Title

Design and Optimization of Wireless Networks Using Radioplan Software

Presenter Information

Daniel Riley

Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Major

Computer Engineering

Research Advisor

Zheng, Y. Rosa

Advisor's Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Abstract

As Wireless networks become more prevalent in everyday life, the demand for properly engineered networks can be expected to rise as well. A well planned wireless network should utilize the fewest number of transmitters to achieve the highest level of network area coverage. Using publicly available wireless network simulation software such as Radioplan, can improve the efficiency and coverage of a wireless network. Radioplan allows engineers and IT personnel to employ complex wireless propagation models to optimize a variety of wireless networks through a simple graphical interface.

In this research work, Radioplan was used to plan a 2.4 GHz wireless network for a small section of a city area. Focusing on the primary attributes of transmitter antenna type, antenna height, and antenna location and direction, a network was optimized and simulated to yield the minimum number of transmitters, optimal placement of the transmitters, and best coverage.

Biography

Daniel Riley is a Senior in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department. He will graduate in May 2006 with a B.S.EE and minors in Math and Literature.

Research Category

Engineering

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Document Type

Poster

Presentation Date

12 Apr 2006, 1:00 pm

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Design and Optimization of Wireless Networks Using Radioplan Software

As Wireless networks become more prevalent in everyday life, the demand for properly engineered networks can be expected to rise as well. A well planned wireless network should utilize the fewest number of transmitters to achieve the highest level of network area coverage. Using publicly available wireless network simulation software such as Radioplan, can improve the efficiency and coverage of a wireless network. Radioplan allows engineers and IT personnel to employ complex wireless propagation models to optimize a variety of wireless networks through a simple graphical interface.

In this research work, Radioplan was used to plan a 2.4 GHz wireless network for a small section of a city area. Focusing on the primary attributes of transmitter antenna type, antenna height, and antenna location and direction, a network was optimized and simulated to yield the minimum number of transmitters, optimal placement of the transmitters, and best coverage.