Professional Engineering 6X9 / Microwave Transmission Networks / Lehpamer / 122-2 / Front Matter

Contents at a Glance

Chapter 1 Transmission Network Fundamentals

1

Chapter 2 Basics of Microwave Communications

33

Chapter 3 Microwave Link Design

89

Chapter 4 Planning the Microwave Network

159

Chapter 5 Microwave Network Design

185

Chapter 6 Microwave Network Deployment

217

Chapter 7 Project Management

357

Appendix A American Cable Stranding

417

Appendix B Quick RF Reference Sheet

419

Appendix C Useful Physical Quantities and Units of Measurement

423

Glossary

427

Index

467

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8 Repeaters 3.indd 9 2/19/10 6:41:52 PM .4 2.3 2. Microwave Link Design 3.2 Basic Terminology 1. Transmission Network Fundamentals 1.6 Network Delays 1.5 Quality and Availability Calculations 3.1 Transmission Network Media 1.6 2.9 References 1 1 7 18 21 24 28 29 31 33 33 39 40 55 73 84 88 89 89 90 99 114 120 127 136 150 158 ix FM.2 2.1 2.7 Improving the Microwave System 3.4 Microwave Link Multipath Probability Models 3.8 References Chapter 2.Professional Engineering 6X9 / Microwave Transmission Networks / Lehpamer / 122-2 / Front Matter Contents Preface to Second Edition xi Preface to First Edition xiii Chapter 1.5 2.1 Design Process Flowchart 3.5 Network Synchronization 1.3 Fading and Fade Margins 3.4 Transmission Network Performance 1.7 Radio Fundamentals Structure and Characteristics of the Earth’s Atmosphere Radio Propagation Digital Microwave Point-to-Point Systems Other Microwave Systems Basics of Digital Communications Systems References Chapter 3.6 Rain Attenuation and Outage Models 3.3 Transmission Network Topology 1. Basics of Microwave Communications 2.7 Security and Encryption 1.2 The Loss/Attenuation Calculations 3.

1 Introduction 5. Lightning. and Surge Protection Microwave Testing and Troubleshooting References Chapter 7. and Transmission Lines GIS Data Field Surveys Housing the Equipment Microwave Antenna Mounting Structures Power Supply and Battery Backup Grounding.13 Introduction Digital Microwave Radio Digital Multiplexers Cabling and Signal Termination Microwave Antennas. Microwave Network Deployment 6.5 Microwave Systems Engineering 5.1 6.4 Topology and Capacity Planning 4.2 Microwave Systems in Wireless Networks 4.4 Ethical Issues 7.5 References Chapter 5.2 Regulatory Issues 7. Planning the Microwave Network 4.indd 10 159 159 161 176 177 183 185 185 185 189 203 204 212 216 217 217 218 256 258 261 288 298 317 320 333 340 342 355 357 357 373 381 392 397 416 Appendix A American Cable Stranding 417 Appendix B Quick RF Reference Sheet 419 Appendix C Useful Physical Quantities and Units of Measurement 423 Glossary 427 Index 467 2/19/10 6:41:53 PM .5 Frequently Asked Questions 7.7 References Chapter 6.11 6. Hints.Professional Engineering 6X9 / Microwave Transmission Networks / Lehpamer / 122-2 / Front Matter x Contents Chapter 4.6 References FM.3 6.4 6. Project Management 7.3 Microwave Systems in Utility Telecom Networks 4.1 Tracking Microwave Rollout 7. Microwave Network Design 5.8 6.6 6.7 6.5 6. Radomes.2 Spectrum Management 5.6 Tips.4 Microwave Design Tools 5. and Suggestions 5.2 6.3 Interference Effects and Frequency Sharing 5.1 The Microwave Network Planning Process 4.9 6.10 6.3 Logistical and Organizational Challenges 7.12 6.