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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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An Optimal Signal Loss Propagation Model For LTE Networks

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Stephen Ojo, Arif Sari, Murat Akkaya



Signal loss, Quality of service, Propagation, Experimental, Optimal, regression, least square



This article presents an optimal signal loss propagation model developed for Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks in Cyprus at an operating frequency of 3.1GHz. Experimental and Analytical studies of signal loss in LTE networks were carried out and propagation measurements were collected across rural, suburban and urban areas of Cyprus. Five signal loss propagation models were selected and compared with the measured signal loss. The Cost-231Walfisch-Ikegami model gave the best performance using the performance metric of root mean square error (RMSE). The model was then optimized for LTE networks in Cyprus using the second order polynomial least square regression algorithm and the results clearly shows that the developed model agrees well with the measured signal and is therefore suitable for use as an effective signal propagation model. The developed model accurately characterized radio coverage and network planning of LTE networks in Cyprus, thus enhancing the quality of mobile services. The developed model can be used to accurately determine signal loss across all the LTE networks thus improving the quality of service (QoS).



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