Wireless Spectrum Analysis

A wireless Spectrum Analysis should be performed prior to designing a wireless backhaul solution or investing capital in equipment. The increasing deployment of outdoor wireless backhaul systems, both licensed microwave links and with unlicensed wireless bridges, brings with it serious interference problems if not designed and managed correctly. In addition, new technologies such as WiMax and wireless mesh networking will continually add to the amount of RF saturation that exists.

Interference is a receive condition that is usually caused by signals at the same or very similar frequency that are able to be seen by the receiving antenna. Wireless backhaul communications can experience several different types of interference. Interference can be caused from other wireless links in the area or from multipath from your own system. It can be caused by strong signals that are at or near the same frequency entering your wireless link receiver frequency band.

Spectrum AnalysisA Spectrum Analysis must be performed in order to know what impeding frequencies are out there, to evaluate the noise floor, and to determine potential interference factors across the spectrum of frequencies. A Spectrum Analysis provides valuable data to determine the proper frequencies, channels, correct antenna polarization to be used, and to help the success of the overall wireless installation.

Alpha Omega Wireless performs detailed wireless spectrum analysis that provides the client with factual data of their environment, providing a detailed visual, statistical, and explanatory report. AO Wireless also consults the client in recommendations to move their wireless backhaul project forward with success.