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RF Propagation, Ray Tracing and Wireless Scenario Modeling in MATLAB


In this webinar, you will learn about new capabilities in MATLAB for modeling RF propagation channels and scenarios. You will learn how easy it is in MATLAB, to visualize wireless scenarios and model indoor, outdoor and satellite RF propagation performance. You will also learn about new spatial channel modeling techniques, and the use of ray tracing methods. Practical demonstrations will show you how to quickly get started studying and visualizing RF propagation scenarios.


  • Configuring antenna and antenna arrays transmitters and receivers on maps
  • Integrating effects of terrain, building elevations and atmospheric conditions
  • Analyzing the antenna and antenna array performance including propagation effects. 
  • Indoor and outdoor RF propagation modeling including ray tracing techniques
  • Satellite scenario modeling and orbit visualizations with new Satellite Communications Toolbox

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

Dr. Houman Zarrinkoub is a senior product manager at MathWorks responsible for wireless communications products. During his 20-year tenure at MathWorks, he has also served as a development manager and has been responsible for multiple signal processing and communications software tools. Prior to MathWorks, he was a research scientist working on mobile and voice coding technologies in the Wireless Group at Nortel Networks. He has been awarded multiple patents on topics related to computer simulations of signal processing applications. Houman is the author of the book Understanding LTE with MATLAB: From Mathematical Modeling to Simulation and Prototyping. He holds a B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from McGill University and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in telecommunications from the University of Quebec, in Canada.

Jacob Halbrooks is the Senior Team Leader for Mapping and RF Propagation at MathWorks. His team develops Mapping Toolbox and contributes map-based propagation and visualization features for Antenna Toolbox and Communications 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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