The application of GTD and ray launching techniques to channel modelling for cordless radio systems

MC Lawton, JP McGeehan

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Propagation characteristics play a fundamental role in the design and implementation of radio systems. The application of broadband digital data services within the cordless environment requires close consideration of the dispersive nature of radio channels. A prediction algorithm is presented such that the propagation characteristics can be estimated for small-cell high-data-rate systems. Through the use of geometric optics and geometric theory of diffraction (GTD) the algorithm performs ray launching techniques in order to evaluate reflected, transmitted, and diffracted rays from a simplified description of a given environment. Both modeled and measured results are presented, demonstrating the model's ability to predict typical RMS delay spread values.
Translated title of the contributionThe Application of GTD and Ray Launching Techniques to Channel Modelling for Cordless Radio Systems
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE 42nd Vehicular Technolgy Conf., Denver, May 1992
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages125 - 130
ISBN (Print)0780306732
Publication statusPublished - May 1992
Event42nd Vehicular Technology Conference 1992 (VTC 1992-Spring) - Denver, CO, United States
Duration: 1 May 1992 → …


Conference42nd Vehicular Technology Conference 1992 (VTC 1992-Spring)
CountryUnited States
CityDenver, CO
Period1/05/92 → …

Bibliographical note

Rose publication type: Conference contribution

Sponsorship: The authors would like to thank SERC and BT labs for the award of a SERC CASE research studentship. In addition they are grateful to BT for the provision of their channel sounding and laboratory facilities, and
in particular, they wish to acknowledge the the assistance of Paul Tattersall, Head of Mobile Propagation Group, for his contributive comments to the research
programme. Finally the authors are indebted to their colleagues in the Centre for Communications Research, University of Bristol for the valuable advice and comments,
and the provision of computing facilities.

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  • radiowave propagation
  • GTD
  • cordless telephone systems

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