ICS telecom

The reference tool for radioplanning and spectrum management
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ICS telecom

First class spectrum engineering

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ICS telecom V12
Radio Planning and Technical Spectrum Management software

Since 1990 (ICS Version 1), ICS telecom 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 provides benefit at all stages of network ownership and regulation bodies including tasks such as:

  • White-spaces

  • Technology evaluation

  • Site candidates

  • Business modelling

  • Network design

  • Network planning

  • Spectrum optimizing

  • Spectrum monitoring

  • Network proving

  • Engineering data sharing

  • System administration

  • Network optimisation

  • Regulation constraints

  • Environment constraints

  • Prospective planning

  • International, bi-lateral and regional coordination

  • Integrated GIS (multi-maps, multi-resolutions, WMS, WMTS)

  • Raster (ortho, topo, plan, cadaster) and vector layers, Bing, Here, Google, Open Street Map, World topo, Geoportals: PL, CZ, D, F, NOR, IT, UK, NZ, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Catalunya, Sweden...

  • All wireless technologies from 10 kHz to 450 GHz


Domain:

. Broadcast
. Regulation
. Operator
. Manufacturer
. Consultancy
Radio analog and digital, TV analog and digital, PMR analog and digital, Mobile 2G/3G/4G, WIFI, WIMAX, Radar, Satellite, Microwave-links, Broadband wireless access, AMR, Smart grids, Point to point, Point to multi-points, HF, Aeronautical, UAVs...

Multi-technologies (mobile, broadcast, fixed services, microwaves, satellites, radar, aeronautical, point to multipoint, monitoring and others). This includes coexistence studies between different technologies from 10 kHz to 450 GHz:
AM, FM, TVA, PMR, TETRA, DAB, DMB, DTV, DVB, VOR, ILS, COM, GSM, GSM-R ETCS and non ETCS, DCS, LTE, RLAN, DRM, MFAM, WIMAX, CDMA, WCDMA, CDMA 2000, WIBRO, ISDB, ATSC, CMMB, DME, DMR, WIFI, MLAT, SCDMA. HF, Satellites (GSO, NGSO, constellations), Microwave links, Mesh, Smart-Grid, AMR, P2P, P2MP, Wind turbine, Radar (Ground, Air), Direction finder, User defined technologies. Fixed modulation, Adaptive modulation, SISO, MIMO, AAS, TDD, FDD, COFDM, SFN, MFN…

ICS telecom enables the planning engineer to develop rapidly and economically wide networks in Indoor, Outdoor, Indoor/Outdoor and Mixed environement (Urban, Rural, Sea...) in Full 3D with a resolution up to 0.1 meter.

ICS telecom has applications throughout all modern radio networks, both fixed and mobile and across the frequency range 10kHz to 450GHz, including aeronautical systems, broadcast TV and radio, cellular, fixed radio access, land mobile, marine systems, microwave bearer, mobile data, paging, radar, satellite, telemetry.

ICS telecom includes:

. ICS telecom license
. ICS online account (Brific access, cloud storage, database sharing, coverage and station/microwave link display and sharing…) http://icsonline.azurewebsites.net
50 MB of storage (more storage for additional price)
Possibility to upload radio coverage and sites
Data sharing (public or protected by password)
Access to BRIFIC database
Export stations and MW
. 1 year maintenance and hot line
. Worldwide DTM and Clutter access
. 1 day training (ATDI premises)
. Online map access key
. ICS map server (cartographic tool: import, export, editing, geocoding…)
http://www.atdi.com/ics-map-server/

Free DTM access (20 m USA, 25 m Europe, 50 m other areas)
Free Clutter (builder) (20 m USA, 25 m Europe, 250 m other areas)

(*) : Can be renewed on a yearly basis from the second year following the PO.

Features

Some features:


Multi-technologies (mobile, broadcast, fixed services, microwaves, satellites, radar, aeronautical, point to multipoint, monitoring and others). This includes coexistence studies between different technologies from 10 kHz to 450 GHz:
AM, FM, TVA, PMR, TETRA, DAB, DMB, DTV, DVB, VOR, ILS, COM, GSM, GSM-R ETCS and non ETCS, DCS, LTE, RLAN, DRM, MFAM, WIMAX, CDMA, WCDMA, CDMA 2000, WIBRO, ISDB, ATSC, CMMB, DME, DMR, WIFI, MLAT, SCDMA. HF, Satellites (GSO, NGSO, constellations), Microwave links, Mesh, Smart-Grid, AMR, P2P, P2MP, Wind turbine, Radar (Ground, Air), Direction finder, User defined technologies. Fixed modulation, Adaptive modulation, SISO, MIMO, AAS, TDD, FDD, COFDM, SFN, MFN…

