Nishank joined Award Solutions in 2012 and holds the position of Senior Consultant with a current focus on LTE Radio Access Networks. He is an expert in LTE RF design and planning, RAN signaling and RAN operations. He has spent all 22 years of his career in Telecommunications. During his 17 years in the wireless industry Nishank has worked on a variety of GSM, CDMA 1xRTT and UMTS projects.Nishank was instrumental in creating a remote RF optimization KPO (Knowledge Process Outsourcing) model to deliver RF optimization services that achieved 30% cost savings for the customer. He has handled SBUs and profit centers with annual revenues of up to 1 million dollars.Nishank’s primary strength is in the ability to create and manage highly effective teams of engineers that deliver results for their customers.Nishank has also worked as a consultant on RF design planning and optimization projects for all major wireless operators in the US including AT&T Wireless, and Sprint in multiple markets and has multi-vendor experience.During his tenure with Motorola, Nishank worked on multiple GSM projects in France, Spain and other geographies in Asia. He has worked on vendor swap and benchmarking projects and led multiple teams of RF engineers working on RF design, planning and optimization projects.Nishank’s most recent position prior to joining Award Solutions was as Vice-President of Strategic Planning in the Global Group of companies in India that operates in over 40 countries. He was the key contributor in formulating the growth strategy for the passive shared infrastructure business. He was also instrumental in conceptualizing and setting up a BSS shared active infrastructure business.Nishank holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering from the University of Bombay.
What is the approach for link budget calculation in DAS?
One of the important design parameter is the power output setting at the remote DAS node. We use a link budget to determine the required power.
Traditional link budgets are created to calculate the maximum allowable path loss (MAPL). This helps to determine the number of cell sites and BTS/eNodeBs that will be required to provide coverage to a given area. When calculating the link budget for DAS, the process is reversed. Most of the communication in DAS is line of sight communication. Multipath has a relatively low impact in DAS scenario as compared to macro situations.
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