Estimation of Wall-Scattering in the Urban Canyon

Conference: EuCAP 2009 - 3rd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
03/23/2009 - 03/27/2009 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: EuCAP 2009

Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Dimitriou, Antonis G.; Siachalou, Stavroula; Sergiadis, George D. (Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Aristotle University Campus, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece)

Recent measurements have shown that the scattered field from the buildings’ façades can greatly affect the magnitude, the delay spread and the angular spread of the received field inside the “urban canyon”. In this paper a model that estimates the net scattered field by a single façade is derived, assuming that the building’s wall comprises numerous identical elementary scatterers (e.g. windows) with known scattering gain function. The proposed model can be easily implemented in a ray-tracing propagation prediction tool, thanks to its simplicity and the small estimation time.