Overview - AWE Communications

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Overview
Company & Products
AWE Communications
Otto-Lilienthal-Str. 36
71034 Boeblingen
Germany
[email protected]
http://www.awe-com.com
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Contents
• Overview
• Company
• Background, History, and Milestones
• Portfolio (Current & Evolution)
• Organization
• Sales and Evolution of Sales
• Customers & Partners
• Products
• WinProp Software Suite
• Customer Specific Software Extensions
• Services
• Support
• Seminars
• Lectures and Workshops
• Public Relations
• Exhibitions, Fairs, Tutorials, and Conferences
• Publications
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Overview
• AWE Communications founded in 1998
• Fully independent of any external investors
(all shares owned by employees of the company)
Long term vision
• Spin-Off from University of Stuttgart
Strong scientific background
• Engaged in international, European, and national research projects
Institute of RF Technology.
University of Stuttgart
(in the field of wave propagation and network planning)
• Located in southern Germany (Region of Stuttgart)
Gärtringen (Administration, Finances,…)
Böblingen (R&D, Sales)
• Specialized on wave propagation models and radio network planning tools
Offices of the R&D team of AWE
Communications
• Sales of software package WinProp (developed by AWE Communications)
• Development of customer specific software packages in the area of
wave propagation and radio network planning
Long-term cooperation with partners
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Contents
• Overview
• Company
• Background, History, and Milestones
• Portfolio (Current & Evolution)
• Organization
• Sales and Evolution of Sales
• Customers & Partners
• Products
• WinProp Software Suite
• Customer Specific Software Extensions
• Services
• Support
• Seminars
• Lectures, Tutorials, and Workshops
• Public Relations
• Exhibitions, Fairs, and Conferences
• Publications
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History
Milestones 1998 - 2004
1998
AWE Communications is founded
3D Ray Tracing with preprocessing of the database for urban scenarios => Urban 3D IRT
For the first time, 3D Ray Tracing is possible for larger urban areas within a few seconds on a standard PC.
1999
Extension of 3D Ray Tracing with preprocessing of the database to indoor scenarios => Indoor 3D IRT
The high speed 3D Ray Tracing is now available additionally for indoor scenarios.
Best paper award at the IEEE PIMRC conference in Japan for the 3D IRT.
2000
Dynamic UMTS system simulator as first step into the world of system simulation software.
Flexible and fast simulator allows AWE to sell the new network products successfully and to establish a
second business division besides the wave propagation domain.
2001
Combined Network Planning (CNP): Combination of urban and indoor databases to compute the
penetration into buildings or to analyze outdoor interaction of transmitters located inside buildings.
Integration of the 3D Urban IRT into Aircom Enterprise (requested by Nokia)
2002
Localization of mobile stations in cellular networks: AWE Communications and Siemens present an extension of WinProp for the
determination of the accuracy of different positioning algorithms (E-CITA, E-OTD, A-GPS, CIT+).
EMC Workshop series started together with T-Mobile (approx. 4 workshops per year).
Integration of the 3D Urban IRT into Forsk ATOLL (requested by Alcatel).
Presentation of research activities with Nokia Research Centre at IEEE VTC 2002 in Vancouver, BC.
2003
AWE Communications expands and relocates with R&D team to Boeblingen, Germany.
HSDPA module for dynamic UMTS FDD simulator released. Simulation of packet switched traffic now possible (dynamically
generated IP packets) - for HSDPA and for DCH in UMTS-FDD.
Tutorial “Wave Propagation and Radio Network Planning“ at COST 273 conference in Barcelona
2004
Presentation of the Dominant Path Prediction Model: For the first time the same propagation model can be used for rural, urban
and indoor scenarios. The sophisticated model is fast, accurate and needs no preprocessing.
SDMB network simulator released. AWE enters into the domain of satellite and hybrid (satellite & terrestrial) propagation models,
network planning, and simulation tools. AWE is partner in EU-funded project MAESTRO
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History
Milestones 2005 - 2010
2005
MASC (Multiple Antenna Scenario Configuration) released. Developed in cooperation with Vodafone. Computation of antenna
patterns including the mounting of the antennas increases the accuracy of the predictions.
