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An Integrated Method of Ray Tracing and Genetic Algorithm for Optimizing Coverage in Indoor Wireless Networks

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3 Author(s)
Zhengqing Yun ; Coll. of Eng., Univ. of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI ; Sungkyun Lim ; Iskander, M.F.

This letter presents a method for determining the required number and locations of transmit antennas to optimize wireless propagation coverage in a given indoor environment. The ray-tracing method is employed to calculate the field distribution due to one or more transmitting antennas and the genetic algorithm (GA) is used to determine the required number and the locations of these antennas to achieve optimized wireless coverage in a given area. In the ray-tracing method, detailed parameters such as thickness, dielectric constant, and the conductivity of individual walls are assigned for realistic field calculations. Obtained simulation results illustrate the feasibility of using the integrated ray-tracing/GA method in determining the optimized coverage of a wireless network.

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Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, IEEE  (Volume:7 )