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Terrestrial Microwave

TK2133

A103418 Lee Hau Sem

A103411 Lai Horng Meau


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What is Terrestrial Microwave ?

  • transmission systems consisting of at least two radio transmitter/receivers (transceivers) connected to high gain antennas (directional antennas which concentrate electromagnetic or radio wave energy in narrow beams) focused in pairs on each other.

  • The operation is point-to-point-communications are established between two and only two antennas with line-of-sight visibility.

  • This can be contrasted to point-to-multipoint systems like broadcast radio or television.


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How Terrestrial Microwave Transfer and Receive Data

  • Terrestrial microwave communication employs Earth-based transmitters and receivers to transfer and receive data.

  • The frequencies used are in the low-gigahertz range, which limits all communications to line-of-sight.

  • Example of terrestrial microwave equipment -telephone relay towers, which are placed every few miles to relay telephone signals cross country.


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Antenna That Use to Transfer Data

  • Microwave transmissions typically use a parabolic antenna that produces a narrow, highly directional signal.

  • A similar antenna at the receiving site is sensitive to signals only within a narrow focus.

  • Because the transmitter and receiver are highly focused, they must be adjusted carefully so that the transmitted signal is aligned with the receiver.


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Radio

An Antenna is :

An effective interface between the radio and free space:

Free space

Antenna

For Terrestrial Communications, antennas must be directional:

Radio


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Formula Parabolic AntennaDirective Gain

Ga (dBi) = 10 log10h [ 4 p Aa / l2 ]

Where:

Ga = Antenna Directive Gain (Catalog spec)

h = Aperture Efficiency (50-55%)

Aa = Antenna Aperture Area

l= Wavelength (speed of light / frequency)


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Typical ParabolicAntenna Gain in dBi

Antenna Diameter

Frequency


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Standard Parabolic Antenna

  • Basic Antenna

  • Comprised of

    • Reflector

    • Feed Assembly

    • Mount


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Terrestrial Microwave Antennas for Point-To-Point Communication

  • Terrestrial microwave antennas generate a beam of RF signal to communicate between two locations.

  • Point-To-Point communication depends upon a clear line of sight between two microwave antennas.

  • Obstructions, such as buildings, trees or terrain interfere with the signal.

  • Depending upon the location, usage and frequency, different types can be utilized.

  • We will address the basic characteristics of these various types…


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The Use of Microwave Link Communication

  • A microwave link frequently is used to transmit signals in instances in which it would be impractical to run cables.

  • If you need to connect two networks separated by a public road,

  • for example, you might find that regulations restrict you from running cables above or below the road. In such a case, a microwave link is an ideal solution.


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Ability To Connect With Other Devices Communication

  • Some LANs operate at microwave frequencies at low power and use unidirectional transmitters and receivers.

  • Network hubs can be placed strategically throughout an organization, and workstations can be mobile or fixed.

  • This approach is one way to enable mobile workstations in an office setting.


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Frequencies That Use By Terrestrial Microwave Communication

  • In many cases, terrestrial microwave uses licensed frequencies.

  • A license must be obtained from the FCC, and equipment must be installed and maintained by licensed technicians.


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Frequencies That Use By Terrestrial Microwave Communication

  • Terrestrial microwave systems operate in the low-gigahertz range, typically at 4-6 GHz and 21-23 GHz, and costs are highly variable depending on requirements.

  • Long-distance microwave systems can be quite expensive but might be less costly than alternatives. (A leased telephone circuit, for example, represents a costly monthly expense.)

  • When line-of-sight transmission is possible, a microwave link is a one-time expense that can offer greater bandwidth than a leased circuit.


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Advantages of Terrestrial Microwave over Satellite Communication

  • Lower cost

    • Avoid exorbitant costs of leasing satellites (unless satellites are already owned by the customer)

  • Reduced latency

    • Video is delivered with minimal delay. Satellite signals must travel significantly further with an average delay of 250 milliseconds for signals to travel to a geo-satellite and return to earth (this excludes video processing delay).


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Advantages of Terrestrial Microwave over Satellite Communication

  • Increased Flexibility

    • BMS terrestrial systems are easily reconfigurable for different power levels and frequencies.

    • BMS terrestrial systems are mobile and easily deployed wherever coverage is needed. Multiple satellites may need to be utilized for all the required coverage areas.

    • Video can be captured using light weight, mobile equipment in difficult-to-reach areas. Video can also be captured by moving aircraft, ships, and vehicles.

    • Aircraft with BMS digital microwave for line-of-sight (LOS) communications can also be equipped with a satellite tracking antenna for beyond-line-of-sight (BLOS) satellite communications when needed.


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Advantages of Terrestrial Microwave over Satellite Communication

  • Reduced Size & Weight

    • The RF link operates over a shorter distance and requires less power than a satellite equivalent. Lower power means less weight, smaller size and reduced power consumption.

    • Ground-based systems can use a tracking antenna for higher gain. Higher antenna gain results in lower transmit power requirements. This is less practical for satellite mounted antennas.


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