3rd International ICST Conference on Testbeds and Research Infrastructures for the Development of Networks and Communities (TridentCom)

Research Article

Path Loss Measurements at 3.5 GHz: A Trial Test WiMAX Based in Rural Environment

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1109/TRIDENTCOM.2007.4444709,
        author={Pasquale Imperatore and Elio Salvadori and Imrich Chlamtac},
        title={Path Loss Measurements at 3.5 GHz: A Trial Test WiMAX Based in Rural Environment},
        proceedings={3rd International ICST Conference on Testbeds and Research Infrastructures for the Development of Networks and Communities (TridentCom)},
        proceedings_a={TRIDENTCOM},
        year={2010},
        month={5},
        keywords={Path loss 3.5 GHz measurements WiMAX propagation mode},
        doi={10.1109/TRIDENTCOM.2007.4444709}
    }
    
  • Pasquale Imperatore
    Elio Salvadori
    Imrich Chlamtac
    Year: 2010
    Path Loss Measurements at 3.5 GHz: A Trial Test WiMAX Based in Rural Environment
    TRIDENTCOM
    IEEE
    DOI: 10.1109/TRIDENTCOM.2007.4444709
Pasquale Imperatore1,*, Elio Salvadori1,*, Imrich Chlamtac1,*
  • 1: CREATE-NET
*Contact email: pasquale.imperatore@create-net.org, elio.salvadori@create-net.org, imrich.chlamtac@create-net.org

Abstract

This paper addresses the dimensioning of the emerging wireless broadband networks operating in 3.5 GHz band by focusing on the key problem of propagation loss. The characteristics of the path loss in the 3.5 GHz band measured in a rural macro-cellular environment are presented. The existing empirical prediction models are compared with the measured data and a comparative analysis is carried out. The measurements are performed within the experimental activities developed on a WiMAX based platform located in an Italian rural area.