A Study on Calculation of Protection Ratio for Frequency Coordination in Microwave Relay System Networks

M/W 중계 시스템 망의 주파수 조정을 위한 보호비 계산에 대한 연구

  • 서경환 (강남대학교 전자시스템정보공학부) ;
  • 이주환 (한국전자통신연구원 전파기술그룹)
  • Published : 2005.11.05


This paper suggests an efficient method of protection ratio calculation and shows some calculated results applicable to frequency coordination in microwave relay system networks, and the net filter discrimination (NFD) associated with Tx spectrum mask and overall Rx filter characteristics has been examined to obtain the adjacent channel protection ratio. The protection ratio comprises several factors such as C/N of modulation scheme, noise-to-interference ratio, multiple interference allowance, fade margins of multi-path and rain attenuation, and NFD. According to computed results for 6.7 GHz, 64-QAM, and 60 km at BER $10^{-6}$, fade margin and co-channel protection ratio are 41.1 and 75.2 dB, respectively, In addition, NFD for channel bandwidth of 40 MHz reveals 28.9 dB at the first adjacent channel, which results in adjacent channel protection ratio of 46.3 dB. The proposed method provides some merits of an easy calculation, systematic extension, and applying the same concept to frequency coordination in millimeter wave relay system networks.


Microwave relay system;protection ratio;fade margin;net filter discrimination;carrier-to-interference ratio