Modeling of radiowave propagation in tunnels

Jeffrey Boksiner, Chrysanthou Chrysanthos, Jonathan Lee, Mashuk Billah, Timothy Bocskor, David Barton, James Breakall

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    4 Scopus citations


    We investigated propagation of radio frequency (RF) waves in tunnels. An understanding of RF propagation in tunnels is needed to plan for optimal radio communication system performance. We considered tunnels with a square cross section and right-angle junctions. We developed an analytic model of tunnel propagation by considering multiple reflections from tunnel walls and diffraction around junction corners. A comparison of model results with measurements shows a strong correlation between model predictions and measured data. Finally, we briefly describe a software tool that helps users visualize field strength of the propagating field in tunnels.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationMILCOM 2012 - 2012 IEEE Military Communications Conference
    StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
    Event2012 IEEE Military Communications Conference, MILCOM 2012 - Orlando, FL, United States
    Duration: Nov 1 2012Nov 1 2012

    Publication series

    NameProceedings - IEEE Military Communications Conference MILCOM


    Other2012 IEEE Military Communications Conference, MILCOM 2012
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityOrlando, FL

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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