The reference tool for advanced radio planning and spectrum engineering
First class spectrum engineering
ICS telecom Radio Planning and Technical Spectrum Management software
Since 1990 (ICS Version 1), ICS telecom is the key package in the planners' toolkit. It is capable of modelling any size of radio system from intensive local area to extensive countrywide. ICS telecom provides benefit at all stages of network ownership and regulation bodies including tasks such as:
Engineering data sharing
International, bi-lateral and regional coordination
Clutter builder, DTM/DEM toolkits, Urban builders, Indoor projects, High resolution building builder, Import/Export Vector and Raster formats, SRTM support, Online data
Raster (ortho, topo, plan, cadaster) and vector layers, Bing, Here, Google, Open Street Map, World topo, Geoportals: PL, CZ, D, F, NOR, IT, UK, NZ, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Catalunya, Sweden, Croatia... Street View
All wireless technologies from 8 kHz to 450 GHz
Clustering (Smart Grid, Mesh, 5G...
. Broadcast . Regulation . Operator . Manufacturer . Consultancy Radio analog and digital, TV analog and digital, PMR analog and digital, Mobile 2G/3G/4G, WIFI, WIMAX, Radar, Satellite, Microwave-links, Broadband wireless access, AMR, Smart grids, IoT, Point to point, Point to multi-points, HF, Aeronautical, UAVs...
Multi-technologies (mobile, broadcast, fixed services, microwaves, satellites, radar, aeronautical, point to multipoint, monitoring and others). This includes coexistence studies between different technologies from 10 kHz to 450 GHz: AM, FM, HR radio, TVA, PMR, TETRA, DAB, DMB, DTV, DVB, VOR, ILS, COM, GSM, GSM-R ETCS and non ETCS, DCS, LTE, eMBMS, SRD, RLAN, DRM, MFAM, WIMAX, CDMA, WCDMA, CDMA 2000, WIBRO, ISDB, ATSC, CMMB, DME, DMR, WIFI, MLAT, SCDMA. HF, Satellites (GSO, NGSO, constellations), Microwave links, 5G, Mesh networks, Smart-Grid, LoRa, RPMA, AMR, P2P, P2MP, Wind turbine, Radar (Ground, Air), Direction finder, User defined technologies. Adaptive thresholds, Threshold degradation, Fixed modulation, Adaptive modulation, SISO, MIMO, AAS, TDD, FDD, COFDM, SFN, MFN…
ICS telecom enables the planning engineer to develop rapidly and economically wide networks in Indoor, Outdoor, Indoor/Outdoor and Mixed environement (Urban, Rural, Sea...) in Full 3D with a resolution up to 0.1 meter.
ICS telecom has applications throughout all modern radio networks, both fixed and mobile and across the frequency range 10kHz to 450GHz, including aeronautical systems, broadcast TV and radio, cellular, fixed radio access, land mobile, marine systems, microwave bearer, mobile data, paging, radar, satellite, telemetry. A generic approach for propagation channel modelling: ICS telecom offers also a deterministic propagation model to fulfill all V/U/SHF requirements at the same time. A map-based generic model including components required to cover propagation scenarios from about 30 MHZ to 350 GHz.
ICS telecom - Radio-localization: Location via angle of arrival (AoA), time difference of arrival (TDOA), RSSI and hybrid (combination of AoA, TDOA and RSSI)
ICS telecom includes:
. ICS telecom license . ICS online account (Brific access, cloud storage, database sharing, coverage and station/microwave link display and sharing…) http://icsonline.azurewebsites.net 50 MB of storage (more storage for additional price) Possibility to upload radio coverage and sites Data sharing (public or protected by password) Access to BRIFIC database Export stations and MW . 1 year maintenance and hot line . Worldwide DTM and Clutter access . 1 day training (ATDI premises) . Online map access key . ICS map server (cartographic tool: import, export, editing, geocoding…) http://www.atdi.com/ics-map-server/
Free DTM access (10 m USA, 10-25 m Europe, 25-50 m other areas) Free Clutter (builder) (10 m USA, 10-25 m Europe, 25 m other areas)
(*) : Can be renewed on a yearly basis from the second year following the PO.
