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The influence of horizontally variable refractive index height profile on radio horizon range

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This letter addresses refraction effects, assuming a horizontally nonhomogeneous troposphere. The influence of a range-dependent refractivity profile on a terrestrial radio link is investigated in terms of radio horizon range. The results can be used for interference analysis in metropolitan wireless networks. An analytical ray-tracing approach was employed to derive formulas for the radio horizon range calculation, considering a horizontally variable refractivity height profile.

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IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters  (Volume:4 ,  Issue: 1 )