We consider wireless data services characterized by short distances, no shadowing, low power, and low antenna heights, deployed in places where a high frequency of potential users is expected, e.g., toll booths, parking lots, intersections, etc. Within such a system, we expect to see a well-defined geometry of base-to-user radio paths, as well as a predictable user trajectory, neither of which can be assumed for the wide-area cellular case. This offers the promise of a strong deterministic component of the channel response, in addition to a weaker stochastic component. Here, we combine analysis of the former with measurements and modeling of the latter for three typical outdoor scenarios. Comparisons between predicted and measured behavior show excellent agreement.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Channel models
- Ray tracing
- Ricean K factor
- Short-path radio channels