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WIRELESS NETWORK ENGINEERING AND PLANNING WITH COMSITEDESIGNTM

SYSTEM APPLICATIONS AND OVERVIEW

ComSiteDesign (CSD) is a technology versatile, comprehensive


and user-friendly wireless network engineering software tool. It is easy to use yet thorough in its unique approach to systems design and analysis. CSD is designed to maximize compatibility with standard Microsoft Office applications such as MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access and MS MapPoint, offering one of the most sought-after IT solutions for the Public Safety, Utilities, Cellular/PCS, Wireless Internet Service Provider (ISP) and Site Management industries. Radio, field and wireless network engineers in conjunction have developed CSD with system planners and strategic marketing personnel to address aspects of their individual business processes for each of the aforementioned industries. With that goal in mind, CSD is capable of providing: External site database import, Frequency plan import functionality, Connectivity to FCC license records, High quality mapping, Google Earth Compatibility Microsoft Word compatible reports, Adobe Acrobat .pdf output files, ESRI ArcView desktop GIS compatibility, Measurement data import and display, Propagation model calibration (tuning), Regulatory agency frequency/site database import, Path profile viewer with terrain and clutter display, Microwave point to point/point to multipoint module, Antenna heights optimizer, Optimal Site Combination, Base station, mobile and hand-held equipment databases, Available antenna site/tower locator, Nearest airport locator (for airport authority coordination), AM Tower locator (for broadcast station coordination), Automatic frequency planning Interface to intermodulation analysis tool, Interface to transmitter noise/receiver desensitization, Unlimited number of sites and antenna systems, Imbedded regulatory authority frequency plans/tables, Multi-technology, multiple sector based planning, Sector based propagation modeling,
Forward and Reverse Link Best Server

Point to Point Microwave Engineering

Simulcast Time Delay and InterSymbol Interference

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WIRELESS TECHNOLOGIES SUPPORTED IN CSD CSD is suited to analyze and plan a variety of systems ranging in frequency from 1 MHz to 450 GHz. Each of the various system types may coexist on the same support structure, but analyzed independently of each other without creating separate project files. The user decides which technologies to evaluate by simply selecting with which subscriber or field unit type base stations will communicate. Examples of the wireless network technologies supported by ComSiteDesign include but are not limited to: Terrain Relief Display Trunking: APCO P25, OpenSky, TETRA, EDACS, ASTRO, MPT1327, MultiNet, SmartZone, iDEN GSM, DCS1800, PCS1900, iDEN, CDMA IS-95, UMTS / WCDMA, CDMA2000 Analog and Digital Systems OpenSky, Motobridge

Cellular/PCS:

Microwave: Wireless IP Digital Mobile Radio: Fixed Wireless:

LTE, WiMAX/IEEE 802.16, IEEE 802.1x WiFi (2.4 and 5.9 GHz), Canopy LTE, Mobitex, GPRS, RDLAP, CDPD, GPRS, EDGE, EVDO

Clutter/Land Use Display

Wireless Data:

Remote Data Acquisition: SCADA/MAS, SmartGrid Applications Wireless Local Loop: Airloop, Airreach, Proximity, DECT, Fixed Cellular LTE, WiMAX, Multichannel Multipoint Distribution Services (MMDS), Local Multipoint Distribution Services (LMDS) Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) Motorola MotoTrbo, ICOM NEXTEDGE, Hytera DMR

Broadband Access:

Detailed Map with Measurements

Digital Mobile Radio:

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RADIO PROPAGATION MODEL OPTIONS CSD allows the flexibility to appropriately assign propagation model and characteristics to each site and antenna system/sector on a site. Each model may be independently corrected with field measurement data through CSDs propagation model calibration module. The propagation models available to a user include: Okumura-Hata-Davidson COST231 Okumura-Hata Longley-Rice and ITM Walfishe-Ikegami Lee IMT-2000 ITU-525, Free Space + Diffraction HF, SkyWave, VHF-UHF Broadcast Bullington, Wojar Method, ITU Durkin FCC R-6406 (Carey) FCC R-6602 Epstein-Peterson Deygout Giovaneli Lucent Airloop

