Example Overview

This example considers a network planning simulation in ProMan.


A network-planning simulation starts with regular propagation simulation that provides results like received power over the area of interest.

As a second step, a network planning simulation is launched that adds results like Signal-to-Noise and Interference ratio (SNIR), cell assignment, and maximum data rate. Network planning can be regarded as the post-processing of a propagation simulation.

For this example, three base station sites are defined in an indoor scenario. For each site, an isotropic antenna is placed and the carriers are defined.

Coverage plots are produced using a propagation simulation to determine the cell phone reception inside a building. The propagation model used to solve the database is the dominant path model (DPM).

A network planning simulation is launched that uses the propagation results to provide the best cell assignment and interference levels.