RF Cellular Networks
Transmissions Systems Engineering

Duration: 5 Days

Workshop Overview

This workshop provides the knowledge required to dimension, design and configure a digital microwave radio network and to select appropriate microwave radio equipment.

Key Benefits

After the completion of the course, the course participants will be able to:

  • Analyze Systems Requirements (TDM and Packet Radios)
  • Design a network to meet required performance and reliability standards
  • Select the appropriate hardware


A basic knowledge of telecommunications engineering is required.

Who should attend

This workshop is highly recommended for telecommunication practicing link planning legacy engineers, network designers, engineering managers and IT professionals working in fixed and mobile communication and solution vendors who are responsible for planning, managing, optimization and maintenance of Transmission Network and systems.

Course Outline


Transmissions Network Classifications

Transmissions Rates Hierarchy

Brief Overview of Next Generation Access and Core Transmissions Networks

Transmission Media Characteristics and Selection Guidelines

Network Topologies

Pseudowire Concept

Elements of a TDM and Packet Radio Network

Radio Protection Schemes

  • Non Protected (NP)
  • Monitored Hot- Standby (MHSB)
  • Space Diversity (SD)
  • Space Diversity (SD) with Split Transmitters
  • Frequency Diversity (FD)
  • Hybrid Diversity (HD)
  • Loop and Ring Protection

Special Radio Features Considerations

  • Automatic Transmitter Power Control (ATPC or APC)
  • Adaptive Equalizers (ATDE and ASAE)
  • Forward Error Correction (FEC)
  • Errorless Vs. Hitless Receiver Switching
  • System Gain
  • Dispersive Fade Margin
  • Radio Thermal Noise
  • Jitter and Latency (packet radios)
  • Adaptive Modulation ( packet radios)
  • OSI Layers 1,2 and 3 (Packet Radios)

Interpretation and use of Radio Curves for Systems Design

  • C/I,T/I Curves
  • Radio Signature Curves
  • Antenna System Considerations
  • Antenna Classification (Mechanical)
  • Antenna Classification (Performance)
  • Antenna Electrical Characteristics
  • Antenna System Accessories
  • Antenna Fields
  • Transmissions Lines and Wave guides

Availability and performance objectives and planning Guidelines

  • Example of Availability and Unavailability determination
  • Availability and Performance Standards: Purpose
  • ITU-R: Availability and Performance Reference Path Models

Transmissions Network Capacity Enhancement Techniques

  • Hubbing
  • Grooming ( LAP D Methods for Mobile Networks)
  • 2 x STM 1 using Single dual Polarized Antennas
  • 7 x STM 1 using CCDP technique using single antenna
  • 7 x STM 1 using XPIC Method using single antenna
  • Special Cases for all IP packet Networks (3G and Beyond)

Network Synchronization (TDM and Packet Networks)

Capacity Planning & demand Forecasts for TDM and Packet Radio Networks: Case Study

Transmissions Network Audit Procedures Case Study

Elements of Network Management System

Technical Evaluation of Vendor Proposals

Overview of Transmissions Network Planning Software Tool ( capability and Limitations)

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