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Atoll Microwave

Atoll Microwave is a state-of-the-art 64-bit point-to-point and point-to-multipoint microwave link planning and optimisation software. It allows designing large microwave link networks, according to ITU recommendations, industry standards, and operator-specific design guidelines.

Atoll Microwave is based on the leading Atoll platform which includes a high performance GIS and advanced data and user management features. Atoll Microwave can share the site database with Atoll radio planning and optimisation modules allowing easy data consistency management across the operator organisation.

Atoll Microwave 3.2 includes a new 'Backhaul Capacity Planning' module that allows network operators to model backhaul network topologies and to dimension backhaul links according to the mobile network traffic. The Backhaul Capacity Planning module enables the analysis of end-to-end mobile traffic routing and the optimisation of backhaul capacity. Full integration of Atoll Microwave with Atoll radio planning modules allows immediate sharing of radio planning and optimisation data for backhaul dimensioning.

Atoll Microwave is being used by a number of major wireless operators and equipment vendors worldwide.


GIS Features

  • Optimised cartographic data management features with support of digital elevation models, clutter data (type and height), 3D building data (vector/raster), traffic data, scanned maps, vector data, population, and climate data
  • Integrated cartography editor (vector/raster)
  • Interface with GIS tools: MapInfo, ArcView, Google Earth
  • Support for Web Map Services (WMS) and online maps (Google, Bing, Open Street Maps, etc.)


User and Database Management

  • Advanced administration module supporting data access and user privilege management
  • Flexible database structure allowing integration of user-defined parameters and custom fields
  • Multi-user support including database consistency management, data synchronisation, and user disconnection/reconnection from/to the database
  • Support for standalone, centralised, distributed configurations
  • Advanced import/export features allowing quick data migration from other radio planning software


Task Automation

  • Scripting language allowing integration of user-defined macros
  • User-defined calculation batch based on macros and scripts


Flexible report generator
User-defined reports based on macros
Export of custom reports in industry-standard formats


Link Modelling

  • Support of point-to-point and point-to-multipoint links
  • Modelling of microwave and wired transmission technologies: optical, copper links etc.
  • Support of ITU standard and user-defined frequency bands, high-low configurations, and channelisation plans
  • Equipment modelling: vendor parameters, IRF, signatures, etc.
  • Antenna modelling: vendor parameters including co- and cross-polarisation, radoms, etc.
  • Support for repeaters
  • Support for space and frequency diversity
  • Support for dual polarisation
  • Support for ATPC
  • Support for adaptive modulation


Link Design

  • LOS and inter-visibility plots
  • Path profile analysis including Fresnel zone clearance with multiple K factors
  • Propagation and link budget analysis
  • Automatic antenna height optimisation
  • Reflection point analysis and repeater design


Quality and Availability Objectives

  • Performance objectives based on ITU G-821, G-826, and G-828 recommendations
  • User-defined performance objectives and parameters


Link Performance Analysis

  • Based on ITU-R 530-8, 530-10, 530-11, 530-12, and 530-13 recommendations
  • Support for Crane, Vigants, and K-Q models
  • User-defined and ITU standard geoclimatic parameters
  • User-definable reports including multipath, rain, and obstruction fading
  • User-definable propagation model
  • End-to-end multi-hop link analysis


Interference Analysis and Frequency Planning

  • Based on ITU 452-11 and 452-12 recommendations
  • Detailed interference analysis including interferer ranking
  • Semi-automatic channel-to-link allocation
  • Analysis of low/high conflicts
  • Integration of interference impact into link reliability report
  • Evaluation of link quality vs. performance objectives


Backhaul Capacity Planning (option)

  • Modelling of backhaul network topologies and traffic routing
  • Backhaul network capacity planning and dimensioning
  • Failure scenario analysis and audit