Outdoor Wideband Mobile-Radio Propagation Studies in Europe

Rudolf Werner LORENZ  

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IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E76-B   No.2   pp.65-77
Publication Date: 1993/02/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Issue on Land Mobile/Portable Propagation)
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Keyword: 
mobile radio propagation,  wideband measurement techniques,  

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Summary: 
Several research institutions in Europe have developed set-ups for wide-band mobile radio communication measurements. The performance and evaluation has been coordinated in the framework of the cooperation in the field of scientific and technical research within the committees COST 207 COST 231. New parameters have been defined to improve the insight into performance limits of digital radio communication systems which are caused by propagation phenomena. The definitions of these new parameters are presented in the paper. Channel sounders developed in Norway, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, France and Germany are described. They are based on considerably different technical principles for evaluation and recording of the measured results. A few results gained in European measurement campaigns are also presented.