Peter B. Papazian; Michael P. Roadifer; George A. Hufford

Abstract: A broadband millimeter wave study was completed to characterize the radio channel for Local Multipoint Distribution Systems in Boulder, Colorado. The study determined characteristics for proposed 20-MHz channels centered at 30.3 GHz using two transmitter heights in a suburban environment. Distributions of delay spread, correlation bandwidth, frequency selective fading and scatter plots of signal loss are presented. The median signal loss for the 40-m transmitter height was 15 dB. Maximum delay spreads for this height were below 10 ns with a median value of less than 1 ns. Data was also collected to characterize a flat plate reflector proposed for use at 28.8 GHz. Cross cell interference and signal diffraction measurements were also made.

Keywords: Broadband; delay spread; local multipoint distribution system; radio channel

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