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Intro to RF and dB math

Slideshow presented at AfNOG 2009 in Cairo, Egypt.

It is a very quick introduction to the physical basis of telecommunications, many concepts are briefly introduced, like i.e.: e.m. waves (amplitude, frequency, ...), RF signals (power, modulation, ...), power measurement, spectrum analysis, dB (math, examples, Alexander Bell).

Carlo Fonda, Marco Zennaro 30 minutes English 19 Sep 09
Radio Propagation and Link Budget

This slideshow was presented at AfNOG 2009, in Cairo (Egypt).

It is a brief introduction to radiopropagation (behavior of radiowaves, effects of the environment, line of sight, Fresnel zone) and to link budget calculation (link planning, power budget, sensitivity and gain, losses, software tools).

It is provided in both Adobe PDF format and Apple Keynote original source.

Carlo Fonda, Marco Zennaro 45 minutes English 19 Sep 09
Basic antenna theory

This slideshow was presented at AfNOG 2009 in cairo, Egypt.

It is a very brief introduction to antennas for WiFi, touching concepts like directivity and gain. It mentions radiation patterns and other properties of antennas as well. A few examples of typical antennas for WiFi are also given (omni, cantenna, parabolic dish).

Carlo Fonda 20 minutes English 19 Sep 09
WirelessU Concept Paper

A single 3-page paper with all the important WirelessU concepts.   Mostly just copied from the web pages, for those that want a document rather than a pointer to the web site.

Jim Forster, WirelessU team 5 minutes English 8 Nov 09