ARRAYWIZARD User Reference Guide

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.................................... 7 Before You Start ................................................................................................................................................. 8 2 The ARRAYWIZARD User Interface ..... 26 Adding 2g Simulator Analysis Parameter Sets ...................................Table of Contents Table of Contents 1 Introduction ........................... 14 Starting and Stopping Agents .......................................................................................................................... 13 About the Agent Status ....................................... 17 4 Creating Predictions................................................................................................................................................................................... 9 About the File Menu........................................ 43 Creating LAC and RAC Assignment Planning Parameter Sets ............. 11 About the Help menu ............................................................ 9 Opening the ARRAYWIZARD Administrator ...................................................... 12 3 Setting Up Agents .............................. 7 Using This Manual ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 30 Adding 3g Simulator Analysis Parameter Sets .......................... 59 Starting and Stopping Parameter Sets .......................... 63 5 .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 11 About the Map View Window ........................ 10 About the View Menu ........................................... 11 About the ARRAYWIZARD Toolbar .................. 21 Creating Parameter Sets ................................................................................................................................... 10 About the Tools Menu .......... 10 About the Project Settings Menu ........................... 19 Opening and Closing Projects.......................................................................................................................................................................................... 14 Adding Agents ......................... Arrays............................................ 9 About the ARRAYWIZARD Main Window ................. and Location-Related Planning Data........................................... 16 Configuring Agents .............................................................. 35 Adding 3g Signal Coverage Analysis Parameter Sets ....... 49 Creating Interference Analysis Parameter Sets ................................................................................... 55 Adding LTE Signal Coverage Analysis Parameter Sets ................................... 62 Working with Parameter Sets.............. 41 Creating Polygon Assignment Planning Parameter Sets ........................................................................ 19 Selecting an Area of Your Network .................................................................................... 10 About the Database Menu ................... 52 Adding LTE Analysis Parameter Sets ............................. 21 Adding 2g Coverage/Interference Analysis Parameter Sets ... 38 Creating Prediction Parameter Sets .................................................................................. 22 Adding 2g Signal Coverage Analysis Parameter Sets ................................................................................................................................................................................................. 46 Creating Location Based Services Parameter Sets .... 16 Deleting Agents ...................................................................................................... 15 Monitoring Agents .....

.................. 80 Configuring Carrier Wave Measurements .................................................................................................. 66 Changing the Output File Naming Convention ............................................................................................................................................................................................................... 71 Deleting Tasks for a Parameter Set ..... 86 Controlling the Scheduler....................... 64 Changing Output File Formats .......... 82 About the ARRAYWIZARD Settings Dialog Box ........................................................................... 84 Enabling Large Array Support ............ 77 Configuring 2g Display Settings .................... 88 Troubleshooting Message Logs .......................................... 65 Changing Output Folder and File Names .............................0 User Reference Guide Changing Parameter Set Schedules . 78 Setting UTM Borders ........................................................... 72 Exporting Tasks to XML............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 69 Viewing and Deleting Running Tasks ............... 69 About Tasks .............................................................................................. 85 Activating Monitor Sleep Mode ..................... 67 Running an Executable............... 69 Viewing and Deleting Selected Tasks .................................................................................................................................................................................. 82 Configuring Advanced Administrator Settings ................ARRAYWIZARD 9......... 79 Configuring Measurement Based Prediction and Interpolation ....................................................................................... 86 Optimizing Performance ...... 66 Generating Statistics Reports ........................................................................... 74 5 Configuring Settings In ARRAYWIZARD ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 79 Configuring Your GIS Coordinate System ..................... 83 Configuring Advanced Agent Settings ......................... 68 Deleting Old Files Before Creating Arrays........................................................... 89 Enabling Email Notification of Task Completion .......................................................................................... 90 Index 6 91 .................................................... 73 Importing Tasks from XML................................................................................ 77 Configuring 3g Display Settings ..............................................................

you will need:  An Oracle data source  ENTERPRISE project data  Filters So that you can select types of equipment and geographical areas where you can run your predictions.  The ENTERPRISE Installation and Administration User Reference Guide. maintain and monitor the ARRAYWIZARD Agents which handle distributed workload  Create and maintain parameter sets to control the generation of predictions. You can use ARRAYWIZARD to:  Create. Contact Product Support using the details in this chapter if you cannot see ARRAYWIZARD in the list of products when you install. ARRAYWIZARD automatically generates arrays for you.Introduction 1 Introduction The creation of predictions and analysis arrays can be one of the most time consuming parts of RF Planning. ARRAYWIZARD enables you to process your data throughout a distributed PC based network. You can also use it to populate your ENTERPRISE Site Database with location-related planning data for GSM and UMTS networks. and location-related planning data  Adjust the production of predictions and arrays using network parameters  Produce statistics reports To view the arrays that have been created by ARRAYWIZARD you use the Map View window in ENTERPRISE as described in the ASSET User Reference Guide. Using the filters you have created in ENTERPRISE and the data in your database.  The correct serial number. you will need:  Administrator rights for the PC on which you will install ARRAYWIZARD. to follow the step by step instructions for installing any of the ENTERPRISE products including ARRAYWIZARD. Before you can start to use ARRAYWIZARD. ARRAYWIZARD eliminates the need to create arrays manually. arrays. 7 . Before You Start To install ARRAYWIZARD.

arrays. arrays. To do this Read Chapter Open the ARRAYWIZARD Administrator 2 Create the agents which will run the tasks that produce your predictions. or data 4 Run the tasks that produce your predictions.0 User Reference Guide Using This Manual To use ARRAYWIZARD you will need to perform the following steps which are described in this table. arrays. or location-related planning data 3 Create the parameter sets that will determine the composition of your predictions. or data Adjust display settings and other additional parameters 8 5 .ARRAYWIZARD 9.

The Database Login dialog box appears. Opening the ARRAYWIZARD Administrator Important: Before opening the ARRAYWIZARD Administrator you will need to have set your technology preferences in ASSET. for example All Programs/TEOCO/ENTERPRISE 9. Click Start. see "Setting Technology Preferences" in the ENTERPRISE User Reference Guide. Click ARRAYWIZARD Admin tool. About the ARRAYWIZARD Main Window The ARRAYWIZARD Main Window enables you to view information about:  The status of agents and tasks  2g analysis arrays  3g analysis arrays  Cell predictions  Polygon assignment planning  LAC and RAC assignment planning  Location based services  Interference analysis arrays  LTE analysis arrays  All currently active tasks  The location of your agents 9 . To open the ARRAYWIZARD Administrator: 1. For more information on how to do this. The technology preferences you set in ASSET are used by ARRAYWIZARD. Select the required data source. and click Login.0/ARRAYWIZARD. 2. 4. Browse to the ARRAYWIZARD subfolder of ENTERPRISE. then type your user name and password for that data source into the User Id and Password boxes respectively. 3.The ARRAYWIZARD User Interface 2 The ARRAYWIZARD User Interface You control ARRAYWIZARD with the ARRAYWIZARD Administrator.

About the File Menu Use the File menu to:  Log in and log out of databases  Open and close projects  Exit ARRAYWIZARD About the View Menu Use the View menu to:  Open a new Map View window  Refresh the display in the currently selected Map View window About the Database Menu Use the Database menu to:  Refresh your current database  Access ENTERPRISE filters About the Project Settings Menu Use the Project Settings menu to configure: 10  2g and 3g display settings  UTM borders  MapInfo settings if you have MapInfo software installed .0 User Reference Guide This picture shows an example of the ARRAYWIZARD Main Window: All items displayed in the right hand pane can be multi-selected.ARRAYWIZARD 9.

view map information. filter the display of running tasks and refresh the data displayed. The following table describes the components of the ARRAYWIZARD toolbar: Component Action Exit Administrator Login/Logout Open/Close Project Open Map View Window Open ENTERPRISE filters Refresh Right Pane Filter Items Filter Type Filter Status Filter Schema 11 .The ARRAYWIZARD User Interface About the Tools Menu Use the Tools menu to:  Access and configure various ARRAYWIZARD option settings  Enable or disable large array support  Activate monitor sleep mode  Control the Scheduler service on multiple schemas About the Help menu Use the Help menu to:  Access this on-line help file  See what version of the ARRAYWIZARD software you are using About the ARRAYWIZARD Toolbar The ARRAYWIZARD toolbar enables you to open and close projects.

0 User Reference Guide About the Map View Window The Map View window enables you to view your current network’s configuration. For more information see the ENTERPRISE User Reference Guide. This picture shows an example of the Map View window: 12 . In the ARRAYWIZARD Administrator the Map View window retains the core functionality of the Map View window in ENTERPRISE.ARRAYWIZARD 9. pathloss predictions and analysis arrays.

"agents" are applications that generate predictions and arrays based on parameter sets. A single PC can run multiple instances of such agents. You can choose to run agents on separate machines in your network. In the context of ARRAYWIZARD. The following table shows the associations between agents and parameter sets: This agent type Requires this parameter set 2g 2g Analysis 3g 3g Analysis LAC and RAC LAC and RAC Assignment Planning Location Based Services Location Based Services Polygon Assignment Polygon Assignment Planning Prediction Cell Predictions Interference Interference Analysis LTE LTE Analysis 13 . ARRAYWIZARD defines eight types of agent:  2g  3g  LAC & RAC  Location Based Services  Polygon Assignment  Prediction  Interference  LTE Each type of agent has a connection to the central ENTERPRISE database.Setting Up Agents 3 Setting Up Agents ARRAYWIZARD can distribute the processing load across multiple PCs to achieve greater speeds and to accomplish large tasks. Intervals can be set in the scheduler or you can manually start and stop parameter sets. for distributed processing. These can predict and re-predict out-of-date sites at defined intervals.

To start an agent manually. The following table shows the status meanings: Status Meaning Stopped The agent is stopped and will need to be started (manually or automatically) in order to run tasks. Unknown ARRAYWIZARD Administrator has just been started and has not yet received a polling response from the agent. To start an agent manually. Error An error has occurred.ARRAYWIZARD 9. See Configuring Agents on page 17 for further details. 14 . Not Responding There is no response from the agent. Note: You will need to have the ARRAYWIZARD Agent software installed on any machine you select. you can choose a type of agent and decide where you want your agent to run from. see Starting and Stopping Agents on page 15. Idle The agent is available to run tasks but is not currently processing any. Adding Agents By adding agents. see Starting and Stopping Agents on page 15. Responding The agent is responding to polls but has not provided a status update since the ARRAYWIZARD Administrator was started. The agent will not process any more tasks until it has been restarted. It may be that agents have already been added during the installation process. Working The agent is in the process of running a task. Switching Project The agent has completed a task belonging to one project and is about to process another belonging to a different project. Check the agent.0 User Reference Guide About the Agent Status The current status of your agents is indicated in the right hand pane of the ARRAYWIZARD main window under the heading of Status.

type in the name of the workstation to be used. 6. click Add Agent: 2. An agent designated as automatic will be shut down automatically if it is inactive for a given period (the default being twenty minutes) and there is no work for it to do. Note: If you select Automatic from the drop-down list the agent will be started by ARRAYWIZARD Administrator which checks regularly to see if any agents need to be started or stopped. Interference Analysis. In the left hand pane of the main window right-click on Agents and from the menu that appears. you can distribute the processing of agents to other machines. Select the number of instances of the agent that will be run concurrently.Setting Up Agents To add an agent: 1. Agents read and write predictions to a common shared directory. From the menu that appears. 2. You can add your local machine or. Location Based Services. 4. click Start. LAC and RAC. LTE Analysis. 3g. In the left hand pane of the main window. select the type of agent (2g. If ARRAYWIZARD Administrator fails to start the agent it will not try again for a given period. the default being four hours. if you have a network. Click OK. select Agents. The status of the agent is updated when the resulting Starting Agent progress bar reaches the end. or Prediction) that you wish to create from the drop down list. In the Startup Type field. In the right hand pane. 15 . Polygon Assignment. 5. In the Workstation field of the New Agent dialog box that appears. Distributed processing allows you to share the resources of your network and is helpful if you are running frequent predictions or predictions for large networks. right-click the agent to be started. Your agent is now ready to run. Starting and Stopping Agents To start an agent manually: 1. In the Agent Type field. 3. select whether you want to start this agent manually or automatically. 3.

In the left hand pane of the main window. click Agents. 16 . Monitoring Agents You can diagnose problems with an agent and you can remotely retrieve its message log. From the menu that appears. click Delete. In the left hand pane of the main window. Right-click on the agent that you wish to monitor and from the menu that appears. click Stop. To do this: 1.0 User Reference Guide To stop an agent manually: 1. From the menu that appears. The status of the agent is updated when the resulting Shutting Down Agent progress bar reaches the end. 3. Click Yes. In the left hand pane of the ARRAYWIZARD Administrator main window. An error message is displayed if the agent is processing an array when you attempt to stop it. 4. 2. The message log for the selected agent is displayed. 3. A list of agents is displayed in the right hand pane: 2. right-click on an agent. In the right hand pane. Note: The identity of any current process associated with an agent appears in the Process ID column and process identities will also appear as appropriate in the message log. 2. select Agents. right-click the agent to be stopped. Deleting Agents By deleting agents you can remove agents from any machine present in your network.ARRAYWIZARD 9. select Agents. In the right hand pane. To delete an agent: 1. click Retrieve Message Log. Note: You cannot delete a running agent.

