September 11, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
TONEX Nashville, TN
2615 Elm Hill Pike
Nashville, TN 37214
Howard Gottlieb
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Certified In-Building Wireless Network Design Training, A Hands-on Certification Training by TONEX – Earn 26 CE (PDH – Professional Development Hours from PIE)

Certified In-Building Wireless Network Design Training provides knowledge and skills for in building RF Engineering and Design. In-Building Wireless Training course will cover all the essentials aspects of the wireless indoor network planning, design, implementation, and optimization.

In-Building Wireless Training Program is designed to give you knowledge and skills in  in-building wireless from concepts to optimization. The course modules are covering: indoor design concepts, planning, design, network deployment, installation and optimization process. Learn about indoor wireless planning, site surveys, design, project management, and commissioning of indoor systems including DAS (distributed antenna systems) and small cells.

Discover how to examine building layout, coverage and capacity requirements, and service objectives, to provide an affordable indoor design and solution.  Guidelines and technical, product selection, installation, commissioning, performance, GoS, QoS, QoE, optimization, and complete documentation are included in our training solution to assure cellular/PCS, two-way radios, and other mobile devices work reliably in buildings, tunnels, bridges, airports, concert halls and sport venues.

Master your knowledge and skills to plan, design, implement and optimize indoor wireless and small cell networks. Learn about RF, radio waves, propagation, antennas,  modulation, coding, services, architecture, design, capacity planning, verification, interference and various trends in-building technologies including DAS, WiFi, GSM, CDMA, 3G and LTE-Advanced.

Understand design and implementation of indoor wireless technologies, Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) and small cell technologies. Discover methods and tools for indoor wireless planning, design, implementation, deployment and optimizations of indoor wireless and small cell networks.

During the training, we will work with real projects to evaluate the feasibility, coverage  and performance of the indoor wireless network, write system requirements and specifications, verify and validate design, implement and optimize the solution and produce as-built specs.

Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, the attendees will be able to:

  • List the various types of indoor wireless systems and solutions including DAS and small cells
  • Discuss indoor wireless system solutions, DAS and small cells and their co-existence with micro and macro cells
  • Determine the types of indoor wireless for a given coverage, technologies such as WiFi and LTE and service capacity requirements
  • Determine how to effectively design an indoor wireless system in a cost effective manner with the highest performance as expected
  • Identify the key RF parameters and design targets of indoor wireless systems including mobile, WiFi and Public Safety
  • Discuss tools and methods to create as-built documentation
  • Identify the various components and equipments used in deploying indoor wireless systems
  • Prepare a indoor wireless systems engineering
  • Discuss indoor wireless system ConOps, requirements, design, testing and optimization processes
  • Prepare  indoor wireless link budgets using our free tools
  • Prepare link budgets for the optical links using our free tools
  • List the indoor wireless system configuration and design parameters
  • Identify best practices for the deployment of indoor wireless systems including project management site survey design, installation and optimizations.
  • Identify the factors that may impact indoor wireless system performance through hands-on exercises and workshops.

Who Should Attend

Become expert in  in-building wireless and perform service provisioning of cellular/PCS/LTE, Analog, VHF/UHF, Public Safety and WiFi (WLAN’s) inside buildings and other structures such as sport venues, concert halls, airports, tunnels and bridges.

Whether you work for a wireless service provider, system integrator, ISP, equipment manufacturer, building manager or business owner, this course will enhance your knowledge and skills to evaluate various wireless services in poor coverage areas and know-how on technologies to expand coverage into new areas. Our experienced and dedicated instructors will help you maximize your in building wireless communication capabilities in the most cost effective manner during this course.
This course is a comprehensive technical program to plan, design, implement, verify, validate, optimize indoor wireless systems including DAS and small cells and is intended for project managers, engineers, technicians and anyone else involved in planning, design,  deployment and optimization of indoor wireless systems.

Course Agenda

Indoor wireless System  Overview

  • What and Why?
  • Types of Indoor wireless systems
  • DAS (Distributed Antenna Systems)
  • Pico and Micro-cells
  • Small Cells
  • WiFi hotspots
  • Indoor wireless technology overview
  • Coverage requirements
  • Indoor wireless capacity planning
  • Indoor wireless system architecture
  • Active and passive solutions
  • Planning considerations
  • Indoor wireless system design considerations
  • Site surveys
  • Pico and macro cell site considerations
  • Mobile networks considerations
  • LTE small cell considerations
  • WiFi considerations
  • Public Safety considerations
  • Installation considerations
  • Optimization considerations

Indoor wireless System Planning and Design

  • Project deployment process
  • Project management and system requirements baselines
  • Scope of Work (SoW) for an In Building Wireless System
  • Analysis of services
  • Business and budgetary objectives
  • Facility and document the as-built configuration
  • RF environment in the design frequency
  • Building drawings
  • Design challenges
  • Network architecture and  topology
  • RF planning and design
  • Principles of sire survey
  • Radio waves and propagation
  • RF and optical Link Budget calculations
  • Materials and RF propagation
  • Refraction, Reflection, Diffraction and scattering
  • Noise and Noise Figure
  • Intermodulation and BER
  • In-Building components
  • Backhaul connection to the network
  • Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS)
  • Network management and operations
  • in-Building Wireless System Architecture
  • Passive DAS
  • Active DAS
  • Hybrid DAS
  • Repeaters vs. base station solutions
  • Technical considerations for various technologies
  • GSM, CDMA/CDMA2000, UMTS, HSPA/HSPA+, LTE and LTE-Advanced
  • 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ad

