Published June 6, 2019 | Version v1
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A Framework for RAN Performance Evaluations based on Software Defined Radio

  • 1. Hochschule für Telekommunikation Leipzig (HfTL)


In this paper we provide an overview of a comprehensive performance evaluation framework for RANs (radio access networks) based on SDR (software defined radio) equipment and corresponding open-source protocol stack implementations. The system setup is combined with radio channel emulations by means of dynamic pathloss adaptation that is controlled by channel quality measurements obtained from a live mobile radio network. The paper addresses LTE performance evaluations. The general framework concept is however not restricted to a specific RAT (radio access technology) due to the inherent flexibility provided by SDR concepts. The paper provides a detailed description of the framework and presents results of an exemplary performance study. We furthermore discuss different use cases for the developed evaluation framework.


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5G-MoNArch – 5G Mobile Network Architecture for diverse services, use cases, and applications in 5G and beyond 761445
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