The PARIS Simulation Framework was designed for flexibility, not minimum resource usage. As a consequence, the framework is something of a memory hog. You should assume about 1-2 GB of RAM usage per tag for the current setup. Take care when changing the main sampling frequency or use the framework for protocol simulations: RAM usage might be extensive.
After checking out the repository using
svn checkout https://svn.spsc.tugraz.at/paris_osf paris_osf
the simulation framework should immediately be functional. You can test the framework using the builting self-tests: Open Matlab, cd to the "simulator" subdirectory and run
The test will take a few minutes, depending on your hardware.
The function mfcw_gate3d.m in simulator -> main already contains a basic UHF RFID gate setup with 4 readers and one tag that changes its position. You can start the simulation by simply running this function.
Basic settings can be changed directly within mfcw_gate3d. More involved/buried settings can be changed in sim_stdsettings_mfcw.m.
Defining new setups is relatively simple: Just define some readers and some tags. The tag positions will be changed by sim_mfcw_gate.m for each loop run. All you have to do is define the position of each tag over time in settings.loop.pos_t.
---> A tutorial can be found in Section 3.5 of  (p. 103ff).
Most channel and tag models are based on lookup tables (characteristics), ensuring the best possible flexibility. Creating your own characteristics (e.g., a tag with your most recent antenna design) can be done using the scripts in the characteristics folder. The simulator characteristics (tagchar_*, readerchar_*, channelchar_*, syschar_*) are based on "measured" data (meas_*). For example, the tag's power supply characteristic tagchar_power.mat is based on meas_tag_vdda.mat. If you want to create your own power characteristic, have a look at the layout of meas_tag_vdda.m, create your own file and provide tagchar_power.m with this file.
Please refer to my PhD thesis,  (Chapter 3), for a full description of the framework and its models. The thesis also includes a manual on how to use this simulator (and what to avoid).