A generic approach for propagation channel modelling ATDI proposes a deterministic propagation model to fulfill all V/U/S/EHF requirements at the same time. A map-based generic model including components required to cover propagation scenarios from about 30 MHZ to 350 GHz. LoS - Diffraction - 3D reflections - Absorption & Entry loss - Troposcattering - Ducting - Gaseous attenuation - Rain & Snow attenuation - Fog & Clouds attenuation...
ICS telecom - The Reference Software Tool for Spectrum Engineering & Advanced Radioplanning
• Multi-technology platform: Mobile, Broadcast, Satellite, P2P, PmP from 8 kHZ to 450 GHz • Spectrum Engineering • Spectrum Monitoring • Interference Analysis and Frequency Planning • EMC • GSM-R intermodulation • Health Safety • International and Regional Coordination • Automatic Network Planning and Optimisation • Population and Traffic Analysis • Automatic Model Tuning • Advanced Reporting Capabilities • Mixed Indoor / Outdoor Calculations • Co-existence management studies • White Space Device calculations • Wind turbines Interference and Constraints • Prospective Planning • Multimap/Multiresolution Advanced GIS • WMS/WMTS Geoportals, Street View, Map server • Digital Map Builders
Multi-technologies (mobile, broadcast, fixed services, microwaves, satellites, radar, aeronautical, point to multipoint, monitoring and others). This includes coexistence studies between different technologies from 8 kHz to 450 GHz: AM, FM, TVA, PMR, TETRA, DAB, DMB, DTV, DVB, VOR, ILS, COM, GSM, GSM-R ETCS and non ETCS, DCS, LTE, RLAN, DRM, MFAM, WIMAX, CDMA, WCDMA, CDMA 2000, WIBRO, ISDB, ATSC, CMMB, DME, DMR, WIFI, MLAT, SCDMA. HF, Satellites (GSO, NGSO, constellations), Microwave links, Mesh, Smart-Grid, AMR, P2P, P2MP, Wind turbine, Radar (Ground, Air), Direction finder, User defined technologies. Fixed modulation, Adaptive modulation, SISO, MIMO, AAS, TDD, FDD, COFDM, SFN, MFN…
Site searching, site candidates, optimizing Coverage calculation (UL/DL) Reverse coverage calculation RSCP coverage calculation Pilot coverage calculation Direction finder coverage efficiency Direction finder localization efficiency Radar coverage Microwave link path budget Traffic analysis Coordinated Multi-Point Operation Coverage analysis and interference maps: composite coverage, best servers, closest server, overlapping, simultaneous servers, CX received, Interference on best server, global interference, protected field strength, SNIR, RSRQ, RSRP, SOFDMA, C/I, C/N+I, Threshold degradation, protection margin, interference on serving cell, server position, 1st server, 2nd server, 3th server, normal and log-normal distributions, multiple log-normal signals, Ec/I0 forward, Ec/I0 pilot pollution, Eb/N0, SFN, COFDM, MFN vs SFN, power sum, quadratic power sum, power fux density, margin, reliability, delay spread, time of arrival, differences, TDOA, TSOA, DME (multilateration), handover, Macro diversity (adaptive thresholds)… Frequency planning and advanced interferences analysis (multiple constraints) Population Analysis Area analysis Polygon analysis Co-existence between analogue and digital networks Frequency planning and Spectrum Optimization SFN and COFDM network planning and optimizing Point to Point analysis, interference and frequency assignment Microwave link network design Point to Multi-point analysis, interference and frequency assignment Ground satellite stations Satellite (coverage, interference) NGS, GSO and constellations Cell planning Coverage analysis Interference calculation Site Validation Network Analysis Network Design and Roll-out Multi-service traffic modeling Direct calculation modes (profiles, indivisibility, FS calculation, site searching Full 3D radioplanning Enhanced prospective planning Route planning Area planning Station and Site parameters optimizing Site searching (target points, polygons, lines, path) Network frequency usage RDS and TDAB code assignment Physical layer cell identities Grade of service, Erlang and