Weathering the elements

Severe weather conditions halt transportation. While this is often expected, travelers expect communications networks to remain in operation to provide information on travel conditions and are often unhappy when communications networks fail to work. Wireless networks need to perform to design standards to be resilient. Radio frequency (RF) equipment must be installed and maintained correctly. Equipment will be vulnerable to harsh weather, so it is very important to protect wireless infrastructures. Much RF technology is reliable and only fails in the worst weather conditions. It is important to keep antennae and RF paths away from water to avoid damage. Long-term exposure to the elements will cause slower, but still considerable, degradation. It will do so without a sudden point of failure in the communications network. Detailed network design and planning are necessary to make sure the system performs in the long-term, in any conditions.

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  • Accession Number: 01495023
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 2013 6:48PM