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Sensors 2016, 16(8), 1330; doi:10.3390/s16081330

Channel Measurement and Modeling for 5G Urban Microcellular Scenarios

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Department of Wireless Communications and Networks, Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, Berlin 10587, Germany
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Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo 152-8552, Japan
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Academic Editor: Leonhard M. Reindl
Received: 1 June 2016 / Revised: 8 August 2016 / Accepted: 15 August 2016 / Published: 20 August 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Millimeter Wave Wireless Communications and Networks)
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In order to support the development of channel models for higher frequency bands, multiple urban microcellular measurement campaigns have been carried out in Berlin, Germany, at 60 and 10 GHz. In this paper, the collected data is uniformly analyzed with focus on the path loss (PL) and the delay spread (DS). It reveals that the ground reflection has a dominant impact on the fading behavior. For line-of-sight conditions, the PL exponents are close to free space propagation at 60 GHz, but slightly smaller (1.62) for the street canyon at 10 GHz. The DS shows a clear dependence on the scenario (median values between 16 and 38 ns) and a strong distance dependence for the open square and the wide street canyon. The dependence is less distinct for the narrow street canyon with residential buildings. This behavior is consistent with complementary ray tracing simulations, though the simplified model tends to overestimate the DS. View Full-Text
Keywords: millimeter-wave propagation; channel sounding; urban micro; 60 GHz channel; 5G channel model; ray tracing millimeter-wave propagation; channel sounding; urban micro; 60 GHz channel; 5G channel model; ray tracing
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Peter, M.; Weiler, R.J.; Göktepe, B.; Keusgen, W.; Sakaguchi, K. Channel Measurement and Modeling for 5G Urban Microcellular Scenarios. Sensors 2016, 16, 1330.

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