5G Communications Link Analysis with Ray Tracing

Date Time
26 Aug 2020
5:30 AM EDT
26 Aug 2020
9:00 AM EDT
26 Aug 2020
2:00 PM EDT
26 Aug 2020
9:00 PM EDT


The analysis of RF propagation effects for wireless communications and for radar systems requires an in-depth understanding of the antenna interactions with the environment.

In this webinar, you will learn how to determine coverage and communication links performance with MATLAB. We will position an antenna array on a 3D map, use different propagation models, and account for terrain elevation and atmospheric conditions. You will see how beamforming can be used to improve coverage and establish transmitter-receiver links at mmWave frequencies.  Finally, you will learn how using ray tracing algorithms can help you with analyzing urban scenarios for 5G applications while including the impact of buildings.

This webinar focuses on installing antenna arrays on maps and analyzing the antenna performance also taking into account propagation effects. You will learn how MATLAB can help you with designing antennas and antenna arrays and integrating them earlier at the system-level. Practical demonstrations will show you how to quickly get started studying and visualizing RF propagation scenarios.

Please allow approximately 45 minutes to attend the presentation and Q&A session. We will be recording this webinar, so if you can't make it for the live broadcast, register and we will send you a link to watch it on-demand. 

About the Presenters

Giorgia Zucchelli is the product marketing manager for RF and mixed-signal at MathWorks. Before moving to this role in 2013, she was an application engineer focusing on signal processing and communications systems and specializing in analog simulation. Before joining MathWorks in 2009, Giorgia worked at NXP Semiconductors on mixed-signal verification methodologies and at Philips Research developing system-level models for innovative telecommunication systems. Giorgia has a master’s degree in electrical engineering and a doctorate in electronics for telecommunications from the University of Bologna. Her thesis dealt with modeling high-frequency RF devices.

Jacob Halbrooks is the Senior Team Leader for RF Propagation and Visualization at MathWorks. His team contributes map-based propagation and visualization features for Antenna Toolbox, Communications Toolbox, and Automated Driving Toolbox.  Jacob received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Tufts University and an M.S. in Engineering Science from Dartmouth College. His Master’s thesis dealt with laser mode shaping for optical free-space communication.

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