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Modelling inter-floor radio-wave propagation in office buildings

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3 Author(s)
Austin, A.C.M. ; Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Univ. of Auckland, Auckland ; Neve, M.J. ; Rowe, G.B.

A 2D model of an office building has been analysed at 1.0 GHz using the FDTD method. Results indicate inter-floor radio-wave propagation is supported by two distinct mechanisms: direct penetration and floor-edge diffraction. The power of the direct component decreases linearly by 10-15 dB/floor penetrated, whereas the diffracted component is significantly smaller and asymptotes toward a constant value. The presence of floor-edge diffraction is a noteworthy finding, as it provides a physical basis for previously reported, but hitherto, unexplained, results.

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Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, 2008. AP-S 2008. IEEE

Date of Conference:

5-11 July 2008