Effect of Plastering Mesh on Radio Signals: Modelling and Practical Measurements

A. Asp, Arto Hujanen, Ismo Huhtinen, J. Pikkuvirta, Mikko Valkama

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Abstract

The improvement of the energy efficiency of a building is often one of the reasons for the renovation of building facades. During such renovations, the energy efficiency is usually improved by increasing the thickness of insulation layer. The increased insulation layer increases the overall thickness of the wall, and to compensate for that, a new thin façade material is often sought. As a result, plastering has gained more and more popularity recently. However, especially in the case of thick plastering, a plaster mesh is often used to fix a layer of material, and this paper investigates the effect of the mesh on radio signal attenuation. This study shows that the plastering mesh significantly increases the overall wall attenuation, especially at lower frequencies used by mobile networks. The attenuation caused by the mesh is frequency dependent and decreases with increasing frequency. The attenuation behavior is entirely determined by the mesh size of the mesh.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC)
Pages68-73
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-4355-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventEuropean Conference on Networks and Communications - Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 15 Jun 202018 Jun 2020

Publication series

NameEuropean conference on networks and communications
ISSN (Electronic)2575-4912

Conference

ConferenceEuropean Conference on Networks and Communications
CountryCroatia
CityDubrovnik
Period15/06/2018/06/20

Keywords

  • buildings (structures)
  • energy conservation
  • insulating materials
  • maintenance engineering
  • radiowave propagation
  • walls
  • plastering mesh
  • wall attenuation
  • mesh size
  • energy efficiency
  • renovation
  • building facades
  • insulation layer
  • façade material
  • plaster mesh
  • radio signal attenuation
  • mobile networks
  • Buildings
  • Attenuation
  • Energy efficiency
  • Insulation
  • Reflection
  • Radio frequency
  • Cellular networks
  • Radiowave propagation
  • energy-efficient buildings
  • plastering net
  • penetration loss
  • outdoor-to-indoor propagation
  • RF measurements

Publication forum classification

  • Publication forum level 1

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