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Radio Mobile

Radio Mobile: Software for Wireless Systems Planning

Ermanno Pietrosemoli English 14 Aug 08
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
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
Site Survey Tools

Software and hardware tools used for detecting and analyzing wireless networks, prior to installing your own.

Rob Flickenger English 14 Aug 08
Site Surveying and Antenna Mounting

Overview of site survey and outdoor mounting considerations, including:

  • Site survey
  • Antenna mounting requirements
  • Wall side mounts
  • Roof mounts
  • Guyed towers
  • Self supporting tower
  • Typical installation
Ermanno Pietrosemoli English 14 Aug 08
Solar PV Energy for Telecommunications

Solar Photovoltaic is a good solution for powering telecommunication devices in places not served by the electricity grid. Because of the cost of the solar panels and batteries required, it is very important to understand the technology and be able to estimate with good precision the number of devices required to meet the requirements of a given installation.

TRICALCAR Team 2 hours English 7 Oct 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
Spread Spectrum radio technologies

This lecture is a theoretical introduction to the "spread spectrum" technology, with simple examples to understand how it works. It discusses the difference between SS and narrow-band radio, and between direct sequence and frequency hopping SS. There are also two short appendixes on Antenna Basics and Power Budget Calculation.

Fulvio Postogna, Carlo Fonda 1 hour English 15 Oct 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
Tecnologia apropiada para redes comunitarias

Conferencia inaugural de WALC2008, Escuela Latinoamericana de Redes, Universidad de los Andes, Merida, Venezuela 10 de noviembre 2008.

Vision de los factores que favorecen las soluciones inalambricas como la tecnologia mas conveniente para el despliegue de redes comunitarias.

Ermanno Pietrosemoli 1 hour Spanish 20 Nov 08