LS Training Academy
General Radio Communications
Please find below an overview of all available training courses in regards to "General Radio Communications". The complete Training Calendar can be downloaded here.
Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your individual training needs. To register for a course fill in the registration form and send it back by fax to +49 7227 9535 605 or by e-mail to Training(at)LStelcom.com. Seminars can be booked as single courses or also as full package.
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Spectrum management requires knowledge of an unusually wide range of disciplines: engineering, economics, law, policy and regulation. It is also a field where accepted practices are changing rapidly. The increasing demand for spectrum fostered a growth in market- orientated approaches to spectrum management but the latest approaches lean more towards sharing as the dominant paradigm. This course delivers the essential technical foundations needed to support modern spectrum management while bringing attendees up to speed with the latest thinking in a range of other areas.
The course is not just an opportunity to learn; it is a unique opportunity to debate the latest thinking with world-renowned experts who helped develop the central principles of modern spectrum management. Further benefits include:
- A chance to share experiences with colleagues from other countries
- Comprehensive reading pack included
- Social events reflecting the unique historic nature of Oxford
- Ideal learning environment: the peaceful and historic grounds of Harris Manchester College
The course is aimed at people who either work for regulators or a commercial organisation which needs to understand the principles of spectrum management. The programme is particularly relevant for the following fields: mobile; broadcasting; wireless broadband; electronics manufacturers; and public sector spectrum users such as aviation, maritime, emergency services and military. The content is well suited to three groups of people:
- staff wanting a solid grounding in all aspects of spectrum management
- those experienced in one aspect of spectrum management seeking to broaden their knowledge
- staff wanting to familiarise themselves with the latest thinking in the field
- Basics of the Radio Spectrum
- Spectrum Efficiency
- The future of the UHF band
- Spectrum Sharing
- Spectrum Auctions
- Legal and economic aspects of Spectrum Management
September course in Oxford includes all meals and accommodation, whereas the April course in London does not. The fee for both courses includes study materials and social events. An early bird discount of £250 is available for either course if you book six weeks beforehand. The April course costs £2245 (excl. VAT). This includes lunch but you will be required to find your own accommodation. The September course costs £2,995 (excl. VAT) per attendee. This includes en-suite accommodation at the College and all meals from Monday breakfast to Friday breakfast.
Day to day communications are becoming increasingly wireless: Radio, TV, GPS, mobile phones, cordless telephones and Wireless LAN have become an integral part of our daily lives. But how do they work? What are frequencies, why do we need modulation, what is dBm and what causes radio interference? Also for non-technical staff working in the wireless industry it is highly beneficial to have a basic understanding of the background on which their industry is founded. This course addresses fundamental questions in relation to wireless communications. The training is conducted in a way that persons without technical background can gain insight in the principles of radio systems. What are radio waves, how can they be classified, how can technical performance of radio transmitters and receivers be described. What is the difference between broadcasting and mobile systems and why do different systems operate in different frequency bands? These and other questions related to wireless communications are addressed in this classroom training.
After completing the training, participants will have a basic understanding of the principles behind today’s radio communication systems.
This course is intended for those who have no technical background in radio communications, who are interested in wireless communications systems and who may be employed in non-technical positions at telecoms regulators, telecoms operators, or others in the wireless industry.
- What are radio waves?
- Classification of radio waves
- Introduction to radio communications
- Basic parameter of radio systems
- Modulation and band usage
- Usage of frequency bands from ELF to EHF
1,260 € (excluding VAT)
Antennas are an important and often overlooked part of radio communication systems. The focus of this course is to deliver an understanding of the principals of antenna design and operation, and to examine the key differences between the many different types of antennas and antenna arrays. The classroom training will be held in LS telcom’s training facilities.
After completing the course, delegates will have an understanding of the fundamental properties of antennas. In addition they will be able to identify a wide range of different antenna forms and their corresponding service (broadcasting, mobile, microwave etc.).
This course is intended for those who have a basic knowledge of physics and radio communication services, who are interested in antennas and who may be employed at network operators or regulators.
- Definitions of electromagnetic fields and their characteristics
- Electrical and magnetical antennas
- Basic parameters of antennas (size, gain, pattern, half power beam width etc.)
- Different basic antenna types (single element, multiple element, panels, dishes, phased arrays) and their characteristics
- Detailed view of broadcast, mobile and microwave antennas
- Modern antenna techniques (e.g. MIMO, fractal antennas)
- Practical examples of antenna usage on radio towers
680 € (excluding VAT)
Radio transmitters produce electromagnetic fields which members of the public may be exposed to. In order to assess people’s safety, their exposure must be measured and compared with the appropriate limits. This course will focus on the measurement of general public exposure; in addition, some aspects of occupational exposure are discussed. The classroom training will be held in LS telcom’s training facilities.