The following dialog box appears: 17 . ENTERPRISE 9. If it has not been done during ENTERPRISE installation it can be done subsequently using the Configure ARRAYWIZARD Agent tool as described below.Setting Up Agents Configuring Agents This process is normally carried out when ENTERPRISE is installed and is described in the ENTERPRISE Installation and Administration Guide. ArrayWizard. Configure ARRAYWIZARD Agent. Before you can use ARRAYWIZARD on a particular machine you must identify:  The database to which all the ARRAYWIZARD agents running on the machine will connect  The account under which they will run To configure an agent: 1. TEOCO. Click Start.0. All Programs.

Note: You can use the Register Agents button to add all agents automatically rather than adding them manually via the ARRAYWIZARD Administrator as described under Adding Agents on page 14.ARRAYWIZARD 9. you can click the Default button. 3. 18 . see Controlling the Scheduler on page 86. In the Current Logs folder pane.0 User Reference Guide In the ARRAYWIZARD Agent Database pane: In this field Enter Database Source Name The name of the database to be used Database User Name The user name you use to access your database Database Password/Confirm Password The password you use to access your database Select Use Default Schema if you want this agent to connect to the default schema. 2. o Only database entries that are in the Committed state are available to the default schema. check that the default path is accessible. If you change the path and then wish to revert to the default path. For more information. Click OK. You can view the agents that you have automatically added by opening the ARRAYWIZARD Administrator. The default path for the logs should not be changed unless there is a compelling reason to do so. 4. Notes: o Database entries that are not in the Committed state are only available to the user schema of the ENTERPRISE user who inserted them. coverage details and map data. In the Run Agent As pane: In this field Enter Windows Domain Name The name of your Windows network Windows User Name The user name you use to access your Windows network Password/Confirm Password The password you use to access your Windows network Note: This account must have access to folders containing predictions. clicking on ARRAYWIZARD in the left hand pane of the Main Window and then clicking on Agents.or Select Use User Schema if you want this agent to connect to the personal schema for the user specified in the Database User Name field. .

Important: Before you create coverage analysis arrays. Arrays. For more information see the ENTERPRISE and ASSET User Reference Guides. Opening and Closing Projects In ARRAYWIZARD you can configure coverage and prediction settings for several projects stored in the same database. The tile size defines the distance in km that each array file is created for. For example. You can schedule the interval for this extraction to ensure that your predictions and arrays are up to date. and Location-Related Planning Data Predictions and arrays are generated from network information stored in your database. Pilot Polluters and Handover Type for UMTS and CDMA2000 networks  Location-related planning data associated with polygon assignment planning.txt file into ENTERPRISE. For more information. see "Loading Arrays generated by ARRAYWIZARD" in the ENTERPRISE User Reference Guide. you can view them in ENTERPRISE by loading the ARRAYWIZARD index. they are updated during the predictions process. LAC and RAC assignment planning. By decreasing the tile size. You can configure parameter sets to extract this information from your database and create your arrays. Having created arrays in ARRAYWIZARD. It can create:  GSM coverage analysis arrays such as Best Server and Service Area (block or contour)  3g coverage analysis arrays such as Pilot Strength. Ec/Io. ARRAYWIZARD uses the same system to create its Pathloss Predictions and Coverage Arrays as ASSET. a tile size of 30 will create array tiles of 30 x 30 square km for the entire area of the network you are using for your predictions. ensure you have created filters and coverage schemas in ENTERPRISE and ASSET.Creating Predictions. and Location-Related Planning Data 4 Creating Predictions. If they are found to be out of date. you can create more tiles which require less memory and processing. Arrays. but consequently decrease the speed of the calculations. and location based services  LTE coverage analysis arrays  Interference analysis arrays ARRAYWIZARD uses tiling as a way of breaking down the region of interest into more manageable portions which require fewer resources and can also be distributed for processing. The multi-project support that ARRAYWIZARD provides enables you to perform the following functions on parameter sets without having to open the projects with which they are associated:  Run  Delete  Rename  Change schedules  Change output file formats (where applicable)  Show selected tasks  Delete all tasks 19 .

0 User Reference Guide To carry out any of these functions: 1. enter your password and click the Login button. click Close Project. 4. click Logout. In the right-hand pane of the ARRAYWIZARD Administrator main window. 2. click Open Project. From the File menu. select the project you wish to configure and click Start. 2. 4. In the left-hand pane of the ARRAYWIZARD Administrator main window. To open a project at any other time in order to create or edit parameter sets: 1. see the ENTERPRISE Installation and Administration Guide. If you select Edit from this menu you will be prompted to open a project.ARRAYWIZARD 9. Cell Predictions. right-click a parameter set. 6. Interference Analysis or LTE Analysis as required. 2. click 2g Analysis. select the project you wish to configure and click Start. click Login. select the project you wish to configure and click Start. From the File menu. click Open Project. LAC and RAC Assignment Planning. In the dialog box that appears. From the File menu. select the function you require. To close the current project and open another project in a different database: 1. From the File menu. In the dialog box that appears. 20 . In the dialog box that appears. Polygon Assignment Planning. From the File menu. To close the current project and open another project in the same database: 1. Click Yes to confirm. click Open Project. 5. For more information. 2. Location Based Services. 3g Analysis. In the dialog box that appears. From the File menu. Click Yes to confirm. 3. 3. 3. From the menu that appears.

Creating Parameter Sets You can use parameter sets to retrieve specific parameters from your database relating to predictions. When you create a parameter set for analysis arrays as described in the following sections.Creating Predictions. arrays. You must have a project open to do this. 21 . From the View menu select New 2d View or click on the window. icon to open the Map View 2. For more information on the setting and use of specific parameters see the ASSET User Reference Guide. Arrays. By using parameter sets you can choose exactly which data elements you wish to extract from your database in order to create the arrays you require. The types of parameter set that you can create are:  2g Analysis  3g Analysis  Cell Predictions  Polygon Assignment Planning  LAC and RAC Assignment Planning  Location Based Services  Interference Analysis  LTE Analysis The following sections describe how to create each of these types of parameter set. For more information on these steps see the ENTERPRISE User Reference Guide. and Location-Related Planning Data Selecting an Area of Your Network By selecting an area of your network in the Map View window you can identify specific sites or a specially chosen geographical location from which you wish to produce your arrays. To select an area of your network: 1. or location-based planning data that you wish to generate. you can apply the current map view to it. Display sites and filters in your network from which you wish to produce your arrays.

. 2 represents the second best server and so on. 5. For information on how to do this. 22 . In the Resolution field. asking if you wish to open one. select a tile size. select a resolution for the array. 3. If you wish to display a particular Nth best server. see Adding Agents on page 14. For more information on planner prerequisites and the setting of specific parameters see the ASSET User Reference Guide. Note: Before creating 2g coverage/interference analysis parameter sets.ARRAYWIZARD 9. The number of tiles that will be generated by your choice of tile size and region is shown below the Tile Size field after you have made an entry in it: 8. This size defines the distance in km that each array file is created for. 4. 2. click Select View to use the view currently selected. ensure that you have added an agent. In the left hand pane of the main window select 2g Analysis. Select the types of arrays you wish to create. 7.0 User Reference Guide Adding 2g Coverage/Interference Analysis Parameter Sets 2g coverage/interference analysis parameter sets are used to retrieve information from your database which is needed to create 2g coverage/interference analysis arrays. enter in the co-ordinates for the area of your network view containing the sites you wish to predict. select the required project and click Start. To create a 2g coverage/interference analysis parameter set: 1. type a value for N next to the option: Note: The default setting of 1 is equivalent to the best server. Click Next. select Add 2g Coverage/Interference Analysis. Click Yes and in the Start Project window. In the Tile Size field. a tile size of 30 will create array tiles of 30 x 30 square km for the entire area of the network you are using for your predictions. Right-click and from the menu that appears. Click Next. On the Select View page that appears. Note: If you have not yet opened a project. For example.or – If you are displaying the sites in the Map View window. a message appears. 6. Select the filters you wish to use and click Next.

Click Next. You can edit this value if you wish. the values set on the General tab for each sub-cell in the ENTERPRISE Site Database are used.Creating Predictions. In the Thresholds pane. If you select Global Values. To use values that you have entered in the Thresholds pane as described above. Choose whether cell layers will be considered during the creation of coverage arrays and select the layers whose contribution you want to include. Arrays. select the Consider only sub-cells that have carrier layers with assigned carriers option. you can also choose to use Frequency diversity information when generating arrays. 14. see the ASSET User Reference Guide. This prevents holes in the interference array from appearing when a sub-cell theoretically provides coverage but has not yet been assigned any carriers. select to use sub-cell specific or global values. 23 . and Location-Related Planning Data 9. This means ASSET will scale down the power of the transmitter based on the activity factor of the terminal. To override the best server selection algorithm and ignore the contribution of higher priority cell layers without any carrier assignments. These thresholds restrict the extent of coverage provided by the sub-cell to either of these thresholds. 12. see the ASSET User Reference Guide. This adds a gain to the serving cell signal to simulate the improvement in C/I that frequency diversity provides. The interference array calculations also use a BER to/from C/I conversion when frequency hopping is used. whichever is reached first. In the Cell Parameters pane. In the Channel Selection pane. 15. 11. Use DTX Use DTX information when creating arrays. (Within ENTERPRISE these thresholds are set on the Coverage/Interference tab of the Array Settings dialog box which you open by selecting Array Settings from the Arrays menu). If you have selected Use Frequency Hopping. the value in the Adjacent Channel Offset pane is used to produce the adjacent channel arrays. The gain applied depends upon the number of hopping frequencies. select what type of interference you want to be considered for the interference arrays: o Co-Channel Only o Adjacent Channel Only o Co-Channel and Adjacent Channel If you select Adjacent Channel Only or Co-Channel and Adjacent Channel. 13. You can do this for both the serving and interfering signal. Using DTX then helps to reduce interference between different cells and to increase the capacity of the system. For more information on using frequency hopping. specify the values for Signal Threshold and TA (Timing Advance) Threshold. In the Interference Options pane you can: Select To Use Frequency Hopping Use Frequency Hopping information when creating arrays. 10. you must select sub-cell specific. It is also used to produce the adjacent channel curve used in calculating interference. For more information on the frequency hopping diversity gain value.

In the Folder Name field. see the ASSET User Reference Guide. 24 . The name of the currently selected array type is displayed above the Folder Name. a diversity gain is achieved. The full file name is made up of the text component specified here and a data component specified subsequently. For information on how to do this see Changing Parameter Set Schedules on page 64. select a blocking percentage and select to use either the Erlang B or Erlang C blocking formula. This is because when loading the ARRAYWIZARD index file into ASSET. For more information on these options. type the required text component of the file name for output files from the selected array type. Antenna hopping is a transmit diversity scheme in which consecutive bursts of information are transmitted on different antennas. When antennas are exposed to different multipath fading. On the Select Schedule page. 25. You can change the schedule later if you want to. indicate whether you wish to run your parameter set manually or every: o specified number of minutes o specified number of days at a specified time o specified weekday or number of weekdays at a specified time o specified day of a specified month or number of months at a specified time Note: The ARRAYWIZARD Administrator must be running for scheduled parameter sets to run. In the Erlang Table type pane. Click Next. see the ASSET User Reference Guide. If you choose Use network element settings. type your required folder name for output files from the selected array type. Select the Apply smoothing when loading predictions option if you want bilinear smoothing to be performed on prediction (pathloss) data when it is used. On the Select Outputs page. In the File Name Text field. 21.0 User Reference Guide Select To Use Traffic Scale the interference arrays if the traffic load of a subcell is smaller than the potential capacity of the carriers allocated to that subcell. 23. 18. the creation of arrays is based on the model. the creation of arrays is based on your override settings. If you select 3GA. In the Array specific pane you can specify the folder name and file name text for each array type. DAT files are required. Click Next. pick one from the drop-down list. select Use network element settings or Use overridden settings. These blocking formulas are described in the ASSET User Reference Guide. 17. On the Prediction Parameters page. Click Next. To specify details for another array type. 22. 24.ARRAYWIZARD 9. the DAT option is selected automatically. By comparing the channels allocated to a subcell with the number of channels required by the traffic load. 19. This helps to minimise edge effects between a primary and secondary prediction. 16. 20. 26. If you choose Use overridden settings. For information on how this gain is calculated. the proportion of channels in use can be calculated and interference reduced accordingly. Use Antenna Hopping Use the antenna hopping gain in the array calculations. resolution and radius settings on the ENTERPRISE Site Database Antennas tab. select the file format(s) that your arrays will be saved in.

