In an effort to speed 5G development, NYU Tandon’s wireless research center will provide its channel models and measurements for cellular propagation in the millimeter wave (mmW) band as free, open-source software. The simulation will help product developers understand the behavior and capabilities of the mmW radio spectrum.
“Generally, individual companies or universities work on things in the dark. They publish things but never give the real intricate details of how to recreate it,” said NYU Wireless Director Theodore Rappaport. “We’re making all of our measurements and simulation code based on those measurements open, so anyone in the world could short circuit the many years it would take to wait for products or…make the measurements on their own.”