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Characterization of Wireless Propagation Through Traditional Iberian Brick Walls

Ferreira, D. ; Fernandes, T. ; Caldeirinha, Rafael ; Cuinas, I.

Characterization of Wireless Propagation Through Traditional Iberian Brick Walls, Proc European Conf. on Antennas & Propagation - EUCAP, Paris, France, Vol. 99, pp. 1 - 5, March, 2017.

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Abstract
This paper presents the wireless transmission properties for brick walls with different thicknesses and facade finish coatings. The ceramic hollowed bricks under study are traditionally employed in the Iberian residential construction, where the 11, 15 and 20 cm thicknesses are most common in indoor and outdoor walls. For each brick dimension, three different prototypes were manufactured varying in the type of wall finish, i.e.: naked brick, smooth painted plaster and rough painted plaster. The prototypes were measured in an anechoic chamber at frequencies ranging from 680MHz up to 10GHz. Results demonstrate that the brick wall internal heterogeneity, as well as the type of finish, significantly influence the frequency response of the walls.