An efficient propagation model for automatic planning of indoor wireless networks

Antonis G. Dimitriou, Stavroula Siachalou, Aggelos Bletsas, John N. Sahalos

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Abstract

Careful planning and optimization of wireless networks for indoor operation require site-specific propagation predictions for several possible antenna-configurations in reasonable running time. In this paper, we propose treating each room as a single entity, where estimations of the mean received power, as well as the minimum and maximum values of the mean are sought. It is shown that these metrics can be well estimated by calculating the transmitted field at the corners of each room, including losses due to wall penetration and excluding all other propagation mechanisms, such as reflections or diffractions. The proposed model is verified by measurements, carried out in a typical building. Furthermore, statistical margins, sizing the variations of the instantaneous received power around its mean are given. The model returned estimations in 8s for 97 candidate antenna sites in a complex 180m×180m indoor facility.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuCAP 2010 - The 4th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event4th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2010 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 12 Apr 201016 Apr 2010

Other

Other4th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2010
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period12/04/1016/04/10

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