BASIC INTRODUCTION INTO MICROWAVE THEORY AND IP APPLICATIONS
The field of terrestrial microwave communications is constantly experiencing a steady technological innovation to accommodate the ever-demanding techniques telecom providers and private microwave users employ when deploying microwave radios in their cloud networks. • In the beginning of this wireless evolution, the ubiquitous DS1s/E1s and DS3s/E3s crisscrossed networks transporting mainly voice communications, data, and video. • With the advent of Carrier Ethernet and IP, new techniques had to be developed to ensure the new Layer 2 radios were up to par with the new wave of traffic requirements including wideband online-streamed media. These new techniques come in the form of Quality of Service (QoS), Traffic Prioritization, RF Protection and Design, Spectrum Utilization, and Capacity Enhancement. • With Carrier Ethernet and IP, network design becomes more demanding and complex in terms of RF, Traffic Engineering, and QoS. However, the propagation concepts remain unchanged from TDM link engineering while the link’s throughput of L2 radios doubles, triples, or quadruples employing enhanced DSP techniques.