Accession Number:

ADA357796

Title:

Site Specific Propagation Prediction Software Tool For Communication Channel Modeling

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

SITE WARE TECHNOLOGIES INC BROOKLYN NY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

Site Ware Technologies proposes to develop a computer package that will be able to predict the propagation characteristics of radio signals, such as path loss, time delay profile, angle of arrival distribution, spatial correlation and depolarization. The program will give site specific predictions in a wide range of outdoor physical environments for frequencies in the range from about 100 MHz to 10 GHz. The software tool will utilize a novel technique known as the Vertical Plane Launch VPL method for predicting the propagation paths in a cluttered building environment. The VPL method has previously demonstrated the capability of accounting for reflections from a vertical wall and diffractions from the edge of buildings. The objective is to investigate and demonstrate enhancements to the existing VPL kernel, including the addition of terrain, foliage effects and diffuse scattering from surfaces and objects in the vicinity of the mobile, as well as its integration with an user interface and visualization software.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE