19E033URV - Microwave Radio Links

Course specification
Course title Microwave Radio Links
Acronym 19E033URV
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
The goal The main purpose is to achieve a reliable transmission system that meets the specified objectives (quality and availability). Link design (choice of equipment and antenna types, diversity techniques, quality and availability calculation). Network design (defining the required capacity, system configuration, interference calculations and frequency planning).
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, both at the level of the individual microwave link, and the microwave transmission network as a whole.
URL to the subject page
Contents of lectures Path analysis. Performance and availability predictions and objectives. Device configurations and antenna types. Passive relay stations. Concept of diversity protection. Co-channel operation and cross-polar interference. Microwave link design. Interference calculations on digital network and frequency planning.
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 35
Practical lessons 30 Oral examination 0
Colloquia 35
Seminars 0