Authors: FUNDA AKLEMAN, M. O. ÖZYALÇIN, LEVENT SEVGİ
Abstract: In this study, novel time domain wave propagators are used in path loss calculations for macro and micro cell coverage planning in wireless communication systems. Both Transmission Line Matrix (TLM) and Finite-Difference Time-Domain (FDTD) based propagators, which were introduced recently and validated and verified on different canonical propagation scenarios, are used for this purpose. Examples are chosen both in rural and urban areas, where two propagators are compared with each other. Excellent agreement between the results obtained via two propagators is presented. The results presented here are very encouraging and these propagators are shown to be powerful tools for not only academic research, but also as precise engineering tools.
Keywords: Time domain wave propagators, wireless communication systems, FDTD, TLM, terrain effects
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