Signal Superposition Model with Mineralogy Based Spectroscopic Dielectric Modelin Wireless Underground Sensor Networks

Kukkuvada Anjanappa Nethravathi, Sankaranarayanan Ravishankar


The propagation of EM waves in soil is defined by permittivity and permeability which are in turn affected by the soil parameters such as soil moisture and texture. Therefore, a suitable Dielectric Model like MBSDM is required for the channel characterization of WUSN. Effect of soil parameters and environmental conditions on signal propagation is modelled using Superposition Model. The simulation of these stages is done in MATLAB for UG-UG, UG-AG and AG-UG scenarios. The system is further implemented on the ZYNQ ZC-702 hardware platform.

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