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Indoor Radio Planning: A Practical Guide for GSM, DCS, UMTS, HSPA and LTE, Second Edition

Book Description

Why is indoor coverage needed, and how it is best implemented? As the challenge of providing higher data speeds and quality for mobile applications intensifies, ensuring adequate in-building and tunnel coverage and capacity is increasingly important.

A unique, single-source reference on the theoretical and practical knowledge behind indoor and tunnel radio planning, Indoor Radio Planning, Second Edition provides an overview of mobile networks systems and coverage solutions with GSM, UMTS, HSPA and LTE cellular systems technologies as a backdrop.

All of the available solutions, from basic passive distributed antenna systems (DAS) through to advanced fiber optic systems supporting MIMO and LTE, are discussed in detail to give the reader a good understanding. In addition, there is a section covering multi-operator systems, as this becomes a more and more utilized approach. Systematically moving from the basic considerations through to advanced indoor planning, aspects such as upgrading passive DAS from 2G to 3G, noise analysis, link budgets, traffic calculations and software tools that can be used to help create in-building designs are also covered. Femtocells, outdoor DAS and tunnel radio planning are newly included in this edition.

  • A new version of the bestseller, updated with an introduction to LTE and treatments of modulation principle, DAS systems for MIMO/LTE, designing repeater systems and elevator coverage

  • Addresses the challenge of providing coverage inside train, and high speed rail

  • Outlines the key parameters and metrics for designing DAS for GSM, DCS, UMTS, HSPA & LTE

  • Essential reading for engineering and planning personnel at mobile operators, also giving a sound grounding in indoor radio planning for equipment manufacturers

  • Written by a leading practitioner in the field with more than 20 years of practical experience

  • Table of Contents

    1. Cover
    2. Title Page
    3. Copyright
    4. Foreword by Professor Simon Saunders
      1. Preface to the Second Edition
      2. This is Still Not a Book for Scientists!
      3. The Practical Approach
      4. Keep the Originals!
    5. Preface to the First Edition
      1. This is Not a Book for Scientists
      2. The Practical Approach
    6. Acknowledgments
      1. Second Edition
      2. First Edition
    7. Chapter 1: Introduction
    8. Chapter 2: Overview of Cellular Systems
      1. 2.1 Mobile Telephony
      2. 2.2 Introduction to GSM
      3. 2.3 Universal Mobile Telecommunication System
      4. 2.4 Introduction to HSPA
      5. 2.5 Modulation
      6. 2.6 Advanced Antenna Systems for HSPA+ and LTE
      7. 2.7 Short Introduction to LTE
    9. Chapter 3: Indoor Radio Planning
      1. 3.1 Why is In-building Coverage Important?
      2. 3.2 Indoor Coverage from the Macro Layer
      3. 3.3 The Indoor UMTS/HSPA Challenge
      4. 3.4 Common UMTS Rollout Mistakes
      5. 3.5 The Basics of Indoor RF Planning
    10. Chapter 4: Distributed Antenna Systems
      1. 4.1 What Type of Distributed Antenna System is Best?
      2. 4.2 Passive Components
      3. 4.3 The Passive DAS
      4. 4.4 Active DAS
      5. 4.5 Hybrid Active DAS Solutions
      6. 4.6 Other Hybrid DAS Solutions
      7. 4.7 Indoor DAS for MIMO Applications
      8. 4.8 Using Repeaters for Indoor DAS Coverage
      9. 4.9 Repeaters for Rail Solutions
      10. 4.10 Designing with Pico and Femtocells
      11. 4.11 Active DAS Data
      12. 4.12 Electromagnetic Radiation, EMR
      13. 4.13 Conclusion
    11. Chapter 5: Designing Indoor DAS Solutions
      1. 5.1 The Indoor Planning Procedure
      2. 5.2 The RF Design Process
      3. 5.3 Designing the Optimum Indoor Solution
      4. 5.4 Indoor Design Strategy
      5. 5.5 Handover Considerations Inside Buildings
      6. 5.6 Elevator Coverage
      7. 5.7 Multioperator Systems
      8. 5.8 Co-existence Issues for GSM/UMTS
      9. 5.9 Co-existence Issues for UMTS/UMTS
      10. 5.10 Multioperator Requirements
    12. Chapter 6: Traffic Dimensioning
      1. 6.1 Erlang, the Traffic Measurement
    13. Chapter 7: Noise
      1. 7.1 Noise Fundamentals
      2. 7.2 Cascaded Noise
      3. 7.3 Noise Power
      4. 7.4 Noise Power from Parallel Systems
      5. 7.5 Noise Control
      6. 7.6 Updating a Passive DAS from 2G to 3G
    14. Chapter 8: The Link Budget
      1. 8.1 The Components and Calculations of the RF Link
    15. Chapter 9: Tools for Indoor Radio Planning
      1. 9.1 Live and Learn
      2. 9.2 Diagram Tools
      3. 9.3 Radio Survey Tools
      4. 9.4 The Simple Tools and Tips
      5. 9.5 Tools for Link Budget Calculations
      6. 9.6 Tools for Indoor Predictions
      7. 9.7 The Advanced Toolkit (RF-vu from iBwave.com)
    16. Chapter 10: Optimizing the Radio Resource Management Parameters on Node B When Interfacing to an Active DAS, BDA, LNA or TMA
      1. 10.1 Introduction
      2. 10.2 Impact of DL Power Offset
      3. 10.3 Impact of Noise Power
      4. 10.4 Delay of the Active DAS
      5. 10.5 Impact of External Noise Power
    17. Chapter 11: Tunnel Radio Planning
      1. Tunnel Coverage Solutions
      2. 11.1 The Typical Tunnel Solution
      3. 11.2 The Tunnel HO Zone
      4. 11.3 Covering Tunnels with Antennas
      5. 11.4 Radiating Cable Solutions
      6. 11.5 Tunnel Solutions, Cascaded BDAs
      7. 11.6 Tunnel Solutions, T-Systems
      8. 11.7 Handover Design inside Tunnels
      9. 11.8 Redundancy in Tunnel Coverage Solutions
      10. 11.9 Sector Strategy for Larger Metro Tunnel Projects
      11. 11.10 RF Test Specification of Tunnel Projects
      12. 11.11 Timing Issues in DAS for Tunnels
    18. Chapter 12: Covering Indoor Users From the Outdoor Network
      1. 12.1 The Challenges of Reaching Indoor Users From the Macro Network
      2. 12.2 Micro Cell Capacity
      3. 12.3 ODAS – Outdoor Distributed Antenna Systems
      4. 12.4 Digital Distribution on DAS
      5. 12.5 High Speed Rail Solutions
    19. References
    20. Appendix
    21. Index