Gain (Main Lobe) The amplification of the transmitted/received power. The higher the gain is, the longer the possible distance between the user and the base station for effective link. That allows larger cell size and requires less base stations.
Half Power Beam Width The angle of which the main lobe gain is higher then half of the maximum power. The wider/narrower the HPBW is, the wider/narrower the area that can be covered with one antenna That allows an efficient coverage design of the cell.
Side Lobe Level The gain of transmitted/received signal in unwanted directions. The lower the side lobes level are, the less interference received/transmitted and the network efficiency is improved.
Nulls Directions where the antenna gain is very low and signal can not be received/transmitted. With a special technique called “Null Filling” we can improve the antenna coverage.
Front to Back Ratio The ratio between the energy radiated forward (wanted) to the energy radiated backwards (unwanted). The higher the ratio is, the less interfering energy transmitted/received from/to the back.
Cross Polarization The suppression of a signal received by the antenna at a perpendicular polarization (unwanted), compared to the same signal if received with the same polarization as the antenna (wanted). Allows spatial separation.
Spatial Separation H/F1V/F1V/F2H/F2H/F3V/F3 60 o 120 o 240 o 180 o 0o0o 300 o V: Vertical Polarization H: Horizontal Polarization
Environmental Conditions Operating temperature-40°C to +71°C VibrationIEC 60721-3-4 Random 4M3 Mechanical shockIEC 60721-3-4 4M3 HumidityETSI EN300-2-4 T4.1E Water tightnessIEC529 IP67 Salt Spray500 hours per IEC 68 Solar radiationASTM G53 Ice and Snow25mm radial FlammabilityUL-94 V2 Wind load EN 302-085 (survival 220Km/h, operating 160Km/h)
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