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Journal of Electromagnetic Engineering and Science
In this letter, we show the experimental results of microwave attenuation characteristics for representative communication frequencies (UHF, public safety long-term evolution [PSLTE], LoRa, Wi-Fi, and LTE) in a compartment fire. We used kerosene, lumber, and urethane foam as fuels, which can be easily found in homes, and measured the signal intensity with three antenna heights to investigate the effect of the flame and smoke. In the compartment environment, the ionized particles were the dominant attenuation factor of the signals. Furthermore, measurements revealed that the attenuation depends on frequencies and fuel types. In particular, large attenuation was observed at particular frequencies when burning lumber and urethane foam.
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Gi Hong, Sang; Lee, Hakjune; Yang, Hoesung; Jin, Junho; Lee, Hyesun; and Lee, Kangbok, "Experimental Study of Microwave Attenuation in a Compartment Fire" (2021). Journal of Electromagnetic Engineering and Science. 1205.