Workshop: Designing an indoor wireless  project

  • System design and development
  • wireless voice/data needs
  • Software analysis to specify optimum placement of access points and cells
  • Large network “holes”
  • Radio resources for outside mobile users.
  • Macrocell
  • Capacity requirements and security measures
  • Design to architectural and operational constraints
  • System procurement management
  • Equipment specifications
  • Performance guarantees
  • Construction requirements
  •  Site-walks and pre-bid

Indoor wireless Site Survey

  • Environment, layout and network requirements
  • Antennas
  • RF propagation
  • RF measurements
  • Equipment location
  • Cable routing
  • Performance evaluation
  • Optimization

DAS and Small Cell Technology

  • What is DAS?
  • What is a small cell?
  • Types of DAS and small cells
  • Indoor vs. outdoor
  • Co-existence with macro-network
  • Coverage considerations
  • Capacity considerations
  • Small cell Connectivity
  • Small cell architectures
  •  Power consideration

Testing, optimization, and final acceptance

  • Installation and integration management
  • Project management of installation and testing with all systems
  • Integration with other systems and trades
  • Verify proper interconnect
  • Configuration of access points
  • Tests of system performance
  • System security demonstration
  • Operational verification tests through facility with client staff
  • As-built and test documentation for completeness

Workshop 2: Designing an Indoor Wireless System with PCS/Cellular/LTE and Public Safety Coverage Extension

  • Dedicated radio resources
  • General Technical Features
  • Frequency range 100 MHz to 100 GHz
  • Accurate propagation predictions
  • Propagation models
  • Conductivity, permittivity and transmission loss
  • Time dispersion/multipath (RMS delay spread) studies
  • Angle of arrival calculations
  • 2D and 3D ray-tracing models for outdoor microcell
  • Indoor wireless LAN/PBX/cell-extender studies.
  • Line-of-sight (LOS) and NLOS rays
  • Wall transmission
  • Corner diffraction
  • Attenuation due to partial Fresnel zone obstruction.
  • Hata propagation model
  • COST-231 propagation model
  • Walfisch-Ikegami propagation model
  • Simplified outdoor microcell studies
  • Multi-story indoor studies
  • Calculate attenuation between floors
  • Plot results in a 3D, multi-story projection.
  • Free-space propagation
  • Reflection
  • Diffraction
  • Diffuse wall scattering
  • Pico and microcells
  • High and low powered passive repeaters
  • Passive coax-based transport
  • Low and high powered active distributed antenna systems
  • Radio over Fiber (RoF)
  • Cable-distributed vs. Fiber-distributed

Workshop 3: In-Building Wireless, DAS and Small Cell System Design Case

  • Application and Design Principles
  • Using BDA devices and systems
  • Repeaters, Boosters, Cell Enhancers
  • HVAC ducting “waveguide” distributed
  • Over-the-air donors
  • Microcell and on-Site donors
  • Community and Multi-Operator
  • Public Cellular and PCS
  • Law Enforcement, Public Safety
  • 150, 450, 800-900 trunked
  • SCADA telemetry: 150, 450, 900 MHz.
  • Public Unlicensed Mobile
  • Basic Modulation Types
  • Law Enforcement, Public Safety: FM, QPSK
  • SCADA telemetry :  FM, QPSK, others
  • Public Unlicensed Mobile
  • Signal Quality Criteria
  • C/I, Linearity, Dynamic Range
  • Headroom and Noise Performance
  • Interference – External sources
  • Internal sources generated
  • Reflection-mode in cluttered environment
  • Obstructions and Diffraction
  • In-Building Propagation
  • Free-space in rooms, hallways
  • Attenuation through walls, floors, ceilings, doors, windows
  • Frequency variability (“tilt”) of losses
  • Loss, Tilt, and coupling in the use of HVAC ducts as waveguide
  • Gains and Losses of system components
  • Basic Design, Operational, and Troubleshooting discussions

Discussions and Solution Case Studies to focus on:

  • Challenges in designing and executing in-building wireless projects
  • Factors affect ROI and ongoing costs
  • Gain a holistic approach to RF planning and solution integration
  • Auditing In-building Wireless Deployment
  • Active Distributed Antenna System (DAS)
  • Passive DAS
  • Repeater
  • Pico or microcell
  • Facility and Installation Considerations
  • What is the type of facility?
  • Open/warehouse
  • Industrial/Manufacturing
  • Cubed office
  • Drywall office
  • Hi-rise building
  • Government building
  • Hospital building
  • Mall
  • Airport
  • Convention center
  • Stadium/Arena
  • Calculating number of subscribers within the venue
  • Single-mode fiber vs. multi-mode fiber
  • CAT3/5 cable
  • CATV
  • Coax
  • Installation of conduit/innerduct required
  • Plenum-rated cables
  • Leaky Coax
  • RF carriers per band

 Final Assessment, Project and Certification

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