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Indoor Radio Planning: A Practical Guide for GSM, DCS, UMTS, HSPA and LTE, Second Edition by Morten Tolstrup

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The Practical Approach

I am not an expert in cellular, GSM, UMTS or HSPA systems, far from it — but I have gained a lot of experience with RF design, especially with regards to indoor radio planning. An old mountaineering saying is that ‘good judgment comes from experience, but experience is often a result of bad judgment’. I have made my share of mistakes along the way, and I will help you avoid making the same mistakes when designing and implementing indoor solutions.

It has been my goal to include what I believe are the most important considerations and design guidelines to enable the RF planner to design and implement a high-performing indoor distributed antenna system.

It was not my intention to provide a deep hardcore mathematical background on RF planning, but to present the most basic calculations of the various parameters that we need to consider when designing a distributed antenna system.

I hope you can use the result — this book. It has been hard but also great fun to write it and to revisit all the background stuff, projects and measurement results that are the basis for this book. I hope you find it to be a useful tool in your daily work. That was my intention.

Morten Tolstrup

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