An empirically based path loss model for wireless channels in suburban environments

@article{Erceg1999AnEB,
  title={An empirically based path loss model for wireless channels in suburban environments},
  author={Vinko Erceg and Larry J. Greenstein and Sony Y. Tjandra and S.R. Parkoff and Ajay Gupta and Boris Kulic and Arthur A. Julius and Renee Bianchi},
  journal={IEEE J. Sel. Areas Commun.},
  year={1999},
  volume={17},
  pages={1205-1211}
}
We present a statistical path loss model derived from 1.9 GHz experimental data collected across the United States in 95 existing macrocells. The model is for suburban areas, and it distinguishes between different terrain categories. Moreover, it applies to distances and base antenna heights not well-covered by existing models. The characterization used is a linear curve fitting the decibel path loss to the decibel-distance, with a Gaussian random variation about that curve due to shadow fading… 

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