Characterization of Path Loss and Large-Scale Fading for Rapid Intervention Team Communication in Underground Parking Garages

Seppe Van Brandt, Robbe Van Thielen, Jo Verhaevert, Tanja Van Hecke, Hendrik Rogier
2019 Sensors  
This paper reports the characterization of the 2.45-GHz-ISM-band radio wave propagation channel. Specifically, measurements were performed in an underground parking garage, with the aim of optimizing breadcrumb systems for a Rapid Intervention Team application. The effects of the high penetration loss and large reflections by the concrete reinforced building structure on the path loss and the large-scale fading were studied. Based on the analysis of the wireless channel, critical points for
more » ... ical points for reliable communication between members of a Rapid Intervention Team were identified. In particular, attention was paid to dealing with large, spatially confined signal losses due to shadowing, the anticipation of corner losses and the ability of the system to operate on multiple floors.
doi:10.3390/s19112431 fatcat:b4zwpkzs2bdbzo6pqbpkfkw7wm