38 GHz wideband point-to-multipoint radio wave propagation study for a campus environment

Hao Xu, Theodore S. Rappaport, Robert J. Boyle, James H. Schaffner

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Abstract

This article presents the results of a fixed millimeter-wave short-hop radio wave propagation study at 38 GHz. A wideband measurement campaign was performed using three cross-campus radio links from April to August 1998 at Virginia Tech. 73,963 power delay profiles (PDPs) were recorded during different weather events such as clear sky, rain, and hail. Rain/hail attenuation, short-term signal variation, and multipath statistics were studied. The measured rain attenuation (in excess of free space) slightly exceeds the Crane model prediction. Short term variation of received signal strength during rain follows Rician distribution with a K factor inversely proportional to rain rate. The wideband measurements indicate that multipath can occur due to foliage and reflections from wet surfaces during rain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE VTS 50th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 1999-Fall
Pages1575-1579
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 1999
EventIEEE VTS 50th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 1999-Fall - Houston, TX, USA
Duration: Sep 19 1999Sep 22 1999

Publication series

NameIEEE VTS 50th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 1999-Fall
Volume2
ISSN (Print)0740-0551

Other

OtherIEEE VTS 50th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 1999-Fall
CityHouston, TX, USA
Period9/19/999/22/99

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics

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    Xu, H., Rappaport, T. S., Boyle, R. J., & Schaffner, J. H. (1999). 38 GHz wideband point-to-multipoint radio wave propagation study for a campus environment. In IEEE VTS 50th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 1999-Fall (pp. 1575-1579). (IEEE VTS 50th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 1999-Fall; Vol. 2).