Characterisation of the indoor mobile radio channel using a ray tracing technique

David Laurenson, A. U. H. Sheikh, S. McLaughlin

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Investigation of the mechanisms of radio propagation in the indoor environment can only be performed using a detailed simulation of the environment. To this end, a model of the environment has been developed using ray tracing techniques. The model inherently incorporates the near-field effects of multipath environments where the transmitter and receiver are in close proximity. Statistical analysis of the resulting model has shown that an adequate match between the real environment and the simulation can be achieved. A Nakagami model is found to describe the fast fading component of the channel well
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication1992 IEEE International Conference on Wireless Communications Conference Proceedings
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 1992


  • fading
  • mobile radio systems
  • indoor mobile radio channel
  • radiowave propagation
  • multipath environments


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