Calculate propagation in a coastal rural/suburban scenario.

Model Type

The geometry is described by topography (elevation) and clutter (land usage). The clutter map, see Figure 1, describes which areas are, for example, residential, water, industrial, dense urban, villages, forest, and no data. The Database tree in the Tree view enables you to view the two displays, click either Topography or Clutter/Morpho.

Figure 1. Clutter map for the coastal area.

Sites and Antennas

The model has three antenna sites. The horizontal and vertical antenna patterns of the antenna are contained in the Kathrein_739665_0947_X_CO_M45_00T.msi file. Each antenna site has three of these sectoral antennas. All antennas operate at a frequency of 2 GHz.
Tip: Click Project > Edit Project Parameter and click the Sites tab to view the antenna and radiation patterns.

Computational Method

The selected method is the dominant path model (DPM). Contrary to several other methods for rural propagation, DPM is a 3D deterministic method. C
Tip: Click Project > Edit Project Parameter and click the Computation tab to change the model.


Propagation results show the received power by a hypothetical omnidirectional receiving antenna at 1.5 m above ground at every location, as defined under the Simulation tab. For example, Figure 2 shows the results for Site 1 Antenna 1.

Figure 2. Power results of Site 1 Antenna 1.

A line-of-sight analysis was performed and is shown in Figure 3.

Figure 3. LOS analysis for Site 1 Antenna 1.