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International Journal of Antennas and Propagation
Volume 2014, Article ID 414532, 11 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/414532
Research Article

Fast and Reliable Locating of Points with the Maximum Value of Total Electromagnetic Field Using a Modern Experimental Method for Radio Coverage in Urban Environment

1Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Banja Luka, 78 000 Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
2Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of East Sarajevo, 71 123 East Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Received 5 January 2014; Accepted 14 April 2014; Published 20 May 2014

Academic Editor: Panayiotis Frangos

Copyright © 2014 Petar S. Medjedovic and Darko S. Suka. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

This research has been performed within the project “prediction, measurement, and analysis of composite electromagnetic field of artificial radiation sources,” funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology of the Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The ultimate goal of the project is the installation of a monitoring network for continuous measurement and recording of nonionizing electromagnetic (EM) radiation levels in the wider area of Banja Luka city centre covering about 10 km2. For this reason it was necessary to make an optimal choice from a dozen of measurement points with the maximum value levels of total EM field. It was a difficult task, because in this case, with the resolution of 5m × 5m, approximately 400,000 points should be examined. Therefore, the pedestrian zones, areas, and routes with significantly smaller surfaces but with the largest flow of people have been examined, so the time required for their mapping with values of total EM field has been reduced to a more realistic framework. In this paper, in the volume allowed by the defined criteria, a fast and reliable experimental method has been described, which has been examined at one of the studied areas in the named project, with surface of 0.008 km2.