Analysis of Radio Signal coverage of a feeder using Radio Mobile Software


Arnulfo Barroso de Vasconcellos, Saulo Roberto Sodré dos Reis, Gabriela Pessoa Campos, Priscila Costa Nascimento, Fabricio Parra Santilio e Teresa Irene de Ribeiro de Carvalho Malheiro




The study of propagation of signals by means of theoretical models in power distribution lines using computational tools has become important to forecast the propagation environment, as well as the identification of communication failures that decrease the signal coverage or block transmission
completely, implying in the increase of service quality indicators penalties, and the average time of service, TMAE. Thus, an analysis was made of the propagation environment in the region of a feeder located in the state of Mato Grosso, from the choice of critical points and distant from the Substation. Initially, the objective was to identify possible shadow areas, considering the terrain profile in the feeder region and obstacles present in the path between transmitter and receiver. Computer simulations were performed with the parameters of radio and irradiating system using the Radio Mobile software. The objective of the study was to analyze the radio signal coverage of a feeder, verifying obstruction points and the impact of these in the communication and the attendance of the teams, considering aspects of feeder topology, road access and terrain conditions.

Published in: Renewable Energy & Power Quality Journal (RE&PQJ, Nº. 15)
Pages: 597-601 Date of Publication: 2017/04/25
ISSN: 2172-038X Date of Current Version:

REF: 405-17

Issue Date: April 2017
DOI:10.24084/repqj15.405 Publisher: EA4EPQ

Authors and affiliations

Arnulfo Barroso de Vasconcellos(1), Saulo Roberto Sodré dos Reis(1), Gabriela Pessoa Campos(1), Priscila
Costa Nascimento(1), Fabricio Parra Santilio(1) e Teresa Irene de Ribeiro de Carvalho Malheiro(2)

1. Department of Electrical Engineering. Federal University of Mato Grosso - Cuiabá - MT. (Brazil).
2. Federal Institute of Mato Grosso - Cuiabá - MT. (Brazil).

Key word

Radio Communication, Signal Propagation, Quality of Service Indexes, Average Time of Service.


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