American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Path Loss Measurements for Wireless Communication in Urban and Rural Environments

Yahia Zakaria, Jiri Hosek and Jiri Misurec

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2015.94.99

American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Volume 8, Issue 1

Pages 94-99

Abstract

Path loss models are useful planning tools that allow the designers of wireless communication networks to achieve optimal levels for the base station deployment and meeting the expected service level requirements. In this study various propagation models (COST 231 Walfisch-Ikegami W-I, Ericsson and Stanford University Interim SUI) are analyzed and compared with the measurements. The measured data were taken in urban (high density region) and rural (low density region) environments at the operating frequency of 1700 MHz using the spectrum analyzer. As one of the key outputs, It was found that the calculations of SUI model fit with the measured data in urban environment.

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© 2015 Yahia Zakaria, Jiri Hosek and Jiri Misurec. 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.