Mobility

Outdoor Propagation Prediction in Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN)

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Executive Summary

As a result of rapid growth in wireless telecommunications, there has been an increasing need for proper network coverage predictions. This proper network coverage predictions planning requires a good understanding of the fundamental limitations caused by various environmental condition to the propagation of the signal such as interference and multipath fading. This paper presents an outdoor propagation prediction in Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN).Experiment were performed in a test bed area to determine the pathloss exponent and to develop an acceptable pathloss model for the test bed area. Results shows that with the implementation of the developed pathloss model, a network planner can determine the amount of wireless infrastructure needed and the accurate placement point for effective network coverage.

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