Limit and application range of the slope-diffraction method for wireless communications


Kara A., Bertoni H. L. , Yazgan E.

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION, vol.51, no.9, pp.2512-2514, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 51 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/tap.2003.816389
  • Journal Name: IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.2512-2514
  • Keywords: diffraction, geometrical theory of diffraction, mobile communication, radio communication, TRANSITION ZONE DIFFRACTION, URBAN ENVIRONMENTS
  • Gazi University Affiliated: No

Abstract

Limitations on the use of the uniform theory of diffraction (UTD) slope-diffraction. method for propagation past knife edges are investigated. The settled field that is diffracted past rows of buildings, as computed by numerical integration, has the characteristics of amplitude and phase variation with a scale length that is large compared to wavelength and,has small amplitude near the edges. Using this field, it is shown that the error in the UTD slope-diffraction method for diffraction past a final screen is connected with the Fresnel width, as compared to the scale length of the settled