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Depending on the speed of the vehicle during thedrive test, the sampling interval in time is selected.Measurements have to be stopped whenever the vehicle is not moving.If f = 1900MHZ, thenl = 3 * 108 / 1900 * 106=0.158 m40 l = 40 * 0.158= 6.32 m50 measurements must be recorded every 6.32m or1 measurement every 0.1264mThe conversion from sampling distance to mobile velocity can be done as followsminimum sampling rate ( per second ) = v / (0.1264m/sample)If velocity of vehicle is 50 kph thenSampling rate( per second ) = (50000/ 3600) /0.1264= 110 samples / secTEMS kit cannot be used for this purpose as it canreport RF signal strength measurements at amaximum rate of 1 sample per second
In field measurements the interest is on localaverages of received signals.The size of averaging window has to be small enoughto capture slow variations due to shadowing andlarge enough to average out the fast variations due tomultipath. A typical range is 20 to 1500 m.The bin size is typically selected in 40l to 1500m, i.e.all measurements in this size square are averaged toone value.Normally the post processing tool takes care of averaging the collected data over different bins.
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