David M. Gay
Brian W. Kernighan
Reinaldo A. Valenzuela
Margaret H. Wright
AT&T Bell Laboratories
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This paper is a preliminary version of the article WISE Design of Indoor Wireless Systems, which appeared in IEEE Computational Science and Engineering, 2, 1, pp. 58-68 (Spring, 1995). Published by the IEEE Computer Society, 10662 Los Vaqueros Circle, Los Alamitos, CA 90720, USA, TEL +1-714-821-8380, FAX +1-714-821-4010.
Indoor wireless communication systems--cordless and cellular phones, pagers, wireless networks, active tags and badges--are increasingly popular, and several business units are interested in design tools. This paper describes WiSE, a system for designing indoor and microcell (``campus'') wireless systems:
WiSE has been used for a wide variety of buildings, from small office suites to large buildings like AT&T's Middletown facility and the New York Stock Exchange. Predictions have been validated with local mean signal strength measurements in three AT&T office buildings; prediction error has been within 6 dB in both mean and standard deviation. WiSE runs on Unix systems with X-Windows and (in a more restricted and preliminary form) on PC's under Microsoft Windows.