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Digital Mobile & Microwave

Please find below an overview of all available training courses in regards to "Digital Mobile & Microwave". The complete Training Calendar can be downloaded here.

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Training Focus

Data communication is one of the most important, and growing, requirements of modern mobile wireless networks. Data usage has grown quickly in networks as each new generation of mobile broadband technology has been introduced, average data consumption per month and per mobile subscriber exceeds several hundreds of megabytes and a few gigabytes where operators deliver high capacity and low cost of data. Long Term Evolution (LTE), often known as 4G, is the latest technology designed to meet the burgeoning data demands. I n addition to the use for commercial services, LTE is also being considered for the next generation PPDR and critical communications networks. The course is specifically designed to grow the delegates understanding of the design and use of radio systems based on LTE technology. Aspects of the LTE physical layer, network design and planning including LTE advanced features will be covered. Delegates will learn about S-OFDMA/ SC-TDMA, MIMO technology, LTE TDD and FDD multiple access modes, system architecture, in-building coverage issues, mobility and handover aspects and future evolutions of LTE. Thus the course will cover all the essentials in the field of LTE networks.

Course Objectives

After completing the course, delegates will be familiar with LTE technology including network architecture, radio technology and typical deployment scenarios. They will understand the role of LTE in next generation networks and the evolution of mobile radio technologies.

Intended for

This course is intended for those who have a general knowledge in radio network planning and who are interested in technical aspects of LTE technology and network design whether from a commercial, PPDR or critical communications perspective and who may be employed at telecoms regulators, telecoms operators, utility and transportation companies.

Contents

  • Overview on LTE physical layer
  • Principle of MIMO
  • System architecture and deployment concepts
  • LTE network planning and design
  • In-Building coverage issues
  • Evolution of LTE: LTE advanced
  • Self organizing networks
  • Carrier aggregation

Course Fee

1,790 € (excluding VAT)

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Training Focus

Users of wireless networks expect ubiquitous coverage that includes indoor areas of spaces such as subways, shopping malls and high rise buildings. These environments require specific in-building wireless networks as signals from outdoor transmitters are often unavailable due to the shadowing effects of metallic surfaces and solidly constructed buildings. The planning of in-building networks requires fundamental understanding of the relevant issues and approaches to extend coverage into buildings. This course discusses the relevant questions in relation to design and dimensioning of such systems. How are coverage and capacity requirements defined and how can the specific requirements of users be addressed? Is it better to use a leaky feeder cable installation or a distributed antenna system (DAS)? Should a dedicated base station or an optical repeater system be used and what is the impact of the DAS on the outdoor coverage? The course discusses design strategies, explains approaches for indoor coverage planning and introduces deployment processes. Delegates will learn about in-building wave propagation, network architecture, and the typical technologies for in-building wireless networks deployed today. The classroom training is complemented with practical demonstrations of scenarios with a specific tool for in-building wireless network design.

Course Objectives

After completing the course, delegates will understand the approaches, procedures and requirements for in-building wireless network design and will be familiar with the technical and economic constraints of indoor networks.

Intended for

This course is intended for those who have a general knowledge in radio network planning and who are interested in technical and practical aspects of in-building wireless network design and who may be employed at telecoms regulators, telecoms operators, utility and transportation companies.

Contents

  • Introduction to in-building wireless network design
  • Requirements of indoor network design
  • Elements of wireless indoor networks
  • Radio wave propagation in indoor environments
  • Planning of in-building wireless networks
  • Practical demonstration of in-building wireless network design with indoor planning tool

Course Fee

1,260 € (excluding VAT)

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Training Focus

Professional users in public safety, PPDR, transportation, utilities, and other industry must rely on efficient radio systems to provide wireless communication for support of their daily operation. The implemented radio technology, the network design and the user requirements must be carefully matched against each other. A solid understanding of users’ requirements and the possibilities and  limitations of current radio technologies for critical communications networks is therefore essential. This course discusses a number of issues which need to be considered when a radio system for critical communications shall be introduced or existing systems shall be replaced: Is it better to use services from an existing operator or to build and operate a dedicated network? Which deployment concept should be selected? How to define coverage and capacity requirements, and which technology can provide the required broadband services? This course discusses these and other questions related to the design and the introduction of radio networks for critical communications. Starting with the discussion of specific requirements, the course introduces services specific to critical communications, explains typical planning approaches and highlights possible implementation scenarios. A comparison of recent and upcoming radio technologies used for critical communications networks like TETRA, DMR as well as LTE for broadband applications completes the training. The course is performed as classroom training with slides.

