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Analysis of multipath propagation for 5G system at higher frequencies in microcellular environment

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 13th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference, IWCMC 2017
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781509043729
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jul 2017
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference -
Duration: 1 Jan 2000 → …

Publication series

ISSN (Electronic)2376-6506


ConferenceInternational Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference
Period1/01/00 → …


The main target of this paper is to perform the multidimensional analysis of multipath propagation at higher frequencies i.e. 15 GHz and 28 GHz, using 'sAGA' a 3D ray tracing tool. A real world outdoor Line of Sight (LOS) microcellular environment from the Yokusuka city of Japan is considered for the analysis. The simulation data acquired from the 3D ray tracing tool includes the received signal strength, power angular spectrum and the power delay profile. The different propagation mechanisms were closely analyzed. The simulation results show the difference of propagation at two frequencies i.e. 15 GHz and 28 GHz and draw a special attention on the impact of diffuse scattering at 28 GHz. In a simple outdoor microcellular environment with a valid LOS link between the transmitter and a receiver, a path loss difference of around 5.7 dB was found between 15 GHz and 28 GHz frequency of operation. However, the propagation loss at higher frequency can be compensated by using the antenna with narrow beamwidth and larger gain.


  • 3D ray tracing, 5G, Microcellular, Multipath propagation, System performance

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