Creating Predictions. You can choose the order in which these elements appear. the scheduler does not run the program. or drag the executable into the specification field. The statistics file type that you choose will apply to all array types. 28. You can also select the 'Only run if no errors were encountered' option if applicable.or To run the program using the Windows account details that you logged on to this machine with. a merged file based on the tiles is created for the purpose of generating the statistics. To have all the files in your coverage folder deleted before your arrays are created. For further information on the parameters in the Statistics dialog box. If you have chosen to generate statistics reports you must also select the statistics file type that you require: XLS. You can then click the browse button and locate the required executable.tri) field of the Statistics dialog box. but if one is. The data element can be created from the region and resolution. 32. 31. select the appropriate option. In the Naming convention for file name data pane. select the 'Run an executable when the parameter set has completed' option. You may want to use a post processing application to handle your output files. If more than one tile results from your settings in the Tile Size field as described earlier in this procedure. a number which increases with each file created). Warning: A program that stops to await user input will not work. Tip: You can keep this merged file for use in ENTERPRISE by selecting the Save resultant merged file option. To determine which details are included in the report: o Click the Configure button o Indicate your choices in the Statistics dialog box Because ARRAYWIZARD uses distributed processing. select the type of data element and the order of text and data that you require. Click Finish. an incrementing number (that is. Arrays. select the 'Use scheduler Postprocess Account' option. and Location-Related Planning Data 27. see Controlling the Scheduler on page 86). you can choose to generate statistics reports by selecting the Generate array stats option in the Array statistics reports pane. and type any parameters applicable to the executable into the Optional command line argument field. 30. 29. and you have chosen to generate statistics reports. no desktop interaction occurs and the task is only visible in Windows Task Manager. . The file names for your array output files will comprise a data related element and a text element. 34. or an incrementing number and the resolution. Your parameter set is listed in the right hand pane of the main window and is ready to be run manually or when specified by the scheduler: 25 . The log on is displayed on the desktop. text or CSL. If you have selected an output file format of DAT. see the Generating Reports and Statistics chapter of the ASSET User Reference Guide. To open such an application automatically once your output files have been produced. To run the program using the Windows account details that you have specified using the Scheduler Control dialog box (for more information. 33. select the 'Use Interactive user logon account' option. If no user is logged on. you will need to add a valid network path in the Raster file(. No user need be logged on.

ensure that you have added an agent. select Add 2g Signal Coverage Analysis Note: If you have not yet opened a project. Select which array to display by default (Best Server by RSS or RSS. Only this one is generated. In the left hand pane of the main window select 2g Analysis. 7. select the required project and click Start. Right-click and from the menu that appears. asking if you wish to open one. Note: Do not set this value to a greater number than the Nth layer that you wish to see (there is no need for any 'extra margin'). 11. Select the filters you wish to use and click Next. click Select View to use the view currently selected. see Adding Agents on page 14. select the Use Vectors checkbox. Select the cell layer that you want to include in the array. Where applicable use any available options to indicate the terminal types that you wish to include in your 3g analysis. the others can be displayed later). The output arrays will be generated at that requested resolution. Click Yes and in the Start Project window. 3.or Select All to get combined and every individual cell layer. . see Starting and Stopping Parameter Sets on page 62. 9. 10. For more information on planner prerequisites and the setting of specific parameters see the ASSET User Reference Guide. To create a 2g signal coverage analysis parameter set: 1. Note: Before creating 2g signal coverage analysis parameter sets. Specify the 'Max Nth Required' value according to the number of server layers you want to display. a message appears. 2. . 5.or – If you are displaying the sites in the Map View window. using the prediction files at the resolutions specified for the corresponding network elements in the Site Database (or from the Override option in the Array Settings dialog box). and click OK. then click Select Vectors. 26 . 6. A deterministic conversion process is used where necessary. 4. On the Select View page that appears. Click Next. Click Next. 8. Adding 2g Signal Coverage Analysis Parameter Sets 2g signal coverage analysis parameter sets are used to retrieve information from your database which is needed to create 2g signal coverage analysis arrays. select the required vector(s). and in the Select Vectors dialog box. Specify the resolution of the array.0 User Reference Guide For more information on how to run a parameter set manually. You can specify any resolution. enter in the co-ordinates for the area of your network view containing the sites you wish to predict. If you want to restrict the coverage arrays to one or more vectors.ARRAYWIZARD 9. For information on how to do this.

or use the primary prediction only. if required. On the Select Tile Parameters page. see the ASSET User Reference Guide. if available. Select Allow Radius Truncation. If required. Choose whether you want to generate arrays for all the cells at the same time. SS Mode'. 16. specify a resolution at which the secondary prediction is overlaid. Select to 'Use Offsets. they should be excluded).Creating Predictions. the creation of arrays is based on your override settings. Select Allow Resolution Resampling. This size defines the distance in km that each array file is created for. select a tile size. containing only cells that are configured for multiple cell layers. This uses a truncated version of a prediction file of greater radius. 18. if available. If required. Notes: o The number of tiles generated is determined by a complex algorithm which takes into account the relationships between overlapping cells. and Location-Related Planning Data 12. 15. All_Cell_Layers directories are generated. if you want the signal offsets to be considered in order to determine the better serving sub-cells. which is taken as a starting point. or per-cell (each cell in isolation). to save processing time. a tile size of 30 will create array tiles of 30 x 30 square kms for the entire area of the network you are using for your predictions. configure a single ARRAYWIZARD tile. Click Next. select Over-ride the Sub-cell Specific Values for Signal Threshold and TA Threshold. if required. 17. (these are stored in the Site Database). select Use network element settings or Use Global Override settings. Arrays. You can choose to use both primary and secondary predictions. If your choice of size will produce tiles that are not optimal. If you choose Use network element settings. 20. select Only consider sub-cells with allocated carriers and optionally specify a 'per carrier' analysis by selecting a particular carrier. This means that the actual tile size may be greater than the size you specify. in the Tile Size field of the Raster Parameters pane. For example. This helps to minimise edge effects between a primary and secondary prediction. o If you wish to use Distributed Arrays. If this option is not selected. then the sub-cells are compared on their achieved signal strength only. On the Prediction Parameters page. If you choose Use Global Override settings. This uses a resampled version of a prediction file of greater resolution. For more information on these options. 22. such that for example duplicate or empty tiles will result. resolution and radius settings on the ENTERPRISE Site Database Antennas tab. to save processing time. 19. a warning message appears. You can limit per-cell arrays to the extents of the specified region. Select the 'Apply smoothing when loading predictions' option if you want bilinear smoothing to be performed on prediction (pathloss) data when it is used. 27 . the creation of arrays is based on the model. 21. and specify generic values. Note: This option is only applicable if sub-cells are set to SS mode in the Site Database. 14. Select whether or not to output the DL Loss or Indoor arrays (if not needed. The number of tiles that will be generated by your choice of tile size and region is shown below the Tile Size field after you have made an entry in it. Note: If you select all carriers with per-cell arrays. 13.

The statistics file type that you choose will apply to all array types. To determine which details are included in the report: o Click the Configure button o Indicate your choices in the resultant Statistics dialog box Because ARRAYWIZARD uses distributed processing. type your required folder name for output files from the selected array type. If you have chosen to generate statistics reports you must also select the statistics file type that you require from XLS. In the Thresholds pane. 30. text or CSL. For information on how to do this see Changing Parameter Set Schedules on page 64. 32. 24. In the File Name Text field. If you have selected an output file format of 3GA. The full file name is made up of the text component specified here and a data component specified subsequently. Click Next. 28. 25. you will need to add a valid network path in the Raster file(. select the elements that will comprise the identity. 34. For further information on the parameters in the Statistics dialog box. Select the Save resultant merged file option to keep this merged file for use in ENTERPRISE. If more than one tile results from your settings at step 22 and you have chosen to generate statistics reports. The name of the currently selected array type is displayed above the Folder Name. You can also set a cut-off distance if required. 31. type the required text component of the file name for output files from the selected array type. a merged file based on the tiles is created for the purpose of generating the statistics. DAT files are required. To specify details for another array type.0 User Reference Guide 23. In the Cell Identifier for Reports and Exports pane. select the file format(s) that your arrays will be saved in. indicate whether you wish to run your parameter set manually or every: o so many minutes o so many days at a specified time o specified weekday or number of weekdays at a specified time o specified day of a specified month or number of months at a specified time You can change the schedule later if you want to. In the Array specific pane you can specify the folder name and file name text for each array type. you can choose to generate statistics reports by selecting the Generate array stats option in the Array statistics reports pane. 26. On the Select Schedule page. On the Select Outputs page. 28 . In the Folder Name field. This is because when loading the ARRAYWIZARD index file into ASSET. 29.ARRAYWIZARD 9. 27. pick one from the drop-down list.tri) field of the Statistics dialog box. see the Generating Reports and Statistics chapter of the ASSET User Reference Guide. 33. If you select 3GA. the DAT option is selected automatically. select a percentage value above which you deem the coverage reliability to be adequate. Click Next.

38. The data element can be created from the region and resolution. the scheduler does not run the program. . and Location-Related Planning Data 35. The file names for your array output files will comprise a data related element and a text element. but if one is. The log on is displayed on the desktop. No user need be logged on. select the 'Use scheduler Postprocess Account' option. You can then click the browse button and locate the required executable.Creating Predictions. an incrementing number (that is. 37. or an incrementing number and the resolution. To open such an application automatically once your output files have been produced. select the appropriate option.or To run the program using the Windows account details that you logged on to this machine with. You may want to use a post processing application to handle your output files. You can also select the 'Only run if no errors were encountered' option if applicable. select the 'Use Interactive user logon account' option. a number which increases with each file created). or drag the executable into the specification field. select the 'Run a program after parameter completion' option. 36. Arrays. To have all the files in task-specific sub folder of your coverage folder deleted before your arrays are created. 29 . and type any parameters applicable to the executable into the 'Optional command line argument' field. see Controlling the Scheduler on page 86). Your parameter set is listed in the right hand pane of the main window and is ready to be run manually or when specified by the scheduler: To run a parameter set manually see Starting and Stopping Parameter Sets on page 62. If no user is logged on. Click Finish. To run the program using the Windows account details that you have specified using the Scheduler Control dialog box (for more information. In the Naming convention for file name data pane. no desktop interaction occurs and the task is only visible in Windows Task Manager. Warning: A program that stops to await user input will not work. 39. select the type of data element and the order of text and data that you require. You can choose the order in which these elements appear.

SS Mode' if you want the results to take into account any priorities that have been set in the Cell Layers dialog box. 8. see Adding Agents on page 14. a message appears. Specify the Number of Covering Cells. 4. The output arrays will be generated at that requested resolution. In the left hand pane of the main window select 2g Analysis. and has no effect for sub-cells set to PL (Pathloss) mode. click Select View to use the view currently selected. Override. because this provides a high degree of confidence in the determination of the 'best' serving cell. This is the number of cells that are considered as primary covering cells. Click Next. Note: You can click the Default button to enable you to select the Allow Terminal Info Arrays option and to reset the Simulation Resolution and Number of Covering Cells fields to the defaults of 100 and 6 respectively. that is. 2. For information on how to do this. 7. Specify the Simulation Resolution. when determining the better serving subcells. You can specify a lower number if you are prepared to accept a lower degree of accuracy (lower confidence) in exchange benefits in speed and memory. 3. the best server results are based on signal strength alone. Where the requested resolution is different. and interferers.0 User Reference Guide Adding 2g Simulator Analysis Parameter Sets 2g simulator analysis parameter sets are used to retrieve information from your database which is needed to create 2g simulator analysis arrays. The recommended minimum is 6.or – If you are displaying the sites in the Map View window. If required. and any signal offsets in the Site Database. the sub-cell specific coverage (TA and Signal) thresholds that are stored in the Site Database.ARRAYWIZARD 9. a deterministic conversion process is used. Note: Before creating 2g simulator analysis parameter sets. the pixel size at which the simulation will be performed. If unselected. using the prediction files at the resolutions specified for the corresponding network elements in the Site Database (or from the Override option on the Prediction Parameters page as described later in this procedure). asking if you wish to open one. On the Select View page that appears. Note: If you have not yet opened a project. select the required project and click Start. 5. Right-click and from the menu that appears. This also enables you to view the corresponding 'Nth Best' array outputs. To create a 2g simulator analysis parameter set: 1. 9. ensure that you have added an agent. This option is only applicable when the sub-cells in the Site Database have been set to SS (Signal Strength) mode. Click Next. 30 . this has particular significance at the cell edge. . enter in the co-ordinates for the area of your network view containing the sites you wish to predict. You can specify any resolution. Click Yes and in the Start Project window. if required. specify a 'per carrier' analysis by selecting a particular carrier. select Add 2g Simulator Analysis. Select 'Use Priorities & Offsets. 6. For more information on planner prerequisites and the setting of specific parameters see the ASSET User Reference Guide.

For more information on the frequency hopping diversity gain value. Antenna hopping is a transmit diversity scheme in which consecutive bursts of information are transmitted on different antennas. Set the Max. For information on how this gain is calculated. Use Frequency Diversity You can add a gain to the serving cell signal to simulate the diversity improvement in C/I. Use DTX Use DTX information when creating arrays. Power Change (%) convergence parameter to set the 'stabilisation' target for each snapshot. This effectively limits the number of iterations per snapshot. select what type of interference you want to be considered for the interference arrays: o Co-Channel Only o Adjacent Channel Only o Co-Channel and Adjacent Channel If you select Adjacent Channel Only or Co-Channel and Adjacent Channel. you can also choose to use Frequency diversity information when generating arrays. select Use Vectors. Choose to only scan pixels containing traffic. 13. Arrays. In the Interference Options pane you can: Select To Use Frequency Hopping Use Frequency Hopping information when creating arrays. select the Save simulation every option and specify a time interval. see the ASSET User Reference Guide. click Deselect all. You can edit this value if you wish. 14. and click OK. select the required vector(s).Creating Predictions. then the iterations are deemed to have converged 17. The gain applied depends upon the number of hopping frequencies. if a valid traffic raster is in memory. For more information on using frequency hopping. the value in the Adjacent Channel Offset pane is used to produce the adjacent channel arrays. then click Select Vectors. In the Channel Selection pane. 11. To deselect them. Use Antenna Hopping Use the antenna hopping gain in the array calculations. Using DTX then helps to reduce interference between different cells and to increase the capacity of the system. select the required terminal type(s) and click Next. Click Next. see the ASSET User Reference Guide. a diversity gain is achieved. Select the filters you wish to use and click Next. and Location-Related Planning Data 10. related to the number of hopping frequencies. 12. If you have selected Use Frequency Hopping. click the Select All button. If the percentage change in traffic load (summed over all cells) changes by an amount smaller than this target value for 15 consecutive iterations. 31 . Tip: To select all available terminal types. 16. If required. This adds a gain to the serving cell signal to simulate the improvement in C/I that frequency diversity provides. see the ASSET User Reference Guide. This means ASSET will scale down the power of the transmitter based on the activity factor of the terminal. The interference array calculations also use a BER to/from C/I conversion when frequency hopping is used. When antennas are exposed to different multipath fading. 15. It is also used to produce the adjacent channel curve used in calculating interference. On the Select Terminal Types page. and in the Select Vectors dialog box. 18. If you want to restrict the simulation arrays to one or more vectors.

