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Analysis of outdoor and indoor propagation at 15 GHz and millimeter wave frequencies in microcellular environment

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)160-167
Number of pages8
JournalAdvances in Science, Technology and Engineering Systems
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Abstract

The main target of this article is to perform the multidimensional analysis of multipath propagation in an indoor and outdoor environment at higher frequencies i.e. 15 GHz, 28 GHz and 60 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 in indoor and outdoor environment at higher frequencies and draw a special attention on the impact of diffuse scattering at 28 GHz and 60 GHz. In a simple outdoor microcellular environment with a valid LOS link between the transmitter and a receiver, the mean received signal at 28 GHz and 60 GHz was found around 5.7 dB and 13 dB inferior in comparison with signal level at 15 GHz. Whereas the difference in received signal levels at higher frequencies were further extended in an indoor environment due to higher building penetration loss. However, the propagation and penetration loss at higher frequency can be compensated by using the antenna with narrow beamwidth and larger gain.

Keywords

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

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