Throughput maps Radar interference Microwave link adaptive modulation support COFDM enhancement by mixing SFN/MFN networks COFDM: First server, Strongest server, First server+margin, Maximum C/I Delay spread Coverage server selector Station sorting Vector selection improved Raster ops: Clutter / Building Coordinate converter HCM antenna builder IRF/NFD calculator Color mixing preview and 3x3 filters Sector service area display Radiated cable support Station azimuth and tilt optimizing Satellite interference UL/DL (space ->earth and earth->space) Neighbor calculation improved (RSRQ checking, inter-networks, ordering) Threshold limited polygon calculation Clustering (Smart grids, mesh networks...) Delay spread, TOA ICS online Publish coverage, stations, microwave links, status of service on the web BRIFIC access Export Google Earth (composite and site by site coverage) Vector line milepost (railways, highways)
White space map calculation (multi-technologies): . Devices or Routers vs Licensed service areas (C/I mode) . Licensed services vs Devices or Routers (IRF and C/I modes) . Licensed services vs earth Satellite Rx (GSO, NGSO, Constellations) . Devices vs Devices or Routers vs Routers or Devices vs Routers (IRF mode) . Devices or Routers vs Polygons or Routes (PFD)
From UKPM files (from 0.01 m to 100 m resolution) . LTE vs DTT . WSD vs DTT . Multiple log-normal signal calculator (Schwartz & Yeh / Fenton-Wilkinson) . UKPM household automatic update . Up to 100 000 interferers (base stations) by DTT channel . Up to 2 000 000 interferers (WSDs) by DTT channels
Export data formats: . Matrices (form 0.01 m to 1000 m resolution) . XML . SQL
WSD vs DTT features: . Large choice of propagation models . Multiple resolution maps (from 0.01 m to 1000 m) . White-space devices: Class 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 . Rejection: ETSI EN 301 598 . Household distribution . WSD distribution . ATPC . DTT white-space maps . TVWS availability maps (C/I, permitted power levels) . Spurious emissions . Interference analysis: Multiple scenarios . Rx antenna discrimination (ITU-R 419, OET69, User defined) (DTT user) . Automatic DTT selection . Foreign DTT transmitters . Offline and Online Worldwide database (Location, Channels, Power levels, WSD classes) . Export WMAS (Google map, Bing Map, OSM) or EPSG:4326 . Web services
Powerful LTE planning features:
Throughput maps Carrier Aggregation LTE PCI planning (maximizing and optimizing modes) LTE RSI planning (maximizing, randomizing and optimizing modes) LTE Parenting CQI and throughput mapping support ICI enhancement System overhead calculator MIMO SD / SU / MU / AAS support SNIR maps (PDSCH, PDCCH, PBCH) RSRQ maps RSRP maps Maximal and n-maximal RSRP value for each pixel (RSRP coverage analysis /servers/1st, 2nd, 3rd server) Probability of getting a given RSRP value over a defined threshold (normal distribution SNIR function) Coverage reliability based on RSRP – yes/no based on prediction reliability % (normal distribution + filter: i.e. >=100%) Number of sectors with satisfactory RSRP value (RSRP coverage analysis /Simultaneous) Maximal and n-maximal RSRQ value for each pixel (RSRQ map: 1st, 2nd and 3rd server) Probability of given RSRQ value over a defined threshold (normal distribution SNIR function + RSRQ map: 1st, 2nd and 3rd server) Coverage reliability based on RSRQ – yes/no based on prediction reliability % (normal distribution + filter: i.e >=100%) Number of sectors with satisfactory RSRQ value (RSRQ maps/simultaneous servers) Probability of getting a given RSRP value over a defined threshold (RSRP coverage analysis/Coverage probability…) Number of sectors with a RSRP value different from serving sector RSRP not more than for a given value (RSRP coverage analysis/Simultaneous different from best server…) Connectivity report: RSRP, Best server, RSRQ, SNIR PDSCH, SNIR control channel, Throughput / RB Prospective planning LTE Parenting LTE: schedulers Rodin Robin, Proportional Fair and Max SNR Uplink SNIR map (Monte-Carlo and Noise rise methods) Monte-Carlo (SNIR, RSRP, RSRQ, PUSCH and connect) User defined SNIR vs Throughput tables (UL and DL) Reports: QoS, Throughputs… Full symmetrical and asymmetrical support