You can choose to use both primary and secondary predictions. specify a resolution at which the secondary prediction is overlaid. Select Allow Resolution Resampling. the creation of arrays is based on the model. 28. or use the primary prediction only. to save processing time. Note: The number of tiles generated is determined by a complex algorithm which takes into account the relationships between overlapping cells. Select the 'Apply smoothing when loading predictions' option if you want bilinear smoothing to be performed on prediction (pathloss) data when it is used. 30. For information on how to do this see Changing Parameter Set Schedules on page 64. resolution and radius settings on the ENTERPRISE Site Database Antennas tab. the creation of arrays is based on your override settings.0 User Reference Guide 19. if required. This size defines the distance in km that each array file is created for. 23. if required. On the Select Tile Parameters page. if available. 20. This uses a resampled version of a prediction file of greater resolution. The number of tiles that will be generated by your choice of tile size and region is shown below the Tile Size field after you have made an entry in it. If you choose Use Global Override settings. This means that the actual tile size may be greater than the size you specify. On the Select Schedule page. Select Use network element settings or Use Global Override settings. to save processing time. Select Allow Radius Truncation. select a tile size. a tile size of 30 will create array tiles of 30 x 30 square kms for the entire area of the network you are using for your predictions. 25. if available. 32 . see the ASSET User Reference Guide. This helps to minimise edge effects between a primary and secondary prediction. 26. 24. If you choose Use network element settings. a warning message appears. You can also set a cut-off distance if required. such that for example duplicate or empty tiles will result. In the Cell Identifier for Reports and Exports pane. 21. For more information on these options. 22. If your choice of size will produce tiles that are not optimal. select the elements that will comprise the identity. In the Thresholds pane. This uses a truncated version of a prediction file of greater radius.ARRAYWIZARD 9. For example. select a percentage value above which you deem the coverage reliability to be adequate. which is taken as a starting point. in the Tile Size field of the Raster Parameters pane. Click Next. 27. Click Next. Click Next. On the Prediction Parameters page. Click Next. indicate whether you wish to run your parameter set manually or every: o so many minutes o so many days at a specified time o specified weekday or number of weekdays at a specified time o specified day of a specified month or number of months at a specified time You can change the schedule later if you want to. 29.

The data element can be created from the region and resolution. If you have chosen to generate statistics reports you must also select the statistics file type that you require from XLS. For further information on the parameters in the Statistics dialog box. In the Array specific pane you can specify the folder name and file name text for each array type. 33 . If you select 3GA. pick one from the drop-down list. You can also select the 'Only run if no errors were encountered' option if applicable. 39. The statistics file type that you choose will apply to all array types. This is because when loading the ARRAYWIZARD index file into ASSET.tri) field of the Statistics dialog box. In the Folder Name field. text or CSL.Creating Predictions. or an incrementing number and the resolution. see the Generating Reports and Statistics chapter of the ASSET User Reference Guide. 35. select the 'Run a program after parameter completion' option. In the Naming convention for file name data pane. select the file format(s) that your arrays will be saved in. type the required text component of the file name for output files from the selected array type. DAT files are required. you can choose to generate statistics reports by selecting the Generate array stats option in the Array statistics reports pane. and Location-Related Planning Data 31. The file names for your array output files will comprise a data related element and a text element. To determine which details are included in the report: o Click the Configure button o Indicate your choices in the resultant Statistics dialog box Because ARRAYWIZARD uses distributed processing. You can choose the order in which these elements appear. the DAT option is selected automatically. and you have chosen to generate statistics reports. You can then click the browse button and locate the required executable. a merged file based on the tiles is created for the purpose of generating the statistics. 32. an incrementing number (that is. or drag the executable into the specification field. Select the Save resultant merged file option to keep this merged file for use in ENTERPRISE. The full file name is made up of the text component specified here and a data component specified subsequently. 37. You may want to use a post processing application to handle your output files. The name of the currently selected array type is displayed above the Folder Name. 34. type your required folder name for output files from the selected array type. 33. select the type of data element and the order of text and data that you require. If you have selected an output file format of 3GA. a number which increases with each file created). Arrays. 38. On the Select Outputs page. In the File Name Text field. 36. If more than one tile results from your settings in the Tile Size field as described earlier in this procedure. To specify details for another array type. and type any parameters applicable to the executable into the 'Optional command line argument' field. To open such an application automatically once your output files have been produced. you will need to add a valid network path in the Raster file(.

. click OK. you must include the relevant array dependencies from this dialog box.or To run the program using the Windows account details that you logged on to this machine with. select the 'Use Interactive user logon account' option. 34 . see "Static Simulation Documents" in the ASSET User Reference Guide. To run the program using the Windows account details that you have specified using the Scheduler Control dialog box (for more information. no desktop interaction occurs and the task is only visible in Windows Task Manager. 45. If you wish to change any of these you can use the Back button to access the appropriate page. select the 'Use scheduler Postprocess Account' option. select the appropriate option. To have all the files in task-specific sub folder of your coverage folder deleted before your arrays are created. see Controlling the Scheduler on page 86). but if one is. 46. For more information. and in the dialog box that appears. select the Array Parameters and Array Types that you want to exclude from your arrays. The log on is displayed on the desktop. No user need be logged on. Your parameter set is listed in the right hand pane of the main window and is ready to be run manually or when specified by the scheduler: To run a parameter set manually see Starting and Stopping Parameter Sets on page 62. If no user is logged on.ARRAYWIZARD 9. o You can make selections from both the Array Parameters and Array Types lists and the filters will act in combination. because the default settings will produce a lot of arrays and may take a very long time. Warning: A program that stops to await user input will not work. Click Finish. 43. 42. Click Next. the scheduler does not run the program. o For an array to be generated. Having made your selections. Notes: o It is important that you do this.0 User Reference Guide 40. 44. 41. Click on the Auto Setup Configuration button. The Summary page shows the input parameters that you have set and the amount of memory needed to generate your arrays.

Note: If you have not yet opened a project. 6. On the Prediction Parameters page. resolution and radius settings on the ENTERPRISE Site Database Antennas tab. Click Next. select the required project and click Start. 8. Click Yes and in the Start Project window. . For UMTS parameter sets only. asking if you wish to open one. select Use network element settings or Use overridden settings. a message appears. 12. Right-click and from the menu that appears. On the Simulator Settings page. 10. the creation of arrays is based on your override settings.Creating Predictions. the Specify DVB-H parameters page appears. go to step 13. 9. the creation of arrays is based on the model. If you choose Use overridden settings. For more information on planner prerequisites and the setting of specific parameters see the ASSET User Reference Guide. Click Next. On the Select View page that appears. 3. You can create 3g simulator analysis arrays for UMTS and for CDMA2000. ensure you have added an agent. 5. 4. 13. type in the co-ordinates for the area of your network view containing the sites you wish to predict. 11. These parameters are described in Simulating Network Performance chapter of the ASSET User Reference Guide. click Select View to use the view currently selected. These are described in the chapter on Planning a DVB-H Network in the ASSET User Reference Guide. Enter the parameters that you wish to apply to your 3g analysis. point to Add 3g Simulator Analysis and then click either UMTS or CDMA2000. Where applicable use any available options to indicate the terminal types that you wish to include in your 3g analysis. Type in the DVB-H parameters you require. Note: Before creating 3g simulator analysis parameter sets. If you choose Use network element settings. Click Next. Click Next. For more information on these options. 7. 35 .or – If you are displaying the sites in the Map View window. To create a 3g simulator analysis parameter set: 1. Select the filters you wish to use. For CDMA parameter sets. see Adding Agents on page 14. For information on how to do this. 2. In the left hand pane of the main window select 3g Analysis. see the ASSET User Reference Guide. Arrays. and Location-Related Planning Data Adding 3g Simulator Analysis Parameter Sets 3g simulator analysis parameter sets are used to retrieve information from your database which is needed to create 3g simulator analysis arrays. click Next. Click Next.

ARRAYWIZARD 9. 14. Click Next. pick one from the drop-down list. In the File Name Text field. The full file name is made up of the text component specified here and a data component specified subsequently. 18.tri) field of the Statistics dialog box. 17. This is because when loading the ARRAYWIZARD index file into ASSET. DAT files are required. For further information on the parameters in the Statistics dialog box. indicate whether you wish to run your parameter set manually or every: o specified number of minutes o specified number of days at a specified time o specified weekday or number of weekdays at a specified time o specified day of a specified month or number of months at a specified time Note: The ARRAYWIZARD Administrator must be running for scheduled parameter sets to run. For example. This helps to minimise edge effects between a primary and secondary prediction. For information on how to do this see Changing Parameter Set Schedules on page 64. 20. the DAT option is selected automatically. In the Folder Name field. In the Tile Size field of the Raster Parameters pane. To determine which details are included in the report: o Click the Configure button o Indicate your choices in the resultant Statistics dialog box Because ARRAYWIZARD uses distributed processing. see the Generating Reports and Statistics chapter of the ASSET User Reference Guide. 24.0 User Reference Guide Note: If you select an array resolution which is not supported by the current project height data. select the file format(s) that your arrays will be saved in. Select the Apply smoothing when loading predictions option if you want bilinear smoothing to be performed on prediction (pathloss) data when it is used. You can change the schedule later if you want to. The name of the currently selected array type is displayed above the Folder Name. If you select 3GA. This size defines the distance in km that each array file is created for. 21. To specify details for another array type. 36 . In the Array specific pane you can specify the folder name and file name text for each array type. you can choose to generate statistics reports by selecting the Generate array stats option in the Array statistics reports pane. 15. 16. type your required folder name for output files from the selected array type. a tile size of 30 will create array tiles of 30 x 30 square kms for the entire area of the network you are using for your predictions. On the Select Outputs page. The number of tiles that will be generated by your choice of tile size and region is shown below the Tile Size field after you have made an entry in it. select a tile size. Click Next. you will need to add a valid network path in the Raster file(. On the Select Schedule page. 23. a clutter not found error will be displayed. 19. If you have selected an output file format of 3GA. 22. Click Next. type the required text component of the file name for output files from the selected array type.

If no user is logged on. o You can make selections from both the Array Parameters and Array Types lists and the filters will act in combination. 31. If you wish to change any of these you can use the Back button to access the appropriate page. no desktop interaction occurs and the task is only visible in Windows Task Manager. o For an array to be generated. To have all the files in your coverage folder deleted before your arrays are created. To run the program using the Windows account details that you have specified using the Scheduler Control dialog box (for more information. If more than one tile results from your settings in the Tile Size field as described earlier in this procedure. In the Naming convention for file name data pane. or drag the executable into the specification field. You can also select the 'Only run if no errors were encountered' option if applicable. If you have chosen to generate statistics reports you must also select the statistics file type that you require from XLS. No user need be logged on. The Summary page shows the input parameters that you have set and the amount of memory needed to generate your arrays. Warning: A program that stops to await user input will not work. and Location-Related Planning Data 25. select the "Use Interactive user logon account" option. select the 'Use scheduler Postprocess Account' option. The log on is displayed on the desktop. a merged file based on the tiles is created for the purpose of generating the statistics. . 33. The data element can be created from the region and resolution. Tip: You can keep this merged file for use in ENTERPRISE by selecting the Save resultant merged file option. but if one is. see Controlling the Scheduler on page 86). The file names for your array output files will comprise a data related element and a text element. You can then click the browse button and locate the required executable. 29. The statistics file type that you choose will apply to all array types. 30. Notes: o It is important that you do this. and you have chosen to generate statistics reports. select the 'Run an executable when the parameter set has completed' option. 28. 27. 32. Arrays. you must include the relevant array dependencies from this dialog box. Click on the Auto Setup Configuration button. You may want to use a post processing application to handle your output files. select the appropriate option. Click Next. 26. To open such an application automatically once your output files have been produced. an incrementing number (that is. the scheduler does not run the program.Creating Predictions. select the type of data element and the order of text and data that you require. and in the dialog box that appears. a number which increases with each file created). For more information. select the Array Parameters and Array Types that you want to exclude from your arrays. and type any parameters applicable to the executable into the 'Optional command line argument' field. You can choose the order in which these elements appear. because the default settings will produce a lot of arrays and may take a very long time. see "Static Simulation Documents" in the ASSET User Reference Guide. 37 .or To run the program using the Windows account details that you logged on to this machine with. text or CSL. or an incrementing number and the resolution.

