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Propagation measurements to support third generation mobile radio network planning

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEE International Conference on Antennas and Propagation, 1993
Publisher or commissioning bodyInstitution of Electrical Engineers (IEE)
Pages857 - 860
ISBN (Print)0852965729
StatePublished - Apr 1993


The authors present results of the propagation programme conducted within RACE PLATON (Research and Development into Advanced Communications Technologies in Europe, Advanced Cell Planning Methods and Tools for Third Generation Mobile Radio Systems). The measurement set-up and the propagation environments are described and they discuss the applicability of conventional macrocell path loss models and the dual-slope models to microcellular systems. The implication of the propagation factors on cell planning and handoff issues are discussed. Finally, they conclude their findings and describe future propagation work in PLATON

Additional information

Sponsorship: The work of this paper is supported by the Commission of European Community under the RACE PLATON project (RACE II R2007). We would like to express our gratitude to Mr Bob Butler and Mr Michael Penny of the Faculty of Engineering, University of Bristol for equipping the vehicle for our experiment. We would also like to thamk Mr Michael Weber and Mr Thierry Balouka from INT Paris for their help in our field trials

    Research areas

  • radio networks, radiowave propagation

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