A statistical approach to Bertoni-Walfisch propagation model for mobile radio design in urban areas

Cavdar I.

53rd IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC), RHODES, Greece, 6 - 09 May 2001, pp.279-283 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: RHODES
  • Country: Greece
  • Page Numbers: pp.279-283
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Modeling the radio channel has been one of the most difficult parts of mobile radio system design, and is typically done in a statisticall fashion, based on measurements. A model developed by Bertoni-Walfisch considers the impact of rooftops and building heights by using diffraction to predict average signal strength at street level. A new extension method is proposed by extending the technique of Bertoni-Walfisch which is now valid for generalized conditions in mobile communications. The parameters of Bertoni-Walfisch model are determined by measurements in urban areas.