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This course offers a very comprehensive and highly technical overview of Transmissions Network Design, Planning, and Implementation. This course will be useful to engineers, project managers, and other personnel involved in planning and/or making decision about microwave network design and deployment, as well as anyone else involved in real-life microwave network build-out.

Comparison of North American and ITU microwave design models and methods as well as project management and logistics issues, deployments in different countries, regulatory and ethical issues will be discussed. This course seeks to illustrate how transmissions challenges encountered in telecommunication network can be resolved in a cost-effective manner, using microwave radio systems, without compromising the network availability and performance standards.


Course Highlights:

  • Transmission Networks Planning
  • Microwave Propagation
  • Microwave Link Planning and Design
  • MW Link Licensing
  • Equipment Specifications & Selection
  • Link Engineering
  • Network Performance and Reliability Considerations
  • Protection and Diversity
  • Pathloss
  • Frequency Planning and Interference Analysis
  • Project Management and Deployment Issues
  • Equipment Installation - Radios, Waveguides and Coax Cables, Antennas

Course Benefits:

  • Understand microwave propagation, MW system design challenges and MW network project management
  • Able to complete microwave path calculations
  • Become aware of challenges of MW link installation

Course Typically Offered: Online, Summer quarter 

Prerequisites:  Basic math skills and understanding of telecommunications is required.

Next steps:  Upon completion of this course, consider taking other courses in the RF Engineering Certificate

More information: Contact to learn more about RF Engineering and course offerings.

Course Number: EE-40153
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: RF EngineeringWireless Communications Technologist

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