GPRS Network Optimization Based on Physical Optics Approximation

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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Meana, J. G.; Las-Heras, F.; López, Y. Á.; Gutiérrez, A. (Electrical Engineering, University of Oviedo, Edificio Polivalente de Viesques, Módulo 8, Planta 1, Campus Universitario, 33203 Gijón, Spain)
Martínez, J. Á. (Gordon CenSSIS, Northeastern University, Stearns Center, Suite 302, 360 Huntington Av., Boston, MA 02115 USA)
Gutiérrez, A. (ArcelorMittal R&D, Avilés, Spain)

This paper presents the optimization of a General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)/Global System for Mobile communications (GSM) network. A real scenario with real base stations emplacements has been simulated with the aim of making a diagnosis of the radioelectric coverage along a train path. Afterwards, new locations for new reflex isotropic stations are proposed in order to improve the coverage where the electric field level does not exceed the sensitivity or threshold of the receiver. The antenna radiation patterns have been synthesized from the characteristic parameters, such as gain, power, directivity of the original antennas. A modified Physical Optics (PO) approximation where not only perfect electric conductors (PEC) but also dielectrics are considered is used to calculate the first reflection contribution.