Presentation of WinProp at IIR conferences (In-Building-Solutions (Munich) and Cell Planning Forum (Vienna)).
Cooperation contract with CNES (France) is signed. WinProp is extended towards satellite technology (e.g. GPS,…).
2006
Time-Variant Prediction Mode released. Now moving obstacles, non-stationary Tx and non-stationary Rx are supported to simulate
time variant mobile radio channels (incl. Doppler shift). Especially important for the automotive industry, for sensor networks
and Car2Car communications.
ESA-funded project ORTIGIA launched. Together with Eutelsat, DLR, and Fraunhofer the DVB-H standard is extended towards
hybrid (satellite and terrestrial) radio networks.
2007
MIMOWA project started (funded by EU and Germany) to push the MIMO-technology (with Alcatel-Lucent, Infineon, Telefonica,…).
AWE contributes the accurate ray-optical propagation models to the simulation of the radio channel.
iBwave selects the propagation engine of WinProp to improve their indoor radio network planning tool.
In the first year more than 100 licenses of the propagation engine were sold by iBwave to customers all over the world.
2008
J-ORTIGIA project (co-funded by ESA) started to evaluate DVB-SH technology with trials in Italy, Spain, and Japan.
Within the first 8 months of 2008, the WinProp software suite is sold to customers on all continents.
TdF (Télévision de France) requests the extension of WinProp’s indoor prediction module to include predictions on arbitrary surfaces
(e.g. on the walls) and to predict signal levels inside tunnels
INCA released: Predictions inside buildings based on outdoor predictions or measurements.
2009
Two BMBF (German ministry for research) funded projects started: SIMPLON and PLATON.
Within SIMPLON a new network planning engine for wireless OFDM networks (e.g. WiMAX and LTE) is developed.
PLATON contributes modules for the simulation of sensor and MESH networks to the WinProp suite.
iBwave extends the cooperation: AWE contributes now also the network planning module to iBwave’s software suite.
2010
A new software module for WinProp considers MIMO in the network planning.
The first version of the connectivity simulator for MESH and sensor networks is released.
Within the FORUM project AWE extends the WinProp suite to model the influence of femto cells in cellular networks.
The new network optimizer module is presented for the auto-selection of antenna locations and carriers.
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History
Milestones 2011 - 2014
2011
CoMan released to simulate sensor and mesh networks.
Customer specific developments of software products for Pepperl+Fuchs and Cassidian started.
Rural Ray Tracing for topography and clutter databases released.
significant acceleration of computation times
New WinProp releases support multiple CPU and/or cores
64 bit version of WinProp suite
much larger scenarios are possible
2012
EILT project started (loocalization of transmitters in multi path environments) started.
Public funded project SIMONE and cooperation with car manufacturers to extend WinProp towards virtual test drives.
Propagation engines now available for Linux (initiated by Qualcomm).
Indoor propagation module supports pixel databases (scanned maps) and non-deterministic objects (e.g. persons).
2013
Consideration of traffic in network planning. Traditional Monte Carlo simulator and innovative Fractional User simulator are integrated
into WinProp. Now reliable predictions of capacity, blocking, cell load, etc. are possible.
Catalogues (databases) with components (cables, amplifiers,…) required for the installation of indoor networks can be used in WinProp and
are considered for the determination of the radiated signal levels in indoor and tunnel scenarios.
For the first time China and Japan are dominating the sales revenues of AWE Communications and are ranked at first and second position
in the list of the countries with the highest revenues in 2013.
2014
OptMan allows the automatic optimization of orientations of antennas in cellular networks to achieve various targets. Additionally the
best locations from a set of possible locations can be selected automatically by OptMan.
Cooperation with CelPlan started (CelPlan resells indoor and tunnel modules of WinProp with their own branding)
2015
Prepare to be amazed!
