A path-loss model incorporating shadowing for THz band propagation in vegetation

Armita Afsharinejad, Alan Davy, Brendan Jennings, Sergio Rasmann, Conor Brennan

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Abstract

As a step towards the realization of wireless nanosensor networks in agricultural monitoring applications, a theoretical path-loss model is proposed. This model can predict the average attenuation of THz radiation in a channel composed of air and plant leaves, given the composition of air as well as attributes of leaves such as their permitivity. In addition, a Monte Carlo-based log-distance path-loss model in the vicinity of a plant is proposed, which takes the shadow fading nature of such a channel into account. The latter model, which is based on the transmission distance, can approximate variations of THz path-loss from its mean value. Through simulation results, it is shown that the proposed log-distance/Monte Carlo- based model is in good agreement with the theoretical model.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781479959525
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event58th IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2015 - San Diego, United States
Duration: 06 Dec 201510 Dec 2015

Publication series

Name2015 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2015

Conference

Conference58th IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period06/12/201510/12/2015

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