Path Loss Prediction in Relay Station Environment

Conference paper

Abstract

Relays play important role in deployment of Long Term Evolution (LTE) and LTE-Advanced systems. This chapter addresses prediction of the propagation path loss on the link between eNodeB and relay stations. The path loss models are derived on a basis of an extensive measurement campaign conducted in 1,900 MHz frequency band. An effect of the relay station antenna height is studied and included in the path loss modeling. An antenna height correction factor is derived and included in the modeling. Finally, a relationship between the intercept, slope of the model and the relay antenna height is derived.

Keywords

Channel model LTE-Advanced Path loss measurements Propagation modeling Relay antenna height correction factor Relay 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Electrical and Computer Engineering DepartmentFlorida Institute of TechnologyMelbourneUSA

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