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Evolution of Portfolio
Portfolio: Wave Propagation Scenarios
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2009
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2011
2012
2013
Urban
Indoor
CNP (Urban
Indoor)
Rural / Suburban
Tunnel
Satellite
Time-Variant
Continuous expansion of supported environments
Range from small scale indoor to rural and satellites
Propagation Models for each environment already sold to customers
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Evolution of Portfolio
Portfolio: Network Simulation
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2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2G & 2.5G (GSM / EDGE)
3G: WCDMA (UMTS-FDD)
S-DMB
DVB-H / DVB-SH
3G: HSDPA (UMTS-FDD)
W-LAN / WiFi
3G: UMTS-TDD, TD-SCDMA,...
WiMAX (Fixed & Mobile)
LTE
Continuous expansion of supported air interfaces
Static and dynamic simulators, incl. adaptive link adaptation
MESH
MIMO
Each simulator already sold to customers
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Portfolio & Current activities
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Location
Locations of AWE Communications
AWE Communications is located in the region of Stuttgart
(Baden-Württemberg, Germany):
- Location Gaertringen: Administration, Finances, Sales,…
- Location Boeblingen: R&D, Support, Pre-Sales
located in the SBS (Software-Center Boeblingen-Sindelfingen)
Software-Center Boeblingen-Sindelfingen:
The Software-Center is a technology park where
many companies - focused on software
development - are located.
This stimulating environment is ideally suited for
innovation and new technologies due to the
communication and support between the different
companies.
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Customers
OEMs for Cellular Networks
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Customers
OEMs for Satellite Networks
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Customers
Automotive
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Customers
Network Operators (Cellular)
Network Operators (Broadcast)
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Customers
Defense Equipment
Public Authorities
Public Research Labs
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Customers
Consulting and Engineering
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Customers: Educational
Universities
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Customers: Educational
Universities in Germany
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Distributors
Worldwide Distributors
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Partners
Partners of AWE Communications (Industry)
• Individual software developments based on specifications of the partners.
• Extensions of WinProp software suite according to special requirements of partner
• Case studies and research services
EMC (Electromagnetic Exposure)
Urban Propagation Modeling
HSDPA for UMTS FDD Networks
Localization of Users in Networks
Indoor & CNP Propagation Modeling
Time-Variant Propagation Models
RCS in Propagation Models
EMC (Electromagnetic Exposure)
Hybrid Satellite Broadcasting
Surface Predictions (EMC)
Indoor Propagation Engine
Network Planning Engine
DVB-SH
(co-funded by ESA)
DVB-SH Networks
Multiple Antenna Configurations
Urban Propagation Modeling
MIMO Propagation Analysis
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Partners
Partners in Public Funded R&D Projects (1/3)
• Long term cooperation projects on national and/or European level
EILT: EmItter Localization under MulTipath Propagation Conditions
Partner: Fraunhofer FKIE (Germany), MEDAV (Germany), University of Ilmenau (Germany)
Funded by the German Ministry of Research (BMBF) within the “KMU Innovationsoffensive”
Duration: 2012 - 2014
SIMONE: SIMulator fOr LTE based iNternet access in vEhicles
Partner: KIT (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
Funded by the German Ministry of Economics (BMWi)
