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Comparison of empirical propagation path loss models for mobile communications in the suburban area of Kuala Lumpur

Chebil, Jalel and Lwas, A.K. and Islam, Md. Rafiqul and Zyoud, A. H. (2011) Comparison of empirical propagation path loss models for mobile communications in the suburban area of Kuala Lumpur. In: 4th International Conference on Mechatronics (ICOM'11), 17-19 May 2011, Kuala Lumpur.

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The empirical propagation path loss models have important influence in mobile communication systems design. They become important tools in both research and industrial communities owing to their speed of implementation and their limited dependence on detailed knowledge of the terrain. The mobile services are increasing rapidly and hence the mobile stations are required to design with best quality of service. Path loss models are considered frequently to estimate power budgets and cell coverages. Four empirical models namely, the Lee model, the Stanford University Interim (SUI) model, the COST-231 Hata model and Egli model have been investigated in this work. The measurements were carried out at University Putra Malaysia (UPM) campus and Gombak area. The measured data is used to validate the applicability of the four models mentioned previously in suburban environments. The results show that Egli model, COST-231 Hata model and SUI model over-predict the path loss in all coverage areas. The Lee model shows the best performance to the measured path loss.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 6110/3146
Uncontrolled Keywords: communication system, path loss, propagation, empirical modes
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK7800 Electronics. Computer engineering. Computer hardware. Photoelectronic devices
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Md. Rafiqul Islam
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2011 12:24
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2012 16:23
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/3146

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