Penetration Loss Measurements and Models for a DVB-H SFN

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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Martens, Luc; Plets, David; Verloock, Leen; Joseph, Wout (Department of Information Technology, Ghent University/IBBT, Gaston Crommenlaan 8, 9050 Ghent, Belgium)
Deventer, Etienne; Gauderis, Hugo (Flemish Radio and Television Network (VRT), Auguste Reyerslaan 52, 1043 Brussels, Belgium)

Building penetration loss measurements of a DVB-H signal at 602 MHz have been performed in 100 buildings in the city of Ghent, Belgium. Buildings are categorized in different types (office buildings, apartments, villas, mansions, terraced houses, stations) and the rooms are classified according to the number of outside radiated walls. The cumulative distribution function of the penetration loss is determined and lognormality is investigated. Models are developed to calculate the penetration loss as a function of the number of radiated walls. This research enables the calculation of indoor coverage probability for wireless networks.