Characterization of the Radio Propagation Channel in a Real Scenario

  • María Jesús Algar
  • Iván González
  • Lorena Lozano
  • Felipe Cátedra
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 365)


The main goal of this paper is to characterize the radio channel propagation model of studying the impulse response. The observation points have been located along two different areas in the city of Madrid, to analyse LOS and NLOS paths. In order to obtain accurate results the geometry has been modelled with NURBS surfaces, since these allow us to obtain very accurate models of real objects. To perform this work, a deterministic electromagnetic (EM) simulation tool, called NEWFASANT, has been used. This tool is able to achieve this goal applying the Geometrical Theory of Diffraction and taken into account multiple reflections and diffractions between the buildings.


channel model impulse response GTD radio localization 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • María Jesús Algar
    • 1
  • Iván González
    • 1
  • Lorena Lozano
    • 1
  • Felipe Cátedra
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. Ciencias de la ComputaciónUniversidad de AlcaláAlcalá de HenaresSpain

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