NYUSIM 4.0: Sub-Terahertz and Millimeter-Wave Channel Simulator

NYUSIM 4.0 is a cutting-edge open-source sub-THz and mmWave wireless channel simulator developed in MATLAB, for free use by academic and industrial institutions worldwide. With over 100,000 downloads of the previous versions, since NYUSIM 1.0 was launched in 2016, NYUSIM 4.0 is tailored to expedite the standardization efforts of 6G wireless communications, scheduled to commence in 2025. NYUSIM 4.0 provides an extensive set of features that facilitate wireless channel simulation in a variety of scenarios, such as urban microcell (UMi), urban macrocell (UMa), rural macrocell (RMa), indoor hotspot (InH), and indoor factory (InF) environments. With indoor and outdoor channel models for each scenario, the simulator can support carrier frequencies ranging from 0.5 to 150 GHz, with an RF bandwidth from 0 Hz (CW) to 1 GHz. Additionally, the inclusion of drop-based and spatial-consistency-based channel simulations for all five simulation scenarios further bolsters the simulator’s capabilities.


Figure 1.  NYUSIM: Sub-THz and Millimeter-Wave Channel Simulator


Selected Publications

• S. Ju, O. Kanhere, Y. Xing and T. S. Rappaport, “A Millimeter-Wave Channel Simulator NYUSIM with Spatial Consistency and Human Blockage,” 2019 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), Hawaii, USA, Dec. 2019, pp. 1-6.

• S. Sun, G. R. MacCartney Jr., and T. S. Rappaport, “A novel millimeter-wave channel simulator and applications for 5G wireless communications,” 2017 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Paris, May 2017.

• S. Sun, T. S. Rappaport, M. Shafi, P. Tang, J. Zhang, and P. J. Smith, “Propagation Models and Performance Evaluation for 5G Millimeter-Wave Bands,” in IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 67, no. 9, pp. 8422-8439, Sept. 2018.

• T. S. Rappaport, S. Sun, and M. Shafi, “Investigation and comparison of 3GPP and NYUSIM channel models for 5G wireless communications,” in 2017 IEEE 86th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Fall), Toronto, Canada, Sep. 2017.

• M. K. Samimi and T. S. Rappaport, “3-D Millimeter-Wave Statistical Channel Model for 5G Wireless System Design,” in IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 64, no. 7, pp. 2207-2225, July 2016.