Duration: 2012 - 2013
KATZE: Radio Links in Car-2-X Networks: Analyze and Evaluate
Partner: KIT (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
Funded by the German Ministry of Economics (BMWi)
Duration: 2011 - 2012
SIFUKO: SImulator For Wireless CommUnication NetworKs based On RCS
Partner: EMSS (Germany)
Funded by the German Ministry of Research (BMBF) within the “KMU Innovationsoffensive”
Duration: 2010 - 2012
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Partners
Partners in Public Funded R&D Projects (2/3)
• Long term cooperation projects on national and/or European level
FORUM: FemtO cells in heteRogenoUs Mobile networks
Partner: Technical University of Braunschweig (Germany)
Funded by the German Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi)
Duration: 2010 - 2011
PLATON: PLAnning of the connecTivity in SensOr Networks
Partner: HTW Dresden (Germany)
Funded by the German Ministry of Research (BMBF) within the “KMU Innovationsoffensive”
Duration: 2009 - 2011
SIMPLON: SIMulation and PLanning Tool for OFDM Wireless Networks
Funded by the German Ministry of Research (BMBF) within the “KMU Innovationsoffensive”
Duration: 2009 - 2010
J-ORTIGIA: DVB-SH Evolution and Trials in Italy, Spain, and Japan
Partners: DLR, Eutelsat, ESA, Fraunhofer, Kenwood, NiCT, SES-Astra, UBS
Funded by ESA (European Space Agency)
Duration: 2008 - 2010
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Partners
Partners in Public Funded R&D Projects (3/3)
• Long term cooperation projects on national and/or European level
MIMOWA: MIMO for Wireless Access
Partners: Agilent, Alcatel-Lucent, CEA-LETI, Infineon, Telefonica,…
Funded by German Ministry of Research (BMBF)
Duration: 2007 - 2009
ORTIGIA: DVB-SH: Hybrid Broadcasting Networks
Partners: DLR, Eutelsat, ESA, Fraunhofer
Funded by ESA (European Space Agency)
Duration: 2007 - 2008
MAESTRO: Hybrid Satellite & Terrestrial Multimedia Broadcasting Networks
Partners: Fraunhofer, Thales-Alenia-Space,… (more than 14 partners)
Funded by the European Union
Duration: 2004 - 2005
SDMB - Phase A: Satellite Multimedia Broadcasting
Partners: Thales-Alenia-Space (formerly Alcatel-Alenia-Space)
Funded by ESA (European Space Agency)
Duration: 2003 - 2004
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Contents
• Overview
• Company
• Background, History, and Milestones
• Portfolio (Current & Evolution)
• Organization
• Sales and Evolution of Sales
• Customers & Partners
• Products
• WinProp Software Suite
• Customer Specific Software Extensions
• Services
• Support
• Seminars
• Lectures and Workshops
• Public Relations
• Exhibitions, Fairs, Tutorials, and Conferences
• Publications
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Products: Overview WinProp Suite
The WinProp Software Suite
• Modular Concept (flexible,…) => Configuration by customer according to requirements
• Available in 32 or 64 Bit versions for MS Windows (GUI & API) and Linux (API only)
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Products: WinProp - ProMan
ProMan: Overview
• Wave Propagation Models
• Deterministic (ray-optical), semi-deterministic and empirical models
• Rural, urban, campus, indoor, tunnel, and time variant scenarios
• Prediction of signal level (power, field strength, path loss), delay spread, angular spread,
LOS/NLOS, directional channel profile, angular profile (MS and BS), propagation paths, etc.
• Terrestrial and satellite (GEO, LEO, GPS,…) transmitters as well as leaky feeder cables
• Network Simulators
• Supporting various air interfaces: LTE, 3G (UMTS incl. HSPA, CDMA2000), 2G & 2.5G (GSM, EDGE),
WiMAX (fixed & mobile), WLAN, DVB-T, DVB-H, DVB-SH, TETRA,…
• Static coverage analysis, Monte-Carlo traffic simulator, and fractional user simulator
• Computation of coverage (best server, cell maps, SNIR,…)
and capacity (interference, max. data rates,…)
• Graphical Processing
• 2D and 3D result and database display
• Line plots, statistical evaluation (pdf, cdf, histograms,…), etc.
