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TCM-ON 130 - Microwave Link Planning & Workshop

Code Start Date Duration Venue Fees
TCM-ON 130 04 July 2021 5 Days Online $ 2950 Registration Form Link
TCM-ON 130 01 August 2021 5 Days Online $ 2950 Registration Form Link
TCM-ON 130 26 September 2021 5 Days Online $ 2950 Registration Form Link
TCM-ON 130 24 October 2021 5 Days Online $ 2950 Registration Form Link
TCM-ON 130 21 November 2021 5 Days Online $ 2950 Registration Form Link
TCM-ON 130 19 December 2021 5 Days Online $ 2950 Registration Form Link


Course Description

The training starts with basics of Microwave transmission and the basic concept, then goes ahead with typical transmission line case where  the basic tools and equipment are introduced. After that, the training proceeds to the role of antennas and their key parameters. Once the basics are understood, the propagation mechanism are discussed. The course also covers wireless channel, signal bandwidth and the mobility of the users.  During the training, the concept of cellular system are explained. The main calculations required in frequency re-use for conventional and current systems are examined. Reliability of the system and cellular planning comparison of 2G, 3G, and 4G  systems are also covered. Finally, the course discusses planning, first by emphasis on the project planning and the understanding of the regulations,  then by introducing field surveys and link analysis.  

Course Objectives

  • Understanding the basics of Microwave transmission
  • Learning the basics of antennas and their radiation patterns
  • Discussing he concept of propagation and how wireless channels are modelled
  • Calculating the receiver signal levels, link budgets, margins for site planning
  • Introducing the concept of frequency re-use for conventional and current systems
  • Understanding of the planning of the wireless systems with project planning

Who Should Attend?

  • Operation staff
  • Technicians 
  • Engineers 

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Fundamentals of microwave transmission
  • Wavelengths and frequency
  • Understanding the RF spectrum
  • Calculating spectral efficiency
  • Calculating bit rate
  • Concepts of dB, dBm etc.
  • Basics of modulation
  • Types of microwave links
  • Propagation mechanism and Fresnel Zones

Day 2

  • Transmission lines
  • Basic RF accessories and equipment
  • Return Loss and VSWR
  • Antenna fundamentals
  • Antenna types and radiation patterns
  • Typical base station and mobile user antennas
  • Basics of antenna installation and tools
  • Passive & active repeaters

Day 3

  • Concept of wireless channels
  • Path Loss Models
  • Models for multipath channels
  • Bandwidth and mobility
  • Link budget analysis
  • Noise sources and SNR
  • Receiver sensitivity and fade margins
  • Microwave backhauls

Day 4

  • Fundamentals of cellular planning
  • Conventional frequency re-use
  • Frequency re-use for OFDMA based systems
  • Interference calculations
  • Cell capacity and trunking theory
  • Reliability
  • Cellular planning overview of 2G, 3G, and 4G systems
  • Frequency bands highlighted to be used for microwave links in the coming 5 G

Day 5

  • Project planning process of microwave systems
  • Understanding the regulations
  • Field surveys and link design
  • Planning the wireless network
  • Site planning
  • Typical losses in the system
  • Testing and troubleshooting installation
  • Managing microwave networks
  • Current and future trends of microwave systems
  • Examples of frequency license charge for microwave links in different frequency bands