Methods of measurement for equipment used in digital microwave radio transmission systems. Part 1: Measurements common to terrestrial radio-relay systems and satellite earth stations - Section One: General
|Publication Date:||1 March 1990|
|ICS Code (Radio relay and fixed satellite communications systems):||33.060.30|
The conditions of measurement and the methods of measuring the characteristics given in this part of the standard are common to terrestrial radio-relay and satellite earth station systems using digital modulation. These test methods are general and are applicable to systems of all capacities and the tests to be made should be agreed between the parties concerned.
The object of this standard is to describe the conditions and methods of measurement to be used to ascertain the performance of digital microwave radio transmission systems and of the equipment used in such systems, and to facilitate the comparison of the results of measurements made by different observers. It contains details of selected methods of making measurements recommended for assessing the essential properties of a digital microwave radio transmission system and of the equipment used in such systems. These methods are neither mandatory nor limiting; a choice of measurements can be made in each particular case. If necessary, additional measurements may be made but these should preferably be carried out in accordance with the standards laid down by other IEC Technical Committees or Subcommittees or by other international bodies.
Limiting values of the various quantities for acceptable performance are not specified since these should be given in the detailed equipment specification.
The methods of measurement described in this standard are intended for "type" and "acceptance" tests under simulated conditions and they may also be used for factory tests.