5G PTT Over Cellular

Course Title: Understanding Tetra Wireless Standard

Course Overview: This course provides a comprehensive understanding of the Tetra (Terrestrial Trunked Radio) Wireless Standard, exploring its architecture, features, and applications. Participants will gain hands-on experience with Tetra systems, protocols, and key elements of its implementation.

Week 1: Introduction to Tetra Technology

  • Session 1: Overview of Wireless Communication Systems
    • Introduction to wireless communication standards
    • Evolution and importance of Tetra
  • Session 2: Tetra Architecture
    • Core components of a Tetra system
    • Infrastructure elements: Base stations, Switching, Control, and Management

Week 2: Tetra Radio Characteristics and Features

  • Session 3: Tetra Radio Characteristics
    • Frequency bands and channel spacing
    • Power levels and modulation schemes
  • Session 4: Tetra Radio Features
    • Encryption and security features
    • Emergency and priority calls

Week 3: Tetra Protocols and Network Management

  • Session 5: Tetra Protocols
    • Air Interface Protocol
    • Logical Channels and Frame Structure
  • Session 6: Network Management in Tetra
    • Registration and call setup procedures
    • Handover mechanisms

Week 4: Tetra Applications and Use Cases

  • Session 7: Tetra Applications
    • Public safety applications
    • Transportation and utilities use cases
  • Session 8: Future Trends in Tetra Technology
    • Integration with other communication technologies
    • Tetra’s role in the evolving landscape

Week 5: Practical Implementation and Case Studies

  • Session 9: Hands-On Lab – Configuring Tetra Devices
    • Setting up a Tetra communication network
    • Configuring radio devices and network components
  • Session 10: Case Studies and Real-world Examples
    • Analysis of successful Tetra implementations
    • Challenges and solutions in real-world scenarios

Week 6: Assessments and Final Project

  • Session 11: Group Project
    • Participants work on a practical project applying Tetra concepts
  • Session 12: Final Exam and Course Review
    • Comprehensive exam covering all aspects of the course
    • Review of key takeaways and Q&A session

Assessment Criteria:

  • Participation in class discussions and activities
  • Completion of practical exercises and labs
  • Performance in the group project
  • Final exam results

Prerequisites: Basic understanding of telecommunications and networking concepts.

Textbook: “Tetra: The European Solution for Professional Mobile Radio” by John Phillips.