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International Journal of Vehicular Technology
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 9846374, 10 pages
Research Article

Simple Simulated Propagation Modeling and Experimentation within and around Buildings at 2700 MHz

1Department of Electrical Engineering, Arkansas State University, P.O. Box 1740, State University, AR 72467, USA
2Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington, P.O. Box 19016, Arlington, TX 76019, USA

Received 16 September 2015; Revised 23 December 2015; Accepted 10 January 2016

Academic Editor: Sanghyun Ahn

Copyright © 2016 Tanay Bhatt and Jonathan Bredow. 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.


There is a growing interest in understanding wave behavior in urban and suburban environment for 5th generation broadband applications. With the advent of using broadband technologies in buildings, office space and vehicle have become a necessity on a large scale. Models, predictions, and calculations for in-building, within a vehicle or near a reflective object with microscale details, are becoming highly classified in a competitive telecom environment. This paper provides an improved understanding of signal strength behavior within suburban residences with predictions prequalified using a vehicular scanner. Supporting predictions are provided by a ray tracing algorithm developed for dissertation. Results indicate signal strength variation of more than 50 dB from “strong signal” locations such as room centers and far corners to “weak signal” locations where shadowing and tunneling effects are evident. Based on this unique classification a scheme is proposed which indicates that specular scattering provides the major signal energy at more than 70% of the locations within the residences. Finally, an observed rake stabilizing effect is attributed to the proximity of strong scatterers.