Under the Hood: Coverage theory for Public Safety networks - A System Engineer's view

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A System Engineer's View on Coverage Theory for Public Safety Networks

"The stakes are high and cannot be left to chance"

In addition to being possibly the single most critical requirement for Public Safety communications, reliable coverage is also one of the most complex.

'Coverage reliability' is an engineer's way of stating the probability that Public Safety officers can communicate clearly, at any time and any place in their coverage area.

Geographical and urbanization influences, and wide coverage areas have traditionally challenged radio communications. But today's Public Safety Officers work in rapidly changing environments, where security, data transfer and usage protocols must also be managed.