Kenneth C. Allen; Nicholas DeMinco; J. Randy Hoffman; Yeh Lo; Peter B. Papazian

Abstract: The feasibility of using radio frequencies in the super high frequency (SHF) band (3-30 GHz) for Personal Communications Services (PCS) in buildings depends on the multipath within the structure and the amount of attenuation experienced by the electromagnetic waves passing through the structures. This study measured these effects to obtain a quantitative estimate of the attenuation magnitude. This magnitude can then be used for link margin analysis to determine if personal communications at SHF is practical.

Keywords: measurements; PCS; building attenuation; penetration attenuation; personal communications

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