ABU DBS 2023 - Workshop

January 19, 2023

Session #6: Unleashing the power of Drone-based Antenna measurements: Techniques for predictive modelling and verification

8 March 2023 - 11.30am UTC +8 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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This workshop analyses how measuring antenna patterns can improve network performance, support predication correlation and allow model tuning. Together with Australian Drone-measurement company Sixarms, ATDI will demonstrate how antenna patterns and field measurements can validate network coverage across wide areas, using their flagship RF planning and modelling tool, HTZ Communications.

The event covers the entire lifecycle of network measurement and analysis. Sixarms will demo the benefits of using Drones to measure antenna patterns. They will look at how radio power can be analysed and validated, and illustrate the various workflows and processes, what equipment is needed and how to process and visualise the data. They will use real-life use cases to show how the broadcast, defence and telecom industries can benefit from collecting measurement data this way.

ATDI will demonstrate to create coverage predictions based on measured antenna patterns, as well as provide an overview of antenna modelling, link budget analysis, DTV coverage and population coverage analysis. 

Lastly, Sixarms will demonstrate how coverage measurements can are validated using field strength measurements, and how to correlate predictions and actual measurements. ATDI will introduce Antios, their antenna modelling software for 3D modelling.


  • Background / Intro
  • Drone Based Antenna Pattern and Radiated Power Validation
  • HTZ Coverage Prediction based on Measured Antenna Patterns and ERP
  • Drone Based Coverage Measurement Verification
  • HTZ Model tunning & calibration
  • Introducing Antios

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The session runs for 90 minutes and is open to the industry.

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