Encyclopedia of Wireless Networks

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Wireless Fading Channel Model for 5G and Future

  • Jianhua ZhangEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-32903-1_56-1



The communication channel is a kind of physical medium or pathway such as air, water, and vacuum which can be used to carry information from a transmitter to its receiver. According to electromagnetic radiation theory, a wireless channel refers to the wave conveying a radio frequency (RF) signal between a source and its receiver in space. Thus, in wireless communication systems, the propagation characteristics of a wireless channel directly determine the performance limit of the wireless communication system. Wireless channel modelis applying physical or mathematical methods to describe its fading characteristics and regenerate channel impulse response (CIR). While due to the complex reflection, diffraction, and scattering of the electromagnetic wave in real environments, an accurate and efficient channel model is crucial to the research of novel transmission techniques, the evaluation of standardization...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Beijing University of Posts and TelecommunicationsBeijingChina

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