Cloud RF Guidance for mapping

Some folks have recently via Facebook asked for some guidance on how to configure CloudRF. If you need additional help beyond this please reach out to CloudRF support:

Step 1: Adjust power level appropriate for EIRP and antenna (Notice Step 3)

Step 2: Select location and TX and RX Heights

Step 3: Antenna selection. You can upload your own antenna patterns, use stock loads or define a custom antenna everytime. The third is a rough computation and you should use the proper pattern file.

Step 4: Receiver gain (I use 11 to be conservative) and propagation model (
For this I’ll use the simple ITM (Irregular Terrain Model) just as example. Cloud RF could use some updated modeling to reflect LTE and higher frequencies.

Step 5: Clutter estimates

Step 6: Resolution of clutter data. Lidar is the best but all they have is SRTM terrain data for 30 meter in North America

Notes: This is in -dBm not RSRP. For 20mhz channels add -30 to get RSRP. Example: -60 dBm is -90 RSRP. (roughly, it’s like 29.2224…anyhow, just say 30)

Once you return to the first tab. Click on the Cloud RF logo and it will generate a kml/kmz for your to view. There are many other features and enhancements in this software including an API for mass coverage predictions. Reach out through the support channel I’m sure they’ll be in touch.

Good luck and happy #lte


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