A review is performed of the current simulation tools able to produce simultaneous dynamic fading, due to a range of mechanisms, experienced by heterogeneous networks of SHF and EHF radio links. The primary focus is fading due to rain. A taxonomy of tools is proposed, based on the methods used to generate fields of meteorological parameters. The capabilities, deficiencies, and futures of these tools are discussed, and a series of research questions are proposed.
Paulson, K. S., Luini, L., Jeannin, N., Grémont, B. C., & Watson, R. J. (2013). A review of channel simulators for heterogeneous microwave networks. IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, 55(5), 118-127. https://doi.org/10.1109/MAP.2013.6735480