The design of broadband networks using OFDM technology is very
difficult as it varies drastically with the environment and radio locations. It is
fundamental to characterize each environment with radios installed in typical
network configurations so the network can be designed with confidence.
CelSignal is the ideal tool to characterize the environment for WIMAX and
WIFI deployments and provides data to calibrate propagation models. Measurement of CW signals does not reflect the intricacies of OFDM
signal propagation, its behavior in fading environments and says nothing about
interference distributions and error correction techniques used in existing systems.
CelSignal uses actual radios to measure the environmental effects on the signal
transmission, considering all the signal processing effects provided by the radio.
CelSignal provides information about the following network characteristics:
· Received signal strength
· Received signal to noise ratio
· Data rate and modulation scheme
· Bit and Packet error rate
· Speed and Distance to transmitter
· and other parameters (radio dependent)
This data allows not only for the calibration of the propagation parameters
for different models using signal strength information, but also for the correlation
between the different network characteristics.
CelSignal provides valuable and reliable results that allow the design of
OFDM networks with confidence.
CelSignal has an open interface and connects to the following radios today:
· Wi4Net FlexiRadio
· Redline RedMax
Other OFDM radios will be added as required by customers, including
DVB-H radios. Non OFDM radios will be added in the near future.
Outdoor and Indoor
CelSignal allows measurements to be performed indoor and outdoor. GPS
coordinates can be collected during outdoor measurements, while indoor location can
be input by the user with simple mouse clicks during measurements.
CelSignal can collect data from one or multiple channels, at user programmable
intervals, fully exploring the radio capabilities. It provides powerful utilities that
classify, filter and average measurements. Filtering and averaging can be done by
distance, time or angle basis. It has a powerful graphical user interface with on the fly
visualization of measurements, geographically and statistically.
CelSignal data can be used directly by the propagation model calibration engine
of CelTools. This procedure will provide propagation parameters matched to the
topographical and morphological data bases used and the specific OFDM technology.
CelSignal requires the receivers specified below to operate and is compatible
with commercially available transmitters. We recommend the transmitters below to
match the receivers’ licensed and unlicensed bands: 2.4 GHz to 2.6 GHz; 3.4 to 3.6
GHz and 4.9 GHz to 5.95 GHz.
|Wi4Net FlexiRadio family
||Wi4Net FlexiRadio CardBus (FR200/210)
|Redline RedMAX BS
||Redline RedMAX Subscriber Unit
||R&S FS300 Spectrum Analyzer
WiTest™ is a software utility that controls the FlexiRadio family of radios and
allows the user to use special test working modes as:
· continuous transmission / continuous reception
· link test -transmits packets at all data rates and measures received PER
· throughput test -transmits user defined packets and measures throughput