Back
 CN  Vol.8 No.1 , February 2016
Characterization and Modeling of Large-Scale Fading for Radio Propagation in Rwanda
Abstract: Radio links are extensively used for voice and data communications at long distance. We analyze the radio propagation parameters that affect the received signal level on radio links in Rwanda and we determine the best path loss model for prediction of the received signal level. Various models of propagation and the mathematical expressions of path loss are described here in order to come to the prediction of those propagation effects. By analyzing data collected for two links of MTN Rwanda: Gahengeri-Kibungo and Gahengeri-Jali, we find that the best predicting model is the normal distribution.
Cite this paper: Dieu, U. and Vianney, N. (2016) Characterization and Modeling of Large-Scale Fading for Radio Propagation in Rwanda. Communications and Network, 8, 22-30. doi: 10.4236/cn.2016.81003.
References

[1]   Hernandez-Valdez, G., Cruz-Pirez, F.A. and Lara-Rodriguez, D. (2008) Sensitivity of the System Performance to the Propagation Parameters in LOS Microcellular Environments. IEEE Journals, 2008, 3488-3509.

[2]   Grabner, M., Kvicera, V., Pechac, P. and Mudroch, M. (2010) Multipath Fading Measurement and Prediction on 10 GHz Fixed Terrestrial Link. IEEE Conferences, Brno, 19-21 April 2010, 145-148.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/comite.2010.5481330

[3]   Kamarudin, L.M., Ahmad, R.B., Ong, B.L., Malek, F., Zakaria, A. and Arif, M.A.M. (2010) Review and Modeling of Vegetation Propagation Model for Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) Using OMNeT++. 2010 2nd International Conference on Network Applications, Protocols and Services, 78-83.

[4]   Cho, Y.S., Kim, J., Yang, W.Y. and Kang, C.G. (2010) MIMO-OFDM Wireless Communications with MATLAB. John Wiley & Sons (Asia) Pte Ltd., Singapore City.

[5]   Rappaport, T.S. (2001) Wireless Communications: Principles and Practice. 2nd Edition, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River.

[6]   Rappaport, T.S. (2002) Wireless Communications Principles and Practice. 2nd Edition, Prentice-Hall, Upper Saddle River, 161-166.

[7]   Seybold, J.S. (2005) Introduction to RF Propagation. 352 p.

[8]   RECOMMENDATION ITU-R (1994) Probability Distributions Relevant to Radio Wave Propagation Modelling. 1057-1.

 
 
Top