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Further Propagation Investigation of a Low Density Urban Environment with Drains

By Chi Ken Lim, Soo Yong Lim, David Wee Gin Lim, Zhengqing Yun, and Magdy F. Iskander
Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, Vol. 79, 31-38, 2017
doi:10.2528/PIERC17080304

Abstract

In South East Asian countries, particularly in a developed Asian city, open-trench drains systems are prominent due to climatic differences. Open-trench drain structures occupy a great part of the terrain topography in Malaysia, and therefore this project aims to further investigate the impacts that open-trench drain systems have on radio propagation prediction in a low density urban environment. Towards that end, we have engaged an interactive 3D ray-tracing tool to build the environment depicting a low density setting with clusters of low rise building structures oriented far apart from each other. The existence of open-trench drains is incorporated into a mock city model to obtain propagation prediction results for different operating frequencies. One of the primary differences this study in comparison to the existing studies on ray-tracing modeling of an urban city with open-trench drains is that the quantity of building models and open-trench drain structures are generated over a wider area to mimic actual low dense city settings. When such scenarios are considered, the impacts of open-trench drain structures fade away.

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Chi Ken Lim, Soo Yong Lim, David Wee Gin Lim, Zhengqing Yun, and Magdy F. Iskander, "Further Propagation Investigation of a Low Density Urban Environment with Drains," Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, Vol. 79, 31-38, 2017.
doi:10.2528/PIERC17080304
http://jpier.org/PIERC/pier.php?paper=17080304

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