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Products: WinProp - ProMan
ProMan: Propagation Scenarios
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Products: WinProp - ProMan
Propagation Scenarios: Rural/Suburban & Urban
Prediction in a hilly scenario in
Switzerland (63 km²)
Prediction in Manhattan
18 km, 15758 buildings)
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Products: WinProp - ProMan
Propagation Scenarios: Urban & Suburban
Prediction of Hong Kong (334 km², 1.5 mega pixel, 22030 buildings)
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Products: WinProp - ProMan
Propagation Scenarios: CNP & Indoor
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Products: WinProp - ProMan
Propagation Scenarios: Indoor
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Products: WinProp - ProMan & CompoMan
Indoor Scenarios: Components for Wireless Infrastructure
Deployment of transmitters, splitters, combiners, amplifiers, cables, antennas, radiating
cables, … from catalogue (CompoMan)
Map with deployed components
Propagation Analysis for
deployed components
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Products: WinProp - ProMan & TuMan
Propagation Scenarios: Tunnels
Prediction of the W-LAN
coverage in a METRO station
(two trains arriving)
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Products: WinProp - ProMan
Propagation Scenarios: Time-Variant
Car2Car communications:
Prediction of the mobile radio
channel for VANETs
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Products: WinProp - ProMan
ProMan: Network Planning for Various Air Interfaces
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Products: WinProp - ProMan
Network Planning: 2G & 2.5G (GSM, EDGE)
Part of the 2G & 2.5G Cellular Network in
Stuttgart (Germany)
The figure shows the max. received power
in downlink (for selected cells)
Cell assignment in Manhattan
Max. achievable data
rate in Milano
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Products: WinProp - ProMan
Network Planning: 3G WCDMA (incl. HSDPA)
3G UMTS FDD (Packet Switched Traffic) network in Paris (selected cells)
Figure shows required Tx power of mobile station in uplink
SNIR in a
3G
UMTS FDD network in
Paris
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Packet delay probability in 3G UMTS HSDPA network
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Products: WinProp - ProMan
Network Planning: WiMAX (fixed and mobile)
Simulation of received power for Mobile WiMAX
Simulation of required MS Tx power for Mobile WiMAX (IEEE 802.16e)
Point-to-Multi-Point for Fixed WiMAX.
Display of propagation paths
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Fixed WiMAX: Max. achievable data rate above
roof tops in an urban scenario
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Network Planning: W-LAN (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n)
W-LAN in an office building.
The figure shows the max.
received power in downlink
W-LAN in an office building.
The figure shows the max.
achievable data rate.
Cell assignment in a W-LAN network
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Products: WinProp - ProMan
Network Planning: DVB-T / DVB-H / DVB-SH
DVB-H/DVB-SH planning incl.
analysis of the guard interval
for the area of Paris (France).
The figures show the max.
received SNIR in for two
different guard intervals.
DVB-H/DVB-SH planning for
urban areas incl. indoor
coverage
Expected SFN gain due to the
single frequency network
approach.
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Products: WinProp - ProMan
Network Planning: Satellite Broadcast & GPS
Satellite coverage predicted for urban areas
based on 3D building data and ray-optical
modelling (e.g. analysis of visibility of GPS
satellites)
Satellite coverage prediction around
Paris (area of 80km by 80km) based
on clutter & topography
Satellite broadcast transmitter
(South-West Germany)
masked with street data
for vehicular receiver
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Products: WinProp - CoMan
CoMan: Overview
• Sensor and Mesh networks
• No classical network planning can be used
• Low power transmitters, non-selective transmission
• Simple “air interfaces” (e.g. Wireless HART)
• CoMan
• Supporting all scenario types from rural (topo/clutter pixel data) via urban (vector buildings)
to indoor (arbitrary 3D), tunnels, time-variant, ….
• Distribution of sensors (nodes) and gateways in the scenario with two approaches:
• deterministic location for each sensor, defined by the user
• stochastic distribution based on the node densities defined for each clutter class
• Determination of path losses and delays between all sensors (nodes)/gateways
(point to multi-point computations incl. consideration of radiation characteristics)
• Determination of reliability of paths between nodes
• Consideration of power consumption (for reliability aspects)
• Search for each node the most reliable paths to the gateways and the paths with the shortest
delays and/or the paths with the highest radio performance, etc.
• Dijkstra’s approach for connectivity analysis
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Products: WinProp - CoMan
CoMan: Connectivity Simulator for Sensor Networks
Deterministic deployment of nodes in a petrochemical plant
Link analysis and link visualization for each node
Point-to-multi-point predictions
for Gateway node
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Products: WinProp - CoMan
CoMan: Connectivity Simulator for Sensor Networks
Deterministic deployment of nodes to build a sensor network to supervise a bridge
Stochastic deployment of nodes to build a sensor network to supervise a forest
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Products: WinProp - WallMan
WallMan: Overview
• Graphical Vector Database Editor
• Drawing of databases with CAD tools
• Supporting urban building data (polygonal cylinders) and indoor databases (planar polygons)
• Modifications of databases (move, copy, paste, etc.)
