Masters Theses

Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science


Electrical Engineering

Major Professor

Mostofa K. Howlader

Committee Members

Gregory Peterson, Aly Fathy, Stephen F. Smith


In this thesis, we explore the fundamental concepts behind the emerging field of site-specific propagation modeling for wireless communication systems. The first three chapters of background material discuss, respectively, the motivation for this study, the context of the study, and signal behavior and modeling in the predominant wireless propagation environments. A brief survey of existing ray-tracing based site-specific propagation models follows this discussion, leading naturally to the work of new model development undertaken in our thesis project. Following the detailed description of our generalized wireless channel modeling, various interference cases incorporating with this model are thoroughly discussed and results presented at the end of this thesis.

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