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TR-TE-01: Intermediate Transmission Engineering for IP/Ethernet Backhaul

Microwave Communication System course

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Prerequisite

  • Ethernet radio training
  • Basic Microwave Principles
  • Basic IP/Ethernet Concepts 

Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand and apply the basic principles of RF propagation
  • Understand microwave applications as applied to basic link engineering for TDM and IP backhaul.

Course Content

Introduction and General Considerations

  • Purpose of transmission engineering
  • Vocabulary and notation
  • RF Design process flowchart
  • Network topologies
  • Typical design applications
  • Ethernet and TDM Ring protection
  • Link and hop design
  • Ethernet Radio configuration
  • Microwave repeaters
  • Parabolic antenna types
  • Transmission lines
  • Radomes
  • Antenna coupling units

Path Analysis and Design

  • Total loss parameters
  • Total gain parameters
  • RF Protection schemes
  • Diversity arrangements
  • Improvement factors
  • Objectives and calculations
  • Multipath outage
  • Rain outage
  • Vigants and ITU-R Models
  • Geo-climatic factors
  • Multipath outage time

Software Design Tools Review

  • Sample calculations discussion based on fixed and adaptive coding and modulation using:
    • Path Loss V.4 and V.5

Microwave Propagation

  • Electromagnetic field
  • Free space equation
  • Atmospheric effects
  • Terrain effects
  • Path clearance criteria
  • Principles of path profiles
  • Fade mechanisms

Interference Analysis

  • Principles of frequency interference
  • Principles of frequency planning

Performance Verification

  • Paperless Chart Recorder (PCR) Introduction.

Course Specifics

Duration5-day
Capacity10 Students
Location(s) for open enrolment:
  • N/A
Materials provided:
  • e-Book

Target Audience

The course is intended for Network Engineers requiring exposure into intermediate microwave transmission theory and its applications for IP designs

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