RDL Radio Platform Technology Foundation

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The RDL Radio Platform Technology Foundation course consists of 8 modules and all modules are covered in the course.

The depth of coverage in each module depends upon the audience. Audience for this course are required to be technical in their job functions and include hands‐on new hires in telecom companies, fresh college/university graduates in telecom and RF, wireless network technicians, Level‐2 support engineers of ISP’s and Operators deploying the RDL BWA products, Level‐2 support engineers as a refresher and all who would like to maximally benefit from the RCSP‐RDL‐3000, RCSP‐80i and RDL‐5000.

This course is mandatory for any engineer planning to train to the level‐2 support function to deal with the RDLBWA solutions.

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 Aviat Training locations or can be arranged at customer sites.


Upon successfully completing this course, the trainees will have gained the necessary expertise to understand the use and working of the following:

  • Basic concepts in the working and operation of data networks
  • Transmission
  • RF systems
  • OFDM and MIMO specification in the RDL radios specifications pertaining to and focusing on the ’s RDL BWA solutions


  • Trainees must be technical in their job functions
  • Each student must have a laptop with administrative rights to install and run IP networking simulation software.

Course outline

Module‐1: BWA Transmission and Wireless Overview

  • BWA in the context of the OSI and TCP/IP protocols
  • BWA wireless link parameters
  • Layer‐2, Layer‐3 and Layer‐4 packet header usage in BWA solutions
  • Throughput optimization through packing and fragmentation techniques

Module‐2: RF Signal Parameters

  • RF signal parameters
  • Use of signal amplitude, phase, and frequency for data transmission
  • Wave polarization and propagation
  • Signal quality (SNR,SINADR) and BER/PER
  • System gain and Rx threshold definition

Module‐3: Wireless Frame and Duplexing

  • TDD and FDD overview
  • Wireless frame definition
  • Fixed and variable size wireless frame
  • Synchronization of Sector controllers in a BS
  • Wireless frame management
  • UL‐MAP and DL‐MAP definitions
  • DL multiplexing and UL access

Module‐4: Digital Modulation and Error Control in BWA Systems

  • Digital modulation techniques
  • PSK, QAM and APSK modulation
  • Spectral efficiency and SNR requirements of different modulation schemes
  • Dynamic adaptive modulation
  • Error control in digital systems – ARQ and FEC parameter definition
  • Signal constellation‐ a tool for troubleshooting demodulation issues at the Rx
  • Coding gain and coding rate

Module‐5: RF Channel Characteristics and Link Parameters

  • Introduction to signal propagation
  • BWA wireless channel characteristics
  • Signal loss and distortion in the transmission process
  • Channel coherence bandwidth and coherence time parameters
  • Fading and multipath in wireless channels
  • Methods of dealing with multipath in wireless systems
  • Line of sight (LOS) and non‐line of sight (NLOS) propagation
  • RF transmitters and receivers’ parameters

Module‐6: Antenna and Deployment Parameters

  • Antenna parameter such as gain, bandwidth and beamwidth
  • Antenna polarization characteristics
  • Choice of antenna for SISO and MIMO applications
  • Antenna alignment and issues of deployment

Module‐7: Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM)

  • Orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) engineering definition
  • Why OFDM
  • OFDM on the time (symbol) and frequency (subcarriers) dimensions
  • Subcarrier utilization within an OFDM symbol
  • The concept of guard interval – time and sampling view
  • What problems can OFDM fix
  • Multi‐path and channel fading from the OFDM perspective
  • OFDM symbol duration as a function of baseband (channel size)
  • OFDM symbol duration and system throughput relationship
  • BW allocation in the OFDM systems
  • Single user and multi‐user (OFDMA) OFDM systems
  • OFDMA (downlink and uplink)‐ 802.16‐2004 perspective
  • OFDMA: system capacity and coverage perspective in BWA solutions
  • OFDM transmission and reception
  • FFT as the OFDM enabling signal processing
  • OFDM and the use of BPSK, QPSK, 16QAM and 64QAM
  • OFDM symbol capacity under different modulation usage
  • Time and frequency sensitivity of OFDM signals

Module‐8: MIMO Systems and Their Performance Characteristics

  • Transmission capacity of wireless link
  • Multi‐antenna systems
  • SISO and MIMO definition
  • MIMO and Diversity
  • Closed loop and open loop MIMO
  • MIMO‐A and MIMO‐B
  • Dynamic link adaptation to MIMO‐A and MIMO‐B

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 hands‐on new hires, fresh college/university graduates in telecom and RF, wireless network technicians, Level‐2 support engineers of ISP’s and operators, and level‐2 support engineers.

Course specifics

Course Number TEL-2
Materials Provided

Student Handbook (e-Book)

Pricing & scheduling

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