Publication Type:

Conference Paper


2015 3rd International Conference on Signal Processing, Communication and Networking (ICSCN), IEEE, Chennai, India (2015)



Base stations, Bertoni-walfisch model, broadband wireless systems, cell planning deployment, cellular radio, Communication medium, Cost-walfisch Ikegami model, frequency 950 MHz, global system mobile communications, GSM, GSM radio network planning, MatLab simulation software, network interference level, Okumura Hata model, Path loss, Propagation losses, Propagation models, radiowave propagation, Receiving antennas, Shadowing effect, signal degradation, Software measurement, telecommunication network planning, Transmitting antennas, urban terrains


As degradation of signal issue become critical in today's communication medium. So prediction of correct path loss is important for GSM radio network planning to estimate network interference level and cell planning deployment accurately. GSM (Global System Mobile Communications) signal throughput and coverage range is one of the most important factors that will impair the quality of broadband wireless systems [2]. The study focused on shadowing effect in urban (combination of green vegetation and high raised buildings) terrains for propagation characteristics of GSM systems. A GSM frequency 950 MHz used for this experiment in a typical urban terrains. The measurement results compared with Cost-walfisch Ikegami model, Okumura Hata model and Bertoni-walfisch model. Finally, the results show that Bertoni model is better for predicting the path loss in tall buildings. The results are obtained using MatLab simulation software.

Cite this Research Publication

D. Nalineswari and Dr. N. Rakesh, “Improvising the performance of shadowing effects in urban terrains using empirical models”, in 2015 3rd International Conference on Signal Processing, Communication and Networking (ICSCN), Chennai, India, 2015.