Electromagnetic macro model for analysis of propagation path loss in cellular networks

M. N. Abdallah, W. Dyab, T. K. Sarkar, M. V.S.N. Prasad, C. S. Misra, A. Lamparez, M. Salazar-Palma

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Abstract

Received signal level measurements are frequently used to check the performance and the Quality of Service (QOS) inside the coverage area in cellular networks. These expensive time consuming measurements are carried out using an actual drive tests to assess the coverage area of a base station for a given cell and thus evaluate the QOS. In this paper, the novelty of the proposed electromagnetic analysis technique lies in its ability to match the macro model based simulation and measurement results without any statistical or empirical curve fitting or an adhoc choice of a reference distance. Furthermore, a new concept called proper route has been introduced to enhance the quality of measured data. The input parameters for the electromagnetic macro model can be generated using only the physical parameters of the environment like the height of the transmitting and receiving antennas over the ground, their tilts toward the ground, and the electrical parameters of the ground. A method of moments-based integral equation solver code called AWAS has been used to simulate the effects of the macro parameters of the environment. Measurements were carried out for cellular networks in western India and Srilanka.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium(APSURSI)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages947-948
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781479935406
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 18 2014
Event2014 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APSURSI 2014 - Memphis, United States
Duration: Jul 6 2014Jul 11 2014

Publication series

NameIEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, AP-S International Symposium (Digest)
ISSN (Print)1522-3965

Other

Other2014 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APSURSI 2014
CountryUnited States
CityMemphis
Period7/6/147/11/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Abdallah, M. N., Dyab, W., Sarkar, T. K., Prasad, M. V. S. N., Misra, C. S., Lamparez, A., & Salazar-Palma, M. (2014). Electromagnetic macro model for analysis of propagation path loss in cellular networks. In 2014 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium(APSURSI) (pp. 947-948). [6904802] (IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, AP-S International Symposium (Digest)). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/APS.2014.6904802