Introducing Aviat Design 2.0 – Aviat’s FREE Link Planning Tool

By Eduardo Sanchez, Marketing Engineer Specialist, US

Aviat Design 2.0 is the next generation microwave planning tool. It uses the latest SaaS web technology to allow users to design microwave links anytime and anywhere. Aviat Design 2.0 supports the full portfolio of Aviat Networks equipment and protection configurations. Special features allow users to design microwave links accurately and quickly.

Benefits:

  • Fast
  • Accurate – Always up to date
  • Easy – Nothing to download
  • Intuitive – Adjust parameters on the fly

What’s new:

  • Support for all Aviat products including IRU 600 v4, ODU 600 v2, WTM 4100/4200/4500
  • Clutter Layer using the USGS land cover database (USA)
  • Automatic antenna height estimation
  • Reflection Analysis
  • Google Earth Export

Supported Products:

  • All Outdoor
    • Traditional Microwave
      • WTM4100
      • WTM4200
      • WTM4500
    • Millimeter Wave
      • WTM5800
      • WTM3300
    • All Indoor:
      • IRU600v3 with RAC60, RAC70, RAC1X 2X
      • IRU600v4 with RAC70, RAC1X 2X
    • Split-Mount
      • ODU600 with RAC60, RAC70, RAC1X/2X
      • ODU600v2 with RAC70, RAC1X 2X

 

Create links from sites. Sites can be entered one by one or in batches by importing a CSV file. Once sites are loaded it is just a matter of joining sites together. The map interface allows visualizing topographical maps with and without terrain or satellite images.

 

Once links are created they can be accessed and include path profiles. Path profiles will contain terrain height and clutter (USA). Additional obstacles can be placed in the path profile.

 

Radio and antenna templates. Pre-created radio and antenna templates containing all information needed for calculations are used to speed up the calculations. The user can also create his own radio and antenna templates in the “Advanced tab”. Antenna sizes can be used for the calculation or an antenna template can be selected.

Antenna CL. The software will estimate the antenna centerline (CL) to clear terrain and obstacles. Using clearance criteria defined by the user Aviat Design allows users to estimate antenna CL with the click of a button.  A button will indicate if the link has a line of sight or if diffraction losses are produced by obstacles in the line of sight.

Link performance. From coordinates, the system will automatically extract geo climatic information. With all equipment and geo-climatic information in place, the user can use Aviat Design to calculate link performance.

 

 

Reflection analysis. For links over water or smooth surfaces, Aviat Design performs reflection analysis to determine the presence of potential deep fades and determine if space diversity is needed or reflections can be avoided.

 

 

Google Earth export. Once a network is completed it can be exported to Google Earth to be visualized. Antenna heights and a summary of link performance are transferred to the Google Earth file.

 

Check out these resources for more on our free link planning tool

By Eduardo Sanchez, Marketing Engineer Specialist, US

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