Wireless InSite Capabilities

Propagation Models and APIs

  • Multiple versions, each with different suites of propagation models that together span a range of fidelity and run time (see Propagation Models...)
  • Application Programming Interface (API) allows direct access from user software applications

Modeling Capabilities

  • Propagation models for outdoor, indoor, indoor-to-outdoor and outdoor-to-indoor:
    • High-fidelity ray tracing
    • Simulate FD-MIMO arrays up to 100 GHz
    • Fast ray-based methods
    • Empirical propagation models
  • Channel Data Analyzer for viewing, plotting and exporting MIMO output
  • Simulates antennas, polarization, and phase

Standard Features

  • Outputs include received power, electric field, delay spread, bit error rate, C/I, power delay profile, and various radiation hazard quantities
  • Calculations use 3D antenna patterns with full polarization and phase information
  • Models wideband and narrowband pulses
  • Generates time and frequency domain output
  • Identifies outages in coverage using the communication system analysis tool
  • Supports import of urban building data, floor plans, terrain, and soil and vegetation from standard formats
  • Overlays output on maps, aerial photographs, and 3D displays of buildings and terrain

High Performance Computing and Algorithmic Optimization

  • GPU acceleration and multi-threading for X3D Ray Model
  • Numerous ray-trace optimizations throughout modeling suite
  • Thread-safe Wireless InSite Real Time for multi-threaded API applications
  • Methods for execution of several models across multiple processors

Antenna Modeling

  • Transmitter/receiver sets defined through individual points, trajectories (routes), arcs, planar surfaces (vertical or horizontal), cylindrical surfaces, or spherical surfaces
  • Plane wave sources for modeling airborne and satellite based transmitters
  • Numerous built-in antenna types
  • Vertically, horizontally, and circularly polarized analytical antennas, or complex polarizations through antenna file import
  • Phased arrays, constructed from individual elements
  • Far zone patterns imported from XFdtd
  • User-defined two-cut plane antenna radiation patterns
  • Antenna Pattern Importation: Wireless InSite is capable of importing antenna pattern data from Odyssey, MSI planet, NSMA and XFdtd files. InSite also has its own antenna pattern file format through which users can create user-defined antenna patterns.
  • Moving Window FDTD support for complex antenna patterns

Geometrical Data Types

  • Cities
  • Terrain
  • Foliage
  • Floor plans
  • Objects

Geometry Data Import

  • Import DAE (COLLADA)
  • Import KMZ (COLLADA)
  • Import SHP
  • Import STL
  • Import DXF
  • Import STL
  • Import DEM, DTED, JDEM, SDTS, ASCII Grid, TIFF/BigTIFF/GeoTIFF for Terrain elevation data
  • Import TIFF and GeoTIFF
  • Import Global Land Cover Characteristics Database (GLCC) for vegetation land cover 
  • Import Digital Soil Map (DSM) of the World
  • Raster-to-vector conversion
  • Support for VMAP layers and database

Geometry Generation and Manipulation

  • City geometry processing, including building association, simplification and error checking
  • Graphical city, indoor, terrain, and foliage editors
  • Conform foliage to terrain
  • Translate, scale, rotate operations
  • Assignment of material properties
  • Scene cropping of terrain and urban features

Materials and Environmental Effects

  • Atmospheric absorption in X3D Ray Model, extending to 100 GHz
  • Soil material properties, including built-in models based on sand, silt, and clay percentages
  • User defined dB/m loss for foliage and Weissberger Model
  • Multiple dielectric layers
  • Tabulated reflection and transmission coefficients
  • Frequency-dependent foliage material
  • Thin coatings
  • User-defined materials

Input/Output Visualization

  • Color displays of most output
  • Line plotting tools
  • Polar plots and 3D displays of antenna patterns
  • Plots of reflection and transmission coefficients by material
  • Color display of transient electric fields
  • "Movie Sequence" of transient fields vs. time
  • Export "Movie Sequence" to MPEG file
  • Export views and graphs to JPEG and TIFF files

General Outputs 

  • Received power
  • Propagation paths
  • Path loss
  • Delay spread
  • Electric field magnitude and phase
  • Electric field vs. time and frequency
  • Strongest base to mobile
  • Time- and Direction-of-Arrival
  • Power delay profile
  • Doppler shift
  • Animated electric field movies
  • Received power, path loss
  • Visualize propagation paths
  • Complex Impulse Response
  • Direction of arrival
  • Direction of departure
  • Data throughput
  • Capacity
  • Bit error rate (BER)
  • Carrier/interferer ratio

MIMO Outputs

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

Communication System Outputs

  • Interference and noise
  • Total power, strongest transmitter by received power, strongest transmitter
  • Signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), signal-to-interference ratio (SIR), signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio (SINR)
  • Received signal strength indicator (RSSI)
  • Reference signal received power (RSRP, LTE only)
  • Reference signal received quality (RSRQ, LTE only)
  • Throughput for LTE, WiMAX, 802.11n, 802.11ac systems
  • Capacity (Shannon-Hartley)
  • Bit error rate (BER)

Diffuse Scattering

  • Degli-Esposti models
  • Lambertian
  • Directive
  • Directive with Backscatter

Enhanced Options

  • Monte Carlo
  • Maximum Permissible Exposure (MPE) - IEEE Standard C95.1-2005
  • Dispersive channel modeling
  • Custom libraries of antennas, materials and waveforms
  • Support for Linux clusters