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Title: Fast, Accurate RF Propagation Modeling and Simulation Tool for Highly Cluttered Environments

Abstract

As network centric warfare and distributed operations paradigms unfold, there is a need for robust, fast wireless network deployment tools. These tools must take into consideration the terrain of the operating theater, and facilitate specific modeling of end to end network performance based on accurate RF propagation predictions. It is well known that empirical models can not provide accurate, site specific predictions of radio channel behavior. In this paper an event-driven wave propagation simulation is proposed as a computationally efficient technique for predicting critical propagation characteristics of RF signals in cluttered environments. Convincing validation and simulator performance studies confirm the suitability of this method for indoor and urban area RF channel modeling. By integrating our RF propagation prediction tool, RCSIM, with popular packetlevel network simulators, we are able to construct an end to end network analysis tool for wireless networks operated in built-up urban areas.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. ORNL
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) Program
OSTI Identifier:
962598
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Milcom 2007, Orlando, FL, USA, 20071029, 20071031
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; FORECASTING; INDOORS; NETWORK ANALYSIS; PERFORMANCE; SIMULATION; SIMULATORS; URBAN AREAS; VALIDATION; WARFARE; WAVE PROPAGATION

Citation Formats

Kuruganti, Phani Teja. Fast, Accurate RF Propagation Modeling and Simulation Tool for Highly Cluttered Environments. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Kuruganti, Phani Teja. Fast, Accurate RF Propagation Modeling and Simulation Tool for Highly Cluttered Environments. United States.
Kuruganti, Phani Teja. Mon . "Fast, Accurate RF Propagation Modeling and Simulation Tool for Highly Cluttered Environments". United States. doi:.
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abstractNote = {As network centric warfare and distributed operations paradigms unfold, there is a need for robust, fast wireless network deployment tools. These tools must take into consideration the terrain of the operating theater, and facilitate specific modeling of end to end network performance based on accurate RF propagation predictions. It is well known that empirical models can not provide accurate, site specific predictions of radio channel behavior. In this paper an event-driven wave propagation simulation is proposed as a computationally efficient technique for predicting critical propagation characteristics of RF signals in cluttered environments. Convincing validation and simulator performance studies confirm the suitability of this method for indoor and urban area RF channel modeling. By integrating our RF propagation prediction tool, RCSIM, with popular packetlevel network simulators, we are able to construct an end to end network analysis tool for wireless networks operated in built-up urban areas.},
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