In: Press releases, Products 04 Mar 2017 Tags: , ,

Field strength exposure


The role of National Regulatory Authorities: human exposure, threat or opportunity?

  • Limited information may cause citizens to worry and complain.
  • Mayors are facing a dilemma: digital growth vs. citizen protection.
  • Although they have limited legal rights to prevent the rollout of base stations, mayors can influence through their local connections.

Worries about human exposure may hamper the development of broadband communications.

Regulator can play the key role of trusted party:

1.Gather technical information from operators;

2.Disclose information publicly;

3.Perform simulation and check potential issue with measurements;

4.Propose remediation technics and discuss implementation with operators;

5.Make your results publicly available;

6.Organize national discussions and issue guidelines.

Human exposure is actually an opportunity to get increased recognition for your public utility, from both general public and politicians.


Field Strength exposure – Inputs required for simulation with ICS telecom:

High resolution cartographic dataset including:

-Digital Terrain Model (DTM) describing the ground altitude of each point

-Building layer describing the contour and the height of each building

-In raster format

-If possible in vector format (SHP for example) (***)

-Image form WMS servers (Bing, Google, …)

-Address database coming from Bing servers


  • Import all transmitting stations on the map operating in the different bands for all services:
  • Mobile (2G, 3G, 4G)
  • Broadcast FM, TV (analogue and digital)
  • With location and technical parameters:
  • Location
  • Frequency
  • Radiated power
  • Antenna patterns
  • Azimuth and tilt
  • Antenna height


Field Strength exposure – 3D coverage calculations:

  • Power sum of all signals received
  • Quadratic power sum
  • ECC 1999 method
  • On building facades
  • and/or
  • Outdoor / Indoor
  • In LOS / NLOS mode
  • From street to building rooftop





3D coverage calculation in 3D (facades)


Display impacted buildings only


Field Strength exposure – Graphical analysis of Hot points:

On a given point (address) Information about:

  • Signals Received
  • Level where each signal is received
  • Station ID producing each signal


Hot points can be located on the 2D view as well


Display Street view images around a given Hot point


Field Strength exposure – Address reporting:

Hot points are automatically reported



Field Strength exposure – Public access:

  • Locations with field strength greater than a given value can be published online
  • Transmitting sites can be located on the map including field strength on buildings
  • Thanks to a geo-reverse location engine, people can get information about exposure level
  • Protected sites can be located on the map (schools, hospitals…)
  • Web portal can be fully customized on demand





In: Press releases, Products 22 Feb 2017 Tags: , ,

ATDI signing off for ICS telecom V15 with newly acquired Federal Supervisory Authority for Air Navigation Services (BAF)



ATDI is further enhancing its local footprint and presence in Germany with a new contract deal on software provision, training and maintenance services signed off in February with the Federal Supervisory Authority for Air Navigation Services (Bundesaufsichtsamt für Flugsicherung – BAF)

The contract scope covers the provision of ICS telecom, a 2-year maintenance and a 1-week training services. ICS telecom, ATDI’s flagship for Radio Planning and Technical Spectrum Management software, is since 1990 (ICS Version 1), the key package in the planners’ toolkit. It is capable of modelling any size of radio system from intensive local area to extensive countrywide.

This new contract shows and significantly demonstrates once again ATDI‘s highly driven expertise for Civilian Aviation, Aeronautical propagation, Navigational Aids with BAF representing a key account in Germany.

BAF was namely searching for a new improved software solution that only ATDI can offer due its global leadership positioning in terms of expertize, know-how, long experience and customer centric focus.

With Airbus, IABG, ILF, Acellonet, Bescom, BDBOS, Funkwerk, Detecon, Selectric… ATDI further increases its presence in Germany.

This occurs within a new strategic context of market and partner acquisition of ATDI to retouch base on Germany’s spectrum management and radio planning solutions playground and to further enhance ATDI’s footprint, brand awareness, brand impact and positioning in our neighbor country that represents an immense opportunity to ATDI’s highly qualitative, performing, innovative and customized A-class Next gen software solutions offer and services in spectrum management and Radio Network and Frequency planning.

The Langen-based Federal Supervisory Authority for Air Navigation Services is the national supervisory authority for civil air navigation services in Germany. The BAF authority was established on 18 September 2009. It is under the authority of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI). Its director is Prof Nikolaus Herrmann.

As the national supervisory authority, it ensures that all air navigation service providers operating in Germany comply with the specified safety requirements. It is, for example, responsible for checking the quality and reliability of radio navigation aids and the licensing of air traffic controllers.

The BAF authority was established to comply with the EU Regulation for a single European sky. This Regulation aims at common airspace management to optimize flight routes, thus reducing flight time and protecting the environment.
The runway-in-use, or landing direction, depends on the current wind direction as aircraft typically take off and land facing into the wind. Runways are designated according to international standards based on their heading.
At Frankfurt Airport, for example, the parallel runways are designated as follows: RWY 25 (which stands for 250 degrees on the compass rose, i.e. west wind) and 07 (which stands for 70 degrees, i.e. east wind). As western winds clearly prevail (75% of the time), landing direction 25 is predominantly used.

Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur – BMVI) 
The Federal Government, represented by Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, is the Shareholder of DFS. The BMVI bears the political responsibility for air navigation services in Germany and has entrusted DFS with the provision of air navigation services.


About Bundesaufsichtsamt für Flugsicherung



In: Press releases 16 Feb 2017 Tags: , , ,

ATDI’s Africa Expansion: Botswana signing off for ICS telecom V15


ATDI proudly signs off for ICS telecom V15 provision with Botswana International University of Science & Technology (BIUST)

Botswana International University of Science & TechnologyBIUST acquires 15 ICS telecom licenses. After University of Botswana in Gaborone, who has already been using ICS telecom for several years now, Botswana, who is strongly focusing on and investing in the education sector, joins ATDI in a partnership to further prepare and shape Botswana’s future through training and educating its students on ICS telecom V15 software that is already used by more than 2000 corporates worldwide and contributing in this way to enhance access to the labor market for junior graduates.

ICS telecom V15, the reference tool for advanced radio planning and spectrum engineering software since 1990 (ICS Version 1), 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 V15 provides benefit at all stages of network ownership and regulation bodies.
After “Ecole Supérieure Multilingue des Télécommunications” (ESMT) in Senegal, ATDI places another brick in the wall for strengthening its partnership and collaboration with Africa universities and hence expanding its influential leadership and prescription zone with its full implication and commitment to contribute to the development of “Tomorrow’s Africa”, with a key focus on education.

The Botswana International University of Science & Technology, or BIUST, is an international university located in the town of PalapyeBotswana. It is the southern African nation’s second university, after the University of Botswana in the country’s capital, Gaborone.

The university was established by the Botswana International University of Science and Technology Act of 2005. Construction began in December 2009 and was funded by the Botswana Government. Enrolment at the university began in March 2011 and the first semester commenced in August of the same year. The project is accommodating 6,000 students.

The Academic structure of the university covers three colleges: College of Engineering & Technology, College of Information & Communication Technology, College of Sciences