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The course covers all of the essential aspects of planning point-to-point microwave link systems, from conception to commissioning.
Who would benefit
Those involved in the specification, planning and maintenance of fixed microwave radio transmission, backhaul and access links.
A good knowledge of radio principles, or a background in telecommunications engineering, or attendance on the Radio Principles course (RP1301).
Topic areas include
- ITU-R and CEPT recommendations
- ETSI standards
- Spectrum management and channel plans
- Frequency assignment
- Digital radio performance characteristics
- Noise and interference in radio systems
- Reliability, availability and performance objectives
- Microwave antennas and feeders
- Radiation Pattern Envelopes (RPEs)
- Refraction, k-factor, reflection and diffraction
- Path profiling and Fresnel zone clearance
- Power budgets
- Rain and Multipath/Dispersive fade margins
- Dimensioning space and frequency diversity
- Interference management
- Practical link planning exercises
Practical exercises, including design of a fixed link transmission network.
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