Impact of Plastering Mesh on Radio Propagation: Practical RF Measurements and Basic Principles

Ari Asp, Tuomo Hentilä, Arto Hujanen, Jussa Pikkuvirta, Markku Renfors, Mikko Valkama

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    Abstract

    As apartment buildings age, the exterior walls usually have to be repaired after about 40-60 years. In the case of exterior wall renovations of apartment block, the old facade is usually completely renovated and the new surface is based on plastering. Plastering is used as a outermost facade surface especially in major overhaul cases, where energy efficiency is improved by increasing the thickness of the insulation layer. However, plastering can add surprising increment the radio signal attenuation caused by the exterior wall. The reason for this is the iron mesh used to support plastering. That mesh attenuates the signals of wireless systems, especially at low frequencies. In this study, it has been shown that the plastering mesh acts as a high pass filter and can double the wall overall attenuation at frequencies below 1GHz used by cellular networks.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationXXXV Finnish URSI Convention on Radio Science
    Subtitle of host publicationProgramme and Proceedings
    PublisherInternational Union of Radio Science URSI
    Number of pages6
    Publication statusPublished - 2019
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventXXXV Finnish URSI Convention on Radio Science - Tampere University, Hervanta Campus, Tampere, Finland
    Duration: 18 Oct 201918 Oct 2019
    https://events.tuni.fi/ursi2019/

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    ConferenceXXXV Finnish URSI Convention on Radio Science
    CountryFinland
    CityTampere
    Period18/10/1918/10/19
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    Radio transmission
    Facades
    High pass filters
    Energy efficiency
    Insulation
    Iron

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    Asp, A., Hentilä, T., Hujanen, A., Pikkuvirta, J., Renfors, M., & Valkama, M. (2019). Impact of Plastering Mesh on Radio Propagation: Practical RF Measurements and Basic Principles. In XXXV Finnish URSI Convention on Radio Science: Programme and Proceedings International Union of Radio Science URSI.
    Asp, Ari ; Hentilä, Tuomo ; Hujanen, Arto ; Pikkuvirta, Jussa ; Renfors, Markku ; Valkama, Mikko. / Impact of Plastering Mesh on Radio Propagation: Practical RF Measurements and Basic Principles. XXXV Finnish URSI Convention on Radio Science: Programme and Proceedings. International Union of Radio Science URSI, 2019.
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    Impact of Plastering Mesh on Radio Propagation: Practical RF Measurements and Basic Principles. / Asp, Ari; Hentilä, Tuomo; Hujanen, Arto; Pikkuvirta, Jussa; Renfors, Markku; Valkama, Mikko.

    XXXV Finnish URSI Convention on Radio Science: Programme and Proceedings. International Union of Radio Science URSI, 2019.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

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    Asp A, Hentilä T, Hujanen A, Pikkuvirta J, Renfors M, Valkama M. Impact of Plastering Mesh on Radio Propagation: Practical RF Measurements and Basic Principles. In XXXV Finnish URSI Convention on Radio Science: Programme and Proceedings. International Union of Radio Science URSI. 2019