Includes all technical required parameters (ERP/EIRP, antenna height, channel & frequency, bandwidth, radiation patterns, modulation) Support multiple bandwidth Support multiple channels definition Support Wimax FDD and TDD modes Support multiple carrier modes Support FUSC and PUSC modes Support digital television systems (DVB-T, DVB-T2, DVB-H, ISDBT, CMMB, DTBM) Consideration of receiving antenna directivity (ITU 419, OET 69, user defined) Support analogue television systems (BG, H, I, DK, D, K1, L, N, M) Support FM mono and stereo systems
Network Planning and Analysis:
Capacity to plan indoor networks based on scanned 2D plans Network coverage analysis (best server, overlapping, best server + offset…) Interference analysis with support of SNIR interference maps Automatic frequency assignment User-definable interference constraints for co-channel, adjacent channels, N+2… Intermodulation interference restrictions Various deterministic and empirical algorithm methods (iterative, exhaustive, Monte Carlo…) Field strength coverage simulation Network coverage analysis (composite, best server, overlapping, best server + offset…) Path profile analysis Interference analysis with support of C/I interference maps Radio planning criteria are implemented according to ITU standards (ITU-R 412...) Interference analysis with support of simulcast analogue SFN networks Interference analysis with support of a combination of both digital MFN & SFN networks Population analysis (vector, raster, mixed) Automatic frequency assignment Interference analysis with support of SNIR interference maps (including adaptive modulation map) Automatic site seeking functions Handover analysis
Multi-service (DL/UL) traffic demand analysis based on the 802.11 standard Subscriber definition including traffic demand based on service flows Parenting functions including both service flows and bit rate control (considering adaptive modulation) Adaptive modulation Quality of Service analysis Modelling of user equipment, user profiles, and environment types Network dimensioning for mixed voice/data according to the traffic distribution
Measurements and drive test data:
Import, display, and analysis of drive test data with all the market formats (TEMS, CSV, ASCII, FTM …) Prediction/measurements comparison and analysis Automatic propagation model tuning Compatibility of the the tool with key monitoring systems (Rohde & Schwartz, TCI, Thales, and Tadiran) Import of CSV and XML files
Spectrum management & international coordination:
Complete GE06 coordination process Geneva 84 Stockholm 61 Compatibility with aeronautical services (SM1009) UFS & NFS calculations Natura 2000 support Human hazard HCM ICAO Building Resticted Areas LTE vs DTT
Traditional models such as COST 231 and Okumura Hata, extended Hata, SUI... Advanced deterministic model that combines several propagation modeling techniques (ITU-R, diffractions and subpath models): Very accurate prediction even without any calibration (very useful during the stage of pre design). Ability to predict indoors, with an advanced indoor algorithm and possibility to define per-clutter propagation characteristics Support for multiple cell types (fetmo cell, micro cell, macro, repeater…) Network Modelling Support for GSM, DCS, CDMA, TETRA,and GSM systems Modelling of GPRS, EDGE, EDGE Evolution Modelling of Macro, Micro, Pico, indoor cells and repeaters Support of multi band network-band networks (all the GSM and CDMA bands supported by 3GPP without restriction) Modeling of concentric cells Support for frequency hopping Service Planning and Analysis Uplink and downlink coverage simulation Network coverage analysis (composite, best server, overlapping, best server + offset…) Various Monte