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A long-distance link in Malawi

A case study of the 2008 ICTP / Blantyre Polytechnic / Blantyre College of Medicine joint project to build a long distance WiFi network. The network connects Blantyre to Mangochi, spanning a distance of about 160 km.

 

Given at AfNOG 2009 (Cairo).

 

 

Rob Flickenger, Steve Okay, Carlo Fonda, Ermanno Pietrosemoli, Marco Zennaro, Anthony Muyepa 30 minutes English 24 May 09
Radio for Development

How radio technology can complement and accelerate human development.

Ryszard Struzak English 14 Aug 08
Interference & Co-existence

Fundamentals of radio interference, and methods for identifying and mitigating it.

Ryszard Struzak English 14 Aug 08
Channel & Modulation Basics

An introduction to digital modulation, including:

  • Relevant modulation schemes
  • Geometric representations 
  • Coherent & Non-Coherent Detection 
  • Modulation spectra
Ryszard Struzak English 14 Aug 08
Spectrum Management & Regulatory Issues

A review of regulations that specify how radio systems of any kind should (or should not) be used in all countries.

Ryszard Struzak English 14 Aug 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
Radio-wave Propagation Basics

A review of the basics of radio wave propagation physics needed to understand the operation of wireless local area networks.

Ryszard Struzak English 14 Aug 08
HAPs - High Altitude Platforms

A discussion of new technologies of broadband access using stratospheric radio platforms.

Ryszard Struzak English 14 Aug 08
Basic Radio Physics

A general introduction to basic physics relevant for wireless networking.

Sebastian Buettrich English 14 Aug 08
Mesh Networking

Mesh Networking - Short version - 2008

Sebastian Buettrich 2 hours English 7 Oct 08