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An accurate and efficient method to estimate the local fading statistics from ray-tracing

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4 Author(s)
Torres, R.P. ; Dept. de Commun. Eng., Cantabria Univ., Santander, Spain ; Loredo, S. ; Domingo, M. ; Valle, L.

The knowledge of the mean level of the received signal in a multipath environment and its variations about the mean is fundamental when designing a wireless communications system. In this paper, a comparison between measurements and simulations carried out by the authors is presented in order to show that ray-tracing techniques make it possible to estimate with sufficient accuracy not only the signal mean level but also its variations about the mean. Furthermore, a new method, based on ray-tracing, is proposed to estimate the signal statistics in a local area starting from the signal information at one single point

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Vehicular Technology Conference, 1999. VTC 1999 - Fall. IEEE VTS 50th  (Volume:1 )

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