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Line of Sight

The DragonWave line-of-sight service is intended to provide an accurate assessment of the viability of a planned link between two points for microwave deployment. While as much detail as possible is considered during the planning stage, a validation of the link with an on-site visit and visual verification is a critical step in the deployment of the microwave network.

The line-of-sight service includes:

  • On-site visit and visual verification of the two end points
  • Confirm Line-of-Sight at identified radiating centre line and minimum antenna height
  • Ensures no obstructions in the path such as trees, current structures at the time of survey
  • Using best judgement and tools, ensure that adequate Fresnel zone clearance is observed for each on path object
  • Identify objects which may restrict link performance – e.g. rooftop objects, conductive metal surfaces, edges of roof, standing pools of water
  • If required, analyse at ¼ points along of path to identify potential obstructions
  • Recommended placements at each endpoint for the microwave antenna equipment
  • General Pass/Fail on Line-of-Sight for specified path
  • Provide alternatives if planned path does not achieve line-of-sight
  • One set of flashpoints
  • Digital photos for the link, 360 degrees, near and far field
  • Comprehensive line of sight survey report

DragonWave offers 3 types of Line-of-Sight services:

  • Flash LoS – Crews climb to the required mounting heights simultaneously while flashing occurs on one end while the far side team takes photo’s
  • Path Drive – Intended for longer paths or where a lower cost option is required by customer
  • Drone LoS – Issues with access to a site or cost would influence decision for either a 1 way or 2 way Drone LoS

DragonWave can leverage our standard LoS template or use one tailored for your specific project requirements. Our Quality Control department reviews all LoS deliverables to ensure you only review a quality finished product.