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TIA TR-8.18 and TSB-88 Update

SoftWright has been active in the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) TR-8.18 engineering subcommittee since 2014.  This subcommittee establishes standardized methodologies for modeling and simulating wireless communications in public safety systems.  Over the past two years, it has undertaken the update of Telecommunications Systems Bulletin (TSB)-88.2 and the creation of TSB-88.4 and TSB-88.5 to address the …

Accelerated Coverage Studies with Surface Features Now Available in TAP 6.3

SoftWright’s Terrain Analysis Package (TAP™) models the effects of obstructions, vegetation, and clutter as surface features.  In today’s TAP 6.3 release 2532 , coverage studies with surface features can now be run with the accelerated run engine, truly making your studies both faster and more accurate. Also included in today’s release is the ability to …

Case Study: Modeling the Effect of Vegetation on Radar

The National Weather Service in Louisville, KY operates a weather radar at Fort Knox.  It does sweeps at elevation angles of 0.5º, 1.0º, 1.5º, etc. at a frequency of 2.895 GHz.  When initially installed nearly 20 years ago, there were no issues with blockages due to terrain or vegetation.  Recently, seasonal blockages have emerged in …

TAP 7.5 Released!

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