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Performance Evaluation of Channel Propagation Models and Developed Model for Mobile Communication

Yahia Zakaria1
  • 1 Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, 17.Listopadu 15, 70833 Ostrava, Czech Republic


Propagation models represent a solidifying of mathematical equations and algorithms that are used for radio signal propagation prediction in specific regions. In this research different propagation models are analyzed and compared. These propagation models have been proposed at the operating frequency of 3.8 GHz for different transmitter antenna heights in all types of terrain. These propagation models depend on location, frequency range and clutter type such as urban, suburban and countryside. We have to bear in mind that the results of the path loss estimation of Free Space model are identical and equal to (119 dB) for 18 m and 34 m transmitter antenna heights at 3.8 GHz in urban environment. It is obvious that Egli model shows the highest path loss values in rural environment as compared with the other models. By the end of this paper, a developed empirical radio propagation model is proposed to be appropriate in urban and rural environments.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 14 No. 2, 2017, 349-357


Submitted On: 6 December 2016 Published On: 25 February 2017

How to Cite: Zakaria, Y. (2017). Performance Evaluation of Channel Propagation Models and Developed Model for Mobile Communication. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 14(2), 349-357.

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  • Channel Models
  • Wireless Communication
  • Urban
  • Suburban
  • Rural