60 GHz channel measurements in a ship hull

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De Beelde
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Brecht De Beelde
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This dataset contains the measurement data of a channel sounding campaign in the hull of a bulk carrier vessel at mmWave frequency 60.48 GHz. The directive radio channel for Line-of-Sight (LOS) communication is measured using the Terragraph channel sounder. An antenna beam width dependent PL model is created. At mmWave frequencies, LOS PL in the vessel is close to PL in a free space environment, but angular spread values are lower compared to other indoor scenarios.

The processing results of these measurements are presented in the following two papers.

[1] B. De Beelde, E. Tanghe, M. Yusuf, D. Plets, W. Joseph, “Radio Channel Modelling in a Ship Hull: Path Loss at 868 MHz, 2.4 GHz, 5.25 GHz and 60 GHz”, IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, accepted 2021.
[2] B. De Beelde, E. Tanghe, M. Yusuf, D. Plets, E. De Poorter, W. Joseph, “60 GHz Path Loss Modelling in Ships”, 14th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation EuCAP 2020, Copenhagen, Denmark, 15-20 March 2020.


We performed Line-of-Sight measurements in the hull of a bulk carrier vessel using the Terragraph channel sounder. The measurements are performed in the engine room and steering control room of the Premium Do Brasil, a 200 m long juice carrier. We selected 6 locations and measured at different distances in order to have a measurement every 0.25 m and 2 measurements (at 2 different locations) for every 0.5 m. The measurement data can be found in the ZIP archive DataPort.zip, which also contains some pictures in the **Setup** directory.

The **MeasurementData** directory of the ZIP archive contains a single folder for every measurement, with the following naming structure: X_locY_Z in which:
X: Date of measurement
Y: Location of measurement (see **Setup** folder)
Z: Distance between the two nodes

Every folder contains the log file with the configuration settings, the results and normalized results files and a plot of the beam sweep path loss info. No GPS info is recorded. All the path loss data is combined and fitted to a one slope model.