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Multipath Propagation Analysis of 5G Systems at Higher Frequencies in Courtyard (Small Cell) Environment

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE 5G World Forum (5GWF)
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-4982-4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2018
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE 5G World Forum -
Duration: 9 Jul 201811 Jul 2018


ConferenceIEEE 5G World Forum


The main target of this paper is to study the propagation characteristics of an outdoor and indoor user utilizing 5G system at higher frequency in a courtyard surrounded by building walls i.e. small cell environment. This research work is carried out by doing 3D ray tracing simulations utilizing "sAGA" - a 3D ray tracing tool. Unlike the conventional cellular network frequencies, the considered frequencies in the scope of this work are 15 GHz, 28 GHz and 60 GHz. For simulation routes, the results are provided in the form of received signal strength. For static points, the results are presented in the form of power angular spectrum and power delay profile. The achieved simulation results show that an adequate outdoor and indoor service can be provisioned at the considered frequencies. However, it is challenging to provide services to indoor user at 60 GHz using an outdoor base station even in such a small cell environment.

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