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Millimeter Wave Communications In Urban Environment
Author(s): T. P. Morton
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Paper Abstract

A study/measurements program comparing predicted MMW intensities to measured intensities at receiver locations after multiple reflections through urban intersections has been completed. MMW instrumentation equipment belonging to the Institute for Telecommunication Sciences was taken to downtown Boulder, Colorado to perform double bounce transmission measurements around corners through selected downtown intersections. A transmitter beam was directed obliquely toward the building fronts on one side of a street in such a way that the specularly reflected ray would pass through the intersection and be reflected (for the 2nd bounce) by the building fronts along the observable side of the intersecting avenue and to the receiver. For each initial angle of incidence of the transmitter beam an azimuth intensity profile was made by the narrow beam receiver. It was observed that 9.6 GHz was distinctly superior to either 28.8 or 57.6 GHz for achieving general non line-of-sight street level urban area communications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 October 1983
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0423, Millimeter Wave Technology II, (14 October 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.936174
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T. P. Morton, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0423:
Millimeter Wave Technology II
James C. Wiltse, Editor(s)

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