RDL 3000 Overview, Basic Configuration and Installation

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The RDL-3000 Overview, Basic Configuration and Installation course is a 1-day non-certification course consisting of 3 modules covering the RDL-3000/RDL-3100 product overview, basic configuration, and link installation. The content in this course is aligned to the 1-day training objectives in QP and hence the focus of the course is deployments in the ATEX Zone-1 locations using the RDL-3000 XP Endurance system. The course therefore focuses on the skills needed by field technicians and customer engineering teams to acquire system knowledge with the constraints of one-day time.

Courses are conducted by AVIAT expert trainers in a mentoring environment backed by their deep technology expertise and experience in implementation of microwave wireless and IP/MPLS networks.

The course is conducted at the Aviat Training locations or can be arranged at customer sites.


Upon successfully completing this course, the technicians and engineering personnel will have gained the necessary expertise to understand and perform hands-on work on the following:

  • The basic functions of RDL-3000/RDL-3100 Ellipse sector controller (SC) and the Remote terminals (RT)- Endurance (ATEX Zone-1), and if required Elte-MT/RAS-
  • Elite/EDGE/Enterprise and the serial gateway solutions (OW/OWS/IWS)
  • Differences and requirements of RDL-3000/RDL-3100 PTP and PMP deployments
  • RDL-3000 systems deployments in non-HazLoc and HazLoc (Zone-1/2) locations
  • Interoperability between the RDL-3000 and RDL-3100 systems based on RDL-3100/v3.12.6+ firmware
  • Basic link parameters in an RDL-3000 wireless link such as frequency requirement, channel size and Tx power
  • Very basic overview of the use of MIMO-A, MIMO-B and redundancy support in RDL-3000
  • Configuring the basic system parameters (channel size, frequency, Tx power and other applicable parameters) for wireless connectivity between the SC and an RT
  • Creating pass-through data path connectivity between the SC and RT
  • Using the built-in diagnostics in the system such as spectrum sweep, link status and the RT scanning look up table for identifying link issues
  • A high-level overview of the RDL-3000 link from installation point of view including the use of surge arrestors, cable length, weatherproofing and grounding requirement. The focus in the installation section of this course shall be on the Ellipse SC and Endurance installation.
  • Link alignment procedures and link performance indicators such as RSSI, SINADR and PER


  • Trainees must be familiar with the wireless and RF systems on a very basic level.
  • Each student must have a laptop with administrative rights to install and run IP networking simulation software.

Course outline

RDL-3000 System Overview, Building Blocks and Applications

  • Basic components in the RDL- 3000 deployment
    Different RDL-3000 Ellipse SCs and RTS (RAS-Elite, Elte- MT, Enterprise, and EDGE
    Basic level system wide parameters such as power control, multipath settings and DFS
    Overview of the serial gateway solutions (connect-OW/OWS/IWS)
    High level comparison between RDL-3000 XP and RDL-3100 XG systems

Basic System Configuration and Deployment

  • Configuration requirements for the wireless and data paths between an SC and its RTS
  • Configuration of frequency, channel size, link adaptation parameters
  • Requirement for MIMO-A/MIMO-B
  • QoS parameters such as CIR (committed information rate) and PIR (Peak Information Rate)
  • Basic scheduling parameters
  • Subscriber Link, Group and Service
  • Basic data and wireless link connectivity between an SC and one (PTP) or more (PMP) RTs
  • Establishing a basic wireless link between an SC and an RT
  • Wireless link parameters and their normal range and values

Installation and Link Alignment (focusing on Ellipse SC and Endurance)

  • Basic installation of the Ellipse SC and the Endurance system in ATEX-Zone-1 deployments
  • System assembly
  • Bracket configuration
  • RF and PoE injector installation and cabling
  • Antenna orientation
  • Weather-proofing connectors
  • Grounding of the equipment and brackets
  • Cable bonding and installation of surge arrestors on the CAT-5 cable
  • Wireless link alignment
  • KPI of properly aligned and mis-aligned RF links
  • RF monitor tool
  • Implications of aligning antennas to the side-lobes
  • Reflections causing issues due to wrong antenna tilt (overshoot and undershoot)
  • Antenna height adjustment and alignment
  • RSSI and SINADR relationship
  • Packet discards and retransmission rate on the link

Required equipment for training sessions at customer sites

Radio: RDL 3000

Other equipment: Not applicable

Classroom setup: Sufficient in size to handle all participants, instructor, desks, chairs, classroom equipment. The room must have enough 110 AC (220) AC power and air conditioning to operate equipment, all student’s client’s PCs and the server or radio as required.

Hands-on participation of the trainees is subject to hardware availability in on-site sessions.

Classroom Equipment: Marker board, SVGA or Overhead projector and screen.

Desk and Chairs: Desks or workstations with enough room for each student to write have open books, client PC and / or, keyboard and monitor.

Internet Access: Internet access through the server or through client PC.

Target Audience

This course is intended for field technicians and engineering personnel requiring understanding of the RDL-3000 systems operation, working and application specific parameters.

Course specifics

Course Number RDL-3000-OBC-A\B\C
Materials Provided

Student Handbook (e-Book)

Pricing & scheduling

Please contact your Aviat local sales team for a quote or email


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