Reflection Channel Model for Terahertz Communications
ICC 2022 - IEEE International Conference on Communications
Terahertz frequencies are an untapped resource for providing high-speed short-range communications. As a result, it is of interest to study the propagation characteristics of terahertz waves and to develop channel models. In previous work we used a measurement-based approach to develop an accurate channel model for line of sight (LoS) links. In this paper we extend that work by developing channel models for non-line of sight (NLoS) links where the signal suffers one reflection. We study reflections that occur off a metal plate as well as a piece of wood.Our model for received magnitude includes the effects of standing waves that develop between the transmitter and receiver. Measurements show an excellent agreement between empirical data and the model. In addition, we have analyzed the received phase of the reflected signal at frequencies in the range 320-480 GHz. We observed a linear error between the predicted and actual phase and developed a model to accommodate that discrepancy. The final model we have developed for predicting received phase is very accurate for the entire range 320 - 480 GHz and for both materials.
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Le, T., Tran, H., & Singh, S. (2022, May). Reflection Channel Model for Terahertz Communications. In ICC 2022-IEEE International Conference on Communications (pp. 3954-3959). IEEE.