High frequency propagation models for building blockage at L and Ka band

Chad M. Wangsvick, Panayiotis A. Tirkas, Constantine Balanis

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Abstract

Research was done to investigate the effects of building blockage on signal propagation using the Uniform Theory of Diffraction (UTD) and two models were developed. The first was that of a mobile receiver behind a single row of buildings as a Low Earth Orbiting (LEO) satellite passed overhead from horizon to horizon transmitting a signal in the L band. The second model placed a satellite in a Geostationary (GEO) orbit transmitting at Ka band. The mobile would then have a fixed elevation angle to the satellite, but with the path of propagation obstructed. Included rays were: direct, building reflected, ground reflected, building diffracted, and various combinations thereof.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
Editors Anon
PublisherIEEE
Pages51-55
Number of pages5
Volume1
StatePublished - 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 47th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference. Part 1 (of 3) - Phoenix, AZ, USA
Duration: May 4 1997May 7 1997

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1997 47th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference. Part 1 (of 3)
CityPhoenix, AZ, USA
Period5/4/975/7/97

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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