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Benchmarking of mobile network simulator, with real network data

<p>In the radio network simulator used in this thesis the radio network from a specific operator is modeled. The real network model in the simulator uses, a 3-D building database, realistic site data (antenna types, feederloss, ...) and parameter setting from field. In addition traffic statistics are collected from the customer’s network for the modeled area. The traffic payload is used as input to the simulator and creates an inhomogeneous traffic distribution over the area. One of the outputs from the simulator is power per cell.</p><p>The purposes of this thesis are to identify simulation accuracy compared to reality and to evaluate and improve the simulation models and the methods used when making a simulation of a real WCDMA network with the Astrid simulator.</p><p>In cellular systems the transmitted power influences the interference in the network and the interference is in turn affecting the performance. As the transmitted RBS power influences the downlink interference, it is important that the RBS power level is accurate in the simulator. Therefore the simulated RBS power is benchmarked with the real RBS power. The traffic payload from the real network is used as input into the simulator. Based on the traffic payload the simulator generates RBS power as output. The simulated RBS power is then compared with the measured RBS power.</p><p>It has been found that the standard parameter setting in the simulator gives in average about 1 W too much RBS power used in the simulations compared to reality. After investigation it was detected that two reasons for the overestimated power are that the common control channels (CCCH) power setting and the feederloss is not set to the same values as in field. With the new CCCH settings and feederloss the simulator overestimates the RBS power with 0.5 W in average. As the traffic today is relatively low the parameters that only affect the dedicated channels can only be used to make small adjustments of the simulated RBS power.</p>
Date January 2007
CreatorsNäslund, Lars
PublisherLinköping University, Department of Electrical Engineering, Institutionen för systemteknik
Source SetsDiVA Archive at Upsalla University
Detected LanguageEnglish
TypeStudent thesis, text

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