Channel Assignment and Exclusion Tool

CSD provides the user the ability to choose from 21 different radio propagation models, 6 different diffraction models and 4 methods of computing effective antennas heights. SUPPORTED DATABASES To support network and traffic engineering studies CSD makes available to the user a wide variety of databases and map display options that include: Sun-shaded relief maps, Elevation thematic maps, Regional Planning Boundaries, Microwave interconnect route map, Microwave antenna database, Base station antenna database, Digital elevation models (better than 1m resolution) Land use Land cover / clutter database GeoTIFF digitital topographic raster maps GeoTIFF aerial digital orthophotos, ESRI .shp Streets, roads and railways, lakes, rivers and streams, Administrative political boundaries, Measurement and Predicted Data Statistical Analysis

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Available Frequency Search from Regulatory Authority (FCC, Industry Canada) Data

State, County, City, Zip/Postal codes, Economic trading boundaries (MTA, BTA, MSA, RSA, EAs), Population density by zip/postal code, Population density by County, Building heights with outlines, Base station model types and parameters, Gas and Oil pipelines Crane and ITU Rainfall rate and attenuation data, Mobile station model types and parameters,

ENGINEERING ANALYSES AND PROCESSES


Coverage studies, Interference analyses, Traffic engineering, Frequency planning

ComSiteDesign (CSD) provides the means of producing a host of essential engineering analyses that allow
its user to assess an existing or proposed telecom site for service area coverage, quality of service (QoS), grade of service (GoS). The analyses provided by the software include: Co-channel(C/I+N) interference, Adjacent channel interference, TSB-88 Simulcast Time delay interference (TDI), TSB-88 Time Delay Interference Analysis Best, second and third best server, N-th server Forward link best server, Reverse link best server (Receiver voting), Wireless data traffic spreading, Forward and reverse channel reliability analysis Wireless 911 (TDOA/AOA) location simulator, Multi-site, multi-signal, multi-channel analysis, Point to point microwave link engineering, Point to multipoint (Hub to CPE, SCADA Master to RTU, AIS Base to Receiver, etc.), Propagation model calibration (tuner) DAQ (Delivered Audio Quality) coverage Differential coverage analysis (Delta-Plot) Desired and Undesired Interference Analysis ComSite .rom files compatibility with FCC ULS exported license files records. Handover/Handoff analysis (Muti-cast systems), Thermal fade margin calculation, Reflection point identification, Link reliability analysis (Vigants and ITU 530), TSB-88 Time Delay Interference Analysis Support of P25 CQPSK and C4FM Modulation Boundary area percent coverage (BAPC), Optimal antenna height calculator, Contour analysis, Automatic and manual frequency assignment, Neighbor site/Roam list creation, Interference and signal source identifier, Outage calculation in seconds per year, Crane and ITU rain attenuation models Channel export to intermodulation interference analysis Measurement data statistical and graphical analysis Serving Site Count Coverage LTE Broadband Peak User Data Rate LTE Broadband MIMO Antenna Configuration

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Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 Intel Core i5, Core i7 Processors Microsoft Office 2007 / Professional 1 GB RAM, CD ROM Drive 100 GB Internal Hard Drive

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SELECTED LIST OF COMSITE CUSTOMERS

Public Safety: Federal Aviation Administration Metro-Dade County, FL Maryland State Police Palm Beach County Sheriff State of Arizona Dept. of Public Safety Commonwealth of Pennsylvania U.S. Border Patrol Vermont Department of Public Safety Denver Police Department Florida Department of Law Enforcement Florida Highway Patrol State of California Wireless Communications Carriers AT&T Wireless Verizon Cingular Sprint Nextel Lucent Motorola US Cellular British Telecom / Transcomm International Royal Canadian Mounted Police Canadian Coast Guard Hydro Quebec (Canada) ADCO (UAE) ARAMCO (KSA) Commonwealth of Australia Australian Air Force Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (Costa Rica) Prospect Electricity (Australia) COMCEL (Guatemala)

