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Path Loss Measurements for Wireless Communication in Urban and Rural Environments

Yahia Zakaria1, Jiri Hosek2 and Jiri Misurec2
  • 1 National Research Center, Egypt
  • 2 Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Volume 8 No. 1, 2015, 94-99

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajeassp.2015.94.99

Submitted On: 27 October 2014 Published On: 16 April 2015

How to Cite: Zakaria, Y., Hosek, J. & Misurec, J. (2015). Path Loss Measurements for Wireless Communication in Urban and Rural Environments. American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 8(1), 94-99. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajeassp.2015.94.99

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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Keywords

  • Walfisch-Ikegami Model
  • Ericsson Model
  • Stanford University Interim Model
  • Path Loss
  • Wireless Communication