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Starlink – Wireless Engineering

Starlink wireless engineering toolStarlink is an intuitive easy-to-use path engineering tool for estimating the multipath performance and rain availability for microwave TDM or Ethernet radio links operating from 5 to 38 GHz. To make complex calculations easier, Starlink is designed for an intuitive “What If?” approach where users can easily modify path and sites, rain-rate, calculation methods as well as radio and antenna choices.

Over 2000 Aviat Networks radios, antenna feeder systems, and protection/diversity schemes are quickly accessible. Starlink provides full color North American and Worldwide geoclimatic factors, average annual temperatures, and rain-rate regions pull-down maps.

Starlink is intended for initial path design and estimates of its performance and rain availability. It is not a substitute for a path survey and detailed engineering propagation analysis.

Starlink covers North American (T1), CEPT (E1) TDM, and Ethernet/IP transport standards, English and metric measurements.

Aviat ODU 600 is now supported in the Starlink database!

System requirements

  • Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.
  • 1GB RAM or more, with 50MB of free hard disk space.
  • Display resolution is 1024 x 788 or higher


  • Multipath performance and rain availability predictions for 5-38 GHz hops
  • Uses English or metric units for links deployed worldwide
  • Full color maps for North American and Worldwide geoclimatic factors, temperature, and rain- rate regions
  • Vigants-Barnett (“Vigants”) computational model with geoclimatic c-factor or ITU-R K●Q geoclimatic factors for outage, reliability and performance calculations
  • ITU-R P.530-12 -based “Detail Link Design” multipath model with geoclimatic factor K accessing embedded dN1 and on-line USGS GTOPO30 terrain databases.
  • Worst Month and Annual multipath outage performance calculations
  • R. F. Crane rain attenuation model for millimeterwave hop availability calculations
  • Full color Path or Project presentation on a Google Map display, including site locations
  • Median free-space receive signal levels and fade margins calculated to within 2 dB
  • Automatic update via the Internet
  • Program includes two product and equipment databases: microwave radio equipment and antennas.
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Starlink is Aviat Networks' free path engineering tool.

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We are in the process of updating our tool, the download file is not available at this time. If you would like to be notified when the download is available, please click here.

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