Validation of Equivalent Received Bandwidth to Characterize Received Signal Level Distribution through Experiment and Simulation

Jiang YAN
Hironari MASUI
Masanori ISHII
Hiroyuki SHIMIZU
Shigeru KOZONO

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E84-B    No.9    pp.2550-2559
Publication Date: 2001/09/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Innovation in Antennas and Propagation for Expanding Radio Systems)
Category: Propagation
mobile propagation,  received signal level distribution,  delay profile,  equivalent received bandwidth,  power ratio,  

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To generalize characteristics of a received signal level distribution from narrow- to wide-bands in a mobile radio channel, a new propagation parameter called equivalent received bandwidth (2ΔfΔLmax) has been proposed. The distributions are discussed mainly with computer simulation results. The simulation results shows the level distribution depends on 2ΔfΔLmax and power ratio a of direct to indirect waves, and the value of 2ΔfΔLmax classifies the radio channel as narrow- or wide-bands transmission. To confirm these simulated results, a field test was performed with a 3.35 GHz radio wave. This paper describes that the field test demonstrated the simulation results. It is concluded that the equation representing received signal level in the computer simulation is valid. And the fading depth depends directly on 2ΔfΔLmax, and the 2ΔfΔLmax is effective for generalizing the received signal level distribution. Furthermore, a method for calculating the power ratio was found to be better for a peak level model.