RDL 3000 Overview, Configuration, Installation and Maintenance

Wireless Access Products


The RDL-3000 Operation, Configuration, Installation and Maintenance course consists of 5 modules focusing on the RDL3000/RDL-3100 operation, configuration, commissioning, installation and maintenance based on the latest released RDL-3000/RDL-3100 firmware features and capabilities.

This program is based on 60% hands-on lab work and 40% content slides in an onsite session. When done as an online session (webinar), module-5 of the course (hands on) shall be done using the system management interfaces (Web and CLI) as a walk-through and as much as possible feature simulation.

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 completing this course, the trainees shall understand and acquire hands-on knowledge of the RDL 3000/RDL 3100 systems to use the following:

  • The working and operation of the RDL-3000/RDL-3100 as PTP and PMP transparent and VLAN-aware layer-2 broadband wireless solutions
  • The technical features of the Ellipse Sector controller (SC) and each of the RDL-3000/RDL-3100 remote terminals (RT) in the context of customer specific deployments – Edge/eLTE-MT/Enterprise/RAS-Elite/RAS-Extend and the RDL-3000 Connect Serial Gateways (SGW) RTs (Connect-OW/OWS/IWS) in PTP and PMP deployments
  • RDL-3000/RDL-3100 radio types, compatibility, and their RF attributes such as Tx power, UL ATPC, receiver sensitivity, interference detection and mitigation capabilities (co-channel and adjacent channel) and UL noise floor measurement
  • System architecture and building blocks at the MAC, PHY and RF levels and the performance attributes in applications for the Oil and Gas industry, video surveillance, backhauling and BWA deployments.
  • Using the RDL-3100 as an SC with a mix of RDL-3000/RDL-3100 RTs
  • Operation and configuration of RDL-3000/RDL-3100 systems in 1+1 and PRP redundancy deployments with expedited traffic switch over during link failure using the host-MAC access list (ACL) update feature (Rapid-Path)
  • Performance limits of the RDL3000/RDL-3100 MIMO-OFDM implementation – MIMO-A/MIMO-B and STBC
  • The benefits of the multiple channel sizes offered by RDL-3000 system (0.875-20 MHz) and RDL-3100 (5-45 MHz)
  • RDL-3000/RDL-3100 performance using BPSK, QPSK, 16/64/256 QAM with CC for FEC and Viterbi decoding
  • Configuring spectrum sharing features of RDL-3000/RDL-3100 – DFS/CBP/WSDB-frequency band dependent
  • Operation and configuration of the RDL-3000 XP UHF systems for deployments in the FCC and IC specific TVWS
  • Configuring RDL-3000/RDL-3100 to eliminate multipath in LOS/OLOS/NLOS deployments and optimize link throughput
  • Configuring and managing RT registration in the Ellipse SC – fixed and nomadic RTs using an STID template
  • Data scheduling parameters in RDL-3000/RDL-3100 for data, voice and video applications
  • Understand how the fast fusion link adaptation (FFLA) uses link CQI to dynamically adapt link UBR and MIMO mode to prevailing conditions including unusually deep fade conditions on per RT link basis
  • The use and performance of fixed frame modes in RDL3000/RDL-3100 with and without GPS synchronization
  • The use and application specific benefit of the variable frame mode in RDL-3000 XP
  • Time synchronization in RDL-3000 using GPS to mitigate intra-cell and inter-cell interference
  • Over the air QoS in RDL-3000/RDL-3100 including CIR/PIR based on applications carried over the wireless link
  • Data paths on the RDL-3000/RDL-3100 wireless network using Subscriber Link, Service Group and Service definitions
  • Packet classification using the 802.1Q tags, VLAN tagging/untagging/mapping and QinQ support
  • The use of 802.1p markers for over the air transmission prioritization of user traffic in DL and UL
  • Understanding the operation of, configuring and using the device wide VLAN list in the SC and RT
  • Managing RDL-3000/RDL-3100 systems using HTTP/HTTPS, CLI (Telnet/SSH) and SNMP V2/V3
  • Setting up user authentication using Radius servers
  • Understanding the use of Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) for mutual authentication in RDL-3000/RDL-3100 systems
  • Enabling OTA data encryption with AES-128/256
  • Understanding Secure mode and FIPS mode security requirements in RDL-3000 XP systems
  • Enabling secure user credentials and learning the backup and restoring of salted user password SHA hash
  • Link planning and link budgeting for RDL-3000/RDL-3100 deployments based on capacity and coverage considerations
  • Fundamentals of RF and frequency planning in the context of RDL-3000/RDL-3100 deployments
  • Installation of the Ellipse SC and RDL-3000/RDL-3100 RTs in a step-by-step process, grounding and bonding based on best practices in the industry including R56 recommendations
  • Alignment procedures of RDL-3000/RDL-3100 RF links and performance evaluation of each link
  • Performing capacity/coverage analysis and link optimization, understanding interference
  • Participants must have a working knowledge of the OSI and TCP/IP protocol suite, working of bridges and VLANS, Layer-2 and Layer-3 QoS. Basic understanding of RF system and signal propagation will be an asset.
  • Each student must have a laptop with administrative rights to install and run IP networking simulation software.