Course Objectives

After completing the course, delegates will understand the users’ requirements and limitations of current radio technologies for critical communications networks. They will know the technical and economic constraints of radio systems for critical communications and will be able to realistically assess the promises of system vendors and service providers.

Intended for

This course is intended for those who have a basic knowledge in radio communication systems, who are interested in technical aspects for critical communications networks and who may be employed at telecoms regulators, organizations for public security, utility and transportation companies.

Contents

  • Introduction to Radio Networks for Critical Communications
  • Requirements on communication services and applications
  • Mobile broadband for PPDR
  • Elements of a radio network for Critical Communications
  • Planning and operation of a PMR network
  • Radio Systems for Critical Communications (DMR, TETRA, LTE)

Course Fee

1,260 € (excluding VAT)

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Training Focus

Radio networks for professional use in public safety, transportation, utilities, and other industry must provide reliable communication for mission critical applications. The use of appropriate design parameter and planning procedures is crucial to achieve the required network performance. This course provides a solid understanding of how to design and plan networks for critical communications using latest digital radio technologies. The course follows the typical steps of radio network planning from definition of coverage thresholds, over first network design and coverage planning to the development and analysis of frequency plans. Practical considerations and tasks including site selection and antenna configurations are discussed by means of photos and documents originating from real-life networks. Live calculations with a network planning tool are used to illustrate effects of site selection and site and network configuration. Supporting the practical exercises, theoretical elements of the course include the principles of radio propagation, link budgets, the determination of coverage thresholds and capacity considerations. The course will be presented as classroom training with slides, interactive tool calculations and exercises to be done by the participants.

Course Objectives

After completing the course, delegates will be familiar with the typical procedures for radio network planning. They know how to define planning criteria for radio networks and understand the underlying technical and theoretical approaches.

Intended for

This course is intended for those who have a basic knowledge in radio network planning, who are interested in radio network planning for critical communications networks and who may be employed at telecoms regulators, telecoms operators, and utility and transportation companies.

Contents

  • Targets and procedures for radio network planning
  • System parameter and architecture of critical communications networks
  • Definition of coverage and capacity targets
  • Antenna configurations, site selection and coverage planning
  • Capacity considerations
  • Frequency planning

Course Fee

1,790 € (excluding VAT)

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“Radio Networks for Critical Communications“ and “Radio Network Planning for Critical Communications Networks“ can be booked as full package as well as single courses. Package price for both courses:
2,750 € (excluding VAT)

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Training Focus

There is increasing pressure on critical communications networks to provide aside voice communication data applications such as video streaming, advanced mapping, document download etc. These data applications are bandwidth-hungry and the availability of enough bandwidth at the right moment is mission critical. The narrowband radio technologies used in existing network implementations will not be able to provide the required performance thus the introduction of new radio technologies and the availability of appropriate spectrum is required. This course provides an overview on recent technologies and concepts to provide broadband for PPDR communications. It describes the operational scenarios and emerging multimedia and data-centric applications. Radio spectrum matters are  discussed, spectrum needs, allocated and candidate spectrum bands for PPDR communications as well as suitable dynamic spectrum sharing solutions in PPDR communications are introduced. Different options to deliver mobile broadband PPDR communications services over dedicated or commercial networks are discussed, including the applicability of the Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) model and other hybrid models. As an example for capabilities and features of upcoming radio systems the LTE standard for improved support of mission critical communications (e.g. proximity services, group communications) is introduced. The course is performed as classroom training with slides.

Course Objectives

After completing the course, delegates will understand the requirements and limitations of current radio technologies and spectrum matters for broadband critical communications networks.

Intended for

This course is intended for those who have a basic knowledge in radio communication systems, who are interested in solutions for broadband for critical communications networks and who may be employed at telecoms regulators, organizations for public security, utility and transportation companies.

