On The Use of Ray Tracing Programmable Frameworks for Radio Wave Propagation Prediction
This work focuses on the use of ray tracing programmable frameworks, like Nvidia Optix, for radio wave propagation prediction. Although these frameworks are oriented to graphics visualization, they can be tailored to calculate specular reflections on walls and diffractions in edges of buildings. Once all the paths between the transmitter and the receiver are obtained, Maxwell’s equations can be applied to compute the path loss or the received power.
Keywords - Propagation, Ray Launching, Ray Tracing.