Wireless InSite provides RF engineers with the tools to design wireless links, optimize antenna coverage, and assess key channel and signal characteristics for RF and millimeter wave frequency bands.

Applications include:

  • Predicting coverage from base stations and access points
  • Determining shadowing and multipath effects from buildings, indoor floorplans, and terrain
  • Assessing wireless backhaul solutions
  • Evaluating channel characteristics for communications systems including 4G LTE, LTE-A, 5G MIMO and Massive MIMO systems, and indoor WiFi networks
  • Assessing radar propagation

Signal coverage, multipath, and channel characteristics for wireless communications in complex urban environments.


Analyze MIMO transceivers in indoor scenes using imported objects.


Coverage in rugged mountainous region over 12,000 km2 area using Vertical Plane Ray Model. (Terrain image provided by Harris Global 15 m.)


Predict indoor coverage from nearby small cell base station.


Wireless InSite Key Features and Outputs

Propagation Modeling Capabilities

  • Models for urban, indoor, and rough terrain with several modeling options:
    • High-fidelity ray tracing
    • MIMO simulation for 4G, 5G, Wi-Fi
    • Fast ray-based methods
    • Empirical propagation models
  • Channel Data Analyzer for viewing, plotting and exporting MIMO output
  • Proper handling of antennas, polarization, phase, angle of departure and arrival

Imports and Databases

  • Terrain data using GDAL importer
  • Geometry importers for city structures, floor plans, and objects (COLLADA, DXF, KMZ, SAT, shapefile, STL)
  • Antennas: Remcom UAN, Planet, Odyssey
  • Maps and aerial photo imagery
  • Global soil dielectrics and USGS foliage

Post-Processing Features

  • Monte Carlo
    • Parameter uncertainty
  • Communication channel analysis
    • Interference, BER, throughput for LTE and WiMAX

Acceleration and Optimization

  • GPU acceleration and multi-threading
  • Improved performance for scenes with complex geometry


  • Received power, path loss
  • Propagation path displays
  • Electric field magnitude and phase
  • Time- and Direction-of-Arrival
  • Complex Impulse Response
  • Delay spread

MIMO System Outputs

  • H-matrix
  • Complex Impulse Response
  • Received power
  • Angle of departure
  • Angle of arrival

Learning and Documentation

Application Examples


White Papers




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