Basis:

Site searching, site candidates, optimizing
Coverage calculation (UL/DL)
Reverse coverage calculation
RSCP coverage calculation
Pilot coverage calculation
Direction finder coverage efficiency
Direction finder localization efficiency
Radar coverage
Microwave link path budget
Traffic analysis
Coverage analysis and interference maps: composite coverage, best servers, closest server, overlapping, simultaneous servers, CX received, Interference on best server, global interference, protected field strength, SNIR, RSRQ, RSRP, SOFDMA, C/I, C/N+I, Threshold degradation, protection margin, interference on serving cell, server position, 1st server, 2nd server, 3th server, normal and log-normal distributions, multiple log-normal signals, Ec/I0 forward, Ec/I0 pilot pollution, Eb/N0, SFN, COFDM, MFN vs SFN, power sum, quadratic power sum, power fux density, margin, reliability, delay spread, time of arrival, differences, TDOA, TSOA, DME (multilateration), handover…
Frequency planning and advanced interferences analysis (multiple constraints)
Population Analysis
Area analysis
Polygon analysis
Co-existence between analogue and digital networks
Frequency planning and Spectrum Optimization
SFN and COFDM network planning and optimizing
Point to Point analysis, interference and frequency assignment
Microwave link network design
Point to Multi-point analysis, interference and frequency assignment
Ground satellite stations
Satellite (coverage, interference) NGS, GSO and constellations
Cell planning
Coverage analysis
Interference calculation
Site Validation
Network Analysis
Network Design and Roll-out
Multi-service traffic modeling
Direct calculation modes (profiles, indivisibility, FS calculation, site searching
Full 3D radioplanning
Enhanced prospective planning
Route planning
Area planning
Station and Site parameters optimizing
Site searching (target points, polygons, lines, path)
Network frequency usage
RDS and TDAB code assignment
Physical layer cell identities
Grade of service, Erlang and Throughput maps
Radar interference
Microwave link adaptive modulation support
COFDM enhancement by mixing SFN/MFN networks
COFDM: First server, Strongest server, First server+margin, Maximum C/I
Delay spread
Coverage server selector
Station sorting
Vector selection improved
Raster ops: Clutter / Building
Coordinate converter
HCM antenna builder
IRF/NFD calculator
Color mixing preview and 3x3 filters
Sector service area display
Radiated cable support
Station azimuth and tilt optimizing
Satellite interference UL/DL (space ->earth and earth->space)
Neighbor calculation improved (RSRQ checking, inter-networks, ordering)
Threshold limited polygon calculation
Clustering (Smart grids, mesh networks...)
Delay spread, TOA
ICS online
Publish coverage, stations, microwave links, status of service on the web
BRIFIC access
Export Google Earth (composite and site by site coverage)
Vector line milepost (railways, highways)

White-spaces:

White space map calculation (multi-technologies):
. Devices or Routers vs Licensed service areas (C/I mode)
. Licensed services vs Devices or Routers (IRF and C/I modes)
. Licensed services vs earth Satellite Rx (GSO, NGSO, Constellations)
. Devices vs Devices or Routers vs Routers or Devices vs Routers (IRF mode)
. Devices or Routers vs Polygons or Routes (PFD)

From UKPM files (from 0.01 m to 100 m resolution)
. LTE vs DTT
. WSD vs DTT
. Multiple log-normal signal calculator (Schwartz & Yeh / Fenton-Wilkinson)
. UKPM household automatic update
. Up to 100 000 interferers (base stations) by DTT channel
. Up to 2 000 000 interferers (WSDs) by DTT channels


Export data formats:
. Matrices (form 0.01 m to 1000 m resolution)
. XML
. SQL

WSD vs DTT features:
. Large choice of propagation models
. Multiple resolution maps (from 0.01 m to 1000 m)
. White-space devices: Class 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
. Rejection: ETSI EN 301 598
. Household distribution
. WSD distribution
. ATPC
. DTT white-space maps
. TVWS availability maps (C/I, permitted power levels)
. Spurious emissions
. Interference analysis: Multiple scenarios
. Rx antenna discrimination (ITU-R 419, OET69, User defined) (DTT user)
. Automatic DTT selection
. Foreign DTT transmitters
. Offline and Online Worldwide database (Location, Channels, Power levels, WSD classes)
. Export WMAS (Google map, Bing Map, OSM) or EPSG:4326
. Web services

Powerful LTE planning features:

