Beam Tracing for Multipath Propagation in Urban Environments

Arne Schmitz , Tobias Rick, Thomas Karolski, Leif Kobbelt, Torsten Wolfgang Kuhlen
3rd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, to appear

We present a novel method for efficient computation of complex channel characteristics due to multipath effects in urban microcell environments. Significant speedups are obtained compared to state-of-the-art ray-tracing algorithms by tracing continuous beams and by using parallelization techniques. We optimize simulation parameters using on-site measurements from real world networks. We formulate the adaption of model parameters as a constrained least-squares problem where each row of the matrix corresponds to one measurement location, and where the columns are formed by the beams that reach the respective location.

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