This Cell Site Analysis Awareness course will cover these main topics:
What is Cell Site Analysis – Introduction and basic description of the process used and the methods applied in conducting Cell Site Analysis.
Mobile Telephone Networks – Explanation around what mobile telephone networks there are and what cell sites look like, sectors, theoretical coverage.
Factors that affect the perfect network – An explanation of RF signal propagation, the difference between wavelength and frequencies, what high and low frequencies look like, reflection, diffraction.
RF Signal Propagation – Further in depth look at sectors of cell sites and azimuths. What an azimuth is, what can affect signal propagation.
Typical Coverage Areas – Comparison of cell types and potential coverage. Covering single and free sectors of a cell site. The difference between different cell sites including omni-directional and sectorised cells. Discusses the difference between picocells, microcells, macrocells and femtocells.
Cell Density – Visual guide and understanding. Comparing the cell density in urban and rural areas.
Call Data Records – How they can be obtained and the type of data we can receive.
Cell Site Location Information– Explanation of what is recorded on the CDR and what conclusions can be made solely on that.
Mapping CDR – Demonstration of what is mapped & presented from CDR. How CDR can be visualised and show theoretical coverage to determine where or not it is worth doing a survey.
RFPS – RF Surveys – The process and how they are conducted. What we do in the end-to-end process, the considerations on if we should be conducting a survey and the strategy behind it. Where they are beneficial and where they aren’t beneficial.
Equipment Used– What equipment is used to conduct a survey, limitations of their use. The limitations of different types of equipment and best practices.
Serving & Neighbouring Cell Information - Detailed explanation on this topic. Different between a serving cell and neighbouring cell and how it affects their investigations.
Evidential Considerations – Start & Ends cells, what this infers in an investigation and debunking myths around it. Data Sessions and the interpretations that should be made and common questions raised.
GPRS– Explanation around its limitations, myths and improvements.
Colocation Analysis – Explanation when this can be used. Reviewing the pattern of behaviour of two or more devices and understanding how the devices can be moving around together.
Network Issues and Contingencies – Examples that support the use of RF Surveys in investigations.
Q & A session - Ask our Senior Cell Site Analysts any questions about Cell Site Analysis and their experience.
This course is led by Senior Cell Site Analysis experts at our sister company, IntaForensics. Carl Osborne and Rick Yeomans have designed a course to share their expertise from real-world experience in conducting Cell Site Analysis in investigations.