LTE PCI planning (maximizing and optimizing modes)
LTE RSI planning (maximizing, randomizing and optimizing modes)
LTE Parenting
CQI and throughput mapping support
ICI enhancement
System overhead calculator
MIMO SD / SU / MU / AAS support
SNIR maps (PDSCH, PDCCH, PBCH)
RSRQ maps
RSRP maps
Maximal and n-maximal RSRP value for each pixel (RSRP coverage analysis /servers/1st, 2nd, 3rd server)
Probability of getting a given RSRP value over a defined threshold (normal distribution SNIR function)
Coverage reliability based on RSRP – yes/no based on prediction reliability % (normal distribution + filter: i.e. >=100%)
Number of sectors with satisfactory RSRP value (RSRP coverage analysis /Simultaneous)
Maximal and n-maximal RSRQ value for each pixel (RSRQ map: 1st, 2nd and 3rd server)
Probability of given RSRQ value over a defined threshold (normal distribution SNIR function + RSRQ map: 1st, 2nd and 3rd server)
Coverage reliability based on RSRQ – yes/no based on prediction reliability % (normal distribution + filter: i.e >=100%)
Number of sectors with satisfactory RSRQ value (RSRQ maps/simultaneous servers)
Probability of getting a given RSRP value over a defined threshold (RSRP coverage analysis/Coverage probability…)
Number of sectors with a RSRP value different from serving sector RSRP not more than for a given value (RSRP coverage analysis/Simultaneous different from best server…)
Connectivity report: RSRP, Best server, RSRQ, SNIR PDSCH, SNIR control channel, Throughput / RB
Prospective planning LTE
Parenting LTE: schedulers Rodin Robin, Proportional Fair and Max SNR
Uplink SNIR map (Monte-Carlo and Noise rise methods)
Monte-Carlo (SNIR, RSRP, RSRQ, PUSCH and connect)
User defined SNIR vs Throughput tables (UL and DL)
Reports: QoS, Throughputs…
Full symmetrical and asymmetrical support

Network Modelling:

Includes all technical required parameters (ERP/EIRP, antenna height, channel & frequency, bandwidth, radiation patterns, modulation)
Support multiple bandwidth
Support multiple channels definition
Support Wimax FDD and TDD modes
Support multiple carrier modes
Support FUSC and PUSC modes
Support digital television systems (DVB-T, DVB-T2, DVB-H, ISDBT, CMMB, DTBM)
Consideration of receiving antenna directivity (ITU 419, OET 69, user defined)
Support analogue television systems (BG, H, I, DK, D, K1, L, N, M)
Support FM mono and stereo systems

Network Planning and Analysis:

Capacity to plan indoor networks based on scanned 2D plans
Network coverage analysis (best server, overlapping, best server + offset…)
Interference analysis with support of SNIR interference maps
Automatic frequency assignment
User-definable interference constraints for co-channel, adjacent channels, N+2…
Intermodulation interference restrictions
Various deterministic and empirical algorithm methods (iterative, exhaustive, Monte Carlo…)
Field strength coverage simulation
Network coverage analysis (composite, best server, overlapping, best server + offset…)
Path profile analysis
Interference analysis with support of C/I interference maps
Radio planning criteria are implemented according to ITU standards (ITU-R 412...)
Interference analysis with support of simulcast analogue SFN networks
Interference analysis with support of a combination of both digital MFN & SFN networks
Population analysis (vector, raster, mixed)
Automatic frequency assignment
Interference analysis with support of SNIR interference maps (including adaptive modulation map)
Automatic site seeking functions
Handover analysis

Traffic Analysis:

Multi-service (DL/UL) traffic demand analysis based on the 802.11 standard
Subscriber definition including traffic demand based on service flows
Parenting functions including both service flows and bit rate control (considering adaptive modulation)
Adaptive modulation
Quality of Service analysis
Modelling of user equipment, user profiles, and environment types
Network dimensioning for mixed voice/data according to the traffic distribution

Measurements and drive test data:

Import, display, and analysis of drive test data with all the market formats (TEMS, CSV, ASCII, FTM …)
Prediction/measurements comparison and analysis
Automatic propagation model tuning
Compatibility of the the tool with key monitoring systems (Rohde & Schwartz, TCI, Thales, and Tadiran)
Import of CSV and XML files

Spectrum management & international coordination:

Complete GE06 coordination process
Geneva 84
Stockholm 61
Compatibility with aeronautical services (SM1009)
UFS & NFS calculations
Natura 2000 support
Human hazard
HCM

Advanced:


2G:

