Course: Microwave Radio Planning and Link Design.
Duration: 5 days
CIS Ref: CIS-04

Objectives:

  • Wave propagation in the atmosphere
  • Terrain profile
  • Performance and availability of objective
  • Microwave antennas
  • Power budget and link planning
  • Precipitation
  • Diversity
  • Frequency planning
  • Capacity and topology planning
  • Microwave planning tools

Who should attend?
This course is open to any telecommunications professionals who require a good understanding
of microwave planning concepts

Prerequisites:
Basic knowledge in transmission concepts and telecommunications fundamentals.

Detailed contents:

Transmission Principals
  • Transmission Networks
  • Voice channel digitizing and TDM
  • PCM Coder Block Diagram 64 kb/s
  • E1; History, Frame, Transmission Media
  • GSM coding and TDM in terrestrial E1
  • European Digital Multiplexer Hierarchy
        Plesiochronous Digital Hierarchy (PDH)
        Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH )
  • Digital Microwave system
  • MODEM- Digital Modulation
  • Protecting MW Links
  • Microwave Equipment Specification
  • Microwave Allocation in Radio spectrum
  • Microwave Bands
  • Microwave Capacities
  • International Regulatory Bodies
Radio Propagation
  • Electromagnetic Waves
  • Radio Wave Propagation
  • Refraction
  • K-Factor
  • Multipath Propagation
  • Fading
  • Formation Of a Duct
  • Diffraction
  • Reflection and scattering
  • Absorption
  • Rain Attenuation
Performance and Quality Objectives
  • Degradation on quality
  • The ITU standards
  • Performance Objectives
  • Availability Objectives
  • Circuit Classification
  • Performance Predictions
  • Reliability
  • Calculation of Unavailability
Microwave Antenna
  • Antenna Gain
  • VSWR
  • Side and Back lobe Levels
  • Beam Width
  • Antenna Characteristics - EIRP and ERP
  • Antenna Characteristics - Polarization
  • Cross Polarization
  • Passive Repeater
  • Plane Reflectors
  • Back to back Repeater
  • Mechanical Stability
  • Antenna Datasheet
Microwave Planning
  • Planning Objectives
  • Link Budget
  • Link Budget Parameters
  • Fade Margin
  • Terrain Profiles
  • Line-of-Sight Concept and Path Profile
  • Path Profile
  • Earth Bulge
  • Fresnel Zone
  • Multipath Fading
    • Flat Fading
    • Frequency Selective Fading
  • Rain Fading
  • Diversity
    • Space Diversity
    • Frequency diversity
    • Hot standby configuration
    • Hybrid diversity
    • Angle diversity
    • Combined diversity
    • Path Diversity
  • Topology Planning
  • Dimensioning Example
  • Frequency planning
  • Noise in Digital Systems
  • Receiver Threshold Degradation
  • Interference
Digital Map and Tools Overview
  • Prediction Tools
  • Tasks
  • Prediction Tool - Database
  • Digital Maps
  • Geographical Databases
  • Vector Data (Linear)
  • Altitude
  • Clutter (Land use)
  • Resolution / Precision
  • Map Coordinates - Geodesy
  • Map Coordinates - Projection
  • Projection Systems






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