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RF Propagation and Channel Models

Atmospheric loss and fading channel models

RF path propagation modeling describes the behavior of electromagnetic radiation from a point of transmission as the signal travels through the surrounding environment. Model RF propagation paths to calculate signal propagation through atmospheric gases, rain, fog and clouds, and tropospheric scintillation. You can also calculate outage probability due to rain attenuation with site diversity.

Channel modeling describes the over-the-air environment in communications system links. Analysis of propagation and channel modelling is essential in understanding how electromagnetic waves incur losses from a transmitter to a receiver in different scenarios. Model and visualize noisy single input single output (SISO) channels that have Rician or Land Mobile Satellite (LMS) fading profiles.


p618PropagationLossesCalculate Earth-space propagation losses, cross-polarization discrimination, and sky noise temperature
p618SiteDiversityOutageCalculate outage probability due to rain attenuation with site diversity
satelliteCNRCarrier-to-noise ratio for configured satellite link budget parameters


etsiRicianChannelFilter input signal through multipath ETSI frequency-flat Rician fading channel
lutzLMSChannelFilter input signal through Lutz LMS frequency-flat fading channel
dsocPoissonChannelCreate a deep space optical communications Poisson channel
p618ConfigCreate P.618 configuration object
p618SiteDiversityConfigCreate P.618 site diversity configuration object
p681LMSChannelFilter input signal through ITU-R P.681-11 LMS frequency-flat fading channel
satelliteCNRConfigCarrier-to-noise ratio configuration parameters