A cellular sector-to-users path loss distribution model

Yehonatan Broyde*, Hagit Messer

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Abstract

The paper presents a model for sector-to-user path loss distribution in cellular networks. Starting from a theoretical computation of the distribution, we derive an expression which yields the exact distribution with and without shadowing. We show that with shadowing of practical values it is close to a Gaussian, and therefore suggest to model the distribution of the path-loss as Gaussian. We compare the theoretical and the approximated models and show that with real-life parameter values, the simple Gaussian model is similar to the theoretical computation. Moreover, analysis of empirical data from a real cellular network shows that the Gaussian model fits well the actual measurements. Further research and application is discussed, including a Gaussian mixture model and sector feature extraction, such as indoor/outdoor ratio estimation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 IEEE/SP 15th Workshop on Statistical Signal Processing, SSP '09
Pages321-324
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
Event2009 IEEE/SP 15th Workshop on Statistical Signal Processing, SSP '09 - Cardiff, United Kingdom
Duration: 31 Aug 20093 Sep 2009

Publication series

NameIEEE Workshop on Statistical Signal Processing Proceedings

Conference

Conference2009 IEEE/SP 15th Workshop on Statistical Signal Processing, SSP '09
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityCardiff
Period31/08/093/09/09

Keywords

  • Cellular networks
  • Path loss models

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