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Radio Frequency Coverage

In designing a radio system, it is important to predict the Radio Frequency (RF) coverage based on proposed radio system requirements to determine whether the intended objectives can be met. GL has developed several tools for providing RF Coverage Prediction plots / maps for Cellular, PCS and Land Mobile Radio Systems.

  • Link Analysis (Uplink/downlink power budgets)

  • Median Field Strength Predictions
    A sophisticated tool that predicts RF Coverage of a radio system in a prescribed area – At each terrain point median field strength receive signal level is calculated based on a propagation model. This tool may be used for a single or multiple radio sites to indicate the receive signal level by displaying with different colors different ranges (e.g. > -65 dBm, -65 dBm to -80 dBm and -80 dBm to -95 dBm).

  • Most Likely Server Plot
    Based on the receive signal level calculations for each radio site, this tool predicts the most likely transmitter site which will provide the coverage at a particular point in a prescribed area. This tool is used for two or more radio transmitter locations. Each terrain point for a radio transmitter is assigned a distinct color as long as the receive signal level meets or exceeds a user defined threshold or plot zero (e.g. -95 dBm).

For RF Coverage Plotting services, please visit RF Propagation Analysis Tool page and submit your system design parameters by filling out all the applicable fields. We will perform the analysis and the results of your data will be emailed to you within 24 hours.

Please note that currently we are offerring this service on a limited basis for US customers only.

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