Bringing It Indoors: A Review of Narrowband Radio Propagation Modeling for Enclosed Spaces

M. E. Diago-Mosquera, A. Aragon-Zavala, G. A. Castanon
2020 IEEE Access  
Small cells are now widely deployed indoors to address hot-spot areas where capacity uplift is needed. This deployment leads to the increase of wireless networks as a challenge to service demands of personal communication systems, which has inspired the scientific community to work towards understanding and predicting in-building radio wave propagation performance. Despite this, only a few reviews have attempted to overview channel modeling for specific indoor environments and even fewer
more » ... remarks that include a methodology for designing and planning indoor radio systems. Consequently, a comprehensive survey of indoor narrowband channel models is presented, spanning more than 30 years of continuous research to overview and contrast significant developments including their disadvantages, and proposing a new taxonomy to analyze them. Finally, remarks on indoor radio propagation modeling with a vision for future research opportunities are presented. INDEX TERMS Indoor channel models, indoor radio wave propagation, wireless propagation.
doi:10.1109/access.2020.2999848 fatcat:gilzjksyzjdivnxrvdbf5cxfgy