Contents

  • Communication needs for PPDR
  • PPDR broadband applications and their capacity requirements
  • Radio Spectrum for PPDR communications
  • Deployment Scenarios: Dedicated or commercial network, hybrid solutions
  • Mission critical LTE

Location/Date

Lichtenau, 05. - 06.12.17

Course Fee

1,260 € (excluding VAT)

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Training Focus

In nearly every factory floor and industrial setting, communication links are used to carry vital information between machinery, control, and monitoring devices. From periodic updates to ongoing process and manufacturing management, timely delivery without failure is critical to operations. Cabled systems can be very expensive and necessarily tether equipment to fixed locations, thus reducing flexibility in equipment placement and reorganization. Turning to wireless technology addresses the cabling drawbacks but requires careful examination of transmission and operational and propagation characteristics to achieve the required performance. A solid understanding of the possibilities and limitations of current radio technologies, deployment scenarios and spectrum availability is therefore essential for a successful introduction of wireless systems for automation. This course provides an overview on recent technologies and concepts to wireless communication for industrial applications. It describes the operational requirements, specific radio propagation characteristics, available frequency bands, compatibility issues and develops appropriate design strategies. An overview and comparison of appropriate wireless technologies for industrial applications will complete the training. The course is performed as classroom training with slides.

Course Objectives

After completing the course, delegates will understand the requirements and limitations of radio systems for industrial applications. They will know the physical and regulatory constraints of the radio environment and understand the procedures for system planning.

Intended for

This course is intended for those who have a basic knowledge in radio communication systems, who are interested in wireless systems for industrial applications and who may be responsible for radio  systems in industry.

Contents

  • Introduction: The wireless landscape
  • Industrial requirements
  • Spectrum for wireless automation
  • Radio propagation in an industrial environment
  • Wireless network system design criteria and system selection
  • Radio systems for wireless automation
  • Compatibility issues

Location/Date

Lichtenau, 29.11.17

Course Fee

680 € (excluding VAT)

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Training Focus

Modern transmission networks require communication links with high link capacity and high link availability. Microwave Point-to-Point (P2P) and Point-to-Multipoint (P2MP) systems can provide the required performance if the links are designed appropriate. Theoretical know-how combined with best practice for link engineering and design ensures that the possibilities of modern link technology will be fully available after implementation. The course introduces both theoretical and practical knowledge in relation to planning of microwave links. Topics touched cover wave propagation, link budget and availability calculations as well as technical parameters of antennas and microwave devices. Best practice for the analysis of path profiles including line of sight aspects, selection of antenna size, modulations scheme and frequency band is provided. Availability engineering of links is discussed as well as frequency and capacity planning aspects for complex transmission networks. This includes the effective use of frequency raster and the analysis of network interference to achieve low interference and high frequency reuse. The course will be presented as classroom training with slides and  interactive tool calculations.

Course Objectives

After completing the course, delegates will be familiar with the principles of microwave radio link planning and will be in the position to design individual microwave links as well as complete P2P and P2MP networks.

Intended for

This course is intended for those who have a basic knowledge in radio communications and microwave link technology, who are interested in microwave link planning and who may be employed at regulators, telecoms operators, utility and transportation companies.

Contents

  • Spectrum regulation and licensing aspects
  • Relevant ITU Recommendations
  • Wave propagation and effects
  • ITU Propagation Models
  • Path profile analysis
  • Microwave devices and antennas
  • Availability and error performance
  • Link budget calculation
  • Frequency planning and channel assignment
  • Interference analysis and network optimization

Location/Date

Lichtenau, on request

Course Fee

1,260 € (excluding VAT)

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Training Focus

The design of microwave links requires complex calculations to dimension link capacity and link availability and to perform frequency assignment. Planning software like LS telcom’s CHIRplus_TC provides the required functionality in a user friendly way and is essential for proper link design. A thorough knowledge of the available functionality and understanding of calculation results considerable shortens planning time and results in optimum link performance. The seminar introduces essential features to perform link engineering and planning tasks for Point-to-Point and Point-to-Multipoint systems. The first day is dedicated to the general tool handling. The different database functions and configurations are presented and discussed with the delegates. The following days will cover the necessary steps to perform typical link calculations - from data input over the setting of required parameters to the calculations analyses. Finally, reports and data export options will be presented. The entire workflow that is required to execute microwave radio link planning tasks as well as the FWA/WiMAX network planning process is covered. The course is presented as classroom training with tool based exercises to be done by the delegates. After a very short introduction with a few theory slides the seminar will mostly focus on the topics by corresponding examples shown by the trainer and following dedicated exercises that are carried out by the delegates.
Please note that this is a tool training.

Course Objectives

After the training the delegates will be able to efficiently solve link planning and link coordination tasks using CHIRplus_TC. They will know how to interpret the calculation results for microwave radio links and FWA/WiMAX networks.

