The Usage of Google-SketchUp as a Pedagogical Tool For Teaching of Signal Path-Loss Models in the Networking Engineeering Program

Published in: Innovation in Education and Inclusion : Proceedings of the 16th LACCEI International Multi-Conference for Engineering, Education and Technology
Date of Conference: July 18-20, 2018
Location of Conference: Lima, PerĂº
Authors: Huber Nieto-Chaupis (Universidad de Ciencias y Humanidades, PE)
Full Paper: #387


A study of the applicability of the well-known Google SketchUp used as a sotfware tool aimed to the teaching of signal path loss. For this end we use the well-known peaked functions known as the Delta functions. This demand to include model parameters which would serve to be included in stochastic algorithms. The resulting ourputs enter into a design of urban zone with the software Google SketchUp in order to measure the signal intensity degradation over the mid-sized urban areas. Simulation of signal degradation considers random path loss that emulates to some extent the penetration of wireless signal in urban areas plagued of buildings and other terrain morphologies. The procedure presented in this paper would be useful as part of the software part of a first course of signal propagation in the networking engineering program at the undergraduate level.