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An Interactive System for Visualizing Wireless Communication Coverage within Buildings

  • Manish A. Panjwani
  • A. Lynn Abbott
  • Theodore S. Rappaport
  • Jan Haagh
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Part of the The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 309)

Abstract

An interactive software tool has been developed which can be used to assess the coverage of RF transceivers within multifloor buildings. Using AutoCAD as a foundation, this system displays floor plans and permits the user to place transceivers at arbitrary locations within a building. The user can interactively set communication parameters and can view the resulting coverage regions, which depend on the locations and material properties of walls and partitions. Such a tool should prove to be very useful in the specification of wireless LAN systems.

Keywords

Coverage Area Path Loss Attenuation Factor Floor Plan Path Loss Model 
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References

  1. [Seid92]
    S. Y. Seidel and T. S. Rappaport, “914 MHz Path Loss Prediction Models for Indoor Wireless Communications in Multifloored Buildings,” IEEE Transaciions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 40, no. 2, pp. 207–217, Feb. 1992.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    K. L. Blackard and T. S. Rappaport, “Impulsive Noise in Personal Communication Systems,” IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 11, no. 7, pp. 991–1000, Sept. 1993.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Manish A. Panjwani
    • 1
  • A. Lynn Abbott
    • 1
  • Theodore S. Rappaport
    • 1
  • Jan Haagh
    • 2
  1. 1.The Bradley Department of Electrical EngineeringVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburgUSA
  2. 2.Wireless Communication Network DivisionAT&T Global Information SolutionsUtrechtThe Netherlands

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