Microwave Transmission Fundamentals

ATDI South Pacific


The objective of this module is to introduce the participants to the concepts that are involved in designing a Microwave transmission link.


This module is of 3 hours duration.


This module assumes that the participant is familiar with RF propagation concepts.

Topics covered:

  • Microwave Overview,
  • typical deployments and topology,
  • Channel plans,
  • Interference and Protection Ratios,
  • Site Sense: High and Low,
  • Polarisation,
  • Co-Polar and Cross-Polar responses,
  • Link Budget,
  • Fade Margin,
  • Path Reliability,
  • Diversity,
  • link Redundancy.

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