3-D ray tracing based GPU accelerated field prediction radio channel simulator
A ray tracing simulator for urban and indoor environments is introduced. The simulator uses NVIDIA graphics processing unit (GPU) accelerated CUDA parallel computing platform and programming mode and the OptiX Ray Tracing Engine. As a use case, channel characteristics for Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) satellites are simulated and compared with measurements in an urban area. The speedup achieved by parallel processing allows computation of multiple relevant reflections characteristic of a satellite channel.