Print Email Facebook Twitter A truncation method for modelling effective antenna patterns in urban areas Title A truncation method for modelling effective antenna patterns in urban areas Author Mantel, O.C. Rijken, M. Matic, D. Mawira, A. Publication year 2004 Abstract Signal level predictions for sector antennas in mobile networks strongly depend on the antenna pattern used in the prediction tool. For built-up areas, reflections and scattering often lead to a significant energy component at the back of the antenna, and the theoretical antenna pattern does not account for this effect. We propose a method that "truncates" the modelled antenna pattern at the back of the antenna, such that the Front-To-Back ratio of the pattern becomes smaller. A comparison of the method with measurements shows that this leads to an improved accuracy of the signal level predictions in an urban area. Subject InformaticsCellular telephone systemsEnergy transferError analysisMathematical modelsMobile telecommunication systemsParameter estimationPolarizationSignal processingAntenna beamsCellular networksMobile networksTruncationDirectional patterns (antenna) To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:755dbb62-bd1c-45c6-a1fe-8fbd7e086b09 TNO identifier 238211 Source Conference Proceedings - 7th European Conference on Wireless Technology, ECWT2004, 11-12 October 2004, Amsterdam, Conference code: 64932, 117-120 Series Conference Proceedings - 7th European Conference on Wireless Technology, ECWT2004 Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.