Distributed Antenna System (DAS) Training

Distributed Antenna System (DAS) Training or DAS Training Course with Hands-On Exercises (Online, Onsite and Classroom Live)

What is DAS? DAS stands for Distributed Antenna System (DAS), which is a system that allows for the use of cell phones and other wireless devices in areas that do not have direct access to a cell tower or power source. DAS works by receiving power from a radio frequency (RF) source, and distributing it over a system of cables and antennas so that the signal reaches throughout a building or space. Though DAS is relatively new, the need for a DAS is increasing at a rapid rate.

This Distributed Antenna System (DAS) Training course covers the concepts behind network of spatially separated antenna nodes connected to a common source via transport medium that provides wireless service within a geographic area or structure. Distributed Antenna System (DAS) Training Course is a comprehensive technical course that covers the fundamental concepts, recent advances and open issues of the DAS and in-building cellular.

DAS Training course explored with various key challenges in diverse scenarios, including architecture, capacity, connectivity, scalability, medium access control, scheduling, security, dynamic channel assignment and cross-layer optimization. The primary focus of this DAS Training course is the introduction of concepts, planning, design, effective protocols, system integration, performance analysis techniques, simulations and experiments, and more importantly, future research directions in the DAS.

Distributed Antenna System (DAS) TrainingDuration: 3 days

  • We can adapt this DAS Training course to your group’s background and work requirements at little to no added cost.
  • If you are familiar with some aspects of this DAS Training course, we can omit or shorten their discussion
  • We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the DAS Training Course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
  • If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the DAS Training course in manner understandable to lay audiences.

The target audience for this Distributed Antenna System (DAS) Training course:

  • Engineers and technicians responsible for the design, selection, integration, or deployment of antennas.

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this Distributed Antenna System (DAS) Training course are:

  • At least one year experience in the field of communication engineering, fixed or wireless telephony, or related technical fields.
Distributed Antenna System (DAS) Training - OBJECTIVES

Upon completing this Distributed Antenna System (DAS) Training course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

  • The primary focus of this DAS Training course is the introduction of concepts, planning, design, effective protocols, system integration, performance analysis techniques, simulations and experiments, and more importantly, future research directions in the DAS.
Distributed Antenna System (DAS) Training - COURSE SYLLABUS

Introduction to Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS)

  • What is DAS?
  • Overview of Wireless Communication Systems
  • Broadband Wireless Communication Systems
  • Challenges of Broadband Wireless Access Networks
  • Improve Wireless Capacity and Coverage for 3G/4G Broadband Data Services
  • Benefits of DAS Technology
  • Limitations of DAS Technology
  • Applications of DAS Technology
  • Advantages of using a DAS
  • Reliable in-building communications
  • Availability and usability of RF signals in the intended coverage areas (coverage)
  • Ability to support the demands of the system users and recipients (capacity)
  • RF Distribution Technologies

Basic concept of a DAS

  • RF Fundamentals
  • Antenna Theory
  • Fundamentals of Antennas
  • DAS as a Simple Repeater
  • DAS as Complete Infrastructure (indoor and outdoor wireless services)
  • Passive and Active DAS
  • Network Requirements
  • Shared Buildings
  • Shared Access Approach

Elements of Cooperative Communications

  • Physical Layer Model for Cooperative Radios
  • Network Models
  • Cooperative Contention-Based MAC Protocols
  • Distributed Organization of Cooperative Antenna Systems
  • Experimental Study of Indoor Distributed Antenna Systems
  • A Case Study on Distributed Antenna Systems

