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NIST Wireless Networks Division releases a new version of the Quasi-Deterministic Channel Realization Software

Quasi-Deterministic Channel Realization Software

The NIST Q-D Channel Realization software, initially released in August 2019, is a Three-Dimensional (3D) ray-tracing software developed in Matlab. It provides a flexible, scalable and realistic channel model based on measurement campaigns to promote the design of next-generation wireless communication and sensing systems at millimeter-wave bands.

This new release includes the following new features:

  • Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) Support
  • New material libraries management, including NIST measurement-based, Task Group ay-based or custom libraries
  • Configurable antennas orientation and devices rotation
  • New reference indoor and outdoor scenarios

Datacenter scenario: two nodes are placed on servers’ racks-tops for inter-rack connectivity.

The NIST Q-D realization software is used by NIST and its collaborators to perform accurate system-level simulations of IEEE 802.11ad/ay [2], and channel modeling scalability studies.

[1] https://github.com/wigig-tools/qd-realization

[2] https://github.com/wigig-tools/ns3-802.11ad

Released February 15, 2021, Updated February 18, 2021