For information on how to do this. Click Next. point to Add 3g Signal Coverage Analysis and then click either UMTS or CDMA2000.0 User Reference Guide 34. 4. Select which array to display (Best DL Cell by RSCP or Best RSCP. Click Next. asking if you wish to open one. 8. 2. click OK. Note: If you have not yet opened a project. 9. Where applicable use any available options to indicate the terminal types that you wish to include in your analysis. select the required project and click Start. On the Select View page that appears. 10. click Select View to use the view currently selected. Select the filters you wish to use and click Next.ARRAYWIZARD 9. 35. Specify the resolution of the array. a message appears. Select the carrier to be displayed. You can create 3g signal coverage analysis arrays for UMTS and for CDMA2000. In the left hand pane of the main window select 3g Analysis. Having made your selections. 3. Adding 3g Signal Coverage Analysis Parameter Sets 3g signal coverage analysis parameter sets are used to retrieve information from your database which is needed to create 3g signal coverage analysis arrays. . ensure you have added an agent. 7. 38 . Click Finish. they should be excluded). see Adding Agents on page 14. Right-click and from the menu that appears. using the prediction files at the resolutions specified for the corresponding network elements in the Site Database (or from the Override option in the Array Settings dialog box). Your parameter set is listed in the right hand pane of the main window and is ready to be run manually or when specified by the scheduler: To run a parameter set manually see Starting and Stopping Parameter Sets on page 62. You can specify any resolution. A deterministic conversion process is used where necessary. To create a 3g signal coverage analysis parameter set: 1. The output arrays will be generated at that requested resolution. For more information on planner prerequisites and the setting of specific parameters see the ASSET User Reference Guide.or – If you are displaying the sites in the Map View window. Note: Before creating 3g signal coverage analysis parameter sets. type in the co-ordinates for the area of your network view containing the sites you wish to predict. 6. Select whether or not to output the DL Loss or Indoor arrays (if not needed. 5. Click Yes and in the Start Project window.

resolution and radius settings on the ENTERPRISE Site Database Antennas tab. select the elements that will comprise the identity. Click Next. or per-cell (each cell in isolation). 14. and in the Select Vectors dialog box. and click OK. select the required vector(s). This means that the actual tile size may be greater than the size you specify. 15. see the ASSET User Reference Guide. If you choose Use network element settings. select a tile size. This helps to minimise edge effects between a primary and secondary prediction. 13. In the Cell Identifier for Reports and Exports pane. 17. if available. 21. such that for example duplicate or empty tiles will result. o If you wish to use Distributed Arrays. In the Thresholds pane. You can limit per-cell arrays to the extents of the specified region. configure a single Arraywizard tile. or use the primary prediction only. 20. On the Select Tile Parameters page. Arrays. Choose whether you want to generate arrays for all the cells at the same time. Specify the 'Max Nth Required' value according to the number of server layers you want to display. Note: Do not set this value to a greater number than the Nth layer that you wish to see (there is no need for any 'extra margin'). which is taken as a starting point. and Location-Related Planning Data 11. This uses a resampled version of a prediction file of greater resolution. 39 . then click Select Vectors. select a percentage value above which you deem the coverage reliability to be adequate. Note: No all carrier folder is generated for 3g per-cell arrays. if required. You can choose to use both primary and secondary predictions. You can also set a cut-off distance if required. Notes: o The number of tiles generated is determined by a complex algorithm which takes into account the relationships between overlapping cells. 18. For example. if available.Creating Predictions. select the Use Vectors checkbox. Select the 'Apply smoothing when loading predictions' option if you want bilinear smoothing to be performed on prediction (pathloss) data when it is used. Select Allow Radius Truncation. to save processing time. For more information on these options. Select Allow Resolution Resampling. This uses a truncated version of a prediction file of greater radius. 12. This size defines the distance in km that each array file is created for. If you choose Use Global Override settings. If your choice of size will produce tiles that are not optimal. a warning message appears. a tile size of 30 will create array tiles of 30 x 30 square kms for the entire area of the network you are using for your predictions. 19. select Use network element settings or Use Global Override settings. The number of tiles that will be generated by your choice of tile size and region is shown below the Tile Size field after you have made an entry in it. If you want to restrict the coverage arrays to one or more vectors. 16. to save processing time. if required. the creation of arrays is based on the model. in the Tile Size field of the Raster Parameters pane. the creation of arrays is based on your override settings. specify a resolution at which the secondary prediction is overlaid. On the Prediction Parameters page.

select the type of data element and the order of text and data that you require. DAT files are required. indicate whether you wish to run your parameter set manually or every: o so many minutes o so many days at a specified time o specified weekday or number of weekdays at a specified time o specified day of a specified month or number of months at a specified time You can change the schedule later if you want to. see the Generating Reports and Statistics chapter of the ASSET User Reference Guide. The data element can be created from the region and resolution. an incrementing number (that is. Click Next. 29. and you have chosen to generate statistics reports. or an incrementing number and the resolution. the DAT option is selected automatically. you can choose to generate statistics reports by selecting the Generate array stats option in the Array statistics reports pane. a number which increases with each file created). In the Array specific pane you can specify the folder name and file name text for each array type. For further information on the parameters in the Statistics dialog box. you will need to add a valid network path in the Raster file(. 24. Select the Save resultant merged file option to keep this merged file for use in ENTERPRISE. 31. a merged file based on the tiles is created for the purpose of generating the statistics. The statistics file type that you choose will apply to all array types. In the Folder Name field. If you select 3GA. The name of the currently selected array type is displayed above the Folder Name. text or CSL. In the File Name Text field. If more than one tile results from your settings in the Tile Size field as described earlier in this procedure. 26. On the Select Outputs page. To determine which details are included in the report: o Click the Configure button o Indicate your choices in the resultant Statistics dialog box Because ARRAYWIZARD uses distributed processing. type your required folder name for output files from the selected array type. 25. type the required text component of the file name for output files from the selected array type. 23. In the Naming convention for file name data pane. You can choose the order in which these elements appear. 32. For information on how to do this see Changing Parameter Set Schedules on page 64. pick one from the drop-down list.0 User Reference Guide 22. select the file format(s) that your arrays will be saved in.ARRAYWIZARD 9. If you have selected an output file format of 3GA. On the Select Schedule page.tri) field of the Statistics dialog box. 27. 40 . Click Next. 28. To specify details for another array type. The file names for your array output files will comprise a data related element and a text element. The full file name is made up of the text component specified here and a data component specified subsequently. If you have chosen to generate statistics reports you must also select the statistics file type that you require from XLS. This is because when loading the ARRAYWIZARD index file into ASSET. 30.

To open such an application automatically once your output files have been produced. You may want to use a post processing application to handle your output files. and type any parameters applicable to the executable into the 'Optional command line argument' field. On the Select Filters page. . 36. Warning: A program that stops to await user input will not work.Creating Predictions. a message appears. For more information on the setting and use of specific parameters see the ASSET User Reference Guide. Creating Prediction Parameter Sets Prediction parameter sets are used to retrieve information from your database. or drag the executable into the specification field. Arrays. 2. asking if you wish to open one. In the left hand pane of the main window right-click on Cell Predictions and from the menu that appears. 41 . To create a prediction parameter set: 1. see Controlling the Scheduler on page 86).or To run the program using the Windows account details that you logged on to this machine with. select the appropriate option. 35. and Location-Related Planning Data 33. 3. ensure you have added an agent. For more information see Adding Agents on page 14. the scheduler does not run the program. select the 'Use Interactive user logon account' option. but if one is. Your parameter set is listed in the right hand pane of the main window and is ready to be run manually or when specified by the scheduler: To run a parameter set manually see Starting and Stopping Parameter Sets on page 62. Note: Before creating prediction parameter sets. If no user is logged on. choose the filters you wish to use. Click Yes and in the Start Project window. no desktop interaction occurs and the task is only visible in Windows Task Manager. You can then click the browse button and locate the required executable. 34. select the 'Use scheduler Postprocess Account' option. Click Finish. select the 'Run a program after parameter completion' option. select the required project and click Start. select Add Predictions. No user need be logged on. Note: If you have not yet opened a project. which is needed to create prediction files. To have all the files in task-specific sub folder of your coverage folder deleted before your arrays are created. Click Next. To run the program using the Windows account details that you have specified using the Scheduler Control dialog box (for more information. You can also select the 'Only run if no errors were encountered' option if applicable. The log on is displayed on the desktop.

see the ASSET User Reference Guide. due to the recognition capabilities of the prediction system. You can change the schedule later if you want to. 8. Your parameter set is listed in the right hand pane of the main window and is ready to be run manually or when specified by the scheduler: To run a parameter set manually see Starting and Stopping Parameter Sets on page 62. For information on how to do this see Changing Parameter Set Schedules on page 64. regarding the radius and resolution of the predictions: o Allow Radius Truncation o Allow Resolution Re-sampling These options are available whether you have chosen Use network element settings or Use Global Override Settings. 7.0 User Reference Guide 4. Use the option provided to indicate whether or not you wish to force reprediction. On the Prediction Parameters page. If you choose Use Global Override settings. for example. Click Next. On the Select Schedule page. There are two extra 'time-saving' options. 9. Click Finish.ARRAYWIZARD 9. They offer the chance to reinterpret existing prediction files to save time on the prediction calculation. see the ASSET User Reference Guide. For more information on these options. However there may be a situation where you know that the predictions are out-of-date. select Use network element settings or Use Global Override Settings. 42 . This helps to minimise edge effects between a primary and secondary prediction. this is unnecessary. For more information on these options. If you choose Use network element settings. In most situations. the creation of arrays is based on your override settings. Select the Apply smoothing when loading Predictions option if you want bilinear smoothing to be performed on prediction (pathloss) data when it is used. when you know that changes have been made to the underlying map data used by the project. Such a circumstance might be. 5. but the prediction system considers them to be up-to-date. indicate whether you wish to run your parameter set manually or every: o so many minutes o so many days at a specified time o specified weekday or number of weekdays at a specified time o specified day of a specified month or number of months at a specified time Note: The ARRAYWIZARD Administrator must be running for scheduled parameter sets to run. resolution and radius settings on the ENTERPRISE Site Database Antennas tab. the creation of arrays is based on the model. 6.

This selection specifies a subset of cells for the planning process. Note: If you are using a traffic raster. Click Next.maximum value Signal Threshold . a message appears. specify the following parameters: Parameter Technology Description Resolution All Specify the map resolution required. Depending on the technology. Click Next. If it is not required. 5. asking if you wish to open one. On the Select View page that appears. this must be the same resolution as the traffic raster file. and Location-Related Planning Data Creating Polygon Assignment Planning Parameter Sets Polygon Assignment parameter sets are used to make associations between cells and polygons for such purposes as identifying the geographic location of emergency calls. select Add Polygon Assignment Plan. click Select View to use the view currently selected. On the Select Service Area Filters page. 3. select the required technology (GSM or UMTS) and the service area parameters. For information on how to do this.minimum level If unselected. ensure that you have added an agent. you can use the same filters as selected in step 4. For more information on planner prerequisites and the setting of specific parameters see the ASSET User Reference Guide. Note: If you have not yet opened a project. select the cell filter(s) you want to include for the polygon assignment planning process. enter in the co-ordinates for the area of your network view containing the sites you wish to predict. select the required project and click Start. Override Site Database Thresholds GSM Select this if you want to set generic thresholds for the service area plots: TA (Timing Advance) Threshold . 7. 8. To create a polygon assignment planning parameter set: 1. 4. see Adding Agents on page 14. Arrays. Note: Before creating polygon assignment planning parameter sets. In the left hand pane of the main window right-click on Polygon Assignment Planning and from the menu that appears. . Click Yes and in the Start Project window. 6.or – If you are displaying the sites in the Map View window. Click Next. Note: Any cells that are chosen for polygon assignment but not for service area plotting are automatically included for service area plotting (the Message Log will show a warning). select the cell filter(s) you want to include for the service area plotting process.Creating Predictions. the plots are based on the sub-cell specific thresholds on the General tab of the Site Database. On the Select Plan Cell Filters page. On the Select Technology page. 43 . 2.

o In the Polygon Attribute drop-down list. Best RSCP Threshold UMTS Specify the minimum level. integer or float) used by the polygon attribute. Note: The list only shows the attributes that are common to all the vectors that have been chosen via the Select Vectors button. SS Mode GSM Select this only if you want to take into account any priorities that have been set in the Cell Layers dialog box. it is based on signal strength alone.ARRAYWIZARD 9. There are three options: o 44 Area: . you can specify another attribute-field pair. Here is an example of the settings. polygon attribute and status field settings: o Click the Select Vectors button to select the vector(s) containing the polygons you want to be considered in the assignment planning process. and any signal offsets in the Site Database. specify the field that will store it on the cell. Note: The list only shows the fields that are available on the cell (GSM or UMTS. Click Next. Specify the Calculation Method. as appropriate) that match the type (string. using the 'optional' drop-down lists. when determining the best serving sub-cells. and has no affect for sub-cells set to PL (Pathloss) mode. Service area will not be considered below this level 9. If unselected. 10. This option is only applicable when the sub-cells in the Site Database have been set to SS (Signal Strength) mode.0 User Reference Guide Parameter Technology Description Use Priorities and Offsets. specify the attribute that identifies the polygon. specify the polygon vector. using two pairs of attribute-fields: 11. o If appropriate to your set-up. o In the Status Field drop-down list. On the Settings page.

