PLANNING TOOL FOR LMDS COVERAGE USING 3D GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM DATA

Landaabalo Agba, Laure Freytag, Bernard Jecko

Abstract

Local Multipoint Distribution Services (LMDS) Network operating in 40.5 – 43.5 GHz band in Europe requires relevant planning tool for its deployment. An accurate knowledge of the propagation environment (buildings, trees…) is necessary especially in urban areas. This paper presents software based on Ray Tracing method using 3D Geographic Information System (GIS) database. Several series of simulations were done and the effects on propagation issues of some parameters were interpreted. Measurements were also achieved and were compared with simulation curves. Finally, cosecant-squared and switch beam antennas are briefly presented as solutions to avoid shadowed zones and to improve coverage area.

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in Harvard Style

Agba L., Freytag L. and Jecko B. (2004). PLANNING TOOL FOR LMDS COVERAGE USING 3D GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM DATA . In Proceedings of the First International Conference on E-Business and Telecommunication Networks - Volume 3: ICETE, ISBN 972-8865-15-5, pages 81-86. DOI: 10.5220/0001381600810086


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icete04,
author={Landaabalo Agba and Laure Freytag and Bernard Jecko},
title={PLANNING TOOL FOR LMDS COVERAGE USING 3D GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM DATA},
booktitle={Proceedings of the First International Conference on E-Business and Telecommunication Networks - Volume 3: ICETE,},
year={2004},
pages={81-86},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001381600810086},
isbn={972-8865-15-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the First International Conference on E-Business and Telecommunication Networks - Volume 3: ICETE,
TI - PLANNING TOOL FOR LMDS COVERAGE USING 3D GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM DATA
SN - 972-8865-15-5
AU - Agba L.
AU - Freytag L.
AU - Jecko B.
PY - 2004
SP - 81
EP - 86
DO - 10.5220/0001381600810086