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.
|Display coverage map|
|Plot antenna radiation pattern on map|
|Display signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio (SINR) map|
|Display communication link on map|
|Signal strength due to transmitter|
|Plot propagation paths between sites|
|Plot or compute the line-of-sight (LOS) visibility between sites on a map|
|Create RF propagation model|
|Data location coordinates|
|Display contour map|
|Add propagation models|
|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)|
|Calculate path loss and phase shift for ray|
|Permittivity and conductivity of building materials|
|Permittivity and conductivity of earth surface materials|
|Plot rays in Site Viewer map|
Site Viewer basics, basemaps, and troubleshooting.
When you start Site Viewer up on showing a txsite or rxsite object, a check is made to make sure that you have an internet connection to retrieve the default basemap and terrain data.
When to use the different propagation models based on frequency, type, and limitations.
To download MATLAB® basemaps:In addition, Site Viewer also supports three external basemaps that you can select from the basemap picker.
TIREM information and setup requirements.