What is receiver sensitivity and why is it important?
The attached whitepaper explores the Friis transmission equation and what it takes to double the range of a wireless communication system.
In summary, increasing the communication range requires increasing system operating margin which can be done in several ways, including: increased transmitter power or antenna gain, decrease system losses or use a more sensitive receiver. The pros and cons of each variable are explored.
Last updated: Aug 23, 2017