Course outline

  • RDL3000/RDL-3100 system
  • Ethernet packet structure and heard parameters
  • VLAN-based packet classification
  • Layer-2 QoS
  • RDL-3000/RDL-3100 architecture
  • MAC/PHY/RF parameters
  • H/W SKUs of the Ellipse and RTs
  • Fixed, nomadic (RAS-Elite and RAS-X-LV) or mobile (RAS-X Marine) deployments
  • Upcoming features in RDL-3000/RDL-3100 at the MAC/PHY/RF
  • Managing RDL-3000/RDL-3100 using http/https/telnet/SSH/SNMP
  • Software upgrading and IP/username/password recovery
  • Use of LLDP and the RDL-3000/RDL-3100 password recovery tool
  • DHCP IP addressing
  • Creating secure user accounts

From the RDL-3000 (XP) and RDL-3100 (XG) technology point of view, the topics covered in this module include:

  • Differences between fixed and variable frame modes and time synchronization
  • Static and dynamic DL ratio
  • MIMO-OFDM as implemented in RDL-3000
  • Multipath handling capabilities
  • Error detection and correction (ARQ and FEC)
  • Dynamic adaptive modulation using the proprietary fast fusion link adaption (FFLA) algorithm
  • MIMO-A/STBC for enhanced reach and MIMO-B for enhanced throughput
  • Use of multiple channels sizes with BPSK/QPSK and 16/64/256QAM
  • The evolution of ’s RDL-3000/RDL-3100 to RDL-3200 system
  • Wireless link, data plane and QoS parameters of the RDL-3000 and RDL-3100
  • RDL-3000 internal architecture
  • Function of each module (switch, wireless MAC, MIMO-OFDM and RF module)
  • Wireless configuration in the SC and RT with parameter selection examples
  • Definition and functions of Subscriber Link, Group and Service
  • The pass-through and tagged mode of operation for a Group and a Service
  • Packet processing and classification at the SC Ethernet port
  • Mixed mode deployments
  • Rapid Auto Provisioning (RAP)
  • Automatic frequency scanning features
  • Typical networking features of RDL-3000 deployments
  • Strict VLAN networks for data as well as RT and host management
  • The security features supported in RDL-3000/RDL-3100
  • RF parameters of PTP and PMP wireless links
  • RDL3000/RDL-3100 link budgeting
  • Fresnel zone
  • The BER and PER performance of each link type
  • Antenna height requirements at different frequency bands
  • Link availability for different applications
  • Fade margin requirements
  • RDL-3000/RDL-3100 receiver thresholds
  • The Link Budget tool
  • Link budgeting parameters
  • RDL-3000 RF planning
  • The built-in spectrum analyzer (Spectrum Sweep Function)
  • Installation of Ellipse SCs, RDL-3000 RTs, PoE injectors and lightning protectors (LPs)
  • Pre-installation requirements
  • RF exposure and safety guidelines
  • The wireless link alignment and the key performance indicators (KPI)
  • The 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
  • Analyzing alignment quality using RSSI min and RSSI max
  • RSSI and SINADR relationship
  • Packet discards and retransmission rate on the link
  • Wireless systems interference indicators
  • RDL-3000/RDL-3100 KPIs for interference detection and mitigation
  • Interference identification and mitigation
  • Hands-on exercises covering the RDL3000/RDL-3100 PTP and PMP configuration based on the applicable MAC/PHY/RF features.

Required equipment for training sessions at customer sites

RDL 3000

Not applicable


  • 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.


  • Marker board,
  • SVGA or 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.

Download description

RDL 3000 Overview, Configuration, Installation and Maintenance

Course description (PDF)

Pricing & scheduling

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

Course specifics

  • Duration: 3-day
  • Capacity: 10
  • Materials provided:
    • Student Handbook (e-Book)

Target audience

This course is intended for Level-2 support groups, engineers, and technicians.

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