Utilities and Transportation: National Grid/Niagara Mohawk SCANA Arizona Public Service Company Southern California Gas ConEd Northern States Power Florida Power and Light East Bay Municipal Utility District City Public Services San Antonio Consumers Energy American Electrical Power Colorado Springs Utilities Dairyland Power Cooperative East Bay Municipal District Lower Colorado River Authority New England Power Service Tennessee Valley Authority New Jersey Transit Northwest Airlines Oil and Gas / Petroleum Sun Pipeline South Western Gas Pipeline Phillips Petroleum ConocoPhillips ExxonMobil BP Exploration (Alaska), Inc Chevron Chesapeake Energy Engineering and Consulting General Dynamics The Boeing Company Parsons Brinkerhoff SAIC Sandia National Laboratories Hatfield & Dawson Consulting LCC International, Inc. Wireless Facilities Inc. Lockheed Martin STANTEC

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COMSITE DESIGN, COMSITE PRO, COMSITE ULTRA, COMSITE MANAGER, COMSITE MPE are trademarks of RCC Consultants, Inc.

Introducing new features and functionality..

3D TERRAIN RELIEF MAPPING AND RADIO COVERAGE 3D IN-BUILDING VOLUMETRIC COVERAGE ENGINEERING

Mesh Networks, SCADA, MAS, AMR, Smart Grid, AMR, Microwave Point-to-Point With Intelligent Auto-Linking Utility

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INDUSTRY STANDARDS COMPLIANCE/COMPATIBILITY REFERENCES ComSiteDesign, ComSitePro and ComSite MPE are based on many industry recommendations for wireless network engineering and characterization of the mobile radio propagation environment. A selected list of internationally recognized standards on which these applications are based is included below:

TIA/EIA TSB-88

Wireless Communications Systems Performance in Noise and Interference Limited Situations Recommended Methods for Technology Independent Modeling, Simulation and Verification. Prediction of Tropospheric Radio Transmission Loss Over Irregular Terrain (A.G. Longley, P.L. Rice), Tropospheric Telecommunications Laboratory, Institute of Telecommunication Sciences. Federal Communications Commission Office of Engineering and Technology (FCC OET) Bulletin 72, The ILLR (Individual Location Longley-Rice) Program set forth by the Federal Communications Commission in Docket No. 98-201). Longley-Rice Methodology for Evaluating TV Coverage and Interference Evaluating Compliance with FCC Guidelines for Human Exposure to Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields Limits to Human Exposure to Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields in the Frequency Range of 3kHz to 300GHz, Health Canada, 1999 Maritime Navigation and Radiocommunication Equipment and Systems Automatic Identification System (AIS) Technical Characteristics for an Automatic Identification System (AIS) Using Time Division Multiple Access in the VHF Maritime Mobile Band. Intermodulation Interference Calculations in the Land-Mobile Service. Propagation Data and Prediction Methods Required for The Design of Terrestrial Lineof-Sight Systems Characteristics of Precipitation for Propagation Modeling. Specific Attenuation model for Rain for Use in Prediction Methods Calculation of Free-Space Attenuation Prediction Procedure for the Evaluation of Microwave Interference between Stations on the Surface of the Earth at Frequencies above about 0.7 GHz. The Radio Refractive Index: Its Formula and Refractivity Data.

ERL 79-ITS 67

FCC OET-72

FCC OET-69 FCC OET-65

Safety Code 6

ANSI/EN 62320

ITU-R M.1371

ITU-R SM.1134 ITU-R P.530-8

ITU-R P.837-3 ITU-R P.838-1 ITU-R P.525-2 ITU-R P.452-9

ITU-R P.453-8

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ITU-R F.1093-1

Effects of Multipath Propagation on the Design and Operation of Line-of-Sight Digital Radio-Relay Systems. Guidelines for Evaluation of Radio Transmission Technologies Groundwave Propagation Curves for Frequencies between 10 kHz and 30 MHz. VHF and UHF Propagation Curves for the Frequency Range from 30 MHz to 1000 MHz. Prediction of Sky-Wave Field Strength at Frequencies between 150 and 1705 kHz. Effects of Tropospheric Refraction on Radiowave Propagation Radio Noise Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA)

ITU-R M.1215 ITU-R P.368 ITU-R P.370 ITU-R P.1137 ITU-R P.834 ITU-R P.372 ETSI ETR 300-1

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