A Parallel Approach for 3D Ray-Tracing Techniques in the Radio Propagation Prediction

André Mendes Cavalcante, Marco José de Sousa, João Crisóstomo Weyl Albuquerque Costa, Carlos Renato Lisboa Francês, Gervásio Protásio dos Santos Cavalcante


A computational parallel approach for 3D ray-tracing techniques in the radio propagation prediction is presented. This approach considers that the main tasks in a 3D ray-tracing technique can be evaluated in an independent and/or parallel way. The workload distribution among the participant nodes of the parallel architecture (cluster of PC's) is performed through a random assignment of the initial rays and the field points for them. Simulations are realized in order to validate and evaluate the performance of the proposed model.

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