Traditional models such as COST 231 and Okumura Hata, extended Hata, SUI...
Advanced deterministic model that combines several propagation modeling techniques (ITU-R, diffractions and subpath models):
Very accurate prediction even without any calibration (very useful during the stage of pre design).
Ability to predict indoors, with an advanced indoor algorithm and possibility to define per-clutter propagation characteristics
Support for multiple cell types (fetmo cell, micro cell, macro, repeater…)
Network Modelling
Support for GSM, DCS, CDMA, TETRA,and GSM systems
Modelling of GPRS, EDGE, EDGE Evolution
Modelling of Macro, Micro, Pico, indoor cells and repeaters
Support of multi band network-band networks (all the GSM and CDMA bands supported by 3GPP without restriction)
Modeling of concentric cells
Support for frequency hopping
Service Planning and Analysis
Uplink and downlink coverage simulation
Network coverage analysis (composite, best server, overlapping, best server + offset…)
Various Monte Carlo features for coverage, interference simulations
Interference analysis with support of TRX type-based (e.g., BCCH, TCH) quality thresholds
Neighbor planning (intra and inter BSC) and handover analysis (with advanced setting)
Traffic demand analysis generated from multiple sources: Vector, clutters, subscriber distribution, live traffic data…
Cell network dimensioning for mixed voice/data traffic and timeslot configurations per TRX
Various Traffic algorithms including Erlang methods (Erlang B, Erlang C…)
Traffic analysis including calculation of KPIs such blocking rate QoS…
Traffic spreading between cell layers with traffic overflow modelling
Automatic Frequency Planning - AFP
User-definable interference constraints for BCCH and TCH channels
User-definable interference constraints for co-channel, adjacent channels, N+2…
Allocation of frequency hopping parameters
Intermodulation interference restrictions
Capabilities to take into account the neighbor lists of the cells
Various deterministic and empirical algorithm methods (iterative, exhaustive, Monte Carlo,…)
Automatic Cell Planning - ACP
Antenna parameter optimization (height, azimuth, tilt...)
Automatic site selection of the best candidates according to a predefined target coverage over a specified area (vector, clutter…)
Automatic search site according to a predefined target coverage over a specified area (vector, clutter…)
Network parameter optimizing in order to increase coverage and capacity
Special ACP function dedicated to the highways, roads and rail tracks (for GSM) for automatic site selection and azimuth optimizing
Monte Carlo features
Area planning: site optimization including priorities and objectives (coverage, overlapping…).
CW measurements, drive test data and KPIs import
Import, display, and analysis of drive test data with all the market formats (TEMS, CSV, ASCII, FTM …)
Prediction/measurements comparison and analysis
Automatic propagation model tuning
Compatibility of the tool with key monitoring systems (Rohde & Schwartz, TCI, Thales, and Tadiran)
Import of CSV and XML files
Multi RAT (Radio Access Technology) network planning
Multi RAT networks on the same project
Unified network databases (2G, 3G, 4G, WiFi…)
Combined Monte Carlo functions
Unified multi-service traffic model
Integrated planning and optimization for 3GPP (GSM/UMTS/LTE) technologies
Simultaneous display and analysis of network layers (2G, 3G, 4G, WiFi)
Inter-technology handover modelling (new 3GPP release 12 about LTE <-> Wi-Fi HO included)
Inter-technology interference analysis (with implementation of the protection ratios and interference rejection factors validated in laboratory or provided by standard recommendations):
GSM vs. DCS, GSM vs. GSM, GSM vs. UMTS….GSM vs. LTE). No limitation for the interference mitigation calculation in the 2G bands.

3G:

