Effect of plastering mesh on radio signals: Modelling and practical measurements

Ari Asp, Arto Hujanen, Ismo Huhtinen, Jussa Pikkuvirta, Mikko Valkama

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Abstract

The improvement of the energy efficiency of a building is often one of the reasons for the renovation of building facades. During such renovations, the energy efficiency is usually improved by increasing the thickness of insulation layer. The increased insulation layer increases the overall thickness of the wall, and to compensate for that, a new thin façade material is often sought. As a result, plastering has gained more and more popularity recently. However, especially in the case of thick plastering, a plaster mesh is often used to fix a layer of material, and this paper investigates the effect of the mesh on radio signal attenuation. This study shows that the plastering mesh significantly increases the overall wall attenuation, especially at lower frequencies used by mobile networks. The attenuation caused by the mesh is frequency dependent and decreases with increasing frequency. The attenuation behavior is entirely determined by the mesh size of the mesh.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 European Conference on Networks and Communications, EuCNC 2020
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Pages68-73
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728143552
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2020
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event29th European Conference on Networks and Communications, EuCNC 2020: Online - Virtual, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 15 Jun 202018 Jun 2020

Publication series

Series2020 European Conference on Networks and Communications, EuCNC 2020

Conference

Conference29th European Conference on Networks and Communications, EuCNC 2020
Country/TerritoryCroatia
CityDubrovnik
Period15/06/2018/06/20

Keywords

  • Energy-efficient buildings
  • Outdoor-to-indoor propagation
  • Penetration loss
  • Plastering net
  • Radiowave propagation
  • RF measurements

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