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A macrocellular radio channel model for smart antenna tracking algorithms

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1754 - 1758
JournalIEEE 49th Vehicular Technology Conference, 1999 (VTC-Spring 1999)
StatePublished - May 1999
Event49th Vehicular Technology Conference 1999 (VTC 1999-Spring) - Houston, United States


In order to evaluate the performance of third generation wideband mobile communication systems, radio channel models capable of handling non-stationary scenarios with dynamic evolution of multipaths are required, since stationary models with fixed number of paths and delay information will produce over-optimistic results. In this context and due to the introduction of advanced antenna systems to exploit the spatial domain, a further expansion is needed in order to also include the non-stationary spatial characteristics of the channel. In an attempt to solve these problems, this paper present a new stochastic spatio-temporal propagation model. The model is a combination of the geometrically based single reflection (GBSR) and the Gaussian wide sense stationary uncorrelated scattering (GWSSUS) models, and is further enhanced in order to be able to handle nonstationary scenarios. The probability density functions of the number of multipath components, the scatterers' lifetime and the angle of arrival are calculated for this reason

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ISBN: 0780354354 Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Name and Venue of Conference: Vehicular Technology Conference, 1999 (VTC-Spring 1999), Houston, USA Rose publication type: Conference contribution Sponsorship: The authors wish to thank Fujitsu Europe Telecom R&D Centre Ltd. for sponsoring the work presented in this paper and also acknowledge guiidance provided by Prof. J.McGeehan Terms of use: Copyright © 1999 IEEE. Reprinted from Proceedings of IEEE 49th Vehicular Technology Conference, 1999. This material is posted here with permission of the IEEE. Such permission of the IEEE does not in any way imply IEEE endorsement of any of the University of Bristol's products or services. Internal or personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution must be obtained from the IEEE by writing to By choosing to view this document, you agree to all provisions of the copyright laws protecting it

Research areas

  • cellular radio, multipath channels, adaptive antenna arrays, radiowave propagation


49th Vehicular Technology Conference 1999 (VTC 1999-Spring)

Duration1 May 1999 → …
CountryUnited States

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