Title: Semi-empirical method for simulating wireless indoor attenuation

Authors: Mohammed Boulmalf, Abderrahmane Lakas

Addresses: College of Information Technology, UAE University, Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates. ' College of Information Technology, UAE University, Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates

Abstract: Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN) possess two major qualities: mobility and wireless connectivity. The deployment of WLAN infrastructure can be hindered by various transmission impairments specific to the planning and organisation of the radio channels used. In this paper, we propose a new semi-empirical method for calculating the signal attenuation in indoor wireless networks. This method is intended to help in providing optimal deployment solutions with a minimal path loss with various types of obstacles. The empirical method is validated by a simulation tool. The comparison of the results obtained using the simulator against the experimental results shows that they are in good agreement.

Keywords: semi-empirical optimisation; WLANs; wireless LANs; wireless networks; local area networks; path loss; site survey; indoor networks; signal attenuation; simulation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAMC.2007.013915

International Journal of Advanced Media and Communication, 2007 Vol.1 No.3, pp.211 - 223

Published online: 03 Jun 2007 *

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