3 Days / 5 Live Online Sessions (0900-1230)
/ Technical Level: Level 3
Course Code: RP1601
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.
Trainer: Karl van Heeswijk
Karl is an experienced training specialist in radio theory, point-to-point, point-to-multipoint and mobile systems.