SCADA System Design

J & K also provides system design recommendations and recommended antenna heights including the following considerations:

• Reliable communications paths year round for all RTU sites to its respective master station

• 15 year path design goal

• Specialized antenna systems such as top mounted water tower antennas designed to eliminate welding to tanks

A radio design diagram is included with each study which depicts the system layout and includes the recommended antenna heights. The intent of the diagram is to provide a non-technical view of the entire system at a glance. The installer must always measure the received signal strength and adjust the antenna orientation and height in order to maintain system integrity.

Also included in our reports are site drawings, site pictures, all signal strength readings taken during the study, longitude and latitude coordinates, and the antenna orientation.