An Analytical Study for the Performance Analysis of Propagation Models in WiMAX
In this paper, the authors compare and analyze six different path loss models (i.e. FSPL model, COST 231 Hata model, ECC-33 model, SUI model, Ericsson model and COST 231 Walfish-Ikegami model) in different receiver antenna heights in urban, suburban and rural environments in NLOS condition for WiMAX. They consider Bangladesh as three regions such: Urban, Suburban, flat area and use operating frequency 2.5 GHz. Their observation shows that none of a single propagation model is well suited for all environments. SUI model showed the lowest prediction in urban environment. ECC-33 model showed the heights path loss and also showed huge fluctuations due to change of receiver antenna height.