A ray model for decimetric radiowave propagation in an urban area


  • J.-P. Rossi,

  • A. J. Levy


A ray-tracing model involving multiple reflections and diffractions is proposed to predict wideband decimetric radio wave propagation in an urban area. A computer code was developed in which only buildings close to the vehicle are considered. Wall irregularities and electromagnetic properties of material are taken into account by a constant reflection factor, while diffraction attenuation is computed from geometrical theory of diffraction results. Simulated channel path losses and complex impulse responses are compared with some measurements performed in Paris at a 900-MHz central frequency.