NYUSIM Version 3.1 Now Available

NYUSIM Application Version 3.1

Last Modification 1/12/2022 – Update Notes

  • NYUSIM Version 3.1 enables simultaneous channel simulations with multiple antenna polarization configurations. Now users can select one polarization (co- or cross-polarization), two polarizations (co- and cross-polarization), or four polarizations (namely, vertical-to-vertical (V-V), horizontal-to-horizontal (H-H), vertical-to-horizontal (V-H), and horizontal-to-vertical (H-V) polarizations) for every single channel realization in the drop-based simulation mode. Polarization has been widely used at mmWave frequencies as a degree of freedom other than time, frequency, and space, to support multiple input multiple output (MIMO) diversity and multiplexing. The mmWave and sub-THz channels have been observed to be very sparse from experimental channel measurements in various environments. Thus, the dual-polarized transmit and receive antenna arrays are necessary to deliver more signal energy and increase channel rank. NYUSIM has been upgraded to satisfy such simulation requirements for wireless research in 5G and beyond.
  • In addition, NYUSIM Version 3.1 has enabled more flexible parameter inputs for spatial consistency simulations. Now users can input decimals for the correlation distances of shadow fading and LOS/NLOS condition, update distance, moving distance, side length for hexagon track. Note that the correlation distance of shadow fading, moving distance, and side length for hexagon track need to be multiples of the update distance so that the number of channel snapshots is an integer. This upgrade aims to satisfy various simulation configurations specified by users from their feedback.

Additional Resources

Visit the NYUSIM research page to view key papers related to the simulator.

For more information on moving above 100 GHz, watch “Spectrum Frontiers: Terahertz” presented by Prof. Theodore (Ted) Rappaport to the member companies of the NYU WIRELESS Industrial Affiliates program on February 17, 2021.

S. Ju, Y. Xing, O. Kanhere, and T. S. Rappaport, “Millimeter wave and sub-Terahertz spatial statistical channel model for an indoor office building,” IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Special Issue on TeraHertz Communications and Networking, pp. 1–15, Second Quarter 2021.

S. Ju, Y. Xing, O. Kanhere and T. S. Rappaport, “3-D Statistical Indoor Channel Model for Millimeter-Wave and Sub-Terahertz Bands,” 2020 IEEE Global Communications Conference, Taipei, Taiwan, 2020, pp. 1-7.

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 simulatorand 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 wirelesscommunications,” 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.


Tutorial and Examples using NYUSIM:
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), May 2017.

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.

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Submittal to NIST 5G Alliance

5G mmWave Channel Model Alliance – Measurement Parameter and Scenario Parameter
Measurement Parameter and Scenario Parameter List


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