One woodland terminal model
Applicable to/under conditions
Applicable to the scenario where one terminal of a link is inside foliage and the other end is free.
Frequency: below 5 GHz
Depth of foliage: unspecified
The mathematical formulation of the model is:
Av = Attenuation due to vegetation. Unit: decibel (dB)
d = Depth of Foliage along the path. Unit: Meter(m)
= Specific attenuation for short vegetations. Unit: decibel/meter (dB/m)
Points to note
The value of is dependent on frequency and is an empirical constant.
The model assumes that exactly one of the terminals is located inside some forest or plantation and the term depth applies to the distance from the terminal inside the plantation to the end of plantation along the link.
- Introduction to RF propagation, John S. Seybold, 2005, John Wiley and Sons.