Defined: Distributed Antenna Solution-DAS
20 January 2014 - 0:13, by , in FAQ, 2 comments

As defined by PCIA, The Wireless Infastructure Association:

A Distributed Antenna Solution, or DAS, is a network of spatially separated antenna nodes connected to a common source via a transport medium that provides wireless service within a geographic area or structure. DAS antenna elevations are generally at or below the clutter level and installations are compact.

A distributed antenna system can be implemented using passive splitters and feeders, or active repeater amplifiers can be included to overcome the feeder losses. In systems where equalization is applied, it may be desirable to introduce delays between the antenna elements. This artificially increases delay spread in areas of overlapped coverage, permitting quality improvements via time diversity.  DAS are customized for individual installations and designed to suit each facility.

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2 Comments on "Defined: Distributed Antenna Solution-DAS"

Steve Jones - 24 April 2012

Hi. Could you please explain the main differences between a DAS and picocells and when one would be better suited than the other. thanks

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