Two new software tools from Aviat Networks are being released that can be of use to the global microwave backhaul path planning community. RAINEST is a desktop Windows application that implements the ITU P.837.5 standard to estimate rainfall rate (mm/hr) based on latitude and longitude. The estimated rainfall rate can then be used in any microwave RF planning software to estimate the rain attenuation.
Aviat AutoPath is a PC desktop application for Windows that automates the creation of Google Earth kml path files and the download of terrain files from the United States Geographical Survey. This tool creates a set of points and path files readable in Google Earth from a text file (csv) containing the latitudes, longitudes, altitudes and other information selected by the user. AutoPath can be used to plot path links in Google Earth of a network design and to verify the line of sight potential links using the path profile display capabilities of Google Earth.
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