PREDICTION SYSTEM FOR RF POWER DISTRIBUTION
 Inventors: Farid Feisullin, Chatham; Bruce
Naylor, Bedminster; Ajay Raukumar,
New Providence; Lois Rogers, S.
Orange, all ol N.J.
 Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc., Murray Hill, N.J.
 Appl. No.: 08/838,221  Filed: Apr. 3, 1997
Related U.S. Application Data
 Provisional application No. 60/021,842, Jul. 16, 1996.
 Int. CI. G06F 17/50
 U.S. CI 395/500.23; 342/359; 395/500.39;
 Field of Search 364/578; 395/500;
342/359; 343/703; 455/52.3
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A method for simulating RF energy distribution comprises obtaining a binary tree representation ol a geometric environment in three-dimensions and forming a 3-D geometric database model therefrom, obtaining one or more specified receive locations within the 3-D geometric database model where RF energy distribution is desirable, simulating the propagation ol an RF signal within the geometric database model, the RF signal being represented as a beam having magnitude and direction, the propagation including querying the database model to trace the beam in the geometric environment; and, determining one or more intersections ol the traced beam with one or more receive locations to determine RF energy distribution at the receive locations.
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