By Topic

Propagation-prediction and site-planning software for wireless communication systems

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

6 Author(s)

Propagation-prediction and site-planning software for wireless communication networks has been developed. The software has a user-friendly graphical user interface (GUI), and provides calculations for large-scale and small-scale propagation parameters, including path loss (or received power) and delay profiles. Angles of arrival/departure, which are useful for the design of wireless systems employing multiple antennas, are also provided in the simulation. Some of the main features of the software include the use of a computationally efficient ray-tracing approach for simulating propagation in wireless environments, and the fact that users can upload AutoCAD .dxf files for indoor or outdoor environments. Both a single-building floor plan or an entire city layout can be simulated, and the user is provided with the ability to assign wall geometries and electrical parameters. User-defined realistic antenna radiation patterns for both the transmitting and receiving antennas are incorporated in the simulation. Broadband as well as polarization-dependent simulations are also included in the software.

Published in:

Antennas and Propagation Magazine, IEEE  (Volume:49 ,  Issue: 2 )