International Journal of Wireless and Microwave Technologies(IJWMT)
ISSN: 2076-1449 (Print), ISSN: 2076-9539 (Online)
Published By: MECS Press
IJWMT Vol.9, No.2, Mar. 2019
Investigating the Relationship between Coverage Area and Propagation Profile
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This study investigates the relationship between coverage area and propagation profile. Most studies on propagation profile do not link the profile with the coverage area of the transmitter and vice versa. Using both coverage area and propagation profile to describe the variations of electric field intensity of propagating wave makes a vivid description of the transmitter performance. This study creates propagation profile from the contour of coverage area of Benue Radio transmitter. Data for the study were collected during a measurement campaign carried out around the transmitter. The data were interpolated to produce a contour of the coverage area. A cross sectional profile elicits from the contour of coverage area at equally spaced eight different vertical plains provides the propagation profiles of the transmitter. This was achieved by transforming the coordinates of the contour of coverage area into distance thus producing a two dimensional plain from a three dimensional contour. Values of coordinates and electric field intensity were taken from some points on the contour and were compared with the equivalent positions on the propagation profile yields the same value of electric field intensity and equivalent position in distance. Similar procedure was carried out on the propagation profile provides the same value of electric field intensity and equivalent positions in terms of coordinates. The study concludes that propagation profiles are cross sectional parts of coverage area.
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Adenodi Raphael Adewale, "Investigating the Relationship between Coverage Area and Propagation Profile", International Journal of Wireless and Microwave Technologies(IJWMT), Vol.9, No.2, pp. 11-19, 2019.DOI: 10.5815/ijwmt.2019.02.02
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