Carlo features for coverage, interference simulations Interference analysis with support of TRX type-based (e.g., BCCH, TCH) quality thresholds Neighbor planning (intra and inter BSC) and handover analysis (with advanced setting) Traffic demand analysis generated from multiple sources: Vector, clutters, subscriber distribution, live traffic data… Cell network dimensioning for mixed voice/data traffic and timeslot configurations per TRX Various Traffic algorithms including Erlang methods (Erlang B, Erlang C…) Traffic analysis including calculation of KPIs such blocking rate QoS… Traffic spreading between cell layers with traffic overflow modelling Automatic Frequency Planning - AFP User-definable interference constraints for BCCH and TCH channels User-definable interference constraints for co-channel, adjacent channels, N+2… Allocation of frequency hopping parameters Intermodulation interference restrictions Capabilities to take into account the neighbor lists of the cells Various deterministic and empirical algorithm methods (iterative, exhaustive, Monte Carlo,…) Automatic Cell Planning - ACP Antenna parameter optimization (height, azimuth, tilt...) Automatic site selection of the best candidates according to a predefined target coverage over a specified area (vector, clutter…) Automatic search site according to a predefined target coverage over a specified area (vector, clutter…) Network parameter optimizing in order to increase coverage and capacity Special ACP function dedicated to the highways, roads and rail tracks (for GSM) for automatic site selection and azimuth optimizing Area planning: site optimization including priorities and objectives (coverage, overlapping…). CW measurements, drive test data and KPIs import Import, display, and analysis of drive test data with all the market formats (TEMS, CSV, ASCII, FTM …) Prediction/measurements comparison and analysis Automatic propagation model tuning Compatibility of the tool with key monitoring systems (Rohde & Schwartz, TCI, Thales, and Tadiran) Import of CSV and XML files Multi RAT (Radio Access Technology) network planning Multi RAT networks on the same project Unified network databases (2G, 3G, 4G, WiFi…) Combined Monte Carlo functions Unified multi-service traffic model Integrated planning and optimization for 3GPP (GSM/EDGE/UMTS/HSDPA/WiFi/LTE) technologies Simultaneous display and analysis of network layers (2G, 3G, 4G, WiFi) Inter-technology handover modelling (new 3GPP release 12 about LTE <-> Wi-Fi HO included) Inter-technology interference analysis (with implementation of the protection ratios and interference rejection factors validated in laboratory or provided by standard recommendations): GSM vs. DCS, GSM vs. GSM, GSM vs. UMTS….GSM vs. LTE). No limitation for the interference mitigation calculation in the 2G bands. Support of FDD and TDD modes Support of the 3G, 3.5G evolutions (UMTS, HSDPA, Ev-DO, 1xEv-DO) Support for multiple carriers Support of all the UTRAN bands specified by 3GPP (without restrictions) UMTS equipment modelling including power sharing (Pilot channel, Paging and Synchronization channels) 2G ->3G swap modelling Plot prediction of voice (R99) and data services (R99/HSDPA) Scrambling code pollution Scrambling code planning and audit RSCP Plot predictions Pilot pollution Plot predictions Ec/I0 Plot predictions (Including power control features) HSDPA Plot predictions Network coverage analysis (best server, overlapping, best server + offset…) Various Monte Carlo features for coverage, interference simulations Interference analysis Neighbor planning (Soft/Hard) and handover analysis (Soft/Hard with advanced setting) PN code planning Traffic Analysis Multi-service (DL/UL) traffic demand analysis generated from multiple sources: Vector, clutters, subscriber distribution, live traffic data… Modelling of user equipment, user profiles, and environment types Cell network dimensioning for mixed voice/data traffic according to the traffic distribution Traffic spreading between cell layers with traffic overflow modelling UMTS Traffic analysis features based on Monte Carlo Method Automatic Frequency Planning - AFP User-definable interference constraints for co-channel, adjacent channels, N+2… UMTS vs. GSM, UMTS vs DCS, UMTS vs. LTE). No limitation for the interference mitigation calculation in the 3G bands. LTE 3GPP models Very accurate prediction even without any calibration (very useful during the stage of pre design). 