14. o Population density Raster: Click the Select Raster button to specify the Population Raster to be used to calculate the population densities. Click Next. For information on how to do this see Changing Parameter Set Schedules on page 64. in the Population Attribute drop-down list. On the Select Prediction Parameters page. select Use network element settings or Use overridden settings. This helps to minimise edge effects between a primary and secondary prediction. You can change the schedule later if you want to. indicate whether you wish to run your parameter set manually or every: o so many minutes o so many days at a specified time o specified weekday or number of weekdays at a specified time o specified day of a specified month or number of months at a specified time Note: The ARRAYWIZARD Administrator must be running for scheduled parameter sets to run. specify the attribute that will be used to calculate the population densities. Select the Apply smoothing when loading predictions option if you want bilinear smoothing to be performed on prediction (pathloss) data when it is used. On the Select Schedule page. and Location-Related Planning Data o Population density Vector(s): Click the Select Vectors button to specify the Population Vector(s) to be used. resolution and radius settings on the ENTERPRISE Site Database Antennas tab.Creating Predictions. 12. 13. the creation of arrays is based on the model. If you choose Use network element settings. and. 45 . If you choose Use overridden settings. Arrays. For more information on these options. see the ASSET User Reference Guide. the creation of arrays is based on your override settings.

ARRAYWIZARD 9.0 User Reference Guide

15. You may want to use a post processing application to handle your output files. To open
such an application automatically once your output files have been produced, select the
'Run an executable when the parameter set has completed' option.
You can then click the browse button and locate the required executable, or drag the
executable into the specification field. You can also select the 'Only run if no errors were
encountered' option if applicable, and type any parameters applicable to the executable
into the 'Optional command line argument' field.
16. To run the program using the Windows account details that you have specified using the
Scheduler Control dialog box (for more information, see Controlling the Scheduler on
page 86), select the 'Use Scheduler Postprocess Account' option. No user need be
logged on, but if one is, no desktop interaction occurs and the task is only visible in
Windows Task Manager.
Warning: A program that stops to await user input will not work.
- or To run the program using the Windows account details that you logged on to this machine
with, select the Use Interactive user logon account option. The log on is displayed on the
desktop. If no user is logged on, the scheduler does not run the program.
17. To have your data committed to the database after a successful apply, select the
appropriate option.
18. Click Next. The Data Summary page shows, for this parameter set, the planner, method
and technology to be used; the number of service area cells; the number of cells to be
planned and the resolution.
19. Click Finish. Your parameter set is listed in the right hand pane of the main window and is
ready to be run manually or when specified by the scheduler:

To run a parameter set manually see Starting and Stopping Parameter Sets on page 62.

Creating LAC and RAC Assignment Planning Parameter Sets
LAC and RAC Assignment Planning parameter sets are used to plan LAC (Location Area Codes)
and RAC (Routing Area Codes) for the cells in your network. For more information on planner
prerequisites and the setting of specific parameters see the ASSET User Reference Guide.
Note: Before creating LAC and RAC assignment planning parameter sets, ensure that you have
added an agent. For information on how to do this, see Adding Agents on page 14.
To create an LAC and RAC assignment planning parameter set:
1. In the left hand pane of the main window right-click on LAC and RAC Assignment
Planning and from the menu that appears, select Add LAC and RAC Plan.
Note: If you have not yet opened a project, a message appears, asking if you wish to open
one. Click Yes and in the Start Project window, select the required project and click Start.

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2. On the Select View page that appears, enter in the co-ordinates for the area of your
network view containing the sites you wish to predict.
- or –
If you are displaying the sites in the Map View window, click Select View to use the view
currently selected.
3. Click Next.
4. On the Select Neighbour Filters page, select the cell filter(s) you wish to use for the
neighbour relationships.
5. Click Next.
6. On the Select Planning Filters page, select the cell filter(s) you want to include for the
LAC and RAC planning process. This selection specifies a subset of cells for the planning
process. If it is not required, you can use the same filters as selected in step 4.
Note: Any cells that are chosen for planning but not for neighbour relationships will be
included in both (the Message Log will show a warning).
7. Click Next.
8. On the Select Technology page:
o

Select the required technology (GSM or UMTS)

o

Specify how to determine the neighbour relationships (by calculating, for a specified
resolution, temporary relationships dynamically within the planning process, or by
loading the existing relationships from the Site Database)

o

Specify the maximum number of cells that should have the same LAC

o

Specify the maximum number of cells that should have the same LAC-RAC

Note: You can restore the default settings by clicking the Default button.
9. Click Next.
10. On the Planning Constraints page, specify valid values for LAC by defining the required
constraints
To do this:
o

Select the required pick-list option in the Constraint Field

o

Specify the LAC/RAC format by editing one or more of the five edit boxes

o

Click Add to activate the constraint

o

Repeat this procedure until you have added all your required constraints

11. Click Next.
12. On the Select Prediction Parameters page, select Use network element settings or Use
overridden settings.
If you choose Use network element settings, the creation of arrays is based on the
model, resolution and radius settings on the ENTERPRISE Site Database Antennas tab.
If you choose Use overridden settings, the creation of arrays is based on your override
settings. For more information on these options, see the ASSET User Reference Guide.
Select the Apply smoothing when loading predictions option if you want bilinear
smoothing to be performed on prediction (pathloss) data when it is used. This helps to
minimise edge effects between a primary and secondary prediction.

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13. On the Select Schedule page, indicate whether you wish to run your parameter set
manually or every:
o

so many minutes

o

so many days at a specified time

o

specified weekday or number of weekdays at a specified time

o

specified day of a specified month or number of months at a specified time

Note: The ARRAYWIZARD Administrator must be running for scheduled parameter sets to
run.
You can change the schedule later if you want to. For information on how to do this see
Changing Parameter Set Schedules on page 64.
14. You may want to use a post processing application to handle your output files. To open
such an application automatically once your output files have been produced, select the
'Run an executable when the parameter set has completed' option.
You can then click the browse button and locate the required executable, or drag the
executable into the specification field. You can also select the 'Only run if no errors
were encountered' option if applicable, and type any parameters applicable to the
executable into the 'Optional command line argument' field.
15. To run the program using the Windows account details that you have specified using the
Scheduler Control dialog box (for more information, see Controlling the Scheduler on
page 86), select the 'Use scheduler Postprocess Account' option. No user need be
logged on, but if one is, no desktop interaction occurs and the task is only visible in
Windows Task Manager.
Warning: A program that stops to await user input will not work.
- or To run the program using the Windows account details that you logged on to this machine
with, select the 'Use Interactive user logon account' option. The log on is displayed on
the desktop. If no user is logged on, the scheduler does not run the program.
16. To have your data committed to the database after a successful apply, select the
appropriate option.
17. Click Next. The Data Summary page shows, for this parameter set, the planner; the
technology to be used; the number of service area cells; the number of cells to be planned
and the resolution.
18. Click Finish. Your parameter set is listed in the right hand pane of the main window and is
ready to be run manually or when specified by the scheduler:

To run a parameter set manually see Starting and Stopping Parameter Sets on page 62.

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5. Override Site Database Thresholds GSM Select this if you want to set generic thresholds for the service area plots: TA (Timing Advance) Threshold . On the Select Best Server Filters page.or – If you are displaying the sites in the Map View window. a message appears. this must be the same resolution as the traffic raster file. Select the cell filter(s) you want to include for the location based planning process. To create a location based services parameter set: 1. see Adding Agents on page 14. Note: If you have not yet opened a project. On the Select View page that appears. Click Yes and in the Start Project window. If it is not required. 7. . Arrays. Note: Any cells that are chosen for planning but not for service area plotting will be included in both (the Message Log will show a warning). you can use the same filters as selected in step 4. 6. the plots are based on the sub-cell specific thresholds on the General tab of the Site Database. select the required project and click Start. asking if you wish to open one. In the left hand pane of the main window right-click on Location Based Services and from the menu that appears. Before creating location based services parameter sets. 49 . select the cell filter(s) you wish to use for the service area plotting process . On the Select Location Based Services Filters page. specify the following parameters: Parameter Technology Description Resolution All Specify the map resolution required. Depending on the technology. this data can be useful to external management information systems for applications such as marketing. Note: If you are using traffic. 3.minimum level If unselected.Creating Predictions. ensure that you have added an agent. 2.maximum value Signal Threshold . Click Next. select the required technology (GSM or UMTS) and the service area parameters. click Select View to use the view currently selected. 4. Click Next. This selection specifies a subset of cells for the planning process. and Location-Related Planning Data Creating Location Based Services Parameter Sets Location Based Services parameter sets are used to obtain specific geographic data for each cell in the network. On the Select Technology page. enter in the co-ordinates for the area of your network view containing the sites you wish to predict. For information on how to do this. For more information on planning prerequisites and the setting of specific parameters see the ASSET User Reference Guide. select Add Location Based Services.

If you choose Traffic.ARRAYWIZARD 9. select the appropriate traffic raster file and specify the weightings. select the Store Radius option. Service area will not be considered below this level Note: You can restore the default settings by clicking the Default button. it is based on signal strength alone. set your preferred threshold. If you choose Use overridden settings. This option is only applicable when the sub-cells in the Site Database have been set to SS (Signal Strength) mode. SS Mode GSM Select this only if you want to take into account any priorities that have been set in the Cell Layers dialog box. o If required. or Traffic. 10. This helps to minimise edge effects between a primary and secondary prediction. Store DLL). On the Select Schedule page. Best RSCP Threshold UMTS Specify the minimum level. 11. and has no affect for sub-cells set to PL (Pathloss) mode. On the Select Prediction Parameters page. 12. the creation of arrays is based on the model. when determining the best serving sub-cells. o Depending on your requirements. select the appropriate traffic raster file. 50 . select Use network element settings or Use overridden settings. For information on how to do this see Changing Parameter Set Schedules on page 64. If unselected. If you choose Use network element settings. resolution and radius settings on the ENTERPRISE Site Database Antennas tab. If you choose Area and Traffic. Click Next.0 User Reference Guide Parameter Technology Description Use Priorities and Offsets. indicate whether you wish to run your parameter set manually or every: o so many minutes o so many days at a specified time o specified weekday or number of weekdays at a specified time o specified day of a specified month or number of months at a specified time Note: The ARRAYWIZARD Administrator must be running for scheduled parameter sets to run. and then specify the Easting-Northing and/or LongitudeLatitude fields that will store the results on the cells. For more information on these options. or Area and Traffic as the calculation method. select one or both of the Centre of Gravity options (Store GRID. You can change the schedule later if you want to. see the ASSET User Reference Guide. 8. Click Next. the creation of arrays is based on your override settings. 9. and then specify the field that will store the results on the cells. and any signal offsets in the Site Database. On the Settings page: o Specify Area. Select the Apply smoothing when loading predictions option if you want bilinear smoothing to be performed on prediction (pathloss) data when it is used.

method and technology to be used. To have your data committed to the database after a successful apply. the number of cells to be planned and the resolution. 14. You may want to use a post processing application to handle your output files. the scheduler does not run the program.Creating Predictions. To run the program using the Windows account details that you have specified using the Scheduler Control dialog box (for more information. see Controlling the Scheduler on page 86). select the 'Use Interactive user logon account' option. Warning: A program that stops to await user input will not work. and type any parameters applicable to the executable into the 'Optional command line argument' field. Your parameter set is listed in the right hand pane of the main window and is ready to be run manually or when specified by the scheduler: To run a parameter set manually see Starting and Stopping Parameter Sets on page 62. . select the appropriate option. select the 'Run an executable when the parameter set has completed' option. select the 'Use scheduler Postprocess Account' option. Arrays. Click Next. If no user is logged on.or To run the program using the Windows account details that you logged on to this machine with. 17. or drag the executable into the specification field. No user need be logged on. and Location-Related Planning Data 13. The Data Summary page shows. You can then click the browse button and locate the required executable. The log on is displayed on the desktop. but if one is. 15. for this parameter set. no desktop interaction occurs and the task is only visible in Windows Task Manager. the planner. To open such an application automatically once your output files have been produced. 51 . You can also select the 'Only run if no errors were encountered' option if applicable. Click Finish. 16.

set the: o Reference LTE Carrier (if you have selected LTE as the technology type). respectively). 6. To create an interference analysis parameter set: 1. For more information on the setting and use of specific parameters see the ASSET User Reference Guide. o Select 'Use traffic files'. In the left hand pane of the main window right-click on Interference Analysis and from the menu that appears. select Add Interference Analysis. This enables you to extend the potential best server area. on the Best Server Parameters tab. On the Select Filters page. asking if you wish to open one. and can save processing time. select the technology type that you require such as GSM. The traffic array can be the same size or larger (but not smaller) than the region you have selected. Note: If you have not yet opened a project. o Set a Maximum Relative RX Level Margin. select the required project and click Start. . by allowing pixels where the victim cell's carrier is not the 'best server' to be considered as such (provided that it is within the specified margin). 4.or Mobile WiMAX. o Best Server Margin. Click Yes and in the Start Project window. on the Best Server Parameters tab. On the Interference Parameters page. 3. Click Next.0 User Reference Guide Creating Interference Analysis Parameter Sets Interference analysis parameter sets are used to retrieve information from your database. On the Interference Parameters page. A cell can only be considered as an interferer if the signal difference is less than or equal to this value. o Select the Interference Probability method. a message appears. in the Select a Technology pane. choose the filters you wish to use. if required. LTE. o Maximum Number of Potential Best Servers. This limits the number of cells which can be considered as best servers at each pixel. For more information see Adding Agents on page 14. and choose which traffic arrays to include (this option is only active if one or more array files is in use). 5. On the Interference Parameters tab you can: 52 o Set an Adjacent Channel Offset. you must have at least one traffic array file and its resolution must be the same as the resolution that you specify here. o Resolution. Note: Before creating interference analysis parameter sets. The technology types available depend on what you are licensed to use. in the Best Server Options pane. If you are including traffic data. which is needed to create interference analysis arrays.ARRAYWIZARD 9. 2. o RSRP Threshold or Preamble RSS Threshold (if you have selected LTE or Mobile WiMAX as the technology type. ensure you have added an agent.

