Wireless InSite

Using Modeling and Simulation to Assess Challenges and Solutions for 5G Fixed Wireless Access

Using Modeling and Simulation to Assess Challenges and Solutions for 5G Fixed Wireless Access

One of the planned technologies that may change the digital landscape in the early rollouts of 5G is fixed wireless access (FWA), which will provide new and more flexible wireless solutions for broadband for the last mile to the home. In this paper, we use new modeling and simulation techniques to investigate some of the most critical challenges that FWA faces for operation in the physical environment at millimeter waves.

Simulation of Beamforming using FD-MIMO for LTE-Advanced Pro in an Urban Small Cell

Simulation of Beamforming using FD-MIMO for LTE-Advanced Pro in an Urban Small Cell


This presentation demonstrates a new predictive tool for simulating Full Dimension Multiple Input, Multiple Output (FD-MIMO) in urban environments.  We evaluate a hypothetical small cell base station employing FD-MIMO for cases using different numbers of transmit antennas, then analyze predicted multipath in the environment and compare performance of beamforming techniques for each of the simulated cases. 

Simulation of Beamforming by Massive MIMO Antennas in Dense Urban Environments

Simulation of Beamforming by Massive MIMO Antennas in Dense Urban Environments

This presentation demonstrates a new predictive capability for simulating massive MIMO antennas and beamforming in dense urban propagation environments.  Remcom's unique approach allows us to predict the signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio (SINR) at specific device locations and the actual physical beams formed using these techniques, including unintentional distortions caused by pilot contamination.

Comparison of Indoor Propagation Modeling of WiFi Coverage Using Wireless InSite and Measurements

Comparison of Indoor Propagation Modeling of WiFi Coverage Using Wireless InSite and Measurements

This presentation demonstrates how the 3D ray tracing code in Wireless InSite can accurately predict received power coverage even in a multi-room environment containing many walls and different materials types. In order to verify the accuracy of the code, the floor plan of Remcom’s business offices was modeled in the software with a WiFi antenna and a third party tool was used to create a coverage plot of the received power throughout several of the suites.

Empirical / Ray-tracing Hybrid Approach for COST 231 Unknown Building Layouts

Empirical / Ray-tracing Hybrid Approach for COST 231 Unknown Building Layouts

Uncertainty in structure geometry is a fundamental limitation of ray-tracing methods when simulating urban propagation.  We present a hybrid approach using ray-tracing methods and empirically derived loss factors to incorporate the effect of unknown interior layouts.  This approach is compared with a more typical empirical implementation to demonstrate the benefits of hybridization.

High Fidelity Modeling of Spatio-Temporally Dense Multi-Radio Scenarios

High Fidelity Modeling of Spatio-Temporally Dense Multi-Radio Scenarios

Heterogeneous, mobile wireless networks are becoming increasingly difficult to validate for operational use.  Presented is an approach to reduce the run-time of these high fidelity simulations by constructing precise results based on adjacent ray-paths from a lower resolution simulation. Speed and accuracy trade-offs are presented for this approach in typical urban scenarios, demonstrating its effectiveness in meeting the growing needs of wireless channel emulation.

Modeling RF Attenuation in a Mine Due to Tunnel Diameter and Shape

Modeling RF Attenuation in a Mine Due to Tunnel Diameter and Shape

Accurately characterizing the propagation of RF signals in tunnels is important for rescue, safety, and military purposes. The material composition of the tunnel, the tunnel shape and size, obstructions, and tunnel bends present challenges. In this paper we use Wireless InSite to analyze how tunnel diameter and shape affect the propagation characteristics.

Complex 3D Modeling of Sea to Land Scenario

Complex 3D Modeling of Sea to Land Scenario

This paper presents results from sea to land propagation using Wireless InSite. The effort explores the effects of various elements in the scene and how they impact the results. The various elements in the scene include the ships out at sea, the ships docked, the docks themselves, the buildings around the dock area, and the material properties of each.

Overview of Remcom's Wind Turbine Research and Capabilities

Overview of Remcom's Wind Turbine Research and Capabilities

Wind turbines located near a radar installation can significantly interfere with the ability of the radar to operate properly.  Remcom has performed a number of research efforts into the impact that wind turbines and wind farms have on radar returns for Air Traffic Control (ATC) radar, early warning radar, weather radar, and instrumentation radar.  Highlights of some of these effects and relevant samples and white papers are provided in this brief overview.

Indoor Channel Measurement and Prediction for 802.11n System

Indoor Channel Measurement and Prediction for 802.11n System

Significant improvements in the quality and reliability of indoor WLAN communications are claimed for devices with MIMO technology applying 802.11n standards, which allow users to achieve a theoretical data rate up to 300-600 Mbps on a single transmission. This paper presents an analysis of a commercial 802.11n MIMO 2×3 dual band (2.4 and 5 GHz) system focusing on the operational throughput performance over an indoor environment for Line of Sight (LOS) and Non Line of Sight (NLOS) scenarios.

Using Simulation to Optimize Safety, Performance, and Cost Savings When Integrating an Antenna Onto a Platform

Using Simulation to Optimize Safety, Performance, and Cost Savings When Integrating an Antenna Onto a Platform

Successful integration of an antenna onto a vehicle platform poses many challenges.  This paper provides a variety of examples of how modeling and simulation can be used to analyze antenna performance, identify problems, and evaluate potential solutions.

MIMO Indoor Propagation Prediction using 3D Shoot-and-Bounce Ray (SBR) Tracing Technique for 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz

MIMO Indoor Propagation Prediction using 3D Shoot-and-Bounce Ray (SBR) Tracing Technique for 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz

This paper provides a comparison of metrics for a 2×3 dual-band MIMO system operating at 2.4 and 5 GHz in a typical office building, obtained using a commercial wireless router. The measurements are consistent with simulation results obtained using a 3D Shoot and Bounce Ray (SBR) software.