Numerical analysis of system power budget is performed for radio link design and transmission planning purposes in cellular networks. The behavior of three different frequencies; 10.5 GHz, 23 GHz and 38 GHz is examined under the influence of such parameters like transmitter power output level, rain rate, fog density, distance, polarization type, antenna radius, temperature, foliage depth and etc. Received power levels are measured, calculated and reported for different radio link types and environmental conditions. A new program is developed in order to carry out system power budget analysis and design better microwave radio links. Measured and calculated values are compared, and the reasons for possible differences between them are investigated and interrogated.

Meeting Name

IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, 2002


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

10.5 GHz; 23 GHz; 38 GHz; Antenna Radius; Cellular Networks; Cellular Radio; Distance; Fog Density; Foliage Depth; Microwave Links; Microwave Propagation; Microwave Radio Links; Numerical Analysis; Numerical Analysis Program; Polarization Type; Power Measurement; Radio Link Design; Rain Rate; Received Power Level Measurement; System Power Budget; Telecommunication Network Planning; Temperature; Transmission Planning; Transmitter Power Output Level

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

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Final Version

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Publication Date

01 Jan 2002