Remcom Upgrades Wireless InSite with Processing Speed-ups for Terrain and City Geometry

By CIOReview | Friday, October 30, 2015
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FREMONT, CA: Remcom, a company that provides wireless propagation and electromagnetic simulation software introduces a new version of Wireless InSite, site specific radio propagation software to analyze wireless communication systems.

Wireless InSite is site-specific radio propagation software for the analysis of wireless communication systems, wireless networks, sensors, radars, and other devices that transmit or receive radio waves. The company claims that it provides efficient and accurate predictions of propagation and communication channel characteristics in complex urban, indoor, rural and mixed path environments.

The software’s applications include predicting coverage from base stations and access points; determining shadowing and multipath effects from buildings, indoor floor plans, and terrain; assessing wireless backhaul solutions; evaluating channel characteristics for communication links; assessing radar propagation and analysis.

The latest version 2.8 features enhancements that include speed improvements to the processing of terrain and city geometry, support for import of KMZ and COLLADA geometry files to simulations that include larger or more complex urban scenes.

The ability to import and create KMZ (.kmz) and COLLADA (.dae) geometry files is said to be particularly useful for adding single structures, such as bridges, high resolution buildings or new constructions to a scene. These structures are often missing from urban geometry data. KMZ files are geo-located and will properly align with imported geometry in the Wireless InSite project.

The transceiver feature will simplify the co-location of transmitters and receivers. The Transceiver Sets will streamline the setup of modern wireless networks at points that will be ideally simulated as both transmitters and receivers. A co-located transmitter/receiver has independent transmit and receive properties, such as antenna pattern, waveform, and rotations.

Important updates such as improved UTD calculations in the Triple Path Geodesic (TPG) and Vertical Plane Urban Propagation (VPUP) models have also been included with this release. These models will offer point-to-point calculations in milliseconds. The VPUP and TPG now provide path data including angles of arrival and departure, delay spread, complex impulse response and complex E-field.