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Measurements of Reflection and Penetration Losses in Low Terahertz Band Vehicular Communications

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication14th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9788831299008
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2020
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventEuropean Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 15 Mar 202020 Mar 2020

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Name14th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2020


ConferenceEuropean Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP


The beyond-5G vehicular communications are expected not only to utilize the already explored millimeter-wave band but also to start harnessing the higher frequencies above 100 GHz ultimately targeting the so-called low terahertz band, 300 GHz-1 THz. In this paper, we perform a set of propagation measurements at 300 GHz band in representative vehicular environments. Particularly, we report on the reflection losses from the front, rear, and side of a regular vehicle. In addition, the penetration losses when propagating through, over, and under the vehicle are presented. Our study reveals that the vehicle body is extremely heterogeneous in terms of the propagation losses: the attenuation heavily depends on the trajectory of the 300 GHz signal through the vehicle. The reported measurement data may be used as a reference when developing the vehiclespecific channel and interference models for future wireless communications in the low terahertz band.


  • low terahertz, penetration losses, Propagation measurements, reflection losses, vehicular communications.

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