After completing the training, delegates will be able to perform measurements of RF exposure - caused by different radio services - which follow the correct measurement methodology, equipment settings and post processing. They will also understand the philosophy behind the exposure limits.
This course is intended for those who have basic knowledge in RF wireless communication techniques and understanding in spectrum analyzer, who are interested in measurement of human exposure to RF electromagnetic fields and who may be employed at regulatory authorities, environmental agencies, radiation protection authorities, health and safety departments of network operators or measurement laboratories.
- ICNIRP's RF exposure limits philosophy
- Status of current biological research
- Basic measurement principles
- Derivation of an appropriate measurement methodology
- Review of existing measurement standards
- Correct measurements of FM, DAB, DVB-T, GSM, UMTS, LTE, TETRA, DECT, W-LAN and radar exposures
- Measurement report and uncertainty budget, typical sources of error
- Measurement strategies
- Measurement practice on real life signals
2,150 € (excluding VAT)
This course is on the job training complementing the “Measurements of Human Exposure to RF Electromagnetic Fields” course. It provides an introduction to practical EMF measurements and their evaluation using NARDA 550 & SRM 3006 together with LS OBSERVER. Delegates will execute practical examples with live measurements on standard service bands (FM Broadcast/DVB-T/GSM/UMTS/LTE), report the results and summarize in a group session the limitations of exposure measurements. Besides the training in the classroom, the training will also show how the measurement should be done using proper equipment.
After completing the course, participants will be able to perform practical EMF measurements under real conditions and limitations in the RF field. They will also be capable to correctly set-up measurements with a narrowband NARDA SRM 3006/LS OBSERVER measurement device. Additionally, they will also be able to evaluate the measurement results, judging the quality of the performed measurements.
This course is intended for those who have basic knowledge of radio communication, electromagnetic wave propagation and measurement, who are interested in EMF measurements and reporting and who may be employed as regulatory authorities’ staff members who will execute EMF measurements.
- Overview of EMF measurement tasks
- Selecting the equipment according to the planned measurement campaign
- Basic measurements with NARDA NBM550 (Broadband) and SRM 3006 (Narrowband) or LS Observer
- Live measurements in the real environment around Lichtenau/Ulm
- Practical measurement on FM-Broadcast/DVB-T/GSM/UMTS/LTE transmitters (with help of device-specific evaluation SW)
Hints, do’s and don’ts on performing live measurements
- Distinguishing between real signals and intermodulation products
- Evaluation and reporting of measurement results of used equipment
- Transfer of the learned skills to daily work
1,260 € (excluding VAT)
“Measurements of Human Exposure to RF Electromagnetic Fields” and “EMF Measurements and Reporting” can be booked as full package as well as single courses. Package price for both courses: 3,100 € (excluding VAT).
This course will introduce the world of digital terrain data as used in radio planning tools. This includes modules about basic map production, coordinate systems and storing of information in vector or raster format. The different terrain data types used in radio planning tools will be explained, further, the most common data sources, production processes, and quality criteria will be discussed. Finally recommendations regarding the suitability of using terrain data for different radio communication services will be given. The classroom training will be held in LS telcom’s training facilities.
After completing the course, participants will be able to compare terrain data by data type, file format, resolution, coordinate system, accuracy, and source in order to specify the optimum data set for their tasks.
This course is intended for those who have basic knowledge in GIS software, who are interested in digital terrain data and who may be employed as radio planners or system administrators for radio network planning and spectrum management tools.
- Overview of terrain data
- Coordinate system, projection and datum
- Comparison vector versus raster data
- Elevation and land use data
- Maps for visualization
- Population data
- Conductivity data
680 € (excluding VAT)
The training gives an introduction into the working on digital terrain data using CATCHit. Starting with an introduction into the Graphical User Interface (GUI), an introduction into the LS telcom terrain data format and an overview over the most important topics related to coordinate systems, projections and datum are given. The main processes for the creation, conversion and maintenance of terrain data in CATCHit will be demonstrated, as well as the use of the CATCHit module “Terrain Puzzler”. The training will involve the usage of CATCHit module.
Please note that this is a tool training.
After the seminar the participants will be trained in the handling of digital terrain data. They will learn how to create new maps, change the coloring, get knowledge about best suiting file formats and needed data sources to create special data layer like population maps. They will be able to convert terrain data into other formats and change the resolution or coordinate system.
This course is intended for those who have a basic knowledge in GIS software and handling of digital terrain data, who are interested in CATCHit and who may be employed in terrain data administrators as well as new users of CATCHit and refreshers.
- Introduction into the Graphical User Interface (GUI)
- Terrain data formats
- Coordinate system, projection and datum
- Geo-referencing a scanned map
- Working with vectors
- Creation of Digital Terrain Model (DTM), clutter maps, and population maps
- Working with the conversion module "Terrain Puzzler"
1,260 € (excluding VAT)