Learn to use the IBWave software and study how wireless signals propagate in an indoor environment, such as one of the buildings in the North Campus at UB.
When designing a wireless network to operate indoor, such as in a building or in an apartment, key
challenges need to be faced and trade-offs need to be considered. There are key parameters that need
to be jointly defined, and their mutual effects on the propagation of the wireless signal within the desired indoor space are difficult to predict and model. Among these parameters are: number of antennas, transmit power of each antenna, Signal-to-Interference-and Noise-Ratio (SINR), wireless technology (e.g., WiFi/LTE/5G), desired quality of service for the users (e.g., average throughput). Besides network parameters, it is also important to accurately model the space where signals are propagating. When an electromagnetic wave encounters an object, it behaves differently depending on the type of material the object is made of: for example, metal blocks a large percentage of the transmitted power, differently from glass that has a less-blocking effect. IBWave software suite can support these operations by providing detailed 3D modeling of indoor spaces as well as an accurate simulation of the dynamics of a broad range of wireless networks.
Work in collaboration with JMA Wireless to define a realistic problem in an indoor propagation scenario
and use IBWave software to provide an accurate solution.
To be defined with JMA Wireless.
Do the indoor RF design of the DAS system to cover the buildings of the University Campus, for example by starting from Davis Hall or another building in the North Campus
Learning how to use IBWave:
|Length of commitment
|About 3-5 months
|In-person, remote, or hybrid?
|Level of collaboration
|Individual or small group project (2-3 students)
|Who is eligible
|All undergraduate students
Once you begin the digital badge series, you will have access to all the necessary activities and instructions. Your mentor has indicated they would like you to also complete the specific preparation activities below. Please reference this when you get to Step 2 of the Preparation Phase.
Watch intro class on IBWave held by JMA wireless as part of a senior design course lecture