Wireless Surveys

Types of Site Surveys:

A.  Passive Survey

B.  Active Survey

C.  Predictive Surveys

Preparing for the Survey:

Identify Primary Requirements:

  • RF application needs (voice, data, location, etc.)
  • Type of facility
  • Type of client devices
  • Customer questionnaire

Identify Customer Facility Requirements:

  • Single-floor
  • Multi-floor
  • Campus (indoor and outdoor)
  • Warehouses
  • Obtain digital floor plans from customer

Identify Requirements for Type of Client Devices:

  • Minimum Received Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI)
  • Minimum Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR)
  • Delay and Jitter tolerance
  • Maximum transmit (Tx) power

Plan for the Survey:

  • Initial walkthrough
  • Select proper survey model
  • Determine proper deployment characteristics
  • Specify the tools to complete the survey
  • Define client devices to be deployed
  • Determine physical requirements