Traditional models such as COST 231 and Okumura Hata, extended Hata, SUI...
Advanced deterministic model that combines several propagation modeling techniques (ITU-R, diffractions and subpath models) support all the environments (urban, dense urban, rural) with 2D or with high-resolution 3D geodata.
Very accurate prediction even without any calibration (very useful during the stage of pre design).
Ability to predict indoors, with an advanced indoor algorithm and possibility to define per-clutter propagation characteristics
Support for multiple cell types (fetmo cell, micro cell, macro, repeater…)
Network Modelling
Support of FDD and TDD modes
Support of the 3G, 3.5G evolutions (UMTS, HSDPA, Ev-DO, 1xEv-DO)
Support for multiple carriers
Support of all the UTRAN bands specified by 3GPP (without restrictions)
Modelling of Macro, Micro, Pico, indoor cells and repeaters
UMTS equipment modelling including power sharing (Pilot channel, Paging and Synchronization channels)
2G ->3G swap modelling
Service Planning and Analysis
Plot prediction of voice (R99) and data services (R99/HSDPA)
Scrambling code pollution
Scrambling code planning and audit
RSRP Plot predictions
Pilot pollution Plot predictions
Ec/I0 Plot predictions (Including power control features)
HSDPA Plot predictions
Network coverage analysis (best server, overlapping, best server + offset…)
Various Monte Carlo features for coverage, interference simulations
Interference analysis
Neighbor planning (Soft/Hard) and handover analysis (Soft/Hard with advanced setting)
PN code planning
Traffic Analysis
Multi-service (DL/UL) traffic demand analysis generated from multiple sources: Vector, clutters, subscriber distribution, live traffic data…
Modelling of user equipment, user profiles, and environment types
Cell network dimensioning for mixed voice/data traffic according to the traffic distribution
Traffic spreading between cell layers with traffic overflow modelling
UMTS Traffic analysis features based on Monte Carlo Method
Automatic Frequency Planning - AFP
User-definable interference constraints for co-channel, adjacent channels, N+2…
Allocation of frequency hopping parameters
Intermodulation interference restrictions
Capabilities to take into account the neighbor lists of the cells
Various deterministic and empirical algorithms methods (iterative, exhaustive, Monte Carlo…)
CW measurements, drive test data and KPIs import
Import, display, and analysis of drive test data with all the market formats (TEMS, CSV, ASCII, FTM, XML…)
Prediction/measurements comparison and analysis
Automatic propagation model tuning
Compatibility of the tool with key monitoring systems (Rohde & Schwartz, TCI, Thales, and Tadiran)
Import of CSV and XML files
Multi RAT (Radio Access Technology) network planning
Multi RAT networks on the same project
Unified network databases (2G, 3G, 4G, WiFi…)
Combined Monte Carlo functions
Unified multi-service traffic model (EDGE, WiFI, UMTS, LTE)
Integrated planning and optimization for 3GPP (GSM/EDGE/UMTS/HSDPA/WiFi/LTE) technologies
Simultaneous display and analysis of network layers (2G, 3G, 4G, WiFi)
Inter-technology handover modelling (new 3GPP release 12 about LTE <-> Wi-Fi HO included)
Inter-technology interference analysis (with implementation of the protection ratios and interference rejection factors validated in laboratory or provided by standard recommendations):
UMTS vs. GSM, UMTS vs DCS, UMTS vs. LTE). No limitation for the interference mitigation calculation in the 3G bands.

4G:

