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Drive testing is a method of measuring and assessing the coverage, capacity and

Quality of Service (QoS) of a mobile radio network.
The technique consists of using a motor vehicle containing mobile radio network
air interface measurement equipment that can detect and record a wide variety of
the physical and virtual parameters of mobile cellular service in a given geogr
aphical area.
By measuring what a wireless network subscriber would experience in any specific
area, wireless carriers can make directed changes to their networks that provid
e better coverage and service to their customers.
Drive testing requires a mobile vehicle outfitted with drive testing measurement
equipment. These equipments are usually highly specialized electronic devices t
hat interface to OEM mobile handsets. This ensures measurements are realistic an
d comparable to actual user experiences.
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Drive test
The Drive test is a test that usually after a new site installation. At a Drive
test ,it is used to verify several RF parameters like coverage, channel quality
etc. . Basically there are 3 main Drive tests can be listed as below.
SSV - single site verification test
more than one sites have to be subjected during this test
Bench mark - there are many service providers assigning in the test
SSV- single site verification
In single site verification a DT Engineering team has to visits the site. They u
sed modern facility of GPS to locate the site. Usually they used TEMS software f
or Drive test and the GPS facility also have included to that TEMS software. At
the beginning it is worth to test the probability that the site has swap. Theref
ore keeps a record file for swap test and goes around the site to see the signal
coverage and verifying that site have no swap . (if there any have to be correc
ted with connection of IDU) after the swap verification we started the call test
s and hand over tests .
TEMS software
TEMS TM, TEst Mobile System, is the optimization software solution package from
ERICSSON. It can perform Real-time diagnostics, Autonomous Monitoring, Network p
erformance evaluation which greatly reduces the complexity inherentto large geog
raphically variant GSM and UMTS Radio Network Planning.
Drive Test Equipment Set(Figure 5.4)
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power supply needed, usually using inverter in the vehicle from laptop, GPS and 3
a GPS should use
MS position should be carefully chosen and stable during drive test

we have swap in DCS sector antennas.2 shows the typical hand over test. Figure-5.7. That is we t est how the DCS sectors handover one to other with neighbor sites for each DCS. Makes about 15 calls or more (depend on vender requirement) SMS-1 MMS-1 In some case of call tests there are failures due to signal weakening and mobile s disconnections.1. Procedure Select TEMS software to the band 900MHz and 1800MHz for both MS-1 and MS-2 Set MS-3 to rack to normal mode . Hand over test of (SSV) There are three kind of hand over test have to be done for SSV. Figure-5. While go around the site keeps a record of TEMS software.7. therefore we noted down the swap as possible to be them .7. DCS sector antennas hand over test in same site(Figure 5. but consider only hand over of DCS sector ant ennas in same site. we check the azimuths angles of DES antennas wh ich cell files given by planning section .Therefor e this test doing near by the site about 300m in range and for all DCS sectors r espectively. Mo re it shows clock wise and anti-clock wise directional verification for DCS sect ors handover in same site.2 can have probability to swap in DCS antenna of site. We followed following tests with TEMS software. In here that we select one DCS se ctor antenna for the TEMS and observed how the sector antenna hand over to corre sponding sector antenna of neighboring DCS antenna of neighbor site.Swap test of (SSV) At the beginning a vehicle that has the drive test setup of equipment goes around the site as shown in figure -5. If there are no errors in azimuths angles. Since swap is notifying by TEMS . That is we test how the DCS sectors handover one to others i n same site.1) Pin It See all 4 photos Procedure Select TEMS software to the band 900MHz for both MS-1 and MS-2 Take a call MS-1 to MS-2 Set MS-3 for data download DCS sector hand over test with neighbor sites Consider only hand over of DCS sector antennas with neighbor sites. In here that we select one DCS sector antenna for the TEMS and observed how the sector antenna hand over to corresponding sector ante nna of neighboring DCS antenna of same site. Those handover t ests can be listed as bellow DCS sector antenna hand over test in same site DCS sector antenna hand over test with neighbors sites I-rate hand over test ( ie signal s verification test for change signals 3G to 2G ) DCS sector hand over test in same site This test is similar to swap test.7. B ut error must corrected if any error in cell files If there is a swap we have to correct that swap with IDU in BTS Call test of (SSV) The call tests subjected for all three DCS antennas place in GSM tower .7. If there no evidence of recode for swap there is no swap and if so as figure -5.1 shows the way of done this in a typical drive test.

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