Software Design Package for Land Mobile Communication Systems in Urban Environments

TEAMS - CP94-1067

Keywords: mobile communication, geometrical optics, microcellular systems

Start Date: 1 March 95 / Duration: 24 months

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Objectivies and Approach

The goal of the project is to demonstrate the feasibility of a deterministic approach to characterise the mobile radio channel involving very complex scenarios. This will be done by the development and experimental validation of a numerical tool for characterising the propagation channel in terrestrial mobile communication systems. The tool shall be mainly focused on the simulation of the outdoor radio wave propagation in very complex scenarios such as the urban one. Moreover it shall be conceived to be easily upgradeable, in order to manage the main phenomena foreseen when addressing the indoor propagation problem.

Progress and Results

The different software routines have been designed and coded and they are presently under debugging. The field trials aimed at the validation of the simulation versus the experimental measured data are currently in process: two test sites have been identified in Budapest and in Bucharest and the relevant models have been completed. The measurement techniques have been defined and preliminary tests have been carried out.

Information Dissemination Activities and/or Exploitation

The direct outcome of the project will be a software tool able to characterise the electromagnetic environment for mobile communication: The tool will be available via the two industrial partners for Network Operators and telecom manufacturing firms.

Furthermore, the partners present their results in technical journals and workshops.


Space Engineering
Via dei Berio 91
I-00155 Rome, I

EU Partners

Space Engineering, I
University of Bradford, UK

Non-EU Partners

Franco-Polish School of New Info & Comms Technologies, PL
PPW Inventel, PL
Technical University of Budapest, HU
Polytechnical University of Bucharest, RO


Dr. Fabrizio Capobianco
Tel: +39 6 225 95 220
Fax: +39 6 228 07 39

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TEAMS - CP94-1067, May 1997

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