American Journal of Applied Sciences

Performance Evaluation of Channel Propagation Models and Developed Model for Mobile Communication

Yahia Zakaria and Lubomir Ivanek

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2017.349.357

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 14, Issue 2

Pages 349-357

Abstract

Propagation models represent a solidifying of mathematical equations and algorithms that are used for radio signal propagation prediction in specific regions. In this research different propagation models are analyzed and compared. These propagation models have been proposed at the operating frequency of 3.8 GHz for different transmitter antenna heights in all types of terrain. These propagation models depend on location, frequency range and clutter type such as urban, suburban and countryside. We have to bear in mind that the results of the path loss estimation of Free Space model are identical and equal to (119 dB) for 18 m and 34 m transmitter antenna heights at 3.8 GHz in urban environment. It is obvious that Egli model shows the highest path loss values in rural environment as compared with the other models. By the end of this paper, a developed empirical radio propagation model is proposed to be appropriate in urban and rural environments.

Copyright

© 2017 Yahia Zakaria and Lubomir Ivanek. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.