2010 International Conference on Complex, Intelligent and Software Intensive Systems (2009)

Fukuoka, Japan

Mar. 16, 2009 to Mar. 19, 2009

ISBN: 978-0-7695-3575-3

pp: 272-278

ABSTRACT

This paper is concerned with the estimation of radio communication distance for wireless sensor networks when both the transmitters and receivers are arbitrarily distributed on a random rough surface such as desert, vegetation ground,sea surface and so on.First, we simulate electromagnetic wave propagation along the rough surface by using the discrete ray tracing method (DRTM). Second, we determine three parameters necessary for evaluation of communication distance by conjugate gradient method combined with the method of least-squares. Finally, we derive an analytical expression which can estimate the maximum communication distance when the input power of a transmitter and the minimum detectable electric intensity of a receiver are specified. Numerical examples are also given for estimated communication distances with the deviation of rough surface height as a parameter.

INDEX TERMS

Communication distance, Propagation, Rough surface, Discrete ray tracing method

CITATION

Mayumi Nakagawa,
Kazunori Uchida,
Hironori Fujii,
Kwang-Yeol Yoon,
Junichi Honda,
"On Estimation Algorithm for Radio Communication Distance along Rough Surface",

*2010 International Conference on Complex, Intelligent and Software Intensive Systems*, vol. 00, no. , pp. 272-278, 2009, doi:10.1109/CISIS.2009.133SEARCH