• Predefined objects for indoor databases (rooms, stairs, etc.).
• Grouping objects
• Assignment of time-variant movements of objects (in indoor databases)
• Material Properties
• Catalogs with pre-defined material datasets
(frequency
dependent electrical properties of materials)
• Assignment of materials to objects
• Database Conversion
• Many GIS and CAD data formats for urban database format (MapInfo, ArcView, DXF, …)
• Various CAD data formats for indoor database format (DWG, DXF, STL, NAS,…)
• Bitmap-to-Vector converters for bitmaps in many file formats
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Products: WinProp - WallMan
WallMan: Examples for Urban Building Databases
Monte Carlo (incl. Topography)
Frankfurt (Germany)
Manhattan (New York)
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Products: WinProp - WallMan
WallMan: Examples for Indoor Building Databases
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Products: WinProp - WallMan
WallMan: Examples for Vehicles (arbitrary 3D objects)
3D CAD data of a car imported in WallMan
3D model of a car
Vehicles in a 3D environment
3D model of a high speed train
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3D model of a plane
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Products: WinProp - WallMan
WallMan: Examples for Non-stationary Scenarios
Cars on a
highway
Car parking
Definition of time-variant scenarios in WallMan
Cars in a city
Trains in a
metro station
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Products: WinProp - TuMan
TuMan: Overview
• Characteristics of Tunnel Scenarios
• Described with curvatures (polylines) and
(multiple different) vertical cross sections
• Terrain profile along curvature allowed
• Applications of Tunnel Scenarios
• Tunnels (car, train, etc) and mines
• Stadiums, concert halls, etc.
• TuMan Features
• Definition of arbitrary cross sections (incl. obstacles in tunnel)
• Definition of curvatures, junctions, etc.
• Mouse tools (CAD) with typical edit and draw features
• Bitmaps (scanned drawings) as background to simplify the drawing
• Export of databases to WinProp’s 3D (indoor) data format for further
processing with WallMan (inserting obstacles, time variant properties, etc.)
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Products: WinProp - TuMan
TuMan: Editor for Designing Tunnel Databases
Definition of
curvature
Definition of cross sections with arbitrary prediction planes, additional data (e.g. fans)
Radio Planning in Tunnels
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Products: WinProp - TuMan
TuMan: Editor for more than only Tunnels
Prediction in an
underground mine
A stadium described with a (constant) cross
section and a closed polyline (curvature)
Stadium with multiple cross sections and
access areas integrated in WallMan
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Products: WinProp - AMan
AMan: Overview
• Graphical Antenna Pattern Editor
• Vertical and horizontal antenna pattern can be generated
(draw by mouse or enter values)
• Display of scanned bitmaps of antenna patterns
for assistance during the generation of the pattern
• Display of vertical and horizontal antenna patterns and 3D display
• Modification of antenna patterns (edit each value individually)
• Antenna Conversion 2x2D => 3D
• Interpolation of antenna patterns from 2x2D (vertical & horizontal) to 3D patterns
• 4 different algorithms for the interpolation are available
• Antenna Pattern Conversion
• Supporting different formats (e.g. msi, pln, xml,…)
• Multiple Antenna Scenario Configurator (MASC)
• Superposition of multiple antennas incl. consideration of reflection and shadowing due to the
mounting elements (wall, mast, arms, radoms, etc.)
• Power ratio and phase shift between the single antennas can be defined
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Products: WinProp - AMan
AMan: Examples
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Products: WinProp - AMan
AMan: MASC Examples
Single antenna
mounted in front of
a wall
Two antennas at a mast with
mechanical downtilt and
phase shift
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Products: WinProp - Summary
Software Products of AWE Communications
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Products: WinProp
Software Products of AWE Communications
WinProp Modular Concept:
Each propagation model for each scenario (rural, urban,
indoor, CNP, tunnel, time-variant), each network simulator
(static, Monte Carlo, Fractional User), and each air interface
(LTE, 3G, 2G, WiMAX, W-LAN, DVB,…) can be purchased
separately
Database converters and converters for antenna patterns
are available for nearly all common data and CAD formats
Upgrades between modules are possible
Temporary licenses (0.5 year, 1 year,...) and test licenses (several weeks)
are available
Ask for an evaluation version if you are interested
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Products: WinProp
Software Products of AWE Communications
Available Versions of WinProp Modules:
Software packages with GUI
(Graphical User Interface)
(MS Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP)
Stand-alone command-line executables for batch processing
(MS Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP, and UNIX, Linux,...)
