2009 IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility, Austin, TX, 17-21 Aug. 2009

A Mobile Propagation Measurement System

Robert T. Johnk; Peter Papazian; Paul M. McKenna; Nicholas DeMinco; Geoffrey A. Sanders; Heather E. Ottke

Abstract: This paper describes a mobile-to-mobile propagation measurement system that is currently being developed at the Institute for Telecommunication Sciences under the sponsorship of the Office of Spectrum Measurement. This system uses a fixed transmitter truck and a moving receiver van to characterize radio-frequency channels of selected urban and rural environments. The transmitter and receiver architectures are described, and selected time- and frequency-domain measurement results are presented. The results obtained so far are very promising and demonstrate the versatility and effectiveness of this measurement system.

Keywords: radio wave propagation; radio receivers; time domain; frequency domain; radio frequency (RF) measurement; radio transmitters

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