An Interactive System for Visualizing Wireless Communication Coverage within Buildings
An interactive software tool has been developed which can be used to assess the coverage of RF transceivers within multifloor buildings. Using AutoCAD as a foundation, this system displays floor plans and permits the user to place transceivers at arbitrary locations within a building. The user can interactively set communication parameters and can view the resulting coverage regions, which depend on the locations and material properties of walls and partitions. Such a tool should prove to be very useful in the specification of wireless LAN systems.
KeywordsCoverage Area Path Loss Attenuation Factor Floor Plan Path Loss Model