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Radio Systems Analysis and Design Training

Radio Systems Analysis and Design Training

Radio Systems Analysis and Design Training:

Radio Systems Analysis and Design Training Course

This is an intense hands-on Radio Systems Analysis and Design Training course designed to provide you with an in-depth understanding of the technical aspects of RF systems design, analysis, and deployment. Technologies used for Line-of-Sight (LOS) and Non-Line-of-Sight (NLOS) radio, from HF to EHF, are discussed.

The focus of the Radio Systems Analysis and Design Training course is the evolution of Cellular radio from GSM to LTE. Throughout this course, the student will gain in-depth knowledge of RF through the use of multiple calculation exercises as well as exercises and simulations using provided spreadsheets. Each module of this course builds upon the previous modules, enhancing the student’s understanding of the topic areas.

What’s Included?

  • 4 days of Radio Systems Analysis and Design Training with an expert instructor
  • Radio Systems Analysis and Design Electronic Guide
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee


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  • If you are familiar with some aspects of Radio Systems Analysis and Design Training, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
  • We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the Radio Systems Analysis and Design Training course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
  • If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the Radio Systems Analysis and Design course in a manner understandable to lay audiences.

Audience/Target Group:

  • RF engineers and technicians whose job requires an in-depth, hands-on introduction to RF systems analysis and design


  • While there are no formal prerequisites, technical background and some exposure to RF systems is assumed.


After completing this Radio Systems Analysis and Design course, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify different E-M propagation modes based on frequency
  • Describe different Land Mobile Radio Systems
  • Define the relationship between bandwidth and Baud rate
  • Use decibels for gains, losses and power levels
  • Perform conversions among different signal level references: dBm, dBμV/mμV, dBm/cm2
  • Describe the various components of a radio and their functions
  • Describe various amplifier types and impairments
  • Quantify the relationship between noise and bandwidth
  • Compare analog and digital modulation techniques
  • Determine the bit rate of a channel based on bandwidth, modulation scheme and FEC overhead
  • Describe multiple access using FDMA, TDMA, CDMA and OFDMA
  • Determine Near-field and Far-field regions of an antenna
  • Compare VSWR, Return Loss, Reflected Power and Mismatch Loss
  • Describe multiple antenna systems: MIMO and Adaptive Arrays
  • Perform a cascade analysis for terrestrial radio systems
  • Perform link budgets for both Line-of-Sight and Non-Line-of Sight links
  • Determine LOS distance based on the radio horizon
  • Perform a path loss analysis using a simple physical model
  • Compare several empirical path loss models for NLOS
  • Describe how Delay Spread and Doppler Spread effect small–scale fading
  • Perform a path loss analysis for a NLOS environment
  • Determine blocking and delay probability using basic traffic models

Radio Systems Analysis and Design Training – Course Outlines:

Introduction to Wireless Technologies

  • A Brief History of Wireless Communications
  • The Continuing Evolution of Wireless Technologies
  • Modern Wireless Technologies
  • Overview of Cellular Radio Systems and Components
  • Evolution of Cellular Networks

Radio Wave Characteristics

  • Using the TI-30 Scientific Calculator
  • The Electromagnetic Spectrum
  • Propagation Modes of Radio Waves
  • Radio Spectrum: Licensed and License Exempt

Fundamental Radio Concepts

  • Basics of Information Transfer for Radio
  • Working with Decibels: Gains, Losses, Power, Conversions
  • Voice Compression Techniques for Digital Radio
  • Basic Radio System Components
  • Wireless Impairments: Internal Noise and Distortion

Digital Modulation and Error Correction Techniques

  • Analog Modulation: AM and FM
  • Basic Digital Modulation Schemes: ASK, FSK, PSK
  • Processing for Digital Modulation
  • Getting More Bits per Baud
  • Modern Error Correction Techniques

Physical Layers and Multiple Access Techniques

  • Basic Access Techniques: FDMA and TDMA
  • GPRS Evolution to Packet Switching
  • Spread Spectrum and CDMA
  • High Speed CDMA-based Technologies: 1XEV-DO and HSPA
  • OFDM and OFDMA
  • LTE: The Next Evolutionary Step in Cellular Radio
  • LTE Advanced for Greater Throughput

Introduction to GSM: Air Interface, Core Network and Operation

  • GSM History and Deployment status
  • GSM System Architecture
  • The GSM Air Interface (MS-BSS)
  • Network Switching Subsystem (NSS): The Core Network
  • NSS Components
  • GSM Mobility Management

Basics of Antennas and Antenna Systems

  • E-M Field Radiation: Intentional and Unintentional
  • Basic Antenna Types and Uses
  • Basic Antenna Characteristics
  • Antenna Field Regions
  • Care and Feeding of Antennas
  • Antenna Diversity Techniques
  • Advanced Antenna Systems: Adaptive Arrays and MIMO

Link Budget Analysis Techniques

  • Noise and Noise Sources
  • Link Budget Considerations
  • Budgeting the Radio Link

Line-of-Sight Radio Propagation

  • Defining Line-of-Sight: Fresnel Zone Clearance
  • Earth’s Curvature and the Radio Horizon
  • Reflection, Refraction and Scattering in LOS Propagation
  • Line-of-Sight Path Loss Analysis

The Non-Line-of-Sight Propagation Environment

  • Non-Line-of-Sight Propagation Mechanisms
  • Coherence Time and Coherence Bandwidth
  • Impairments Due to Time Dispersal of a Radio Signal
  • Dealing with Problems Due to Time Dispersal
  • Modeling Propagation Loss in a NLOS Environment


  • Course Recap and Q/A
  • Evaluations

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