3D Wireless Prediction Software
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 received power (including cross-polarization) for mmWave applications.
MIMO Beamforming & Spatial Multiplexing The X3D model simulates MIMO antennas for 5G, WiFi and other technologies. Using detailed multipath, it applies MIMO techniques such as beamforming, spatial multiplexing, and diversity to predict key channel metrics for one or more MIMO data streams.
Communication Systems Analysis The Communication Systems Analyzer calculates SINR, throughput, theoretical capacity, and bit error rate (BER), giving users the tools they need to visualize and assess device performance for systems with multiple base stations.
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.
Geometry Caching Wireless InSite’s X3D Propagation Model automatically caches processed geometry for later use. This avoids geometry processing time when multiple concurrent or subsequent jobs are run with the same geometry. Wireless InSite monitors cache validity and indicates when the cache is available. This feature is especially useful for scenarios with large urban or rural geometry when multiple concurrent or sequential jobs are being run.
Learning and Documentation
This example demonstrates how a custom beamforming table can be used to model downlink data rates from three MIMO base stations for 5G New Radio in a section of Boston.
The following example investigates WiFi throughput coverage in a house provided by 802.11ac routers operating at 5 GHz using an 80 MHz bandwidth. The geometry for the house was imported from a CAD file and a flat terrain was placed underneath the house.
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.
Download examples that demonstrate how EM simulation software solves challenges related to 5G and MIMO. Examples include MIMO and array design, 5G urban small cells, mmWave and beamforming
One of the planned technologies that may change the digital landscape in the early rollouts of 5G is fixed wireless access (FWA), which will provide new and more flexible wireless solutions for broadband for the last mile to the home. In this paper, we use new modeling and simulation techniques to investigate some of the most critical challenges that FWA faces for operation in the physical environment at millimeter waves.
Modern antennas utilize MIMO technology in order to meet consumer demands for high data rates. As such, throughput is a required design metric when evaluating one antenna design versus another and simulating device performance in a realistic scenario.
A question we’re often asked is, “How is Wireless InSite® different from our planning tools?” While every tool is a little different, the most important differences between Wireless InSite and planning tools emerge when users need to simulate 5G mmWave and MIMO systems.
In this presentation, an example showcasing Wireless InSite's novel diffuse scattering technique is applied to an office environment at 73 GHz and is compared against measurements. The effect of diffuse scattering can clearly be seen on the cross polarized components.
This presentation demonstrates a new predictive tool for simulating Full Dimension Multiple Input, Multiple Output (FD-MIMO) in urban environments. We evaluate a hypothetical small cell base station employing FD-MIMO for cases using different numbers of transmit antennas, then analyze predicted multipath in the environment and compare performance of beamforming techniques for each of the simulated cases.
This webinar shows how geometry caching expedites repeated simulations within the same scene, such as with 5G small cell investigations, plus covers new optimizations that enable reductions in geometry processing times for urban and rural scenes.
Fixed Wireless Access is a key application expected to benefit from 5G networks. This webinar will demonstrate how modeling and simulation can be used to assist system designers, first in the design of a complex antenna array for a base station, and then to assess its potential performance in the field.
Millimeter wave bands create new opportunities for 5G, but they also introduce challenges for planning and performance. In this webinar, we use Wireless InSite MIMO to simulate FD-MIMO systems and review some of the real-world challenges that beamforming systems face in their attempts to gather accurate channel state information that is critical to their success.
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.
In this short video from IMS 2018, Remcom's product marketing manager, Jeff Barney, describes the process of simulating the antenna element, modeling the channel propagation, and calculating the throughput modulation.
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.