Geometric Optics-Based Propagation Prediction Model in Urban Street Canyon Environments

Kyung Won Kim, Seong Jun Oh

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Notable changes in the next-generation wireless communication system include the fact that the nominal height of base-station antennas becomes lower than the height of typical rooftops. In this scenario, reflection and scattering of waves become more dominant than diffraction in short-range propagation. We first analyze the reflection and scattering loss of propagation by using ray-tracing simulation, and on the basis of the analysis, we propose a propagation prediction model based on geometric optics in the urban street canyon scenario. The proposed model is defined by geometrical parameters such as the street width and the distance to a corner, such that the model can be applied to various environmental scenarios. It can also simultaneously predict propagation losses in many corners. The proposed model is justified with measurement data.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7312398
Pages (from-to)1128-1131
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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  • Channel model
  • path loss
  • propagation prediction
  • urban propagation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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