Site specific propagation prediction models for PCS design and installation

T. T. Tran, T. S. Rappaport

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The authors present novel site-specific propagation prediction methods for emerging personal communication system (PCS) services which will offer high capacity in urban settings. The propagation prediction models, composed of 3-D diffraction and ray tracing, are being implemented as software tools on SUN computer workstations. A geographical information system software package is being used to interface building and terrain data with the propagation prediction programs. Early work at Virginia Tech's Mobile and Portable Radio Research Group shows that the predicted signal strengths are within a few decibels of average measured signal strengths for some test cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMilitary Communications Conference, MILCOM 1992
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)078030585X
StatePublished - 1992
Event1992 Military Communications Conference, MILCOM 1992 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Oct 11 1992Oct 14 1992

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE Military Communications Conference MILCOM


Conference1992 Military Communications Conference, MILCOM 1992
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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