Part of CellDesigner, CellNetwork allows detailed analysis of point-to-point links up to 60 GHz. Single point-to-point links can be designed considering terrain, clutter, tower heights, and multiple-knife diffraction. CellNetwork™ can display obstruction in Fresnel zones as well as the path loss. Tower height requirements are automatically displayed for each configuration. A database of all other existing links can be assembled on a regional or national basis.
For lower frequencies, CellNetwork™ uses the Picquenard method (also known as the Deygout model) to calculate the attenuation caused by diffraction. After the diffraction situation is determined, a user can analyze other parameters that determine the unavailability objectives established to meet the ITU-R quality standards of this link. For frequencies over 10 GHz, CellNetwork™ can calculate rain attenuation for each link and then analyze additional parameters.