Impact of Human Bodies on Millimetric Bands Propagation Using Ray tracing technique 


A. Khafaji1, R. Saadane3, 4, J. El Abbadi1, M. Belkasmi4, A. Farchi5*

1 Laboratoire d’Electronique et Communications, Ecole Mohammadia d'Ingénieurs, Avenue Ibnsina B.P. 765 Agdal Rabat Maroc

3CSI, Ecole Hassania des Travaux Publiques, Km 7 , oasis route El Jadida , CasaBlanca, Maroc

4LRIT-GSCM, Faculté des Sciences, Rabat, Maroc

4ENSIAS, Avenue Mohammed Ben Abdallah Regragui, Madinat Al Irfane, BP 713, Agdal Rabat, Maroc

5Faculté des sciences et techniques,Statt,   Maroc

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Received: 25 December 2008; revised version accepted: 19 February 2009



     This paper presents a tool that we have developed subject to characterize and modelling indoor radio channel propagation at millimetric wave. The tool is based on the ray tracing technique (RTT). As, in realistic environment we cannot neglect the significant impact of Human Body Shadowing and other objects in motion on millimetric band (for example 60 GHz propagation channel). Hence, our proposed model allows a simulation of propagation in a dynamic indoor environment. First, we describe a model of human body. Second, RTT with this model is used to simulate the propagation of millimeter waves in the presence of persons in motion. Results of the simulation show that this tool gives results in agreement with those reported in the literature. Specially, the effects of people motion on temporal channel properties.


Keywords: Millimetric band; Ray Tracing Technique; Indoor channel; Propagation; Human Body Model.

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