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Module 9 : RF Fundamentals - Microwave Links

In Module 9, we focus on microwave radio links, which always use free space propagation.  In this module, we use concepts covered in the previous module (Propagation), so it is a good idea to review module 8 before viewing module 9.  In Module 9 we cover:

  • How to determine if a microwave link is feasible
  • How to design a microwave path, including:
  • Determining Earth Bulge and Fresnel Zones
  • Verifying the path is not obstructed
  • Selecting frequency band and antenna size
  • Coordinating the frequency
  • Taking rain attenuation into account
  • Aiming the dishes
Created For
  • RF Engineers
  • RF Managers
  • Field Engineers
  • Site Managers
  • RF Technicians
  • Understand the critical issues around microwave links
  • Avoid pitfalls by knowing what can harm a microwave link
  • Gain vocabulary to better converse on the topic
  • Correct any misconceptions you may have picked up about microwave links
  • Have a reliable microwave link as a result
Course Agenda
  • Path Loss Computations
  • Path Clearance
  • Earth Bulge and Fresnel Zones
  • How K Factor affects microwave links
  • How Fresnel Zone #1 differs from Fresnel Zone #2
  • Dish Antenna Size, Polarization and Dish Stability
  • Path Profiling and Path Obstructions
  • Over Water Paths
  • Rain and fog
  • Aiming the Dishes
  • Coordinating Frequencies
  • Space Diversity and Hot Standby
  • Enhancing Reliability and Selecting a Microwave Band
  • Quizzes along the way to test knowledge

RF Fundamentals: Microwave Links—Module 9

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