3D models for urban center Support of all the carrier bandwidths (1.4MHz, 3MHz, 5MHz, 10MHz, 15MHz, 20MHz) Support FDD and TDD modes Support of 4G OFDMA for Downlink and SC-OFDM for Uplink Support Frame structure (Type 1 and Type 2) Support Cyclic prefix (Normal CP and Extended CP) Modelling of Macro, Micro, Pico, Fetmo, indoor cells and repeaters Support all the transmission modes defined by the 3GPP (Open loop MIMO spatial multiplexing, Open loop Transmit diversity, Multiple User MIMO…) Support of the adaptive switching between the standards transmission modes 4G equipment modelling including predefined (or user-definable) power sharing (RS, PCFICH, PBCH, PDCCH, PDSCH) Support of the PRACH (Various formats) Support of the PUSCH channel Support of the ICIC scheme Service Planning and Analysis RSRP coverage simulation RSRP coverage analysis (composite, best server, second best server...overlapping, best server + offset…) Plot predictions for RSRQ RSRQ Interference analysis Interference Plot predictions: SNIR (PDSCH, Control channels)… Uplink and downlink quality prediction plot (SNIR) Uplink and downlink subscriber throughput prediction plot Neighbor planning and handover analysis (with advanced setting) Aggregate throughput prediction plot (SNIR vs Throughputs curves from market vendors are implemented) QCI plot coverage (Priority bearers) Traffic Analysis Multi-service (2D & 3D) traffic demand analysis generated from multiple sources: Vector, clutters, subscriber distribution, live traffic data… Traffic analysis based on the standard 4G Schedulers (Rodin Robin, Max SNIR, and Proportional Fair) Cell network dimensioning for mixed voice/data traffic and timeslot configurations per TRX Monte Carlos simulation in terms of cell throughput Traffic analysis including calculation of KPIs such blocking rate QoS… Traffic spreading between cell layers with traffic overflow modelling Automatic Frequency Planning - AFP User-definable interference constraints for co-channel, adjacent channels, N+2… Frequency reuse of N (N=1, 3) Fractional Frequency reuse Soft Frequency Reuse Inter-cell Interference Coordination ICIC schemes Intermodulation interference restrictions Capabilities to take into account the neighbor lists of the cells Various deterministic and empirical algorithms methods (iterative, exhaustive, Monte Carlo…) Automatic Cell Planning - ACP Antenna parameter optimization (height, azimuth, tilt...) Automatic site selection of the best candidates according to a predefined target coverage over a specified area (vector, clutter…) Automatic search site according to a predefined target coverage over a specified area (vector, clutter…) Network parameter optimizing in order to increase coverage and capacity (for existing network) Special ACP function dedicated to the 4G and used to find the best 4G new sites to improve DL/UL threshold requirements and traffic demand. Various Monte Carlo features to simulate the main 4G KPIs (DL/UL RSRP, RSRQ, SNIR PSCH…) Automatic PCI planning for the whole network (Reservation of a range of PCI for future network expansion or introduction of Femto cells) RACH preamble planning (Root Sequence Index) with various methods CW measurements, drive test data and KPIs import Import, display, and analysis of drive test data with all the market formats (TEMS, CSV, ASCII, FTM …) Prediction/measurements comparison and analysis Automatic propagation model tuning Multi RAT (Radio Access Technology) network planning Multi RAT networks on the