Course Code: RP1601
The course covers all of the essential aspects of planning point-to-point microwave link systems, from conception to commissioning.
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).
ITU-R and CEPT recommendations
Spectrum management and channel plans
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
Rain and Multipath/Dispersive fade margins
Dimensioning space and frequency diversity
Practical link planning exercises
Practical exercises, including design of a fixed link transmission network.