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Under the Hood: Coverage Theory for Public Safety Networks –
A System Engineer’s View

At the risk of stating the obvious, reliable coverage is possibly the single most critical requirement for Public Safety communications.

It is also one of the most complex. 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.

To provide coverage for modern Public Safety networks takes a deep understanding of coverage theory, the different principles and approaches available and the experience of implementing the practical. The stakes are high, and coverage cannot be left to chance.

This paper includes seven color diagrams and covers the following topics:

  • Coverage theory
  • Applying theory to improve coverage performance and reliability
  • Professional expertise: the key to coverage reliability.



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