Towards Massive Ray-Based Simulations of mmWave Small Cells on Open Urban Maps

Dmitrii Solomitckii, Margarita Gapeyenko, Sebastian Szyszkowicz, Sergey Andreev, Halim Yanikomeroglu, Yevgeni Koucheryavy

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    High-rate access in outdoor urban areas using extremely high frequency (EHF) bands, known as millimeterwave (mmWave) spectrum, requires a dense deployment of wireless small cells in order to provide continuous coverage to serve bandwidth-hungry users. At the same time, to be able to collect a sufficient amount of data for constructing detailed EHF propagation models, a considerable number of various landscape maps across different scenarios has to be considered. This letter develops a shoot-and-bounce ray (SBR) based methodology capable of characterizing the mmWave propagation in urban outdoor conditions. In particular, our methodology aims to capture a large number of small cells within accurate, real city maps and then to utilize an algorithm of automatic transmitter placement. Hence, our contribution is to provide with a suitable tool that is able to handle massive ray-based simulations within a reasonable time frame. In particular, we demonstrate and verify that a shift from simulating 3D to evaluating 2D environments significantly reduces computation time while only slightly decreasing the simulation accuracy.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1435-1438
    Number of pages3
    JournalIEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters
    Early online date16 Dec 2016
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2016
    Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


    • 3GPP
    • Buildings
    • Structural beams
    • Three-dimensional displays
    • Two dimensional displays
    • Urban areas
    • Wireless communication
    • Dense urban deployments
    • massive ray-based simulations
    • mmWave small cells
    • shoot-and-bounce ray modeler

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