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Introduction to WinProp

WinProp is a 3D simulation software suite that enables users to simulate electromagnetic wave propagation and wireless network planning. WinProp offers many solvers: empirical and semi-empirical models (calibration with measurements possible), rigorous 3D ray tracing models as well as the unique Dominant Path Model (DPM). WinProp can solve a wide range of scenarios: rural, urban, indoor, tunnel, vehicular. WinProp supports arbitrary transmitters including cellular and broadcasting sites, satellites, repeaters, and leaky feeder cables. The training aims to familiarize new users with the WinProp interface. Through guided exercises, users will become familiar with the main simulator, ProMan (Propagation Manager), for indoor, urban and rural/suburban scenarios. To prepare models, two additional modules with be used: AMan (Antenna Manager) for antenna patterns and WallMan (Wall Manager) to construct or process indoor and urban geometries. Course Format • Two days • Instructor-led • Presentations and hands-on exercises • One student to a computer Day 1 (8:30AM-5PM) Simple Indoor - Create a simple geometry representing a house with interior walls and with windows and doors; - Import the antenna pattern of a WiFi router from FEKO (FEKO results already available); - Simulate the router’s coverage in the house; Advanced indoor - Create a complicated geometry representing an office by drawing on a bitmap; - Simulate the effectiveness of multiple routers in the building; Hybrid urban/indoor - Create a geometry representing multiple buildings, one of the with interior detail; - Prepare antenna patterns of a wireless base station - Simulate cellular reception in the office building. Day 2 (8:30AM-5PM) Urban - Import and modify an urban geometry - Prepare the antenna pattern of a cellular base station - Analyze coverage of multiple base stations; compare and contrast methods Rural/suburban - Import a rural/suburban geometry with an elevation profile - Prepare the antenna pattern of a cellular base station - Perform not only propagation analysis but also network planning (LTE) There will be time to cover other examples, depending on attendee interest, e.g., time variant scenarios, virtual drive test, sensor networks, etc. Cost: $1,000 US ($500 US for academic attendees and students)
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