Development of A Propagation Path Loss Prediction Model for Mobile Communication Networks Deployment in Osogbo, Nigeria

Hammed Lasisi

Abstract


Path loss, a major parameter in the analysis and design of the link budget of a telecommunication system, could be explained as the reduction in power density of an electromagnetic wave as it travels through space, over a distance. Path loss prediction models are therefore vital tools in cell planning, cell parameter estimation, frequency assignments and interference evaluation. This paper reports on the development of a path loss prediction model that describes the signal attenuation between transmitting and receiving antennas as a function of the propagation distance and other parameters for Osogbo, Nigeria. The model is extensively useful for conducting feasibility studies for signal prediction, coverage optimization and interference analysis during the initial phase of network planning in the study area and other areas with similar environmental and propagation characteristics.


Keywords


Interference, path loss, frequency assignment, cell planning, link budget

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24018/ejers.2017.2.11.370

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