Before a microwave link can be installed, an analysis and calculation of the microwave link must be made first. The analysis should take place before the site survey itself to get a clear idea about the dimensions of the antennas. The analysis consists of the following steps:
Free space loss calculation
Link budget calculation
Fresnel zones calculation
This chapter explains the individual steps and an example of link design is given at the end.
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