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Drone-based inspection of Microwave Links

The only practicable way to verify a microwave link

Since we can now integrate lightweight receivers capable to measure higher frequencies (e.g. up to 50 GHz, whereas even higher frequencies are available on request) in our AMU, the inspection of microwave links becomes one of the key applications of our AMU. The idea is to use the unique flying and hovering capabilities of the drone to position the measurement antenna within the beam of a microwave link – under the considerations of some safety distances from the mast and the operation conditions of the given environment.

Several parameters of a microwave link are of interest for both operators and regulators

Our measurement capabilities

  • Antenna alignment verification
  • Antenna polarization verification
  • Center frequency verification
  • Channel bandwidth verification
  • Level fluctuations
  • Transmitter condition verification