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Fig. 1 – Cluster definition: electric meters able to be connected to a hub stations directly or via other electric meters.

With ICS designer, the planning of SmartGrid networks is just a few clicks away

–          Model the electric meters as subscribers

–          Create clusters (connections) between the meters

–          Use automatic planning features for the Hub network

–          Check performance

–          Reporting (hops, connections…)

CISCO case study

ATDI has been chosen by CISCO, the world leader in RF smart metering and networking communications to design and optimize the IP Wireless Mesh Network in Island’s Tasmania in order to deploy their RF smart electric metering network solution. The advanced clustering module developed in ICS Designer has been used to design, optimize and assure the integrity and reliability of the IP Wireless Mesh Network that includes thousands RF smart meters and routers devices.


These study includes the following tasks:

–          Assure the RF interconnection between more than 30 000 electric metering devices.

–          Assure the interconnection between all the reclosers and at least two routers

–          Add of repeaters considering the existing electric pole locations in order to assure inter connectivity between reclosers and routers located in the urban and rural areas.


Fig. 2 – Electric meter locations


Fig. 3 – Electric meters connected to a hub station


The main purpose of this study was:

  • Check the consistency of the mesh network (especially the  interconnection between the  RF devices)
  • Find the best repeater locations allowing to achieve the target reliability needed for this kind of network with a minimum of repeater equipments.

The clustering module developed in ICS Designer has allowed to assure the CISCO mesh network  design and optimization based on specific criterions dedicated to this particular RF mesh network

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Thanks to our leadership in Spectrum management, Prospective planning, Network deployment and software development (cloud applications, web services, GIS servers) ATDI was/is involved in several M2M projects like: Smart Energy Grids, Security sensors, Smart Fleet management, AMR 169 MHz, Emergency…  and collaborates with regulation authorities about frequency sharing, constraints and billing.

Due to the complexity and the heterogeneity of M2M  applications, ATDI has committed a team of experts to support you for all the phases of the project (Guidelines, vendor references, planning, IT integration,  system interconnectivity, frequency resources, web services,  tests,  embedded Sim and module analysis, product purpose, roaming…).

Our expertise covers the following applications:

. Metering

. Automotive

. Point of sale

. Health care

. Tracking

. Security


. Identify gaps (white-spaces)

. White-Space online database built-up


M2M ATDI services



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New in ICS telecom Version 12.5.0

      • Propagation model ITU-R 1546-5
      • Propagation model ITU-R 452-15
      • Propagation model ITU-R 1812-3
      • Propagation model ITU-R 526-13
      • Propagation model ITU-R 530-15
      • Ultra-fast SM 1009 (< 5 sec)
      • New Delta-UFS reports
      • New library (MW equipments, Feeders, Coax, Frequency plans, RPEs, Antennas, Ts/Rif, NFD…)
      • Microwave link interference: TS/RIF convolution product on the fly (Net filter discrimination)
      • New audit functions (2G/3G/4G)
      • New print layout
      • Google Map, Bing Map, Open Street Map, Inspire, Geoportals (EPSG 3857, 102113, 3785, 900913, 4326): faster real-time geocoding, map updates, reports…
      • Clutter and Building layer builders
      • Export coverage in WKT (Cloud databases)
      • Spatial queries (SQL)
      • 3D Human hazard (exposure)
      • Enhanced Smart Grid automatic planning
      • WFS support (ICS online)
      • 3D vector layer
      • Coordination with aeronautical radionavigation radar in the 2.7 GHz band
      • 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


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
. 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

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





Coordination with aeronautical radionavigation radar in the 2.7 GHz band


OMAN – DTT White-Space map – Channel 28



Install note relative to the new library

Tip to upgrade Shared Equipment Databases (versions 18.4.7 – 12.4.7 – 3.4.7):

1 – Exit the application
2 – Copy all database files (.MWE, .ANT, .NFD…) to the root of the default directory (such as “C:\ATDI\ICS telecom x64\Base”)
3 – Start the application
4 – Copy the entire contents of the base directory (files and subdirectories) in the new shared folder.
5 – Change the directory that contains the database files with the “Database/Other databases/Location…” feature
All database files are now available in the shared folder.

Note: .TS and RIF files must be created or moved in the Base\TSR folder.


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