Channel Modeling


QuaDRiGa (QUAsi Deterministic RadIo channel GenerAtor) was developed at the Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institut to enable the modeling of MIMO radio channels for specific network configurations, such as indoor, satellite or heterogeneous configurations.

Besides being a fully-fledged three dimensional geometry-based stochastic channel model, QuaDRiGa contains a collection of features created in SCM(e) and WINNER channel models along with novel modeling approaches which provide features to enable quasi-deterministic multi-link tracking of users (receiver) movements in changing environments.

The main features of QuaDRiGa such as:

  • Three dimensional propagation (antenna modeling, geometric polarization, scattering clusters), 
  • Continuous time evolution, 
  • Spatially correlated propagation parameter maps,
  • Transitions between varying propagation scenarios

are explained in the feature section.

Reference Implementation

Getting started with QuaDRiGa

A reference MATLAB/Octave implementation is available in the download section.

A documentation of the implementation as well as tutorials is available under the documentation section to enable you to start your performance analysis quickly.


Here, we provide a collection of publications describing the implementation, QuaDRiGa related channel modeling, publications using QuaDRiGa for performance evaluation as well as a selection of publications showing our expertise in channel measurements and characterization.