Creating and sharing knowledge for telecommunications

Project: Ray trace based model for micro- and millimeter-wave propagation through vegetation

Acronym: Ray-BaM
Main Objective:
To increase the knowledge of the research group on the propagation of radio waves through vegetation;
To build up the existing model range for radiowave propagation through vegetation with a novel ray tracing approach;
To find strategies to effectively characterise the vegetation in terms of radiowave propagation parameters and to find techniques to infer these parameters from the characteristics of the vegetation;
To find methods suitable for the characterisation of the dynamic effects inherent in the radiopath when wind is present;
To develop a model capable of dealing with various kinds of forests (both homogenous and inhomogeneous) and capable of being integrated with other propagation prediction tools;
To assess the behaviour of the proposed models base on comparison with actual measurement performed in various environments.
Reference: PEst-OE/EEI/LA0008/2013/BenchProM
Funding: IT/LA
Start Date: 01-10-2014
End Date: 01-10-2016
Team: Telmo Rui Carvalhinho Cunha Fernandes, Rafael Ferreira da Silva Caldeirinha, Nuno Ricardo Cordeiro Leonor, Inhigo Cuinas
Groups: Antennas and Propagation – Lr
Partners: Universidade de Vigo - Espanha
Local Coordinator: Telmo Rui Carvalhinho Cunha Fernandes
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