@inproceedings{dca8b23242404480a733cf677e4e9604,

title = "A cellular sector-to-users path loss distribution model",

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.",

keywords = "Cellular networks, Path loss models",

author = "Yehonatan Broyde and Hagit Messer",

year = "2009",

doi = "10.1109/SSP.2009.5278573",

language = "אנגלית",

isbn = "9781424427109",

series = "IEEE Workshop on Statistical Signal Processing Proceedings",

pages = "321--324",

booktitle = "2009 IEEE/SP 15th Workshop on Statistical Signal Processing, SSP '09",

note = "null ; Conference date: 31-08-2009 Through 03-09-2009",

}