Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE Military Communications Conference, Baltimore, MD, November 1–3, 2016

Extracting Clutter Metrics From Mobile Propagation Measurements in the 1755-1780 MHz Band

Chriss A. Hammerschmidt; Robert T. Johnk

Abstract: This paper discusses mobile propagation measurement campaigns in San Diego, CA; Denver, CO; and Washington, D.C. These measurements were made to inform possible clutter models in the 1755-1780 MHz band. This band was recently auctioned and will now be the first spectrum sharing band opened to both broadband wireless carriers and federal agencies. Clutter in this case is defined as the excess loss due to attenuation from buildings and vegetation, above either free-space path losses or terrain attenuation. Attenuation due to terrain was modelled using the irregular terrain model (ITM).

Keywords: attenuation; Irregular Terrain Model (ITM); clutter metrics; mobile propagation

For technical information concerning this report, contact:

Chriss A. Hammerschmidt
Institute for Telecommunication Sciences
(303) 497-5958

To request a reprint of this report, contact:

Lilli Segre, Publications Officer
Institute for Telecommunication Sciences
(303) 497-3572

Disclaimer: Certain commercial equipment, components, and software may be identified in this report to specify adequately the technical aspects of the reported results. In no case does such identification imply recommendation or endorsement by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, nor does it imply that the equipment or software identified is necessarily the best available for the particular application or uses.

Back to Search Results