Your HFC-network is one of the most important assets of your company. An optimally designed and planned network increases its capacity and performance, maximizes customer experience and minimizes the required support due to network failure. COPERNICAT is a powerful software simulation tool that helps you in the process of designing and planning your network:
COPERNICAT supports a wide variety of signals: (Euro)DOCSIS, DOCSIS 3.1, plain QAM, unmodulated CW and analog legacy signals like television and broadcast FM. All simulations are based on the spectral mask of these signals.
Each signal can be allocated to its own group of signals, called 'subrasters' in COPERNICAT. This enables you to inject a whole group of signals at any point in the network.
Network components are available for the electrical domain and the optical domain (WDM is supported): signal sources, amplifiers, attenuators, combiners, splitters, coaxial cables, optical transmitters and receivers, fibers, EDFAs, (de)multiplexers, etc. Several components support nonlinear behavior (CSO/CTB measurements or CINR-curves).
You can inspect the signal spectra at the output of each network component. These spectral plots give you a indication of the level of all signals, the slope of the total spectrum and the magnitude of distortions. In order to simplify insight and analysis, distortions are shown as separate spectra: electrical noise, optical distortions and intermodulation due to nonlinearities.
More detailed simulation results for each signal are tabulated and include signal level, CNR, CIR, CINR and a digital throughput estimate for signals with a digital load. When applicable, also a margin is calculated with respect to the minimum required CINR of the signal.