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Comparison of predictions from a ray tracing microcellular model with narrowband measurements

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 47th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
Publisher or commissioning bodyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages800 - 804
ISBN (Print)0780336593
StatePublished - May 1997


Conference47th Vehicular Technology Conference 1997 (VTC 1997-Spring)
CountryUnited States
CityPhoenix, AZ
Period1/05/97 → …


In this paper predictions from a 3-D 'image-based' ray tracing model for microcellular environments are compared with three sets of narrowband measurements performed in a typical urban area. The comparisons illustrate that good agreement can be obtained, with RMS errors less than 3.7 dB, even for deep shadow areas. In order to analyse the inherent discrepancies that result from the limited averaging of the measurements along the route, predictions were also obtained by producing slow fading envelopes similar to those measured.

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Conference Organiser: Vehicular Technology Conference 1997, Phoenix, USA Rose publication type: Conference contribution Terms of use: Copyright © 1997 IEEE. Reprinted from Proceedings of IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, Spring 1997. 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

  • UHF radio propagation, land mobile radio, ray tracing


47th Vehicular Technology Conference 1997 (VTC 1997-Spring)

Duration1 May 1997 → …
CountryUnited States
CityPhoenix, AZ

Event: Conference




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