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Propagation Measurements and Models for Wireless Communications Channels

Jorgen Bach Anderson, Theodore S. Rappaport, and Susumu Yoshida

One-line summary: Complex interactions between geometry, radio propagation effects, and mobility make prediction of coverage and path loss a practically intractable problem; rudimentary models have been developed, but empirical or heuristic methods nearly inevitably fare better.

Overview/Main Points


The physics of radio propagation dictate wireless networks' physical layer characteristics, which in turn affect the design and performance limitations of all higher level network layers. Knowledge of radio propagation characteristics may give insight into wireless systems design.


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