Wireless access channels with near-ground Level Antennas

Mauricio Rodríguez, Rodolfo Feick, Héctor Carrasco, Reinaldo Valenzuela, Milan Derpich, Luciano Ahumada

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In this work we present an empirical study of the added propagation losses that may be associated with providing fixed wireless service from near-ground base-stations to homes in a suburban environment. We present results for various types of environments, classified according to the existence of obstructions in the propagation path and the choice of outdoor-outdoor or outdoor-indoor service. Our results indicate that while on average the additional path-losses associated with lowering the base antenna are relatively small, the variance of these losses will increase at near-ground level, particularly in obstructed links. This has as a result that the power margin required for high availability of a near-ground base antenna may be quite significant.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6189001
Pages (from-to)2204-2211
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Channel modeling
  • fading channels
  • fixed wireless service
  • near ground propagation
  • path-loss measurements


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