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Efficient Propagation Modeling for Communication Channels with Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces
  • Yuanzhi Liu ,
  • Costas Sarris
Yuanzhi Liu
University of Toronto, University of Toronto, University of Toronto

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We present a hybrid numerical method that combines full-wave analysis with ray-tracing to efficiently model propagation in reconfigurable intelligent surface (RIS)-enabled communication channels. Full-wave simulation is used to obtain the radiation pattern of the transmitter and the complex radar cross-section (RCS) of the RIS. Then, the RIS is imported into a ray-tracer as a secondary transmitter. That enables the modeling of the interaction of the RIS with complex environments. We present the formulation of the proposed technique and its validation against full-wave (finite element) results in representative scenarios of indoor propagation in the presence of an RIS.
Oct 2022Published in IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters volume 21 issue 10 on pages 2120-2124. 10.1109/LAWP.2022.3192269