WiMAX channel model for mountainous areas

P. Cardamone, Ilkka Harjula, F. Albiero, Marcos Katz, L. Mucchi

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Abstract

The standard IEEE 802.16 was originally conceived for targeting local and metropolitan area networks, for relatively small link distances. However, the significant deployment of novel wireless-based applications as well as the availability of advanced transmission techniques has suggested a possible extension of the standard-based systems to mountainous and isolated areas.
From the propagation point of view, those demanding scenarios result in to non-line-of-sight, long delay spread, and very rich scattering radio environments. Nowadays, no channel models proposed in the literature are suitable for modeling 3.5 GHz transmission in such demanding scenarios. In this paper we propose a possible solution by analyzing and modifying the IST-WINNER model.
According to the simulations, the novel channel model characterizes the strong peaks due to the reflection from a mountain and the interfering paths due to near scatterers. The combination of these paths creates a long delay spread that can be fatal for OFDM-based systems. Finally, in order to show the impact of the challenging scenario on the system performance, we present the results related to a system-level simulation using beamforming/MIMO techniques.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings
Subtitle of host publicationIEEE 68th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2008-Fall
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, USA
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-1721-6, 978-1-4244-1722-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event IEEE 68th Vehicular Technology Conference, VETECF 2008 - Calgary, BC, Canada
Duration: 21 Sep 200824 Sep 2008

Conference

Conference IEEE 68th Vehicular Technology Conference, VETECF 2008
Abbreviated titleVETECF 2008
CountryCanada
CityCalgary, BC
Period21/09/0824/09/08

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Metropolitan area networks
Beamforming
MIMO systems
Local area networks
Orthogonal frequency division multiplexing
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Scattering

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Cardamone, P., Harjula, I., Albiero, F., Katz, M., & Mucchi, L. (2008). WiMAX channel model for mountainous areas. In Proceedings: IEEE 68th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2008-Fall Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers . https://doi.org/10.1109/VETECF.2008.53
Cardamone, P. ; Harjula, Ilkka ; Albiero, F. ; Katz, Marcos ; Mucchi, L. / WiMAX channel model for mountainous areas. Proceedings: IEEE 68th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2008-Fall. Piscataway, NJ, USA : IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers , 2008.
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Cardamone, P, Harjula, I, Albiero, F, Katz, M & Mucchi, L 2008, WiMAX channel model for mountainous areas. in Proceedings: IEEE 68th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2008-Fall. IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers , Piscataway, NJ, USA, IEEE 68th Vehicular Technology Conference, VETECF 2008, Calgary, BC, Canada, 21/09/08. https://doi.org/10.1109/VETECF.2008.53

WiMAX channel model for mountainous areas. / Cardamone, P.; Harjula, Ilkka; Albiero, F.; Katz, Marcos; Mucchi, L.

Proceedings: IEEE 68th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2008-Fall. Piscataway, NJ, USA : IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers , 2008.

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

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Cardamone P, Harjula I, Albiero F, Katz M, Mucchi L. WiMAX channel model for mountainous areas. In Proceedings: IEEE 68th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2008-Fall. Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers . 2008 https://doi.org/10.1109/VETECF.2008.53