Wireless InSite Capabilities

Multiple Versions for Various Needs

Wireless InSite Standard

Suite of propagation models based on high-fidelity two-dimensional and three-dimensional ray tracing. Supports urban and indoor wireless, and longer-range rural applications.

Wireless InSite Professional

Bundles high-fidelity models from the Standard Version with fast ray-based and empirical models. Includes diffuse scattering, optimizations (APG) and APIs for select models, allowing users to develop custom applications.

Wireless InSite MIMO

Bundles the features in the Professional version with MIMO capabilities, including MIMO array builder, optimized MIMO simulation, throughput and comms analysis, and channel results analyzer. Capture MIMO channel data and apply beamforming, spatial multiplexing, and diversity techniques to improve performance and predict throughput from multiple MIMO streams.

Modeling Capabilities

  • Suite of propagation models that span a range of fidelity and run times, including:

  • Models outdoor, indoor, indoor-to-outdoor and outdoor-to-indoor applications

  • Range of environments, from dense urban to rough, open terrain

  • Simulates antennas, polarization, and phase through full analysis of multipath propagation in complex environments

  • Simulates MIMO techniques, supporting traditional MIMO antennas up to large (massive) MIMO arrays

  • Communications analyzer calculates interference, SINR, throughput, capacity, and bit error rate

  • Channel Data Analyzer for viewing, plotting and exporting MIMO output

Standard Features

  • Channel outputs include received power, electric field, delay spread, angles of arrival and departure, power delay profile, and various radiation hazard quantities

  • Communications analysis outputs include SINR, bit error rate, throughput, capacity, and other communications metrics

  • Calculations use 3D antenna patterns with full polarization and phase information

  • 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

  • Support for MIMO antennas, including large (massive) arrays

  • 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, and XFdtd files. Wireless InSite also has its own antenna pattern file format through which users can create user-defined antenna patterns.

MIMO Calculations

  • Optimized calculations determine channel data for large MIMO arrays

  • Array builder for building MIMO arrays with arbitrary patterns, rotations and spacings; optionally import antenna arrays from full-wave solver or other sources

  • MIMO beamforming, spatial multiplexing, and diversity techniques applied to compute signal characteristics of MIMO data streams

  • Communications analysis computes SINR, throughput, and BER for multiple MIMO streams, as well as total for MIMO channel

  • CSV export of all MIMO results to allow further user analysis

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

Geometry Generation and Manipulation

  • City geometry processing, including building association, simplification and error checking

  • Geometry caching for time savings when running multiple studies with the same geometry

  • Graphical city, indoor, terrain, and foliage editors

  • Conform foliage to terrain and define lower bounds for raised canopies

  • 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, including allowance for thin coatings

  • User-defined, tabulated reflection and transmission coefficients

  • Frequency-dependent foliage material

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

Propagation Channel 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

MIMO Outputs

  • Received power and path loss

  • H-matrix

  • Complex Impulse Response

  • Direction of arrival

  • Direction of departure

  • RMS delay spread

  • Angle spread of arrival and departure

  • MIMO communication system outputs (see below)

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, or for user-defined protocols

  • 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