Intended for

This course is intended for those who have a basic knowledge in radio communication and microwave link design, who are interested in the functionality provided by CHIRplus_TC and who may be employed at telecoms regulators, telecoms operators, and utility and transportation companies.

Contents

  • Setup and configuration of CHIRplus_TC
  • Interaction with the Graphical User Interface (GUI)
  • Usage of databases and spreadsheets (especially filtering)
  • Point-to-Point microwave link design
  • Path profile and link budget
  • Reliability/Availability analyses
  • Frequency planning and network optimization
  • Interference calculation and complete network analyses
  • FWA/WiMAX network planning
  • Standardized data import and export
  • Reports and documentation

Location/Date

Lichtenau, on request

Course Fee

1,790 € (excluding VAT)

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“Planning & Coordination of Microwave Links (PtP & PtMP)“ and “Radio Link Calculation & Coordination Tool – CHIRplus_TC“ can be booked as full package as well as single courses. Package price for both courses: 2,750 € (excluding VAT).

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Training Focus

This course is based on the latest ITU-R and CEPT recommendations, reports and handbooks and provides an introduction into the most common spectrum monitoring and measurements techniques. It is also presented theoretical background and practical examples that help in understanding specifics of administrative radio monitoring. The training concludes with number of practical examples.

Course Objectives

After the training, the participants will be able to understand standards, the procedures and methods of the most common monitoring measurements, to distinguish between different measurements technologies, to respect technical limitations of measurement equipment, to present results to different user groups on a simple way.

Intended for

This course is intended for those who have a basic knowledge of radio communications and electromagnetic wave propagation, who are interested in spectrum monitoring measurement and techniques and who may be employed in regulatory authorities that supposed to execute spectrum monitoring measurements, reporting and providing early warnings to policy makers.

Contents

  • General expectations of spectrum monitoring
  • Utilization of radio monitoring results
  • Manual monitoring (ITU/ECC references, proposed procedure)
  • Channel & band occupancy (ITU R1, ERO/ECC )
  • Monitoring of broadcast
  • Interference description, detection, reporting
  • Analysis of results and reporting
  • Automated monitoring
  • Detection of regulatory unauthorized utilizations
  • Inspection / certification / technical acceptance
  • Monitoring of digitally modulated signals
  • Real time radio occupancy monitoring (for utilizing of white space)
  • General license compatibility monitoring (like SRD/ISM/WiFi)
  • Monitoring of assignments (like cellular access systems or MMDS)
  • Areal monitoring (geolocation of low power sources)
  • Interpretation of results and publishing (what, why and when to publish)

Dates

11. - 12.06.18
15. - 16.10.18
25. - 26.03.19
14. - 15.10.19

Course Fee

1,290 € (excluding VAT)

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Training Focus

This course gives an introduction to practical spectrum monitoring measurements. Delegates will follow practical examples to illustrate the limitations of spectrum monitoring measurements. During hands-on measurements of the RF environment around our Training Academy in Lichtenau/Germany the delegates will put the learned techniques into practice.

Course Objectives

After completing the training delegates will be able to perform practical spectrum monitoring measurements under real-life conditions and understand the limitations in the RF field. They will also be able to make estimations of expected measurement results, judging the quality of the measurements performed and planning measurement campaigns.

Intended for

This course is intended for those who may be employed in regulatory authorities’ and who are supposed to execute spectrum monitoring measurements.

Contents

  • Overview of spectrum monitoring tasks
  • Selecting equipment according to the actual task
  • Distinguishing between real signals and intermodulation products
  • Limitations due to the real-life environment
  • Basic measurements
  • Practical measurement on FM broadcast-/DVB-T-transmitters
  • Different usage of homing and direction finding
  • Locating transmitters using different methods (AoA/POA/TDOA)
  • Hints and kinks performing measurements
  • Rough estimation of measurement results
  • Judging the results of the measurements
  • Planning measurement campaigns
  • Practical hands-on measurements in the field
  • Transfer of the learned skills to daily work

Dates

13. - 15.06.18
27. - 29.03.19
17. - 19.10.18
16. - 18.10.19

Course Fee

2,170 € (excluding VAT)

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“Spectrum Monitoring Measurement and Techniques” and “Practical Spectrum Monitoring Measurements” can be booked as full package as well as single courses. Package price for both courses: 2,990€ (excluding VAT).

