TETRA System Design

2 Days / 4 Live Online Sessions (0900-1230) / Technical Level: Level 3

Course Code: TR1202

Course Summary

The topics covered in this course will equip delegates with the knowledge to plan and configure TETRA networks.

Who would benefit

Engineers working or involved in radio system design who require a detailed understanding of the planning, optimisation and configuration aspects of TETRA systems.


Familiarity with the principles and techniques of designing a mobile radio system, or previous attendance on the Radio System Design course (RP1101).

Topic Areas Include

  • TETRA air interface structure – sub-slots, time slots and bursts

  • TETRA modulation and channel coding performance

  • Static and dynamic receiver sensitivity

  • Dynamic channel adaptation

  • Adaptive power control mechanisms and procedures

  • Synchronisation and network broadcast channels

  • Radio usable, radio relinquishable and radio improvable

  • Random access procedures

  • Cell surveillance, monitoring and scanning

  • Undeclared, unannounced and announced cell reselection

  • C1, C2, C3, C4 and C5 calculations

  • Concentric, conforming and non-conforming carriers

  • Normal, extended and shared control

  • Capacity planning – circuit switched, packet switched, and control

  • Fleet mapping

  • Message, transmission and quasi-transmission trunking

  • Carrier sharing options

  • Configuring TETRA timers and energy economy mode

  • Planning TETRA radio coverage

Includes a TETRA system coverage and capacity design exercise.

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