PE 6.3

10.1. Example 1: Propagation factor on a existing terrain

In this example, the propagation factor of a simple antenna is calculated and visualized.

Step 1

Start newFASANT.

Start newFASANT window


Step 2

Select File and click on New

New File


Step 3

Select PE.


Step 4

Click on Terrain→Import Terrain, and a new tab will appear.

Import Terrain Menu


Step 5

In the Import Terrain tab click browse and select the desired file.



Step 7

As the file is .asc it's necessary to have a projection file. If it doens't exist, clock OK in the pop-up window that will appear. Else, click on the Edit PRJ button next to browse.


Step 8

Select the type Geological, factor of 1 degree and 45º of latitude. Then click OK.


Step 9

Introduce the display options and click Save,


Step 10

When the terrain appears, click Profiles→Extract topographic profiles→Profile between two points.


Step 11

In the console, write the point "-3700 1600" and press enter, then do the same for the point "1100 -1600". This points can also be selected on the terrain.


Step 12

Select Simulation cases→New case. Click New Simulation Case. Then choose a name and press OK.

Step 13

Click Add profile and choose a name.


Step 14

Add height points at 750 and 1000 meters and then change the refraction to match the image below. Then save the profile.


Step 15

Switch to the Case Definition tab. In the Topographic Profile section, choose the profile and set the reference height to 550 m.

Step 16

In the refraction section, select 6 km of range and the created refraction profile and press add.


Step 17

Set the antenna parameters. In this case we will use the default values.


Step 18

In the simulation parameters, set the range step size to 0.01 km, the height step size to 1m, the range limit to 5.5 km and the height limit to 600. Then save the simulation case.


Step 19

Select Calculate→Execute on the menu bar. Select the case to process and press execute. 

Step 20

When the simulation finishes we can visualize the simulation results. Click on Results→Propagation Factor→Propagation Factor Spectrum.


Step 21

Select the case and press add series.



Step 22

Right click on any point at 250 m of height and select Profile at selected height.


Step 23

In the chart window add a series at 275 m to compare both values.



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