Microwave network design: Attention to detail breeds positive results

Looking for help moving from an approved network plan to a fully implemented microwave network design? This chapter from the book "Microwave Transmission Networks" offers details on how to simplify and streamline the design process.

The cover of the book <I>Microwave Transmission Networks</i> by Harvey Lehpamer, published by McGraw-Hill Professional. This chapter explores the process of detailed microwave network design.

When building microwave transmission networks -- frequently used for wireless network backhaul -- after the preliminary planning phase is finished and a plan has been approved, it's time for a detailed microwave network design. In this chapter from the second edition of Microwave Transmission Networks, you'll find the information you need to complete the design phase efficiently.

Author Harvey Lehpamer breaks down the importance of creating your microwave network design in conjunction with site acquisition, RF design and line-of-sight interference analysis to ensure positive results in all project areas. Along the way, Lehpamer explores the challenges of spectrum management; explains interference effects and frequency sharing; identifies recommended microwave network design tools; details principles of microwave network design engineering; and offers tips, hints and suggestions to simplify and streamline your design process.

Download the PDF of "Microwave Network Design" from the book Microwave Transmission Networks, Second Edition here.

Reproduced from the book Microwave Transmission Networks, Second Edition by Harvey Lehpamer (ISBN-10: 0071701222; ISBN-13: 978-0071701228). Copyright 2010, McGraw-Hill Professional. All rights reserved. For more information about this and other similar titles, visit McGraw-Hill Professional.

About the book:

In Microwave Transmission Networks, writer and practicing engineer Harvey Lehpamer covers microwave network build-out from the early stages of initial planning and feasibility studies all the way to real system deployment, with a specific focus on offering practical guidance and instruction. The book addresses planning and creating a business case for microwave networks, including the advantages and disadvantages that decision-makers need to consider.

In this new second edition, Lehpamer has revised his 2004 tome -- written specifically for engineers and project managers -- to reflect the most up-to-date global standards. The new version comes complete with new diagrams and tables, sections on new technologies implemented in microwave point-to-point radios and adaptive modulation, discussions of newly opened millimeter-wave bands and their applications in broadband microwave radios, and more.

Check out Microwave Transmission Networks to read more about:

  • Fundamentals of microwave transmission networks;
  • Basics of microwave communications;
  • Microwave link design;
  • Planning the microwave network;
  • Microwave network design;
  • Microwave deployment;
  • Project management;
  • And much more.
This was last published in February 2010

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