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Measurements and Analysis of Propagation Channels in High-Speed Railway Viaducts

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6 Author(s)
Ruisi He ; State Key Lab. of Rail Traffic Control & Safety, Beijing Jiaotong Univ., Beijing, China ; Zhangdui Zhong ; Bo Ai ; Gongpu Wang
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This paper reports (i) a set of measurements of the wireless propagation channel at 930 MHz, conducted along the "Zhengzhou-Xian" high-speed railway of China in various railway viaduct scenarios, and (ii) an analysis and modeling of the small-scale and large-scale channel parameters based on those measurements. The environment can be categorized into four cases, covering viaducts with different heights and in different suburban environments. Small values of fade depth, level crossing rates, and average fade duration are observed. Akaike's Information Criterion (AIC)-based evaluation indicates that the Ricean distribution is the best to describe small-scale amplitude fading. An analysis of the envelope autocovariance function shows that the coherence distance is less than 10 cm. The Ricean K-factor is modeled as a piecewise-linear function of distance. Moreover, a breakpoint path loss model is developed and shadow fading is investigated using the same break point as for the distance-dependent K-factor model. The Suzuki distribution is found to offer a good fit for the composite multipath/shadowing channels. We find that the viaduct height H, together with the number of surrounding scatterers, significantly affects the small- and large-scale channel parameters. These results are applicable to both normal-speed and high-speed railways, and will be useful in the modeling of railway viaduct channels and the design of railway wireless communication systems.

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Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:12 ,  Issue: 2 )