreement can be obtained, with RMS errors less than 3.7 dB, even for deep shadow areas. In order to analyse the inherent discrepancies that result from the limited averaging of the measurements along the route, predictions were also obtained by producing slow fading envelopes similar to those measured.
Translated title of the contributionComparison of Predictions from a Ray Tracing Microcellular Model with Narrowband Measurements
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 47th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages800 - 804
ISBN (Print)0780336593
Publication statusPublished - May 1997
Event47th Vehicular Technology Conference 1997 (VTC 1997-Spring) - Phoenix, AZ, United States
Duration: 1 May 1997 → …


Conference47th Vehicular Technology Conference 1997 (VTC 1997-Spring)
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPhoenix, AZ
Period1/05/97 → …

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Conference Organiser: Vehicular Technology Conference 1997, Phoenix, USA
Rose publication type: Conference contribution

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  • UHF radio propagation
  • land mobile radio
  • ray tracing


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