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A spatio-temporal ray launching propagation model for UMTS pico and microcellular environments

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE VTC Spring 2001, Rhodes, May
Publisher or commissioning bodyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages367 - 371
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0750367286
StatePublished - May 2001
Event53rd Vehicular Technology Conference 2001 (VTC 2001-Spring) - Rhodes, Greece


Conference53rd Vehicular Technology Conference 2001 (VTC 2001-Spring)
Period1/05/01 → …


In this paper a new ray-launching algorithm is presented that builds on earlier image based research models. The algorithm has been developed to meet the advanced propagation needs of third and fourth generation networks. New features are incorporated to model unrestricted multiple reflection, transmission and diffraction in three-dimensional pic0 and microcellular environments. The model simulates full indoor/outdoor interaction, in addition to dedicated indoor or outdoor modelling modes. Results are shown to compare well with wideband microcellular measurements taken in the 2GHz UMTS band.

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Rose publication type: Conference contribution Sponsorship: BS Lee would like to thank ORS for their financial support Terms of use: Copyright © 2001 IEEE. Reprinted from Proceedings of IEEE 53rd Vehicular Technology Conference, 2001. 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.


53rd Vehicular Technology Conference 2001 (VTC 2001-Spring)

Duration1 May 2001 → …

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