Title page for ETD etd-05082001-130955

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Rose, Scott Michael
URN etd-05082001-130955
Title The Effect of Digital Elevation Model Resolution on Wave Propagation Predictions at 24Ghz
Degree Master of Science
Department Geography
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Carstensen, Laurence William Jr. Committee Chair
Bostian, Charles W. Committee Member
Campbell, James B. Jr. Committee Member
  • DEM resolution
  • Viewshed
  • Radio Wave Propagation
  • LMDS
Date of Defense 2001-04-30
Availability unrestricted
Digital Elevation Models (DEMs) are computer-generated representations of the earth's surface. These surfaces can be used to predicted Line-of-Sight (LOS) radio propagation. DEM resolution can affect the results of this prediction. This study examines the effect of DEM resolution on accuracy by comparing varied resolution terrain data for a portion of Blacksburg, Virginia using the prediction of ESRI's ArcView® viewshed algorithm. Results show that resolutions between one-meter and thirty-meters have little effect on the aggregate accuracy of the viewshed.
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