Title page for ETD etd-07012003-112107

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Sprinkle, Matthew
URN etd-07012003-112107
Title Design Considerations in a Modern Land Mobile Radio System
Degree Master of Science
Department Electrical and Computer Engineering
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Woerner, Brian D. Committee Chair
DaSilva, Luiz A. Committee Member
Reed, Jeffrey Hugh Committee Member
  • Trunking
  • Encryption
  • Security
  • Land Mobile Radio
  • Analysis
  • Push-to-Talk
  • Cost
  • Coverage
Date of Defense 2003-06-20
Availability unrestricted
Modern Land Mobile Radio has the potential for large growth in the near future. Current regulations have set the stage for a required transition to more spectrally efficient

technologies. While several organizations are working to ease this transition, there still

remain many details and feature sets which the end user must decide amongst and often

there is no clear dividing line between these choices.

This thesis provides a high-level view of the distinguishing components in modern LMR

systems. Discussions related to trunked channel allocation, coverage, costs, security, and

other capabilities are given. The application to and effect on everyday users is also

considered. Several quantitative examples are provided to assist the end-user in

determining when a solution is viable. The discussion and analysis included reaffirm that

LMR design is complex and wide-ranging. Ultimately, the designer must evaluate needs

and technologies to provide a course of action which is optimum and justifiable.

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