RF propagation describes the behavior of electromagnetic radiation from a point of transmission as it travels through the surrounding environment. The analysis of RF propagation is essential in understanding how electromagnetic waves incur losses from a transmitter to a receiver in different scenarios. You can use propagation models to calculate the coverage, SINR, signal strength, path loss, and link loss between a transmitter and a receiver in basic, urban, terrain, and multipath environments.
Propagation and Visualization
|Display or compute coverage map|
|Display antenna radiation pattern in Site Viewer|
|Display or compute signal-to-interference-plus-noise (SINR) ratio|
|Display or compute communication link status|
|Received signal strength|
|Display or compute RF propagation rays|
|Display or compute line-of-sight (LOS) visibility status|
|Create RF propagation model|
|Path loss of radio wave propagation|
|RF signal attenuation due to rainfall|
|RF signal attenuation due to atmospheric gases|
|RF signal attenuation due to fog and clouds|
|Free space path loss|
|Path loss using Terrain Integrated Rough Earth Model (TIREM)|
|Path loss and phase change for RF propagation ray|
|Permittivity and conductivity of building materials|
|Permittivity and conductivity of earth surface materials|
Visualize coverage maps, SINR maps, and propagation paths in outdoor and indoor environments.
When to use the different propagation models based on frequency, type, and limitations.
Ray tracing models predict propagation paths and corresponding losses using 3-D environment geometry and electromagnetic analysis.
Site Viewer displays data over basemaps and terrain. Download some of these basemaps or add custom basemaps and terrain.
Troubleshoot internet connection failures and graphics environment errors.
TIREM information and setup requirements.