Traditional models such as COST 231, Okumura Hata, Extended Hata...
LTE 3GPP models
Advanced deterministic model that combines several propagation modeling techniques (ITU-R, diffractions and subpath models)
Very accurate prediction even without any calibration (very useful during the stage of pre design).
Ability to predict indoors, with an advanced indoor algorithm and possibility to define per-clutter propagation characteristics
Support for multiple cell types (fetmo cell, micro cell, macro, repeater…)
3D models for urban center
Network Modelling
Support of all the carrier bandwidths (1.4MHz, 3MHz, 5MHz, 10MHz, 15MHz, 20MHz)
Support FDD and TDD modes
Support of 4G OFDMA for Downlink and SC-OFDM for Uplink
Support Frame structure (Type 1 and Type 2)
Support Cyclic prefix (Normal CP and Extended CP)
Modelling of Macro, Micro, Pico, Fetmo, indoor cells and repeaters
Support all the transmission modes defined by the 3GPP (Open loop MIMO spatial multiplexing, Open loop Transmit diversity, Multiple User MIMO…)
Support of the adaptive switching between the standards transmission modes
4G equipment modelling including predefined (or user-definable) power sharing (RS, PCFICH, PBCH, PDCCH, PDSCH)
Support of the PRACH (Various formats)
Support of the PUSCH channel
Support of the ICIC scheme
Service Planning and Analysis
RSRP coverage simulation
RSRP coverage analysis (composite, best server, second best server...overlapping, best server + offset…)
Various Monte Carlo features for coverage, traffic and interference simulations
Plot predictions for RSRQ
RSRQ Interference analysis
Interference Plot predictions: SNIR (PDSCH, Control channels)…
Uplink and downlink quality prediction plot (SNIR)
Uplink and downlink subscriber throughput prediction plot
Neighbor planning and handover analysis (with advanced setting)
Aggregate throughput prediction plot (SNIR vs Throughputs curves from market vendors are implemented)
QCI plot coverage (Priority bearers)
Traffic Analysis
Multi-service (2D & 3D) traffic demand analysis generated from multiple sources: Vector, clutters, subscriber distribution, live traffic data…
Traffic analysis based on the standard 4G Schedulers (Rodin Robin, Max SNIR, and Proportional Fair)
Cell network dimensioning for mixed voice/data traffic and timeslot configurations per TRX
Monte Carlos simulation in terms of cell throughput
Traffic analysis including calculation of KPIs such blocking rate QoS…
Traffic spreading between cell layers with traffic overflow modelling
Automatic Frequency Planning - AFP
User-definable interference constraints for co-channel, adjacent channels, N+2…
Frequency reuse of N (N=1, 3)
Fractional Frequency reuse
Soft Frequency Reuse
Inter-cell Interference Coordination ICIC schemes
Intermodulation interference restrictions
Capabilities to take into account the neighbor lists of the cells
Various deterministic and empirical algorithms methods (iterative, exhaustive, Monte Carlo…)
Automatic Cell Planning - ACP
Antenna parameter optimization (height, azimuth, tilt...)
Automatic site selection of the best candidates according to a predefined target coverage over a specified area (vector, clutter…)
Automatic search site according to a predefined target coverage over a specified area (vector, clutter…)
Network parameter optimizing in order to increase coverage and capacity (for existing network)
Special ACP function dedicated to the 4G and used to find the best 4G new sites to improve DL/UL threshold requirements and traffic demand.
Various Monte Carlo features to simulate the main 4G KPIs (DL/UL RSRP, RSRQ, SNIR PSCH…)
Automatic PCI planning for the whole network (Reservation of a range of PCI for future network expansion or introduction of Femto cells)
RACH preamble planning (Root Sequence Index) with various methods
CW measurements, drive test data and KPIs import
Import, display, and analysis of drive test data with all the market formats (TEMS, CSV, ASCII, FTM …)
Prediction/measurements comparison and analysis
Automatic propagation model tuning
Multi RAT (Radio Access Technology) network planning
Multi RAT networks on the same project
Unified network databases (2G, 3G, 4G,WiFi…)
Combined Monte Carlo functions
Unified multi-service traffic model
Integrated planning and optimization for 3GPP (4G/3G/4G) technologies
Simultaneous display and analysis of network layers (2G, 3G, 4G, WiFi)
Inter-technology handover modelling: 4G<-> 4G; 4G<-> 3G; 4G <-> 2G (including the new 3GPP release 12, 4G <-> Wi-Fi HO feature)
Inter-technology interference analysis (with implementation of the protection ratios and interference rejection factors validated in laboratory or provided by standard recommendations):
4G vs.4G, 4G vs. 2G, 4G vs. 3G….4G vs. 4G). No limitation for the interference mitigation calculation in the 2G bands.
Other possible interference calculations: 4G vs DVB-T

Microwave links:

Backhauling, Backbone, Mesh, SDH, PDH, Short links
Path budget
Threshold degradation
Multipath
Ellipsoid clearance
Multi-K factors
Reliability
Objective and performance
Throughputs
Adaptive modulation
Space diversity
Frequency diversity
ITU-R 530, Barnett Vigant,Siemens
Protection area
I/N, C/N+I, C/I, TD, Spurious
NFD convolution products from ETSI .ts and .rif files
Frequency plans, list and frequency bands
Reporting
Batch mode
Multi-resolutions (up to 0.1 m Building / DTM / Clutter)
Loss, Nloss, Reflection, Absorption, Troposcattering, Ducting
Parity check
Full 3D modelling (>= 0.1 m resolution)
RPE (antenna) database
ITU-R patterns
Enhanced cross-polar calculation
Display link status (margin, threshold degradation...)
IRF from NFD, TS/RIF, C/I required
Equipment database
Cox and Feeder database
Antenna database
Mux database
Optimizing (height of pylon, Power)
SQL database (MWx64) online and offline
Frequency assignment
Interference calculation
Passive plan and B2B (path budget and interference)


Regulation:

