Indoor Radio Propagation Model Based on Dominant Path
Yongxiang Zhao, Meifang Li, Feng Shi
DOI: 10.4236/ijcns.2010.33042   PDF    HTML     6,252 Downloads   12,389 Views   Citations


When there are bigger obstacles in the indoor environment such as elevator, the radio waves basically can not penetrate it. The contribution of received signal strength by transmission and reflection will be greatly reduced, and most of the time, the radio waves will reach the user by bypass diffraction. Therefore, the traditional path loss model is no longer applicable, and the improved model should be proposed. In this paper, we firstly proposed an indoor radio propagation model based on dominant path in which the received signal strength has nothing to do with the direct distance between user and access point, but is related to the length of dominant path. Then on the basis of dominant path model, the NLOS influence is considered in order to further improve the accuracy of dominant path model. Experimental results demonstrated that the proposed dominant path model can improve the accuracy of traditional path loss model remarkably.

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Y. Zhao, M. Li and F. Shi, "Indoor Radio Propagation Model Based on Dominant Path," International Journal of Communications, Network and System Sciences, Vol. 3 No. 3, 2010, pp. 330-337. doi: 10.4236/ijcns.2010.33042.

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