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DL Course: “Basics of the Spectrum Management”

 Introduction

This course is a first part of the program, “Spectrum Management” that the ITU Centre of Excellence for the Central and Eastern Europe will offer to the Sub-region from 2003 through to 2004. The course is intended for high level managers in the telecommunications area.

The main goals of the course is to provide to the trainees a basic knowledge on the Spectrum Management principle of using the radio frequency spectrum, on its dimensioning and evaluation; on the radio frequency spectrum as a limited valuable resource; on the importance of the efficient utilization of the radio frequency spectrum; on role of the radio frequency spectrum regulation in the establishment of competitive radio communication policy, objectives and strategies; on the role of the  international organization and specially ITU in on the Spectrum Management; on the applications of Spectrum Management in Government, on the Regulatory and Business Organizations and the importance of its efficiency; on the implementation of the international recommendations and resolutions on Spectrum Management. The course content is adapted to the knowledge level of the man part of participants.

Upon completion of this course students are able:

To understand the principle of using the radio frequency spectrum, its dimensioning and evaluation.

To recognize the radio frequency spectrum as a limited valuable resource.

To recognize the importance of the efficient utilization of the radio frequency spectrum.

To understand the role of the radio frequency spectrum regulation in the establishment of competitive radio communication policy, objectives and strategies.

To understand the applications of Spectrum Management in Government, Regulatory and Business Organizations and the importance of its efficiency.

To understand the basic aspects of the traditional process of Spectrum Management.

To recognize the role of the  international organization and specially ITU in the Spectrum Management.

To understand the implementation of the international publications, databses, recommendations and resolutions on Spectrum Management.

To familiarize and to analyze the aspects related to the application of radio frequency spectrum and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC).

To recognize the importance of regulating the radio-frequency spectrum.

To determine key aspects to be taken into consideration within the process of Spectrum Management.

 

Course modules

Module No. 1. Introduction.

Module No. 2. Radio frequency spectrum fundamentals.

Module No. 3. Radio Communication systems and spectrum needs.

Module No. 4. Basics of Spectrum management.

Module No. 5. Principles of Spectrum engineering.

Module No.6. Introduction to International documents and databases for spectrum management.

 

Content of the modules

 

 Module No. 1      Introduction

Introduction to Spectrum Management.

Definition of the Spectrum Management.

Course Introduction.

Course Summary.

Useful Web resources.

List  of all objectives and activities of the DL course.

Common instructions for participants.

 

Module No. 2     Radio frequency spectrum fundamentals.

Radio spectrum as limited natural resource.

Spectrum/orbit resource.

Radio-waves fundamentals.

Dimensions of the radio spectrum.

Quality of the radio spectrum. Interference.

Radio frequency spectrum and Business interests.

Public demand for access of the spectrum.

Business interests toward different parts of the spectrum.

Government and Business applications.

Resolving of constrains.

Evaluation and pricing of the spectrum.

Determination of the spectrum utilization efficiency.

Conditions for effective utilization of the spectrum.

 

Module No.3                   Radio Communication systems and spectrum needs.

Radio system types.

Special features.

Classificaton.

Terrestrial and satellite networks.

Equipment parameters.

Equipment specifications and certification.

Analog and digital radio communication networks.

Types of modulations.

Spectrum needs for different radio systems.

Out of band and Spurious emissions.

Electromagnetic compatibility of the radio systems.

 

Module No. 4 Basics of the spectrum management.

The indispensability of the Spectrum Management.

Recognition of need to manage the spectrum resource.

The roll of the ITU.

The SM functions of the ITU-BR and ITU-BDT.

Control of the emissions.

Radio monitoring.

Principles of the spectrum management.

Methods of Spectrum Management approach (Administratively, Technically, Socially).

Basic functions in Spectrum Management.

Licensing of the radio communication systems.

Spectrum management and liberalization of the communications.

Automation of the Spectrum Management activities.

 

Module No 5          Principles of Spectrum engineering

Introduction to  Spectrum engineering.

Engineering analysis tools.

Models of radio wave propagation.

Radio communication projects and Spectrum planing.

Technical parameters of the equipment.

Protection ratios.

Topographic data.

Digital Terrain Map (DTM).

Site engineering considerations.

Interference analysis.

Sharing frequency bands.

 

Module No. 6                  Introduction to International documents and databases for spectrum management.

ITU-BR Radio Regulations.

Resolutions and Recommendations.

Preface to IFL.

Manuals and Handbooks.

Radio Communication Dictionary (RCD).

Proposals for Automation of  the applications of the Radio Regulations.

The need for harmonization of the national and international frequency tables.

Terrestrial and satellite databases.