Dr. Jürgen Richter

Name: Jürgen Richter
Department: Faculty of Advanced Technology
Job Title: Senior Lecture
Telephone: 01443 483314
e-mail: jrichter@glam.ac.uk
Room: J418
Qualifications: Dipl –Ing (German BEng (hons) equiv.), PhD

About:

Jürgen Richter received his Dipl-Ing from the Department of Electronics at the Polytechnic of Hanover (Germany) in 1989 and his PhD in radiowave propagation from the University of Glamorgan in 1998. He is now a senior lecturer at the University of Glamorgan in Pontypridd He has been involved with studies of many aspects of radiowave propagation initially starting with projects on site shielding and vegetation at microwave and millimetre wave frequencies. In recent years he has been working adapting the Theory of Radiative Energy Transfer (RET) to radiowave propagation through vegetation at frequencies between 1 and 65 GHz as partner in a consortium including QinetiQ and Rutherford Appleton Laboratories. The outcome this work has resulted in an update of ITU-R P.833. Other projects included for instance optimising base station antenna design for mobile networks. For a number of years Jürgen Richter has also been involved in work on developing efficient propagation models for BFWA systems.

Main Teaching Areas:

Telecommunications, Radiowave Propagation, Computer Networks and Programming fundamentals

Main Research Areas:

  • Radiowave Propagation in and through vegetation at frequencies from 1 GHz to 65 GHz

Broadband Fixed Wireless Access Systems at 28 and 42 GHz

  • Base Station Antenna design optimisation using ray tracing combined with the uniform theory of diffraction
  • Building Scatter of microwaves
  • Transhorizon microwave links
  • Multipath propagation, in particular the separation of constituent components

Selected Publications:

