A Study of the "Slack-String" Knife-Edge Diffraction Model

Konferenz: EuCAP 2009 - 3rd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
23.03.2009 - 27.03.2009 in Berlin, Germany

Tagungsband: EuCAP 2009

Seiten: 5Sprache: EnglischTyp: PDF

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Rusyn, v (National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Institute for Telecommunication Sciences, Boulder, CO, USA)

When determining diffraction loss over irregular terrain, there is always an engineering tradeoff between the accuracy of the diffraction models’ predictions and the computational complexity of the models. This paper presents the results of an investigation of a multiple knife-edge diffraction model, the “slack-string” model. The model is tested here using a subset of a database of knife-edge profiles designed for comparative analysis of different diffraction models’ predictive accuracies. The results of the “slackstring” model are shown against the results of the other knife-edge diffraction models.