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Training Focus

The training introduces the features of the LS OBSERVER monitoring units and the principles of operation. The course contains the detailed description of the operation of their features and allows the participants to perform practical tasks with such units. The course covers stand-alone operation with the embedded software modules and simple analysis as well as the remote operation. Normal maintenance like software update and usage of other antennas are also part of the training. The participants will have the possibility to use the equipment for practical tasks during the training.

Course Objectives

The training enables the participants to become familiar with such LS OBSERVER monitoring units. They will understand the functionalities and how to perform measurements and analysis. They will also use such units as a part of a LS OBSERVER network and control it remotely from a central unit.

Intended for

This course is intended for monitoring personal who have a basic knowledge of radio monitoring and geolocation methods and who need to operate LS OBSERVER units for measurement, direction finding and analysis tasks.

Contents

  • Global overview of the LS OBSERVER units and direct operation
  • Typical system configuration
  • GUI concept and handling
  • Wide-band measurements (FFT)
  • Fixed frequency measurements
  • Manual direction finding with a handheld directional antenna
  • Measurement drives
  • AoA measurements
  • Data handling
  • Data analysis

Dates

24. - 25.09.18
25. - 26.02.19
23. - 24.09.19

Course Fee

1,390 € (excluding VAT)

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This training is developed as tool training and involves the usage of our LS telcom software.

Training Focus

The LS OBSERVER system training introduces the features of the LS OBSERVER based monitoring units and the principles of operation as sensor based systems. The course contains the detailed description of the operation of all features and allows the participants to perform practical tasks with the LS OBSERVER system. The service oriented system configuration and architecture, the remote control of measurement units, the measurement data download, multiple geolocation methods and the analysis of measurement results will be presented. The participants will have the possibility to use the equipment for practical tasks during the training. Information about maintenance requirements and configuration of the system are also covered by the training.

Course Objectives

The training enables the participants to become familiar with the LS OBSERVER monitoring units and the associated software modules (MONITORplus S/LS OBSERVER). They will understand the functionalities, handling the GUI and learn how to perform measurements and analysis with the focus on remote controlled monitoring, geolocation and direction finding. Finally, they will see how a fully integrated spectrum management (e.g. SPECTRAplus) and monitoring system can be managed and be used for combined tasks (e.g. automatic violation detection).

Intended for

This course is intended for monitoring personal who have a basic knowledge of radio monitoring and geolocation methods and who need to operate an LS OBSERVER system for measurement, geolocation and analysis tasks.

Contents

  • Global overview of the LS OBSERVER service oriented architecture
  • Typical system and network setup and configuration
  • GUI concept and handling
  • Wide-band & Fixed frequency measurements (FFT)
  • Fixed frequency measurements
  • Recording of the measurement results
  • Geolocation with TDoA and PDoA
  • DF Time Travel® AoA combination of TDoA, PDaA and AoA results
  • Data handling, download from remote monitoring units

Dates

26. - 28.09.18
27.02. - 01.03.19
25. - 27.09.19

Course Fee

1,840 € (excluding VAT)

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This training is developed as tool training and involves the usage of our LS telcom software.

“LS OBSERVER Direction Finding and Monitoring” and “LS OBSERVER Sensor Based Monitoring” can be booked as full package as well as single courses. Package price for both courses: 2,990 € (excluding VAT).

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Training Focus

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.

Course Objectives

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.

Intended for

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 in regulatory authorities, environmental agencies, radiation protection authorities, health and safety departments of network operators or measurement laboratories.

Contents

  • 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

Dates

12. - 14.03.18
17. - 19.09.18
18. - 20.02.19
16. - 18.09.19

Course Fee

2,240 € (excluding VAT)

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Training Focus

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.

Course Objectives

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 able 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.

Intended for

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.

Contents

  • Overview of EMF measurement tasks based on a fictive planned measurement campaign
  • 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 Fremersberg and Lichtenau/Ulm
  • Practical live measurement on FM broadcast/DVB-T/GSM/UMTS/LTE transmitters (with help of device-specific evaluation SW)
  • Hints, dos 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

Dates

15. - 16.03.18
20. - 21.09.18
21. - 22.02.19
19. - 20.09.19

Course Fee

1,290 € (excluding VAT)

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“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: 3,190 € (excluding VAT).

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Phone: +49 (0) 7227 9535 482
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