13E034URV - Microwave Radio Links

Course specification
Course title Microwave Radio Links
Acronym 13E034URV
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Type of study bachelor academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
ESPB 6.0 Status elective
Condition Radio-communications
The goal Planning covers network configuration, capacity, antenna types, devices and diversity. Performance and unavailability evaluation. Calculations of system interference and frequency planning. Wave propagation in the atmosphere and its impact on the performance of digital radio relay systems. The main purpose is to achieve a reliable transmission system that meets the specified objectives.
The outcome Students should gain an insight into ways of designing of point-to-point and point-to-multipoint systems. Also, they should be able to carry out all phases of microwave system design procedure.
URL to the subject page
Contents of lectures Path analysis. Antennas. Passive relay stations. Performance and availability predictions and objectives. Co-channel operation and cross-polar interference. Device configurations. Concept of diversity protection. Interference calculations on digital network and frequency planning. Main principles of design and frequency planning of the point-to-multipoint system.
Contents of exercises Device configuration and performance and availability analysis of the microwave link. Using a software package for radio-relay links design through independent projects. Interference calculations and frequency planning of radio-relay systems by using a software package developed for that purpose.
  1. N. Nešković, "Microwave Radio Links", Publisher: Akademska misao, Belgrade, 2011
  2. ITU-T and ITU-R recommendations
  3. H.R. Anderson, "Fixed Broadband Wireless System Design", Wiley, 2003.
  4. I. Henne, P. Thorvaldsen, "Planing of LoS radio reley systems", NERA Telecommunication, Bergen 1999.
  5. Documentation of reputable manufacturers (NERA, Ericsson, Nec,….)
Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
3 1 1
Methods of teaching Lectures and exercises are held by using PowerPoint presentations and blackboard. Laboratory work consists of demonstrations and individual student exercises.
Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
Activites during lectures 0 Test paper 50
Practical lessons 10 Oral examination 0
Colloquia 40
Seminars 0