Calibration of indoor UWB sub-band divided ray tracing using multiobjective simulated annealing
Paper in proceedings, 2014
Sub-band divided ray tracing (RT) has been widely used to reproduce as reliably as possible the ultra-wideband (UWB) radio wave propagation channel in realistic indoor environments. However, its accuracy is strictly limited by the available description of the environment. Moreover, its computational complexity scales with the number of selected subbands and the number of propagation paths. In the present work, our RT tool considers not only deterministic propagation paths but also diffuse scattering components. Based on a low-complexity sub-band divided RT implementation, we propose a calibration method for indoor UWB sub-band divided RT. The method estimates the optimal material parameters, including the dielectric parameters and the scattering parameters, using channel measurements and multiobjective simulated annealing (MOSA). This calibration can improve the accuracy of sub-band divided RT in terms of the power delay profile (PDP) and the root mean square (RMS) delay spread for all test locations including those not considered by the calibration. A measurement campaign is used to verify the calibration technique. © 2014 IEEE.
ray tracing (RT)
Multiobjective simulated annealing (MOSA)