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Unidad 21: Mapeo de Alcance

Se presenta una metodología para el Planeamiento, Seguimiento y Evaluación de Proyectos, que hace particular énfasis en factores humanos y otros aspectos a los que frecuentemente no se les presta la debida atención.

Equipo TRICALCAR 3 hours Spanish 7 Oct 08
Basic Antenna Theory

Understanding the operation and design of microwave antennas. Discussion includes:

  • Review of basic antenna types 
  • Radiation pattern, gain, polarization 
  • Equivalent circuit & radiation efficiency 
  • Smart antennas 
  • Some theory 
  • Summary


Ryszard Struzak English 7 Oct 08
WiMAX and non Standard Solutions

WiMAX has raised many expectations promising greater range, QoS and roaming capabilities beyond what WiFi can offer. But prices remain significantly higher than solutions based on WiFi modifications and some proprietary technologies. A description of the main features of these three general categories is presented with some examples.

TRICALCAR Team 1 hour English 25 Sep 08
Unidad 10: Instalaciones para Exteriores

Se presenta información sobre las estructuras necesarias para fijar antenas y dispositivos expuestos a la intemperie. Conceptos de protección contra rayos y puesta a tierra. Ejemplos de instalaciones en varios países.

Equipo TRICALCAR 1 hour Spanish 31 Aug 08
Long Distance WiFi Links

By using external antennas and modifying the firmware, very low cost, long distance WiFi links can be built. High gain antennas require careful alignment, that most be done using signla generators and spectrum analyzers. A low cost version of these is presented.

TRICALCAR Team 1 hour English 31 Aug 08
Sustainability Strategies

Define basic concepts of sustainability. Provide a guide to identify factors that may be critical for the sustainability of community wireless  networks. Analise examples of projects that have used Wi-Fi technology in their networks.

TRICALCAR Team 1 hour English 30 Aug 08
Unidad 15: Energía Solar para Sistemas de Comunicaciones

La energía fotovoltaica presenta grandes ventajas cuando se trata de energizar sistemas de comunicaciones en sitios no servidos por la red eléctrica. Se estudian los componentes de un sistema fotovoltaico y su dimensionamiento.

Equipo TRICALCAR 1 hour Spanish 30 Aug 08
Unidad 16: VoIP

La tecnología de VoIP es realmente disruptiva, en el sentido de que pone al alcance de las comunidades el ofrecimiento de servicios de telefonía, anteriormente prerrogativa de grandes empresas con mucho capital. Su combinación con las redes ianalámbricas permite ofrecer servicio en zonas rurales a muy bajo costo.

Equipo TRICALCAR 1 hour Spanish 30 Aug 08
Network Planning

How to plan for a wireless network.Viability study. Implementation plan. Budget .Licenses and permissions. Import and acquisition of equipment. Contracts and quality assurance.

TRICALCAR Team 1 hour English 30 Aug 08
Community, ICTs and Gender

Consider gender perspective in order to achieve fairness and equality of opportunities between women and men in the use and
appropriation of technology, in particular for ICT and community networks. Contribution of ICTs to the development of communities.

TRICALCAR Team 1 hour English 30 Aug 08