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Mobile Device Connectivity Predictor(TM) 

The Mobile Device Connectivity Predictor™ is a command line package of experimental software. The models in MDCP™ focus on the 2.20 to 2.499 GHz and the 5.0 to 5.469 GHz spectra although data collection in the 300 MHz to 6.0 GHz region is critical. Military and other applications require dta down to 30 MHz. The MDCP™ user manual, the source code, executable code for Microsoft® Windows 10 (both .jar and .bat), two design documents in Microsoft® Word, and two csv demonstration data files are Copyright in 2017 and 2018 James D. Boggs.  This distribution package is released as open source software under the GNU General Public License, v3.0.  The GNU General Public License is a free (freedom to use, not free from cost), license for software and other kinds of works. The copyright owner (Boggs) applies this license to the user manual, design documents, executable code and some source code for MDCP™ and the demonstration data files. Note that source code is one version earlier than the executable code because the appropriate source was lost during a machine failure. This incident is why the pseudocode design documents are provided in good faith in the distribution to assist others in modifying the software. This software is offered 'as is' with no warranty per the GNU GPL. The full text of the GPL can found at: https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.txt

The licensed MDCP software uses Java to implement a set of radio propagation models to determine the probability of connectivity between two wireless devices in several user-selected environments. A significant feature is the ability to model path loss across a building perimeter between a device outside and one inside the building and relies on measured, frequency-dependent data on the attenuation caused by building materials. Note that the demonstration material data files distributed with   MDCP™ have measured, interpolated and extrapolated data, but the master spreadsheet on the Attenuation Data tab of this Web site has only measured attenuation data. Download with no cost the zipped distributions (stable Phase 2 by clicking Download-Stable and the latest, but unstable, version by clicking Download MDCPPhase 3).  Be certain to review ReadMe.txt (including Known Limitations, and the installation instructions before installing the software.