Characterization of Fading and Path Loss on WiMAX at 2.6GHz Frequency Band for Cell Planning
Statistical characterization of fading is a key aspect for the analysis and simulation of wireless communication systems. Links are usually obstructed by buildings, trees and moving traffic such as car, taxi, etc. such links are susceptible to fading. In present study, characterization of fading on such links on WiMAX at frequency band of 2.6GHz is carried out. Based upon received signal strength collected in a typical suburban environment which takes care of LOS and non-LOS propagation based on diffraction and scattering consist of moderate height trees, single storied buildings and open field area with transmitting site located at 35m above ground level, the increase in fading with distance is plotted on graphs.