Threshold limited polygons
RRC04
Effective heights
Fast coverage+interference (ITU-R 370 and ITU-R 1546)
GE06 conformity
Convert station according to GE06
Aeronautical SM1009 coordination
Compatibility report (K-lnm, Bonn, Chester, SMM, Psum)
UFS, NFS, UFS delta, SFN test points, Allotments, GE06 contours
Geneva 84, 89, Stokholm 61
FCC broadcast contours
NZ broadcast coordination (complete, PL and MED analysis)
OFCOM DTT vs LTE (multiple log-normal signals)
Schwartz and Yeh
Fenton - Wilkinson methods
Natura 2000
Fee calculation: PL Broadcast (analog and digital, law comparisons and historical)
Constraint areas (obstacles and perturbators)
Height constraints (elevation, intervisibility)
Radar constraint areas
Power constraints (omni, directive and splitted antennas)
Windfarms (test points, interference maps, P2P interference, Radar interference): Simple plan reflector, ITU-R 805, User defined patterns...
Human Hazard: full 3D exposure model, EEC 1999/519, Power exposure / 24h
ICS manager complete integration
HCM
Border coordination and border agreement
Radar horizon tour
RDS PI code assignment
DAB TII sub code assignment
EMC: Interference, Noise desensitization
Intermodulation
GMF: assignment and interference
Off axis angle map
Depression angle map
Tilt map
Antenna diagram constraint definition
HCM antenna matching
Broadband wireless access coordination
COFDM launch delay assignment
Tv analog offset assignment
Service area (spectrum trading)
Earth station coordination
C/I and IRF: User defined, NFD, ITU-R 412 655 1368 1009 560, FCC OET 69, Wiiesbaden 95, IEEE, ETSI, OFCOM/BCC, CNC DNrc61 and DNRc54, FCC.
Tx power protection (0.7 m resolution)
NFD convolution products from ETSI .ts and .rif files
Coordination with aeronautical radionavigation radar in the 2.7 GHz band
TVWS availability maps
DTT protected area maps
Transmitter noise analysis
Receiver desensitisation analysis
Inter-modulation analysis
Import Legbac


Antennas:

2D, 3D, RPE, ITU-R recs, FCC, HCM, multi-resolutions
Electrical and mechanical tilt support, rotary, circular, elliptical
Polarization: H, V, C, M, X-pol, X-pol enhanced
Formats: ADF 2D, ADF RPE, ADW, MSI, PLT, SPH, SPV, NSMA, FCC, Ascii grid (3D), Antios (3D), DIA, H, V
2D/3D converter, symmetry, interpolation, HCM builder, HCM matching, rotation, auto-increment, user drawing, selector
Units: dB linear, dB, %
Aperture, crossover distance, splitted and non-splitted antennas
ITU-R: GE84, APS7, 419, 1213, 1326, 1428, 1851, 465, 580, 694, 1245, 699, 672, 647, GXT support
FCC: OET69
Type: STD, SU-MIMO SD, SU-MIMO SM, MU-MIMO, SIMO, AAS
Reference: Isotropic, Dipole, short vertical (50 and 75 ohms)

Cartography:

Layers: DTM, DEM, Indoor plan, Clutter, Buildings, Offline maps (.IMG simple map, .RIM compressed map, .MIM multi-tiled map), Online (Bing maps, Google maps, Geospatial maps, WMS and WMTS Geoportals, Open Street Map, Inspire cadaster), Multi-maps and multi-resolutions (DTM, Clutter, Buildings, Maps, Aerials)
Vectors (line, rectangle, circle, polygon, point, text-address)
Population raster maps.
Import/Export: Shapefile, MID/MIF, WFT, Google Earth, TIFF, BIL, PNG, JPEG, BMP, ASCII GRID, TXT, ICS online, XML
Coordinates: Real time coordinates, MGRS, BNGR, INGR, DMS, DEC, METER, More than 1 000 projections and Datum, Converter, Batch converter, Declination, Import/Export, Real-time geocoding (Map, Coverage)
Geocoding (DTM, DEM, Buildings, Clutter)
Automatic address updater, address finder, address/coordinates converter
Map: Vector to Raster, Vectorize coverage, Address finder, Filters, Border, Combinations, Editing
Real time profile, Grid, Active view, Distance units, Scale, Palettes (fixed, adaptive, user defined), Clutter legend, Cut map (disk and memory), Sampling
Map tiling, World Wide Builder (DTM and Clutter worldwide access), Indoor project builder, Clutter and Building generator (from Shapefile, OSM and CLC)
Map resolution: From 0.1 meter to 10 000 meters
2D and 3D display
Print: layout, scaling, tiling, legend, logos. Batch mode, preview, caching

Propagation (Indoor, Outdoor, Mix Indoor/Outdoor):

