This course teaches design engineers and technicians the key elements needed for designing Radio Frequency communications systems. The aim is to take experienced fixed wire telecommunications and data professionals from digital fixed line voice and data services and give them an understanding of the principles of radio link and coverage engineering so that they can successfully design and implement microwave, WiFi, WiMAX and simple private cellular mobile services.
The course introduces the elementary principles of radio frequency propagation in free space and over cable systems. Students will learn how to design links to match power budgets, calculate impairments, engineer correct polarization systems, determine antenna parameters and read coverage charts. Using spreadsheets students will design links in class case studies for point-to-point links, multi-link loops and areas cellular coverage.
This course teaches the key system parameters needed to specify and select the correct equipment such as Effective Radiated Power (ERP) Signal to Noise Ration (SNR), Received Signal Strength Indication (RSSI), Noise Figure (NF) and sensitivity. It includes a survey different kinds of test equipment classes and allows students to practice measurement of key system parameters. It teaches how to survey the location in order to position plant in the appropriate location and how to avoid interference with other services, and how to use the results in engineering a full system design.
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