The heart and soul of Five Bars
is the analytical Ray-Launcher. It handles 3D
data and considers transmissions and reflections on the surfaces up to any desired order, diffractions as well
The penetration from the rays of 3D elements (e.g. walls) between the source (i.e. transmitter or access point)
to the respective point or area in the defined scenario (see yellow-ish shades in the map in the right).
The rays that "bounce" off the walls, seen by the transmitter. The reflected rays can again lead to transmission
on other walls (see red-ish shades in the map in the right).
Based on models from literatures that are validated by the
the "Berg-Model" can be applied in
order to account for diffracted components.
A handful, selected key materials have been included into our database. For example, this includes different
types of concrete, glasses, plaster, wood and metal. Different values regarding reflection and transmission
coefficients have been taken from the literature for that.
These materials can be selected for each element (wall, ceiling) individually or a default may be applied for
elements later when doing the prediction(s).