Title Statistical evaluation of Seasonal Impact on WCDMA network in South-East Nigeria
Journal International journal of Engineering And Applied Science
Publisher Faculty of Engineering, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka Nigeria.
Issue 1
ISSN 1119-8109
Pages 29-42
Subject Electronic Engineering
Date of Publication 2017

AUTHOR(S) 1Inyiama H.C, 2Ufoaroh S.U, 3Nwalozie G.C 4 Chijindu V. C.


This work presents a statistical evaluation of seasonal effect on the WCDMA network in the urban terrain of south-eastern Nigeria (Onitsha). Seasonal impact on signal reception is often times neglected when characterizing a WCDMA propagation environment. As shown in this work, the received signal strength (RSS) and level of signal attenuation measured during the different seasons differs as can be seen in both the measured value and the path loss exponent computed. The path loss exponent obtained indicates the rate of signal attenuation in the area. An accurate knowledge of this key performance indicator can assist mobile cellular network designers in deploying accurate path loss prediction models that will be used for cellular network planning and verification.

Keywords: RSSI, Signal attenuation, Path loss exponent, Shadowing effect, Path loss Model, Seasonal impact, WCDMA

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