At the end of the workshop participants will be able to:
- Understand General Program Operation and detailed functions of all the Pathloss software Modules.
- Understand the meanings of different types of terrain data types, Geographic defaults, Datum and Ellipsoids, and their selection criteria
- Basic procedures to create terrain profiles from primary and secondary terrain data files.
- Carry out antenna centre line calculations and determine the minimum antenna heights which will result in acceptable diffraction loss at the lowest expected value of K with Pathloss diffraction Module
- Determine the optimal space diversity antenna spacing to avoid simultaneous signal nulls (Reflection Module)
- Generate Link Budgets and understand the significance of multipath propagation reliability and analyse microwave links
- Understand and apply fade probability models and how to use the in Pathloss link predictions
- Calculate diffraction loss of a radio wave propagating over irregular terrain using a number of diffraction models supported by Pathloss program
- Conduct Interference calculations down to the composite threshold degradation of the victim receivers due to multiple interferers.
Pre-Requisite for Participants:
General Knowledge of Microwave Radio Communications Engineering Concepts.
Who Should Attend?
Telecommunication practising engineers, network designers, engineering managers and IT professionals working in mobile operators, Oil & Gas sector and solution vendors who are responsible for planning, managing, optimisation and maintenance of Transmission Network and systems.
- Pathloss 5 Main Features
- General Program Organisation
- Over view of Pathloss 5 Modules
- Terrain Data and Terrain databases
- Basic Procedure to Create a Terrain profile
- Geographic Defaults, Display Options, Profile Printing Options
- Creating links
- Profile Insertion
- Antenna Heights Calculations (VHF-UHF Applications)
- VHF-UHF Antenna Heights
- Microwave Worksheet
- Rain attenuation Calculations
- Diffraction Module
- Reflection Module and Reflection Analysis
- Multipath Operation
- Network Module Overview
- Interference calculation procedure
- Intensive Class Work using Pathloss Program
- Microwave Antenna heights calculations, Reflection Analysis, Diffraction Loss Calculations