Articles | Volume 5
Adv. Radio Sci., 5, 373–378, 2007
https://doi.org/10.5194/ars-5-373-2007
Adv. Radio Sci., 5, 373–378, 2007
https://doi.org/10.5194/ars-5-373-2007

  13 Jun 2007

13 Jun 2007

Reduction of electromagnetic exposure using hybrid (DVB-H/UMTS) networks

M. Schack, P. Unger, and T. Kürner M. Schack et al.
  • Institute for Communications Technology, Braunschweig Technical University, Germany

Abstract. The hybrid mobile communication network described in this paper consists of a point-to-point network (UMTS) and a point-to-multipoint network (DVB-H). Using an additional DVB-H network increases the downlink capacity of the communications system. Another benefit of combining these two networks is an optimised transfer of data by collecting several user requests for a single response via the broadcast network DVB-H. It is analysed how the hybrid network structure influences the electromagnetic exposure. Therefore, realistic scenarios have been developed consisting of different user behaviour and different network structures. These scenarios provide building data for investigations of indoor coverage and realistic propagation of signals. In order to evaluate the grade of exposure, criteria have been defined. These criteria have been used for comparing a hybrid network with a single UMTS network in terms of electromagnetic exposure. The simulation results of the scenarios are shown for different network structures and network configurations.