Current Research: Modeling Mobile Wireless Communication
Since the end of 2010, more mobile devices have been sold each year than stationary personal computers. The general public is addicted to instant access using mobile communication for business coordination and personal communication. More importantly, First Responders continuously move at an incident site requiring them to communicate via mobile wireless networks. Furthermore, all mobile device users inside a building often have problems in communicating to devices outside that building due to weakened radio signals caused by building materials. In some instances loss of wireless network (WLAN or Cellphone) connectivity is merely an inconvenience. In other instances, it may cause loss of life.
The Federal Communications Commission continues to reallocate frequencies to mobile device use. Consequently, our communication may be more impacted by the effects of modern building materials. We can reduce the impact by improved models of the effects of building materials on our mobile connection inside buildings. My modeling is based on empirical field findings as well as measurements of the attenuation of building materials on radio waves at different frequencies to provide enhanced, experimental modeling results.