  • T. Fernandes, R. F. S. Caldeirinha, M. O. Al-Nuaimi, J. Richter, Radiative Energy Transfer based model for radiowave propagation in inhomogeneous forests, Proc. of the 64th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference 2006 Fall, Montreal, Canada, September 2006.
  • T. Fernandes, R. F. S. Caldeirinha, M. O. Al-Nuaimi, J. Richter, RET Scattering Function Optimisation in Vegetation Media using Inverse Convolution, Proc. IGARSS’06 IEEE International Remote Science and Remote Sensing Symposium, Denver (Colorado), United States of America, June 2006.
  • J. Zhang, Z. Muhi-Eldeen, M.O. Al-Nuaimi, J. Richter, L.P. Ivrissimtzis, “Statistical Modelling of Building Scatter in Metropolitan Cells at 20 and 40 GHz for Fixed Wireless Access Links”, 6th International Conference on ITS Telecommunications, Jun. 2006, Chengdu, China.
  • T. Fernandes, R. F. S. Caldeirinha, M. O. Al-Nuaimi, J. Richter, A Practical Method for Vegetation Scattering Function Parameter Extraction and Scaling, Proc. of the Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference – LAPC, Loughborough, United Kingdom, April 2006.
  • Z. Muhi-Eldeen, J. Zhang, M.O. Al-Nuaimi, J. Richter, L.P. Ivrissimtzis, “Measurements and Modelling for Fixed Wireless Access Systems at 40 GHz in Urban/Semi-urban Cells”, Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference, Apr. 2006, Loughborough, UK.
  • J. Zhang, J. Richter, L. P. Ivrissimtzis, M. O. Al-Nuaimi, “Statistical Modelling at 20 GHz for Fixed Wireless Access Systems in Urban Multipath Environments”, IEE Proceedings Microwave, Antenna & Propagation, Vol.152, No. 4, Aug. 2005.
  • T. Fernandes, R. F. S. Caldeirinha, M. O. Al-Nuaimi, J. Richter, Modelling of Directional Spectra in Vegetation Media using RET Theory, IEEE AP-S/URSI International Symp, Washington, DC, USA, June 2005.
  • T. Fernandes, R. F. S. Caldeirinha, M. O. Al-Nuaimi, J. Richter, A Discrete RET model for Millimeter-Wave Propagation in Isolated Tree Formations, IEICE Transactions on Communications, Vol.E88-B, No. 6, pp. 2411-2418, June 2005.
  • T. Fernandes, R. F. S. Caldeirinha, M. O. Al-Nuaimi, J. Richter, A Discrete Model for Radiowave Scattering in Vegetation Screens at Millimetric Wave Frequencies, IEEE 15th International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications – PIMRC2004, Vol. , pp. 1844-1849, Barcelona, Spain
  • J. Zhang, J. Richter, L. P. Ivrissimtzis, M. O. Al-Nuaimi, “Statistical modelling at 20 GHz for fixed wireless access systems in urban multipath environments”, 1st International Waveform Diversity & Design Conference, Nov. 2004, Edinburgh, UK.
  • T. Fernandes, R. F. S. Caldeirinha, M. O. Al-Nuaimi, J. Richter, A Discrete RET model for Millimeter-Wave Propagation in Isolated Tree Formations, IEICE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation ISAP 2004, Vol. 2, pp. 817-820, Sendai, Japan;
  • Richter, J., Al-Nuaimi, M.O., Ivrissimtzis, L.: “Optimisation of radio coverage in urban microcells using a UTD based ray-tracing model”, IEE proc. Microw, Ant. and Prop., Vol. 151 No. 3, June 2004, ISSN 1350-2417
  • J. Zhang, J. Richter, M. O. Al-Nuaimi, L. P. Ivrissimtzis, “Measurement and statistical modelling for fixed millimeter wireless access systems in urban environments”, 28th International Symposium on Electromagnetic Theory, May, 2004, Pisa, Italy.
  • J. Richter, M. O. Al-Nuaimi, J. Zhang, L. P. Ivrissimtzis, “Statistical modelling of radiowave propagation in fixed wireless access systems in urban multipath environments”, ClimDiff, Nov., 2003, Fortaleza, Brazil.
  • Zhang, J., Richter, J., Ivrissimtzis, L., Al-Nuaimi, M.O.: “Measurements and modelling for fixed wireless access systems at millimeter wave frequencies”, ICAP2003, Exeter, April 2003
  • Richter J., Al-Nuaimi M.O., Caldeirinha R., Savage N.,Seville A., Rogers N.C.: “RET Input Parameter Estimation For A Generic Model Of Propagation Through Vegetation Using Excess Attenuation And Phase Function Measurements”, ICAP2003, Exeter, April 2003
  • Richter J., Al-Nuaimi, M., Savage N., Seville A., Rogers N.C.: “Input Parameter and Phase function Measurements for Modelling Propagation Through Vegetation based on the Theory of Radiative Energy Transfer”, IEE conf on getting the most out of the radio spectrum, London, October 2002
  • Richter J., Al-Nuaimi M.O., Caldeirinha R.: “Phase Function Measurement for Modelling Radiowave Attenuation and Scatter in Vegetation based on the theory of Radiative Energy Transfer”, 13th IEEE int symp. On pers., indoor and mobile radio comms (PIMRC), Lisbon, Portugal, September 2002
  • Al-Nuaimi, M.O., Richter J., Gkiionis, A.: “Influence of metrology on the trans-horizon illumination obstacles and their site shielding factor”, 27th general Assembly of URSI (Intern. Union of Radio Science) Maastricht, Netherlands, August 2002
  • Ivrissimtzis L. P., Al-Nuaimi M..O., Richter J., Zhang J.: “A statistical model of the urban propagation channel in fixed wireless access systems”, 27th general Assembly of URSI (Intern. Union of Radio Science) Maastricht, Netherlands, August 2002
  • Zhang, J., Richter, J., Ivrissimtzis, L., Al-Nuaimi, M.O.: “A Statistical Model of Propagation Channel for Urban Fixed Wireless Access Systems at Millimetre Wave Frequencies”, 3. Int res. & educ. Colloq. On Electronics, University of Glamorgan, July 2002
  • Richter, J., Al-Nuaimi, M.O., Savage, N., Seville, A., Rogers N.C.: “A generic model for radiowave propagation through vegetation utilising the theory of radiative energy transfer (RET)”, 3. Int res. & educ. Colloq. On Electronics, University of Glamorgan, July 2002
  • Richter, J., Al-Nuaimi, M.O., Ivrissimtzis, L.: “Base Station Antenna Design Optimisation Based on UTD Ray-tracing Models Utilising Radio Site Topographical Data”, int. conf. on ant. and prop., ICAP2001, Manchester, April 2001.
  • Richter, J., Al-Nuaimi, M.O., Ivrissimtzis, L.: “Improved Efficiency of Urban Microcells by Topography Dependent Control of Base Station Antenna Radiation Characteristics”, int. conf. on mobile prop. EPMCC 2001, Vienna, Austria, February 2001
  • Al-Nuaimi, M.O., Richter, J., Ivrissimtzis, L: “Optimisation of Urban Radio Coverage using Adaptive Antenna Excitation Linked to Radio Site Topography”, europ. conf. on fixed radio syst. and netw. ECRR 2000, Dresden, Germany, September 2000

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