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The use of ray tracing techniques for modelling of the radio LAN environment

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  • MC Lawton
  • JP McGeehan
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationColloquium on Radio LANs, London
Publisher or commissioning bodyInstitution of Electrical Engineers (IEE)
Pages7/1 - 7/6
StatePublished - May 1992
EventColloquium on Radio LANs - London, United Kingdom


ConferenceColloquium on Radio LANs
CountryUnited Kingdom
Period1/05/92 → …


The application of broadband digital data services within the office environment requires close consideration of the dispersive nature of radio channels. A prediction algorithm is presented such that propagation characteristics can be estimated for small cell high data rate systems. Through the use of geometric optics and geometric theory of diffraction in the algorithm performs ray launching techniques in order to evaluate reflected, transmitted, and diffracted paths from a simplified description of a given environment. Both modelled and measured results are presented demonstrating the model's ability to predict typical RMS delay spread values

Additional information

Conference Proceedings/Title of Journal: IEE Colloquium on Radio LANs Rose publication type: Conference contribution Sponsorship: The authors would like to thank SERC and BT labs for their financial support. In addition the authors are indebted to their colleagues in the Centre for Communications Research, University of Bristol for the valuable advice and comments, and the provision of computing facilities. In particular we would like to thank Mr R.L. Davies for providing the indoor propagation measurements.

    Research areas

  • local area networks, ray tracing, radiowave propagation


Colloquium on Radio LANs

Duration1 May 1992 → …
CountryUnited Kingdom

Event: Conference

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