Microwave Radio Fundamentals – Alcatel MDR 4000 – 8000 

Course Length: 2 – 3 Days 

Prerequisites:  A fundamental understanding of telecommunications transmission principles will be useful for students taking this course. 

Course Objectives:  A customized class based on the Alcatel MDR 4000 – 8000 microwave radio system. The class will cover hardware and software operating parameters including installation, provisioning using the USI and maintenance procedures.

Download Course Outline :  Microwave Fundamentals MDR 4000 – 8000

Introduction to MDR Series Radios

  • Terminal Configurations
  • Radio Inventory
  • Physical Layout
  • Power Connections
  • Alarm Connections
  • Fan Module

Common Equipment

  • Functional Interconnections
  • Power Supplies
  • Controller Card
  • Orderwire – Wayside
  • Connection Backplanes
  • Line build-out – LBO
  • Splitters and Combiners

Antenna Connections

  • Antenna Coupling – overview
  • Filters – Circulators – Isolators
  • Switching
  • Stack Loss
  • Space Diversity
  • Frequency Diversity

Transmitter

  • Block Diagrams
  • UD-35 RF Modules
  • UD-51 Power Amplifier
  • Analog & Digital Paths
  • ATPC
  • Ref Osc. Adjustment
  • TX Power Measurement

Receiver

  • Receiver Blocks
  • Demodulation Paths
  • RSL Testing
  • Measuring BER
  • Ref. Osc. Adjustment
  • Common Loss Alarm – CLA

USI Interface – Network Management

  • MCS-11 Networks
  • USI Connections
  • Terminal Provisioning
  • Traffic Configurations
  • Status – Alarms
  • Control Functions
  • Performance Monitoring