Cellular Mobile Signal Propagation; Effects of EIRP and Antenna Gain
In this paper, the authors compare the cellular mobile network signals and transmission properties of two mobile service networks. The background theories for the propagation of cellular mobile signals were reviewed. A mobile signal analyzer capable of measuring power density was used to measure the received signal power density at varied distances from a base station transmitter. The received signal power density was measured in two scenarios: highly obstructed and less obstructed areas. Based on the results, it was concluded that the network that uses higher EIRP value of 64.5dBm with lower antenna gain of 17.5dB covered more distance up to 3000m from the BS transmitter before fading below -100dB.