Base model: Fresnel, Wojnar, ITU-R 370, ITU-R 525, ITU-R 526, ITU-R 1225, ITU-R 1546, ITU-R 1546 fast (Broadcast), ITU-R 1812, Medium Wave, 3GPP LTE, SUI, Okumura-Hata, Davidson, Hata-Cost, Extended Hata - SEAMCAT, Cost open, Walfisch-Ikegami-Cost 231, ITU-R 435, ITU-R 1147, African Broadcasting, FCC 98, Egli, Durkin, ITM-NTIA, ITM 122, ITM NTIA, ITU-R 368, ITU-R 452, Wien agreement, IF77, ITU-R 533.
Diffraction: Deygout 66, Deygout 91, Deygout 94, Bullington, Delta-Bullington, Lateral diffraction, Spherical wave, Standard-RM
Abnormal propagation: Troposcattering ITU-R 617, Ducting, Worldwide and User defined DLN maps, Conductivity maps.
Climate: Gazeous attenuations ITU-R 1820 and ITU-R 676, Fog ITU-R 840, Rain and snow ITU-R 530 ITU-R 837 ITU-R 838 ESA and user defined maps, RMS wave heights, K factors, Isotherm definition, Scintillation.
Visibility, Ellipsoid clearance, Time variability
Reliability calculations ITU-R 530, Siemens, Vigants, Crane,
2D reflections, 3D lambertian reflections, 3D specular reflections, 3D indoor/outdoor, Reflection coefficients
Absorption, Mix absorption/diffraction, CCIR clutter attenuations, TSB-88 clutter attenuations, User defined clutter attenuations (dB, dB/km), Clutter heights, Indoor material attenuations, Indoor tunnel, Slope model coefficients.UK rain zones
Support ITU-R M1142-2 and ITU-R M1141-2

Databases:

SQL tables: Stations, Station links, Microwave links, Equipment
SQL azure tables: Stations, Microwave links
Internal tables: Stations, Station links, Microwave links, Equipment, Antennas (2D, 3D, RPE), Subscribers, Frequency plans, Frequency bands, Frequency groups, Tx/Rx parameters, Feeders, Sites, Users, Satellites, Documents (all formats: video, audio, text, image), Bearings, D.F localizations, NFD, Propagation models, Icons.
XML: Stations, Microwave links, Trajectories, Station links.
XLS template reports
ODBC support (MS Access, Oracle, SQL server, SQL lite)

Frequency assignment:

Adaptive algorithms
C/I, C/N+I and TD modes
Maximize frequency usage
Full automatic mode (global, by area, by constraint list)
Semi-automatic mode: frequency selector
Interference objectives (wanted and unwanted)
Surface interference factors (Clutter weights)
Frequency bands
Frequency list
Frequency groups
Frequency plans
Exclusion list
Polarization assignment
Intermodulation
Constraint diagrams: Distances, Neighbor stations, Sectors, Best server related, Clutter filter, User defined
Re-ordering stations: Frequency isolation, Sector, Coverage size
Methods: Monte-Carlo, Iterative, Sequential, Exhaustive
Multi-channels
Constraints by distances, Delta F, Intermodulation, Polarizations, Sectors, Tx/Rx channels, Neighbor list, various codes
Rx antenna discrimination
Interference global / server
Virtual mode based on Delta F
Multi-resolution matrix
Coverage selector
Threshold limited coverage
Extended radius limited coverage
Overlapping frequency reuse
Spacing fixed, reversed and minimum
Pilot channel assignment
Traffic channel assignment
Multi-C/I and IRF

Microwave links:

C/I and TD modes
Check parities
Frequency plans
Frequency list
Frequency bands
Exclusion list
Polarization assignment
Frequency pair switch
Constraints by distances, co-site, delta F, various codes
Space and frequency diversity

P2P:

TD mode
Frequency plans
Frequency bands
Frequency list
Exclusion list
Multi-channels
Intermodulation
Polarization assignment
Methods: Monte-Carlo, Iterative and Sequential
Threshold degradation set-up
SFN
Constraints by distances, co-site, Delta F, Polarizations, Angular sector, various codes

P2MP:

C/I, C/N+I and TD modes
Frequency bands
Exclusion list
Polarization assignment
Site sector switch
Multi-channels
Constraints by distances, Angular sector, Delta F, various codes

GUI:

Menu and popup-menu configuration
Project preferences
Techno profiles
Multi-languages (user defined translations)
Reference units: distance (m, km, nm, ft.…), transmitted and received power, antenna and field strength
User defined labels, icons, reports, control grids, listings and XLS templates.

APIs:

Propagation model built-up
Plugin SDK


Recommended configuration:

Memory: 8 GB and more
Storage: 500 GB
Hard drive: SSD 256 GB
Internet access (Map access, ICS online)
Processor: x64 multicore
Graphic card: 2GB, OpenGL compatible, Full HD (1920*1080)
OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 (x64 and x86)

Support:

Windows Vista (32 bits and 64 bits versions)
Win32 Wrapper (legacy libraries)
Citrix, Active Directory
Ansi and Unicode
Multi-languages
User translations (Ascii file)
Parallelism (64 bits versions)
Multi-processing (32 and 64 bits versions)

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