Implementation of a ray tracing simulator for propagation prediction / P. Thirumaraiselvan

Thirumaraiselvan, P. (2006) Implementation of a ray tracing simulator for propagation prediction / P. Thirumaraiselvan. In: Volume No. 1: Science and Technology, 30 – 31 May 2006, Swiss Garden Resort & Spa Kuantan, Pahang.


In wireless communications, understanding of the propagation channels is necessary to achieve optimum performance of a communication system, Even though direct measurements enable accurate evaluation of onsite performance, it requires a considerable amount of time and efforts. Therefore, a computer tool that could characterize the wireless channel from the building plans and material properties would be a good solution. This paper considers an approach for developing such a simulation tool using ray tracing. The simulator has been implemented in Matlab. Assuming that the scattering objects are much larger than the wavelength, the electromagnetic waves are modelled as rays, From the ray tracing results, received field strength is computed based on the theory of Geometrical Optics and Uniform Geometrical Theory of Diffraction.


Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Thirumaraiselvan, P.
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering > Telecommunication > Wireless communication systems. Mobile communication systems. Access control
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pahang > Jengka Campus
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings Of The National Seminar On Science, Technology And Social Sciences
Event Title: Volume No. 1: Science and Technology
Event Dates: 30 – 31 May 2006
Page Range: 559 -565
Keywords: Ray tracing simulation, propagation prediction, geometrical optics, uniform geometrical theory of diffraction
Date: 2006
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