indicate whether you wish to run your parameter set manually or every: o so many minutes o so many days at a specified time o specified weekday or number of weekdays at a specified time o specified day of a specified month or number of months at a specified time Note: The ARRAYWIZARD Administrator must be running for scheduled parameter sets to run. and Location-Related Planning Data 7. and any signal offsets in the Site Database. to save processing time. This uses a resampled version of a prediction file of greater resolution. go to step 8. if available. and has no effect for sub-cells set to PL (Pathloss) mode. if required. see the ASSET User Reference Guide. This uses a truncated version of a prediction file of greater radius. select the 'Run an executable when the parameter set has completed' option. Select the 'Apply smoothing when loading' predictions option if you want bilinear smoothing to be performed on prediction (pathloss) data when it is used. Click Next. This option is only applicable when the sub-cells in the Site Database have been set to SS (Signal Strength) mode. Click Next. This helps to minimise edge effects between a primary and secondary prediction. the creation of arrays is based on your override settings. Arrays. You may want to use a post processing application to handle your output files. 11. You can change the schedule later if you want to. if available. or drag the executable into the specification field. If unselected. otherwise on the Cell Layer Parameters tab you can: o Select one or more Serving Cell Layers. the sub-cell specific coverage (TA and Signal) thresholds that are stored in the Site Database. o Override. o Select one or more Interfering Cell Layers. You can then click the browse button and locate the required executable. o Select 'Use Priorities & Offsets. the best server results are based on signal strength alone. 9. when determining the better serving subcells. o Choose to Consider Interference between Different Cell Layers. 13.Creating Predictions. 53 . SS Mode' if you want the results to take into account any priorities that have been set in the Cell Layers dialog box. Select Allow Resolution Resampling. For more information on these options. 15. If you did not select GSM as your technology type. resolution and radius settings on the ENTERPRISE Site Database Antennas tab. 10. to save processing time. On the Select Prediction Parameters page. If you choose Use Global Override settings. select 'Use network element settings' or 'Use Global Override Settings'. To open such an application automatically once your output files have been produced. and type any parameters applicable to the executable into the 'Optional command line argument' field. if required. 8. If you choose 'Use network element settings.' the creation of arrays is based on the model. 12. if required. Select Allow Radius Truncation. You can also select the 'Only run if no errors were encountered' option if applicable. 14. For information on how to do this see Changing Parameter Set Schedules on page 64. On the Select Schedule page.

Click Finish. 22. a tile size of 30 will create array tiles of 30 x 30 square kms for the entire area of the network you are using for your predictions.or To run the program using the Windows account details that you logged on to this machine with. In the Naming convention pane. Warning: A program that stops to await user input will not work. 17. On the Select Tile Parameters page. select the 'Use scheduler Postprocess Account' option. select the appropriate option. but if one is. 23. The log on is displayed on the desktop. For example.ARRAYWIZARD 9. which is taken as a starting point. select the 'Use Interactive user logon account' option. ensure that the appropriate option is selected. This size defines the distance in km that each array file is created for. . 54 . Click Next. No user need be logged on. The number of tiles that will be generated by your choice of tile size and region is shown below the Tile Size field after you have made an entry in it. Note: The number of tiles generated is determined by a complex algorithm which takes into account the relationships between overlapping cells. the scheduler does not run the program. see Controlling the Scheduler on page 86). To run a parameter set manually see Starting and Stopping Parameter Sets on page 62. To run the program using the Windows account details that you have specified using the Scheduler Control dialog box (for more information. 19. a warning message appears. 21. Click Next. in the Tile Size field of the Raster Parameters pane. select the elements that will comprise the file name. select a tile size. 24. 20. Your parameter set is listed in the right hand pane of the main window and is ready to be run manually or when specified by the scheduler: 25. To have all the files in your coverage folder deleted before your arrays are created. The Summary page shows the input parameters that you have set and the amount of memory needed to generate your arrays. This means that the actual tile size may be greater than the size you specify. To have tiled matrix files merged automatically. If you wish to change any of these you can use the Back button to access the appropriate page. If your choice of size will produce tiles that are not optimal. no desktop interaction occurs and the task is only visible in Windows Task Manager. If no user is logged on. 18.0 User Reference Guide 16. such that for example duplicate or empty tiles will result.

The exact definition of cell interferers for LTE in ASSET is: The number of servers with an RSRP value within xdB of the RSRP value of the Best Server.or – If you are displaying the sites in the Map View window. You can specify any resolution. 2. The output arrays will be generated at that requested resolution. asking if you wish to open one. select the required project and click Start. To create an LTE simulator analysis parameter set: 1. Arrays. which is needed to create LTE analysis arrays. This is determined by this threshold (xdB). using the prediction files at the resolutions specified for the corresponding network elements in the Site Database (or from the Override option on the Prediction Parameters page . 55 . click Select View to use the view currently selected. The recommended minimum is 6. ensure you have added an agent. On the Select View page that appears. Note: If you have not yet opened a project. and Location-Related Planning Data Adding LTE Analysis Parameter Sets LTE analysis parameter sets are used to retrieve information from your database. Note: Before creating LTE analysis parameter sets. . Simulation Resolution The pixel size at which the simulation will be performed. For more information see Adding Agents on page 14. For more information on the setting and use of specific parameters see the ASSET User Reference Guide. 4. a message appears. Click Yes and in the Start Project window. Interference Threshold The simulation outputs an array that shows the average number of cell interferers at any location. a deterministic conversion process is used. Click Next. and interferers. The default value is 6dB. The threshold is relative. Where the requested resolution is different. this has particular significance at the cell edge.Creating Predictions. select Add LTE Simulator Analysis. This table describes the LTE simulation parameters: Simulation Parameter Description Comment Identifies the user who created this LTE simulation and the host it was created on. 3. On the Simulation Parameters page edit the defaults as required. because this provides a high degree of confidence in the determination of the 'best' serving cell. Number of Covering Cells The number of cells that are considered as primary covering cells. Intra-Site Correlation Coefficient The correlation between fades (for a terminal) to cells on the same site. In the left hand pane of the main window right-click on LTE Analysis and from the menu that appears.see step 12). This also enables you to view the corresponding 'Nth Best' array outputs. You can specify a lower number if you are prepared to accept a lower degree of accuracy (lower confidence) in exchange benefits in speed and memory. type in the co-ordinates for the area of your network view containing the sites you wish to predict.

To deselect them. 12. select the required terminal type(s). the creation of arrays is based on the model. 19. select a percentage value above which you deem the coverage reliability to be adequate. 15. Use levels specified in database Specifies that you are going to run a 'static analysis' (that is. Click Next. 6. Click Next. For more information on these options and the use of Radius Truncation and Resolution Resampling. On the Select Prediction Parameters page. select a tile size. in the Tile Size field of the Raster Parameters pane. click Deselect all. 8. click the Select All button. 9. On the Select Tile Parameters page. 13. On the Simulator Line Of Sight Settings page. Tip: To reset the defaults. 11. Tip: To select all available terminal types. This helps to minimise edge effects between a primary and secondary prediction. 56 . see the ASSET User Reference Guide.ARRAYWIZARD 9. In the Thresholds pane. a tile size of 30 will create array tiles of 30 x 30 square kms for the entire area of the network you are using for your predictions. resolution and radius settings on the ENTERPRISE Site Database Antennas tab. On the Select Filters page. choose the filters you wish to use. On the Simulator Settings page you can choose to restrict analysis to vectors. you can selectively activate or deactivate the MIMO modes in areas that have line of sight to the serving cell. Click Next. This size defines the distance in km that each array file is created for. Click Next. 5. 10. The number of tiles that will be generated by your choice of tile size and region is shown below the Tile Size field after you have made an entry in it. Click Next. For example. If you choose Use network element settings. for cells using the Enhanced Macrocell model. 14. 17.0 User Reference Guide Simulation Parameter Description Inter-Site Correlation Coefficient The correlation between fades (for a terminal) to cells on different sites. If you choose Use Global Override Settings. click the Default button. 18. the creation of arrays is based on your override settings. You can also set a cut-off distance and a best RSRP threshold if required. without snapshots) and have specified the loading levels for cells in the Site Database. Select the Apply Smoothing when loading Predictions option if you want bilinear smoothing to be performed on prediction (pathloss) data when it is used. 7. Click Next. Click Next. On the Select Terminal Types page. select Use network element settings or Use Global Override Settings. 16.

type the required text component of the file name for output files from the selected array type. You can choose the order in which these elements appear. 57 . Arrays. a merged file based on the tiles is created for the purpose of generating the statistics. 22. 29. For information on how to do this see Changing Parameter Set Schedules on page 64. The full file name is made up of the text component specified here and a data component specified subsequently. To specify details for another array type. On the Select Outputs page. Select the Save resultant merged file option to keep this merged file for use in ENTERPRISE. 26. In the Array specific pane you can specify the folder name and file name text for each array type. In the Naming convention for file name data pane.tri) field of the Statistics dialog box. 21. Click Next. or an incrementing number and the resolution. If you have selected an output file format of 3GA.Creating Predictions. select the file format(s) that your arrays will be saved in. 23. select the type of data element and the order of text and data that you require. and you have chosen to generate statistics reports. the DAT option is selected automatically. For further information on the parameters in the Statistics dialog box. If you have chosen to generate statistics reports you must also select the statistics file type that you require from XLS. and Location-Related Planning Data 20. If you select 3GA. 25. you will need to add a valid network path in the Raster file(. a number which increases with each file created). If more than one tile results from your settings in the Tile Size field as described earlier in this procedure. type your required folder name for output files from the selected array type. The file names for your array output files will comprise a data related element and a text element. In the File Name Text field. 24. 28. 27. see the Generating Reports and Statistics chapter of the ASSET User Reference Guide. This is because when loading the ARRAYWIZARD index file into ASSET. an incrementing number (that is. The statistics file type that you choose will apply to all array types. text or CSL. The data element can be created from the region and resolution. The name of the currently selected array type is displayed above the Folder Name. pick one from the drop-down list. DAT files are required. you can choose to generate statistics reports by selecting the Generate array stats option in the Array statistics reports pane. indicate whether you wish to run your parameter set manually or every: o so many minutes o so many days at a specified time o specified weekday or number of weekdays at a specified time o specified day of a specified month or number of months at a specified time You can change the schedule later if you want to. In the Folder Name field. On the Select Schedule page. To determine which details are included in the report: o Click the Configure button o Indicate your choices in the resultant Statistics dialog box Because ARRAYWIZARD uses distributed processing.

see "Static Simulation Documents" in the ASSET User Reference Guide. Notes: o It is important that you do this. no desktop interaction occurs and the task is only visible in Windows Task Manager. If you wish to change any of these you can use the Back button to access the appropriate page. The Summary page shows the input parameters that you have set and the amount of memory needed to generate your arrays. 36. To open such an application automatically once your output files have been produced. .or To run the program using the Windows account details that you logged on to this machine with. 58 . 31. The log on is displayed on the desktop. you must include the relevant array dependencies from this dialog box. 33. o For an array to be generated. If no user is logged on. but if one is.ARRAYWIZARD 9. o You can make selections from both the Array Parameters and Array Types lists and the filters will act in combination. Click Finish. Having made your selections. select the 'Use scheduler Postprocess Account' option. see Controlling the Scheduler on page 86). Click Next. because the default settings will produce a lot of arrays and may take a very long time. To have all the files in task-specific sub folder of your coverage folder deleted before your arrays are created. select the 'Run a program after parameter completion' option. click OK. To run the program using the Windows account details that you have specified using the Scheduler Control dialog box (for more information. No user need be logged on. 32. and in the dialog box that appears.0 User Reference Guide 30. the scheduler does not run the program. 34. Your parameter set is listed in the right hand pane of the main window and is ready to be run manually or when specified by the scheduler: To run a parameter set manually see Starting and Stopping Parameter Sets on page 62. or drag the executable into the specification field. Click on the Auto Setup Configuration button. You may want to use a post processing application to handle your output files. You can then click the browse button and locate the required executable. 37. You can also select the 'Only run if no errors were encountered' option if applicable. select the appropriate option. and type any parameters applicable to the executable into the 'Optional command line argument' field. select the 'Use Interactive user logon account' option. Warning: A program that stops to await user input will not work. 35. For more information. select the Array Parameters and Array Types that you want to exclude from your arrays.