same project Unified network databases (2G, 3G, 4G,WiFi…) Combined Monte Carlo functions Unified multi-service traffic model Integrated planning and optimization for 3GPP (4G/3G/4G) technologies Simultaneous display and analysis of network layers (2G, 3G, 4G, WiFi) Inter-technology handover modelling: 4G<-> 4G; 4G<-> 3G; 4G <-> 2G (including the new 3GPP release 12, 4G <-> Wi-Fi HO feature) Inter-technology interference analysis (with implementation of the protection ratios and interference rejection factors validated in laboratory or provided by standard recommendations): 4G vs.4G, 4G vs. 2G, 4G vs. 3G….4G vs. 4G). No limitation for the interference mitigation calculation in the 2G bands. Other possible interference calculations: 4G vs DVB-T
Backhauling, Backbone, Mesh, SDH, PDH, Short links Path budget Threshold degradation Multipath Ellipsoid clearance Multi-K factors Reliability Objective and performance Throughputs Adaptive modulation Space diversity Frequency diversity ITU-R 530, Barnett Vigant,Siemens Protection area I/N, C/N+I, C/I, TD, Spurious NFD convolution products from ETSI .ts and .rif files Frequency plans, list and frequency bands Reporting Batch mode Multi-resolutions (up to 0.1 m Building / DTM / Clutter) Loss, Nloss, Reflection, Absorption, Troposcattering, Ducting Parity check Full 3D modelling (>= 0.1 m resolution) RPE (antenna) database ITU-R patterns Enhanced cross-polar calculation Display link status (margin, threshold degradation...) IRF from NFD, TS/RIF, C/I required Equipment database Cox and Feeder database Antenna database Mux database Optimizing (height of pylon, Power) SQL database (MWx64) online and offline Frequency assignment Interference calculation Passive plan and B2B (path budget and interference)
Threshold limited polygons RRC04 Effective heights Fast coverage+interference (ITU-R 370 and ITU-R 1546) GE06 conformity Convert station according to GE06 Aeronautical SM1009 coordination Compatibility report (K-lnm, Bonn, Chester, SMM, Psum) UFS, NFS, UFS delta, SFN test points, Allotments, GE06 contours Geneva 84, 89, Stokholm 61 FCC broadcast contours NZ broadcast coordination (complete, PL and MED analysis) OFCOM DTT vs LTE (multiple log-normal signals) Schwartz and Yeh Fenton - Wilkinson methods Natura 2000 Fee calculation: PL Broadcast (analog and digital, law comparisons and historical) Constraint areas (obstacles and perturbators) Height constraints (elevation, intervisibility) Radar constraint areas Power constraints (omni, directive and splitted antennas) Windfarms (test points, interference maps, P2P interference, Radar interference): Simple plan reflector, ITU-R 805, User defined patterns... Human Hazard: full 3D exposure model, EEC 1999/519, Power exposure / 24h ICS manager complete integration HCM Border coordination and border agreement Radar horizon tour RDS PI code assignment DAB TII sub code assignment EMC: Interference, Noise desensitization Intermodulation GMF: assignment and interference Off axis angle map Depression angle map Tilt map Antenna diagram constraint definition HCM antenna matching Broadband wireless access coordination COFDM launch delay assignment Tv analog offset assignment Service area (spectrum trading) Earth station coordination C/I and IRF: User defined, NFD, ITU-R 412 655 1368 1009 560, FCC OET 69, Wiiesbaden 95, IEEE, ETSI, OFCOM/BCC, CNC DNrc61 and DNRc54, FCC. Tx power protection (0.7 m resolution) NFD convolution products from ETSI .ts and .rif files Coordination with aeronautical radionavigation radar in the 2.7 GHz band TVWS availability maps DTT protected area maps Transmitter noise analysis Receiver desensitisation analysis Inter-modulation analysis Import Legbac ICS Building Restricted Areas Radio-astronomy ITU notices: T01/T02/T03/T04/GS1/GS2/GT1/GT2/GBI Brific (DB3 format) Allotments NAVAIDS GMF EPM/OEPM satellite coordination Blocking and Intermodulation Import: TVA/TVD/UKE/CSA/OFCOM/TAFL/Industry Canada/TDAB 2002/LEGBAC/UKPM/UKE/DACAN...
