Advanced Transmission Engineering for IP/Ethernet Backhaul Design

Transmission engineering

Overview: Microwave Networking in the RAN

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

  • Analyze path profiles from topographic data
  • Download topographic data from the Internet
  • Design simple paths as per industry standards
  • Profile a path
  • Analyze reflections
  • Prepare a frequency plan
  • Analyze interference
  • Understand the RAN topology for IP backhaul in the access, aggregation, and core layers
  • Understand how microwave radios links can be engineered to meet the RAN demands for IP traffic with QoS
  • Aviat Networks TR-SD-01 and TR-TE-01 courses
  • Basic microwave principles and job experience
  • PathLoss V.4 or V.5 software program knowledge
  • A laptop running licensed copies of PathLoss V.4 or V.5 is required to complete the tasks associated with the course

Course outline

  • Ethernet radio technology
  • Radio network planning considerations
  • RF design parameters review
  • Error and quality performance objectives
  • dBs review
  • Adaptive Coding and Modulation
  • L1/L2 link aggregation
  • RATs overview
  • Multipath probability
  • Vigants’ model
  • ITU-R P.530 recommendations
  • Diversity improvements factors
  • Path calculations sheets
  • Objectives (Long haul, short haul, access)
    • North American “Bell”
    • ITU-R
  • Licensed PathLoss V.4/V.5
  • Path design workshop using licensed PathLoss V.4/V.5:
    • Profile
    • Multipath error performance objective
    • Rain outage objective
    • Interference analysis
    • Interference objective
    • Reflection study
  • Radio meteorology
  • Electromagnetic near and far fields
  • Geo-climatic effects
  • Path clearance criteria
  • Path profiles
  • Fade mechanisms
  • Over-water analysis
  • Real meaning of fade margin
  • Path survey principles
  • Interference performance objectives
  • Frequency planning
  • Interference case workshop using licensed PathLoss V.4 or V.5:
    • Interference objective
    • T/I review
    • Noise floor discussion
    • Parabolic antenna pattern analysis
    • ATPC and DTPC concepts to mitigate interference levels

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Pricing & scheduling

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

Course specifics

  • Duration: 5-day
  • Capacity: 10
  • Materials provided:
    • e-Book

Target audience

The course is intended for Network Planners, Transmission/Network Engineers, and Network Support Staff requiring advanced microwave transmission knowledge for the current IP/LTE evolution.

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