Demo: LabVIEW based framework for prototyping dense LTE networks

Rohit Gupta, Bjoern Bachmann, Russell Ford, Sundeep Rangan, Arianna Morelli, Vincenzo Mancuso, Nikhil Kundargi, Amal Ekbal

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Abstract

In the demo, we illustrate the integration aspects of LTE testbed using LabVIEW SISO OFDM Physical layer and open source NS-3 LTE LENA stack. We leverage the NS-3 LENA module, which allows researchers to conduct simulations by emulating large network of base-stations, mobile devices and core network. However, the validity of results produced from such simulations is limited due to the physical layer model and may not accurately reect the true behavior of densely-deployed LTE networks. Hence, we implemented selected LTE physical channels in LabVIEW to facilitate more realistic emulation of the LTE testbed and integrate it with MAC/higher layers of LENA protocol stack. The main goal of the testbed is to be able to show the artifacts caused in interference limited environment and demonstrate the performance of Enhanced Inter-cell Interference Coordination (eICIC) algorithms proposed by researchers in 3GPP. This demo shows preliminary results and we plan to use this testbed to showcase di erent aspects of Software Defined Networking (SDN) framework which is used to fine-tune different aspects of dense deployments within EU FP7 CROWD research project.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWiNTECH 2014 - Proceedings of the 9th ACM MobiCom Workshop on Wireless Network Testbeds, Experimental Evaluation and Characterization
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages91-92
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781450330725
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event9th ACM MobiCom Workshop on Wireless Network Testbeds, Experimental Evaluation and Characterization, WiNTECH 2014 - Maui, United States
Duration: Sep 7 2014Sep 7 2014

Publication series

NameWiNTECH 2014 - Proceedings of the 9th ACM MobiCom Workshop on Wireless Network Testbeds, Experimental Evaluation and Characterization

Other

Other9th ACM MobiCom Workshop on Wireless Network Testbeds, Experimental Evaluation and Characterization, WiNTECH 2014
CountryUnited States
CityMaui
Period9/7/149/7/14

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Keywords

  • Emulation
  • LTE
  • LabVIEW
  • Prototyping
  • Simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications

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Gupta, R., Bachmann, B., Ford, R., Rangan, S., Morelli, A., Mancuso, V., Kundargi, N., & Ekbal, A. (2014). Demo: LabVIEW based framework for prototyping dense LTE networks. In WiNTECH 2014 - Proceedings of the 9th ACM MobiCom Workshop on Wireless Network Testbeds, Experimental Evaluation and Characterization (pp. 91-92). (WiNTECH 2014 - Proceedings of the 9th ACM MobiCom Workshop on Wireless Network Testbeds, Experimental Evaluation and Characterization). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/2643230.2643247