DAS Technologies, Frequencies, Planning, DESIGN, and Deployments

  • DAS versus Metro-Femto
  • DAS versus Domestic/Small Business Femtocell
  • Practice and Methodology
  • Cost Requirements
  • Site Survey
  • Building Types
  • In-Building Tools
  • Documentation
  • Components and Materials
  • Antennas
  • Coax
  • Connectors
  • Couplers and Taps
  • Bidirectional Amplifiers
  • Repeaters
  • Diversity and Multiplexing for DAS
  • Channel Modeling Perspective
  • Distributed Antenna Processing
  • Theoretical Limits of Wireless Systems with Distributed Antennas
  • Cooperative Communications
  • Distributed Antenna Systems
  • Distributed Signal Processing in Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Outdoor-indoor interference for indoor DAS and femtocells
  • Evolution of Multi-Carrier DAS
  • Configuration of MIMO antenna system in DAS
  • MIMO distributed antenna system
  • MIMO vs SISO signal analysis
  • MIMO, SDR and CR

DAS Components

  • DAS System Components
  • Radios and Radio Repeaters
  • Amplifiers and Filters
  • Cabling
  • Cabling Distribution
  • Towers and Mounts
  • Antennas

DAS Network Topologies

  • Point-to-Point
  • Point-to-Multipoint
  • Mesh (peer-to-peer or multipoint-to-multipoint)

Antenna types in DAS configurations

  • Omni Directional
  • Broadcasts in all directions
  • Examples are whip, helical and dipole
  • Directional
  • Broadcast in a single direction
  • Examples are Yagi, and parabolic
  • Leaky Coax

Main Antenna Systems

  • Lighting Protection
  • Cabling
  • Cabling Distribution
  • Building or Tower Mounts
  • Antennas

In Building-Das Infrastructure components

  • Antenna Systems
  • Omni Directional
  • Directional
  • Leaky Coax
  • Active Distribution Equipment
  • Head End
  • Back End
  • Passive Distribution Equipment
  • Directional Couplers
  • Active Distribution Equipment
  • Active distribution equipment
  • Electronics associated with DAS
  • Separate input power, usually 110 V AC or 220 V AC
  • Transceivers
  • Power Supply Units
  • Amplifiers
  • Back-End Equipment
  • Head-End Equipment
  • BiasTees
  • Hybrid Couplers
  • Power Splitters
  • Equal amplitude
  • Unequal Splitters
  • Cable distribution
  • Single-mode fiber optic cable
  • Multi-mode fiber optic
  • Unshielded Twisted Pair cable
  • Coaxial cable
  • Leaky Coax

Outdoors-Das Infrastructure components

  • Antenna Systems
  • Omni Directional
  • Directional
  • Towers and Mounts
  • Self Supporting
  • Monopoles
  • Guys
  • On buildings and other structures
  • Cabling Systems
  • Coax
  • Single-mode Fiber
  • Amplifiers and Couplers
  • Directional Couplers
  • BiasTees
  • Hybrid Couplers
  • Power Splitters
  • Back Haul Antenna Systems

IN-BUILDING DAS Network Design Options and Considerations

  • Site survey
  • Site Location
  • Location Type (Building or Tower)
  • Location Infrastructure
  • Path Analysis
  • Survey Documentation
  • Size and location of building
  • Number of tenants
  • Building architecture
  • Wall and floor composition
  • Floor layout
  • Interior partitions and other impediments to signal coverage
  • Asbestos presence
  • Aesthetics
  • Availability of infrastructure (Fiber, telco rooms, conduits, cable trays)
  • Local codes
  • Direct feed from base station or off the air
  • Avoiding interference from outdoor signals penetrating the building
  • Estimating signal propagation within the building initially, then measuring
  • Antenna location and placement
  • Antenna types

DAS System Engineering

  • DAS Systems Requirements
  • Fiber Cabling
  • Coaxial cable called Heliax / Radiax
  • Couplers, power dividers
  • Internal spot antennas
  • Signal Boosters
  • Bi-Directional Amplifiers, BDA’s
  • Roof Top Antenna Systems
  • External Antenna Arrays
  • Antennas
  • Antenna Mounting Components
  • Cabling Distribution
  • Active Distribution Equipment
  • Passive Distribution Equipment

Installation, configuration, commissioning, maintenance and troubleshooting of a DAS

  • DAS Configuration
  • DAS Installation
  • DAS Testing
  • DAS Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Distributed Antenna System (DAS) Training Course Wrap-Up

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