Mixed-path trans-horizon UHF measurements for P.1546 propagation model verification

Ben A. Witvliet, Paul W. Wijninga, Erik Van Maanen, Ben Smith, Mark J. Bentum, Roel Schiphorst, Cornelis H. Slump

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Abstract

An extensive propagation measurement survey was performed between The Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Seven mixed land/sea paths were monitored simultaneously, with path lengths ranging from 55 to 370 km. Eight frequencies between 500 and 700 MHz were used. Over 21 million measurements were collected during 500 days. This paper describes the survey and actions taken to assure high data quality. Detailed results are provided and can be used as propagation model test vectors. These results are compared with predictions of the ITU-R Rec. P.1546-4 propagation model. The results are disappointing: differences of up to 20 dB are found. Suggestions are made for improvement of the model.
Original languageEnglish
Pages303-306
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Sep 2011
Event2011 IEEE-APS Topical Conference on Antennas and Propagation in Wireless Communications (APWC) - Torino, Italy
Duration: 12 Sep 201116 Sep 2011

Conference

Conference2011 IEEE-APS Topical Conference on Antennas and Propagation in Wireless Communications (APWC)
Abbreviated titleAPWC 2011
CountryItaly
CityTorino
Period12/09/1116/09/11

Keywords

  • Sea measurements
  • Frequency measurement
  • UHF measurements
  • Radio transmitters
  • Receivers
  • Measurement uncertainty
  • Histograms

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