Wireless InSite is a suite of ray-tracing models and high-fidelity EM solvers for the analysis of site-specific radio wave propagation and wireless communication systems. The RF propagation software provides efficient and accurate predictions of EM propagation and communication channel characteristics in complex urban, indoor, rural and mixed path environments.
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.
Wireless InSite Features
Wireless InSite's unique collection of features simplifies the analysis of even the most complex and massive propagation problems.
X3D Propagation Model X3D is a 3D propagation model with no restrictions on geometry shape or transmitter/receiver height. This accurate model includes reflections, transmissions and diffractions along with atmospheric absorption. Supports frequencies up to 100 GHz.
Diffuse Scattering Capture effects of scattering on complex impulse response and cross-polarized received power for mmWave applications.
MIMO Simulations The X3D model provides a unique ray tracing capability for simulating MIMO antennas for 5G, WiFi and other applications. Wireless InSite MIMO simulates the detailed multipath of large numbers of MIMO channels while overcoming the increased level of computations required for traditional ray tracing methods.
Fast Ray-Based Methods 2D site-specific propagation models designed for urban and rough terrain applications.
Empirical Propagation Models Suite of empirical models designed for urban and indoor analysis.
Feature Import Support for KMZ, COLLADA, SHP, and DXF formats for building and object import. The Geospatial Abstraction Library is used for terrain import in DTED, DEM, and TIFF formats.
Materials Electrical properties of the scene can be defined down to the facet level. An installed database of materials includes metal, earth, concrete, brick, wood, glass, etc. at various frequencies.
Outputs Users have quick access to outputs such as received power, propagation paths, path loss etc. These ASCII-based files can be plotted in the tool or easily post-processed externally.
Learning and Documentation
The millimeter wave frequencies being planned for 5G systems pose challenges for channel modeling. At these frequencies, surface roughness impacts wave propagation, causing scatter in non-specular directions that can have a large effect on received signal strength and polarization. To accurately predict channel characteristics for millimeter wave frequencies, propagation modeling must account for diffuse scattering effects. Wireless InSite’s diffuse scattering capability is based on Degli-Esposti’s work.
In this example the signal transmission between a massive MIMO base station and a mobile device located in downtown Rosslyn is analyzed using Wireless InSite’s MIMO capability.
Ad hoc peer-to-peer networks can provide reliable communications in emergency situations where fixed infrastructures, like base stations, may not be available. This example demonstrates Wireless InSite's Transceivers capability.
Wireless InSite has a hybrid method that combines the full 3D ray tracing model (X3D) with an empirical model called COST 231 to handle uncertainty with the interior layout of a floor plan. This example demonstrates setting up a typical scenario using the hybrid method.
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.
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.
This paper presents results from modeling RF propagation in a mine using Wireless InSite's Uniform Theory of Diffraction (UTD) ray tracing code to portray a communications system within a mine environment.
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.
This webinar demonstrates Wireless InSite’s MIMO simulation capability to predict the multipath and channel characteristics for a Massive MIMO system in an urban small cell. Different beamforming techniques are applied to the simulation results in order to predict the beams to several mobile devices and observe how they change as one device moves along a route through the city.
This webinar demonstrates Wireless InSite’s diffuse scattering capability. An indoor office environment is used to show specific key effects of diffuse scattering, including its impact on complex impulse response and increased cross-polarization of received signals.
This webinar demonstrates the Wireless InSite workflow with a special focus on the new MIMO capability.
This demonstration shows how Wireless InSite meets 3GPP and METIS channel modeling requirements for 5G.
Remcom performed a study using Wireless InSite's MIMO capability to generate the complex channel matrices for several mobile devices in an urban scene. We then extracted these results and applied two standard beamforming algorithms (using mathematical analysis tools) to visualize beamforming in motion.
This video expands a basic floor plan design into a six-story office building. Wireless InSite’s duplication tools make it easy to add levels and floors to the model. In addition, the creation of stairwells and a central glass atrium with a peaked roof are shown.
This video introduces Wireless InSite’s Floor Plan tools and shows the user how to create and edit an indoor environment. The demonstration includes the placement of walls, doorways, and windows, along with material selection from Wireless InSite’s material database. In addition to the 2D floor plan editor, the video also demonstrates how to make edits within the 3D display.