T-DAB: Network and Frequency Planning

T-DAB: Network and Frequency Planning

Learning Objectives

This training course aims at providing theoretical and practical knowledge on the digital radio standards, in particular the T-DAB system. The frequency and network planning process is dealt with in detail.  At the end of the course, attended will know the steps, the network options,  and  the different tools needed to successfully plan a digital radio network.

Attendees will have a know the whole network planning process and the possibilities related to Digital Radio.

Course Content

The course covers the following subjects:​

1. Network planning overview

  • Overview of course
  • Digital radio Overview, T-DAB, T-DAB+, DRM, T-DMB
  • Overview of the planning process
  • Quick – Country overview

2. Basic radio network planning

  • T-DAB particularities and digital Systems
  • Planning parameters
  • Calculation of minimum field strength calculation
  • Relation to FM

3. Frequency plan – International agreements

  • The GE 06 Frequency plan
  • Implication of GE06 plan
  • Examples of Plan entries
  • T-DAB panning issues and strategies

4. Radio Wave propagation basics

  • Different Prediction models
  • Area General Models
  • Terrain based Models
  • 3D models

5. Radio Wave propagation basics

  • General principles of software
  • Databases used in network planning
  • Introduction of the PROGIRA plan Planning software
  • Demo Planning software

6. Planning of SFNs

  • SFN Theory
  • Important parameters in SFNs
  • System aspects related to T-DAB
  • SFN – Self interference analysis of SFNs
  • SFN optimisation
  • Use of SFN gapfillers
  • Examples of SFN

7. Tx Station Characteristics

  • Combiners
  • Transmitter distribution network,
  • Multiplexers
  • Examples/discussion
  • Tx station characteristics
  • Different types of Antennas
  • Combiners dimensioning examples

8. Coverage measurements and network verification

  • Why measure coverage?
  • Antenna measurements and verifications
  • Coverage measurements
  • Drive test- Demo
  • Presentation and analysis

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