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Joint shadowing process in urban peer-to-peer radio channels

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52 - 64
Number of pages13
JournalIEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
Journal issue1
StatePublished - Jan 2008


For multihop and ad hoc networks, a conventional 1-D channel model cannot capture the spatial correlation of the shadowing processes. This paper investigates the joint spatial correlation property of the shadowing process for peer-to-peer (P2P) radio links in urban environments. When a fixed base station is assumed, statistical analysis reveals that the shadowing process is mainly a result of spatial displacement at the mobile station (MS). Furthermore, the joint correlation property of the MS-MS channel shows that MS displacements at each end of the P2P link have an independent and equal effect on the correlation coefficient. A sum-of-sinusoids simulation model is proposed to generate the joint correlation shadowing process for urban P2P radio channels. The performance of the proposed channel simulator is analyzed in terms of the autocorrelation and joint correlation function of the simulated shadowing process. Simulations illustrate that the proposed model is able to output deterministic shadowing with a normal distribution (in decibels) and the desired correlation properties. It is thus suitable for use in system-level simulations, such as the evaluation of routing and radio resource management algorithms in ad hoc or mesh networks

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Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE) Rose publication type: Journal article Sponsorship: This work was supported in part by the IST-2001-32549 ROMANTIK Project Terms of use: Copyright © 2008 IEEE. Reprinted from IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. 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

  • ad hoc, channel model, multihop, shadowing, spatial correlation, urban, FADING CHANNELS, SIMULATION-MODEL, SYSTEMS

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