EE433: Supplemental Homework Problem Set #3


EE433: Supplemental Homework Problem Set #3


Consider a Wireless LAN with the following parameters:

(a) Center Frequency: 5.0 GHz

(b) Bandwidth: 20 MHz

(c) TX Antenna Gain: 2 dB

(d) TX Losses: 3 dB

(e) RX Antenna Gain: 2 dB

(f) Shadowing Margin: 16 dB

(g) Path Loss: 90 dB

(h) Transmit Power: 20 dBm

(i) Required SNR: 5 dB

Determine the maximum allowable Receiver Noise Figure


Consider a GSM communication system with the following parameters:

(a) Center Frequency: 900 MHz

(b) Link Distance: 500m

(c) Transmit Power: 100 mW

(d) MDS: - 105 dBm

The transmitter and receiver antennas are 15-meter diameter dishes.

(a) Determine whether Free-Space propagation can be used to calculate the path loss.

(b) Assuming Free-Space Propagation, Calculate a link budget and comment on your results.


The Navy’s SPN-43 Air Traffic Control Radar operates at 3.5 GHz with a transmit power of 1.0

MW and a Transmitter Antenna Gain of 32 dB. Bandwidth is 1.6 MHz, TX Height is 16 meters,

RX Height is 1.5 meters. If you have a receiver with a noise figure of 3.0 dB, antenna gain of 2 dB, and a 10 dB SNR is required to received the signal, generate a link budget to calculate the following:

(a) Maximum distance for free-space propagation.

(b) Maximum distance for two-ray propagation.

(c) Maximum distance and probability of outage for Log-Distance propagation with parameters n = 3.8 and σ = 15 dB.

(d) Maximum distance for the Hata Model.

(e) If you were the Radar Operating Officer, and the Radar was located at coordinates of

(38.144818, -76.434097), which model would you choose and why?