Investigation of the influence of reflective insulation on indoor reception in rural houses

Jie Bang Yan, Jennifer T. Bernhard

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Abstract

We investigate the effects of reflective (metallic) insulation on indoor digital television (DTV) signal reception in rural houses. Simulation results indicate that under non-line-of-sight (NLOS) conditions, the presence of reflective insulation may significantly degrade indoor signal reception and cause a large variation of signal level inside a house. To predict the average signal level in domestic indoor sites, a simple empirical model that covers the DTV broadcast frequencies is proposed. Simulations also show that directional antennas may not necessarily improve indoor DTV signal reception.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number5763745
Pages (from-to)423-426
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters
Volume10
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 3 2011

Keywords

  • Building penetration
  • digital TV (DTV)
  • indoor reception
  • outdoortoindoor propagation
  • radio propagation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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