Algorithmic complexity of FDTD and Ray Tracing method for indoor propagation modelling

Conference: EuCAP 2009 - 3rd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
03/23/2009 - 03/27/2009 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: EuCAP 2009

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Nagy, Lajos; Dady, Róbert; Farkasvölgyi, Andrea (Department of Broadband Infocommunications and Electromagnetic Theory, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, H-1111 Budapest, Goldmann György tér 3, Hungary)

Growing interest in providing and improving radio coverage for mobile phones and wireless LANs inside buildings has recently emerged. The need of such coverage appears mainly in office buildings, shopping malls in very complex environment. Although the three dimensional FDTD method has shown great promise, the calculation time is very environment dependent and exceeds the calculation time of ray tracing or ray launching in most cases. In this article, we focus on the theoretical estimation and comparison of FDTD and ray methods in aspects of the algorithmic complexity.