Date of Award

Spring 1-1-2015

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

First Advisor

Kenneth R. Baker

Second Advisor

James Lansford

Third Advisor

Robert Johnk

Abstract

This work contains measurements and characterization of 5 GHz mobile radio channel along indoor and indoor to outdoor paths using a novel narrowband propagation measurement system. This system consists of a vector signal analyzer and highly stable oscillators. The stability and precision of the system permit post-processing the baseband complex received signals in order to analyze the channel characteristics. We have performed narrowband measurements on the 5.41 GHz mobile radio channel in four different scenarios: indoor with line of sight, indoor through walls, indoor through different floors and indoor to outdoor considering in-building penetration. The data collected has been processed for estimating the path loss, fading statistics and Doppler power spectrum for each scenario. We show that the processing permits the extraction of information about the scattering environment. The results permit characterizing the 5 GHz mobile radio channel for future spectrum sharing designs, as well as for network planning and capacity planning for WiFi and cellular applications in this band.

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