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By B. Taha-Ahmed, D. F. Campillo, and J. L. Masa-Campos

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In this work, the propagation loss of three short range directive channels at 5.5 GHz is measured using different directive antennas and a Vector Network Analyzer (VNA). Results are given for a channel bandwidth of 300 MHz which will be the future channel bandwidth of IEEE 802.11 ac system. It has been noted that the multipath induced fading tends to have Normal Distribution at low distance between the transmitting and the reception antennas. At higher distances, it tends to have Normal distribution plus Rayleigh one. Channel Impulse response (CIR) is also measured indicating that the main contribution is due to the direct ray and the one reflected from the floor. The human being obstruction causes an extra propagation loss of 2 to 10 dB depending on its distance from the transmitting antenna.

B. Taha-Ahmed, D. F. Campillo, and J. L. Masa-Campos, "Short Range Propagation Model for a Very Wideband Directive Channel at 5.5 GHz Band," Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 130, 319-346, 2012.

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