|Authors||P. Grønsund, P. E. Engelstad, T. Johnsen and T. Skeie|
|Editors||M. Guizani and H. Chen|
|Title||The Physical Performance and Path Loss in a Fixed WiMAX Deployment|
|Afilliation||, Communication Systems|
|Publication Type||Proceedings, refereed|
|Year of Publication||2007|
|Conference Name||International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference|
Fixed WiMAX is being deployed worldwide, and the networks are increasing in size. Measurements have been performed, but the amount of measurements are few and do therefore not demonstrate performance in a real life deployment. We have performed extensive analyses of the physical performance in a fixed WiMAX deployment which has been operative for a year and where the amount of subscribers constantly increases. The analyses presented in this paper focus on received signal strength and signal to noise ratio. Based on the measured parameters, we present a Path Loss model for fixed WiMAX which will hopefully be of great reference value due to the great amount of measurements presented. Finally, our Path Loss model is compared to other well known Path Loss models and is found to approach the free space loss model.