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Title: A study on the Delta-Bullington irregular terrain radiofrequency propagation model : assessing model suitability for use in decision support tools
Authors: Breton, Daniel J.
Keywords: Diffraction
Electromagnetics
Geospatial
Model assessment
Propagation
Radio
Radio wave propagation
Rural terrain
Signal processing
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical Report (Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC/CRREL TR-22-1
Abstract: Modeling the propagation of radiofrequency signals over irregular terrain is both challenging and critically important in numerous Army applications. One application of particular importance is the performance and radio connectivity of sensors deployed in scenarios where the terrain and the environment significantly impact signal propagation. This report investigates both the performance of and the algorithms and assumptions underlying the Delta-Bullington irregular terrain radiofrequency propagation model discussed in International Telecommunications Union Recommendation P.526-15. The aim is to determine its suitability for use within sensor-planning decision support tools. After reviewing free-space, spherical earth diffraction, and terrain obstacle diffraction losses, the report dis-cusses several important tests of the model, including reciprocity and geographic continuity of propagation loss over large areas of rugged terrain. Overall, the Delta-Bullington model performed well, providing reasonably rapid and geographically continuous propagation loss estimates with computational demands appropriate for operational use.
Description: Technical Report
Gov't Doc #: ERDC/CRREL TR-22-1
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/11681/42780
http://dx.doi.org/10.21079/11681/42780
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