DLLs (Libraries) to be included into other tools (e.g. Matlab)
(MS Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP, and UNIX, Linux,...)
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Products: Customer Specific Developments
Customer Specific Development Contracts
• Individual software developments (in C/C++/C#)
based on the specifications of the customer.
• Extensions of WinProp software suite (new features)
according to special requirements of the customer.
• Provision of APIs for WinProp software modules to
integrate these modules into the software tools of the customer.
• Either exclusive or non-exclusive development contracts possible
(i.e. either sold to only one customer or to multiple customers)
• Paid by effort. Refunding in case of further sales possible
(in case of non-exclusive development)
• Due to cooperation of companies within the SoftwareCenter and due to co-operations with Universities, fast
allocation of additional R&D resources for coding
possible (RF expertise by staff of AWE Communications)
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Products: Customer Specific Developments
Advantages of AWE developments compared to internal solutions:
• AWE’s engineers have a long experience in developing propagation models
and network planning simulators. This experience can be combined with young
and innovative engineers from universities and from the Software-Center.
• Cheaper & faster (development cycle) due to re-use of available modules.
• Further cost reduction in case of re-selling the software modules by AWE Com.
Some Examples for Customer Specific Developments:
EMC (Electromagnetic Exposure)
Urban Propagation Modeling
HSDPA for UMTS FDD Networks
Time-Variant Propagation Models
RCS in Propagation Models
Urban Propagation Modeling
MIMO Propagation Analysis
Localization of Users in Networks
Indoor & CNP Propagation Modeling
Indoor Propagation Engine
Surface Predictions (EMC)
Hybrid Satellite Broadcasting
DVB-SH
(co-funded by ESA)
Multiple Antenna Configurations
DVB-SH Networks
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Contents
• Overview
• Company
• Background, History, and Milestones
• Portfolio (Current & Evolution)
• Organization
• Sales and Evolution of Sales
• Customers & Partners
• Products
• WinProp Software Suite
• Customer Specific Software Extensions
• Services
• Support
• Seminars
• Lectures and Workshops
• Public Relations
• Exhibitions, Fairs, Tutorials, and Conferences
• Publications
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Support
Support
• Annual software licenses include always support.
• For perpetual software licenses support can be purchased optionally
• Different support options (prices) with different reaction times
on requests
• Support includes conversion of databases
• Support is hosted in Germany – and available between
8 a.m. and 4 p.m. GMT
• Access to support via phone, fax or e-mail
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Seminars
WinProp Seminars
Wave Propagation & Radio Network Planning
Content:
Working with WinProp Software Suite
Theory of Wave Propagation
Basics of Radio Network Planning
Practical Exercises in Lab
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Workshops
Seminars / Workshops
Electromagnetic Compatibility and Mobile
Communications
Offered in cooperation with T-Mobile and
Deutsche Umwelthilfe
Content:
Radiation of electromagnetic waves and exposure
of persons close to transmitting antennas
6-8 seminars per year at different locations in Germany
see map
More information: http://www.awe-communications.com/EMC
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Contents
• Overview
• Company
• Background, History, and Milestones
• Portfolio (Current & Evolution)
• Organization
• Sales and Evolution of Sales
• Customers & Partners
• Products
• WinProp Software Suite
• Customer Specific Software Extensions
• Services
• Support
• Seminars
• Lectures and Workshops
• Public Relations
• Exhibitions, Fairs, Tutorials, and Conferences
• Publications
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Conferences
Scientific Conferences
Several publications, presentations, workshops or booths at international scientific conferences (IEEE, IEE, VDE,…) in
the field of wave propagation and radio network planning per year
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Further Information
www.awe-com.com
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