VHF/UHF Reliability Module

The VHF/UHF Reliability module provides a flexible, easy-to-use tool for designing and evaluating link reliability in both UHF and VHF bands. It provides calculations of received signal level and fade margin. Using the flexibility of the RF facilities database in TAP, transmit and receive sites can be evaluated in different combinations of locations and hardware configurations to find the best design for each site and the best overall route for multiple site installations. Several propagation models calculate received field strength and the user can select the calculation that provides the most realistic prediction for the path. Printable summaries of various site equipment configurations and path parameters are available to document the design process and the predicted fade margin of the proposed facilities.