Adaptive algorithms C/I, C/N+I and TD modes Maximize frequency usage Full automatic mode (global, by area, by constraint list) Semi-automatic mode: frequency selector Interference objectives (wanted and unwanted) Surface interference factors (Clutter weights) Frequency bands Frequency list Frequency groups Frequency plans Exclusion list Polarization assignment Intermodulation Constraint diagrams: Distances, Neighbor stations, Sectors, Best server related, Clutter filter, User defined Re-ordering stations: Frequency isolation, Sector, Coverage size Methods: Monte-Carlo, Iterative, Sequential, Exhaustive Multi-channels Constraints by distances, Delta F, Intermodulation, Polarizations, Sectors, Tx/Rx channels, Neighbor list, various codes Rx antenna discrimination Interference global / server Virtual mode based on Delta F Multi-resolution matrix Coverage selector Threshold limited coverage Extended radius limited coverage Overlapping frequency reuse Spacing fixed, reversed and minimum Pilot channel assignment Traffic channel assignment Multi-C/I and IRF
C/I and TD modes Check parities Frequency plans Frequency list Frequency bands Exclusion list Polarization assignment Frequency pair switch Constraints by distances, co-site, delta F, various codes Space and frequency diversity
TD mode Frequency plans Frequency bands Frequency list Exclusion list Multi-channels Intermodulation Polarization assignment Methods: Monte-Carlo, Iterative and Sequential Threshold degradation set-up SFN Constraints by distances, co-site, Delta F, Polarizations, Angular sector, various codes
C/I, C/N+I and TD modes Frequency bands Exclusion list Polarization assignment Site sector switch Multi-channels Constraints by distances, Angular sector, Delta F, various codes
Raster Ops submenu offers a toolkit to create and modify map layers: . DTM/DEM (outdoor layer) and IDR (indoor layer) . Clutter . Buildings
It provides also import data functions: . GEOTIFF . SHAPEFILES . BIL . GRIDASCII . DEM . OSM
DTM/DEM/IDR operations: . Modification from test points (TXT file, station list) . Modification from vector polylines (railways, roads, elevation curves... including elevation attributes) . Modification from vector polygones (including elevation attribute) . Modification from Clutter . Modification from Buildings (i.e. DTM to DEM) . Autocut . Interpolation . Hydro detection . Noise reduction . Mean filter . Geocoding . Blank matrix . Indoor Builder (create indoor project from vector data) . Insert matrices
Clutter operations: . Modification from test points (TXT file, station list, SHP points) . Modification from vector polygons (lookup table) . Modification from vector polygons (code assignment) . Modification from vector polygons (VEC, SHP, MIF formats) . Modification from vector polylines (including tunnel detection) . Modification from vector polylines (SHP format) . Modification from Global Forest data (Forest density at 1" resolution) . Modification from Global Hydo data (Hydro at 1" resolution) . Modification from World Population data (Inhabitant data at 1" resolution) . Modification around polylines . Modification according to DTM/DEM/IDR values . Modification according to Building elevations . Convert Building elevations to Clutter codes . Clutter Builder (automatic clutter builder from vector data) . Urban builder (create and assign urban clutter codes from vector data) . Spreading (neighbor clutter codes) . Geocoding . Insert matrices
Building operations: . Modification from Clutter layer . Building contour extraction . Geocoding . Building builder (automatic building builder from vector data) . Insert matrices
Menu and popup-menu configuration Project preferences Techno profiles Multi-languages (user defined translations) Reference units: distance (m, km, nm, ft.…), transmitted and received power, antenna and field strength User defined labels, icons, reports, control grids, listings and XLS templates.
Propagation model built-up Plugin SDK
Memory: 8 GB and more Storage: 500 GB Hard drive: SSD 256 GB Internet access (Map access, ICS online) Processor: x64 multicore Graphic card: 2GB, OpenGL compatible, Full HD (1920*1080) OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2016 (x64 and x86)
Windows Vista (32 bits versions) Win32 Wrapper (legacy libraries) Citrix, Active Directory Ansi and Unicode Multi-languages User translations (Ascii file) Parallelism (64 bits versions) Multi-processing (32 and 64 bits versions) UHD 2k 4k
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