6. 12. select the required project and click Start. Where applicable use any available options to indicate the terminal types that you wish to include in your analysis. If you want to restrict the coverage arrays to one or more vectors. The output arrays will be generated at that requested resolution. asking if you wish to open one. Select the carrier to be displayed. 11. Specify the 'Max Nth Required' value according to the number of server layers you want to display. 59 .Creating Predictions. On the Select View page that appears. To create an LTE signal coverage analysis parameter set: 1. Note: Before creating LTE signal coverage analysis parameter sets. then click Select Vectors. and click OK. and in the Select Vectors dialog box. Specify the resolution of the array. Click Next. Select the filters you wish to use and click Next. select the required vector(s). 9. A deterministic conversion process is used where necessary. For more information on planner prerequisites and the setting of specific parameters see the ASSET User Reference Guide. they should be excluded). 5. Arrays.or – If you are displaying the sites in the Map View window. 10. 2. and Location-Related Planning Data Adding LTE Signal Coverage Analysis Parameter Sets LTE signal coverage analysis parameter sets are used to retrieve information from your database which is needed to create LTE signal coverage analysis arrays. Click Yes and in the Start Project window. 3. click Select View to use the view currently selected. select the Use Vectors checkbox. 8. point to Add LTE Signal Coverage Analysis. using the prediction files at the resolutions specified for the corresponding network elements in the Site Database (or from the Override option in the Array Settings dialog box). see Adding Agents on page 14. a message appears. Right-click and from the menu that appears. For information on how to do this. Note: If you have not yet opened a project. 7. Click Next. You can specify any resolution. Note: Do not set this value to a greater number than the Nth layer that you wish to see (there is no need for any 'extra margin'). . Select whether or not to output the DL Loss or Indoor arrays (if not needed. ensure you have added an agent. In the left hand pane of the main window select LTE Analysis. 4. Select which array to display (Best DL Cell by RSCP or Best RSCP. type in the co-ordinates for the area of your network view containing the sites you wish to predict.

20. Choose whether you want to generate arrays for all the cells at the same time. 15.0 User Reference Guide 13. to save processing time. Select the 'Apply smoothing when loading predictions' option if you want bilinear smoothing to be performed on prediction (pathloss) data when it is used. 14. 17. Click Next. select a percentage value above which you deem the coverage reliability to be adequate. to save processing time. a tile size of 30 will create array tiles of 30 x 30 square kms for the entire area of the network you are using for your predictions. in the Tile Size field of the Raster Parameters pane. 60 . For example. You can limit per-cell arrays to the extents of the specified region. if available. select the elements that will comprise the identity. If you choose Use network element settings. This means that the actual tile size may be greater than the size you specify. if available. This uses a truncated version of a prediction file of greater radius. If you choose Use Global Override settings. such that for example duplicate or empty tiles will result.ARRAYWIZARD 9. see the ASSET User Reference Guide. Select Allow Resolution Resampling. This size defines the distance in km that each array file is created for. 22. 19. On the Prediction Parameters page. You can also set a cut-off distance and RSRP threshold if required. o If you wish to use Distributed Arrays. a warning message appears. Select Allow Radius Truncation. if required. On the Select Tile Parameters page. 16. or per-cell (each cell in isolation). or use the primary prediction only. For more information on these options. 18. Notes: o The number of tiles generated is determined by a complex algorithm which takes into account the relationships between overlapping cells. This uses a resampled version of a prediction file of greater resolution. 21. You can choose to use both primary and secondary predictions. This helps to minimise edge effects between a primary and secondary prediction. the creation of arrays is based on the model. Click Next. In the Cell Identifier for Reports and Exports pane. resolution and radius settings on the ENTERPRISE Site Database Antennas tab. specify a resolution at which the secondary prediction is overlaid. which is taken as a starting point. select a tile size. select Use network element settings or Use Global Override settings. Note: No all carrier folder is generated for LTE per-cell arrays. If your choice of size will produce tiles that are not optimal. The number of tiles that will be generated by your choice of tile size and region is shown below the Tile Size field after you have made an entry in it. the creation of arrays is based on your override settings. In the Thresholds pane. configure a single ARRAYWIZARD tile. if required.

Creating Predictions. select the file format(s) that your arrays will be saved in. On the Select Schedule page. The full file name is made up of the text component specified here and a data component specified subsequently. 61 . 26. a number which increases with each file created). you will need to add a valid network path in the Raster file(. The name of the currently selected array type is displayed above the Folder Name. In the Folder Name field. type the required text component of the file name for output files from the selected array type. see the Generating Reports and Statistics chapter of the ASSET User Reference Guide. select the type of data element and the order of text and data that you require. To determine which details are included in the report: o Click the Configure button o Indicate your choices in the resultant Statistics dialog box Because ARRAYWIZARD uses distributed processing.tri) field of the Statistics dialog box. You can choose the order in which these elements appear. pick one from the drop-down list. 28. In the File Name Text field. For further information on the parameters in the Statistics dialog box. The data element can be created from the region and resolution. If more than one tile results from your settings in the Tile Size field as described earlier in this procedure. 25. 24. and you have chosen to generate statistics reports. Select the Save resultant merged file option to keep this merged file for use in ENTERPRISE. For information on how to do this see Changing Parameter Set Schedules on page 64. Click Next. 29. The statistics file type that you choose will apply to all array types. If you have selected an output file format of 3GA. the DAT option is selected automatically. 27. or an incrementing number and the resolution. If you have chosen to generate statistics reports you must also select the statistics file type that you require from XLS. 31. text or CSL. In the Naming convention for file name data pane. 32. type your required folder name for output files from the selected array type. an incrementing number (that is. indicate whether you wish to run your parameter set manually or every: o so many minutes o so many days at a specified time o specified weekday or number of weekdays at a specified time o specified day of a specified month or number of months at a specified time You can change the schedule later if you want to. In the Array specific pane you can specify the folder name and file name text for each array type. To specify details for another array type. The file names for your array output files will comprise a data related element and a text element. If you select 3GA. On the Select Outputs page. 30. Arrays. and Location-Related Planning Data 23. This is because when loading the ARRAYWIZARD index file into ASSET. DAT files are required. you can choose to generate statistics reports by selecting the Generate array stats option in the Array statistics reports pane. a merged file based on the tiles is created for the purpose of generating the statistics.

In the left hand pane of the main window.or - o 62 Stop/Delete All Tasks to stop the parameter set . select the 'Use Interactive user logon account' option. In the right hand pane. or drag the executable into the specification field. Starting and Stopping Parameter Sets Important: Before starting parameter sets. you can manually control predictions. but if one is. To start and stop parameter sets: 1. right-click on a parameter set and from the menu that appears. Warning: A program that stops to await user input will not work. Your parameter set is listed in the right hand pane of the main window and is ready to be run manually or when specified by the scheduler: To run a parameter set manually see Starting and Stopping Parameter Sets on page 62. 36. 35. No user need be logged on. Click Finish. 34. select the appropriate option. To have all the files in task-specific sub folder of your coverage folder deleted before your arrays are created. select the 'Use scheduler Postprocess Account' option.ARRAYWIZARD 9. You can also select the 'Only run if no errors were encountered' option if applicable. For example. ensure you have selected and configured a suitable agent. click either: o Run to start the parameter set . select the 'Run a program after parameter completion' option. For information on how to do this. 2. see Controlling the Scheduler on page 86). The log on is displayed on the desktop. By starting and stopping parameter sets. If no user is logged on. see Setting Up Agents on page 13.or To run the program using the Windows account details that you logged on to this machine with. To run the program using the Windows account details that you have specified using the Scheduler Control dialog box (for more information.0 User Reference Guide 33. You can then click the browse button and locate the required executable. . select the appropriate array type. the scheduler does not run the program. You may want to use a post processing application to handle your output files. you may want to start a prediction before it is due to be started by the scheduler or stop a prediction before it has completed. no desktop interaction occurs and the task is only visible in Windows Task Manager. To open such an application automatically once your output files have been produced. and type any parameters applicable to the executable into the 'Optional command line argument' field.

In the right hand pane. where you can view their progress which is shown in the Status column. uncheck the Exclude in-progress tasks option. Note: You cannot rename. select the appropriate array type. and Location-Related Planning Data Note: If. If you want them to be included. In the left hand pane of the main window. To rename a parameter set: 1. edit or delete a parameter set while it is running. right-click a parameter set and from the menu that appears. a warning appears as shown in this example: To clear out running tasks: Click Yes. 63 . By default. click Rename. edit and delete them. 3. select the appropriate array type. tasks that are in progress will not be included in those cleared out. 2. This enables you to monitor the progress of your pathloss predictions and best server arrays as they are generated.Creating Predictions. when you run a parameter set. type in a new name and click OK. A similar warning appears if you click Stop/Delete All Tasks for a parameter set with tasks outstanding. Parameter sets appear in the right hand pane. In the dialog box that appears. there are tasks outstanding from a previous run. Arrays. rename. To view parameter sets: In the main window in the left hand pane. as shown in this example: Working with Parameter Sets Having created parameter sets you can view.

In the right hand pane. In the dialog box that appears. click Duplicate. By scheduling parameter sets. To duplicate a parameter set: 1. click Delete. select the appropriate array type. Changing Parameter Set Schedules Important: Before scheduling parameter sets. In the left hand pane of the main window. You normally set up schedules when you first create your parameter sets. it can be quicker to duplicate the existing one and edit the duplicate as required. right-click a parameter set and from the menu that appears. In the right hand pane. click Set Schedule/Outputs (for 2g and 3g analysis parameter sets) or Set Schedule (for all other types) . If you do not have a project open you will be prompted to open one. In the right hand pane. rather than creating a new parameter set from the beginning. Tip: If you require a parameter set that is only slightly different from an existing one. 2. 2. click Edit. right-click a parameter set and from the menu that appears. To delete a parameter set: 1. In the left hand pane of the main window. For more information. click Yes. select the appropriate array type. A duplicate parameter set (with a different name) appears in the right hand pane. 2.0 User Reference Guide To edit a parameter set: 1. see Setting Up Agents on page 13. In the left hand pane of the main window. To change a schedule setting: 1. Note: You can change the schedules and output file formats of parameter sets without having to open the projects with which they are associated. The wizard from which you created the parameter set then appears and you can make the appropriate changes.ARRAYWIZARD 9. right-click a parameter set and from the menu that appears. 64 . select the appropriate array type. ensure you have selected and configured a suitable agent. This enables you to continually monitor the state of your network. you can control the rate at which sites in your network are predicted and re-predicted if found to be out of date. select the appropriate array type. 2. right-click a parameter set and from the menu that appears. 3. In the left hand pane of the main window. In the right hand pane.

Arrays. Changing Output File Formats To select output file format(s) for your analysis arrays: 1. In the left hand pane of the main window. indicate whether you wish to run your parameter set manually or every: o specified number of minutes o specified number of days at a specified time o specified weekday or number of weekdays at a specified time o specified day of a specified month or number of months at a specified time This picture shows an example: 4. click the Set Schedule/Outputs option. select the Outputs tab. and Location-Related Planning Data 3. 2. the DAT option is selected automatically. If you select 3GA. Select the file format(s) that your arrays will be saved in. In the dialog box that appears. Click OK. 4. DAT files are required. This picture shows an example: 3. On the Select Schedule page. In the right hand pane. right-click a parameter set and from the menu that appears. This is because when loading the ARRAYWIZARD index file into ASSET. select the appropriate array type. 65 .Creating Predictions. Click OK.

Click OK. In the right hand pane. right-click the required parameter set and from the menu that appears. Note: If the file name text includes non-alphanumeric characters such as a space or a colon. select 2g Analysis or 3g Analysis. 5. the file name text "UMTS: Best DL Cell by RSCP" results in the output file "UMTS__Best_DL_Cell_by_RSCP". select the Outputs tab. select the appropriate array type. For example. In the Folder Name field. In the File Name Text field. In the dialog box that appears. click the Set Schedule/Outputs option. type your required folder name. 3. you can pick one from the drop-down list. 4. 6. these are automatically replaced by underscores when the output file is generated. 3. right-click a parameter set and from the menu that appears. 2. click the Set Schedule/Outputs option. The full file name is made up of the text component specified here and a data component. see Changing the Output File Naming Convention on page 67. In the Save these outputs pane. 66 . In the left hand pane of the main window. In the dialog box that appears. select the Outputs tab.0 User Reference Guide Changing Output Folder and File Names To change the name of the folder where arrays of a particular type will be stored and to specify the text component of the file name: 1. In the right hand pane.ARRAYWIZARD 9. 2. type the required text component of the file name. The name of the currently selected array type is displayed above the Folder Name field in the Array specific pane: If you wish to select a different array type. Generating Statistics Reports To choose to generate array statistics for a parameter set: 1. For more information on the second component. ensure that either the DAT or the 3GA option (as applicable) is selected. 7. 4. In the left hand pane of the main window.

4. For further information on the parameters in the Statistics dialog box. If you do not have a project open. select the Outputs tab. and Location-Related Planning Data 5. Click OK. 6. select 2g Analysis or 3g Analysis. You can choose the order in which these elements appear. 67 . In the left hand pane of the main window. 2. Select the statistics file output type that you require from XLS. you will be prompted to open the appropriate project. or an incrementing number and the resolution. In the dialog box that appears. Since ARRAYWIZARD uses distributed processing. To specify a naming convention: 1. Note: You can control the interval between the completion of the processing of a parameter set and the commencement of a post processing task such as statistics generation. Click OK. see the Generating Reports and Statistics chapter of the ASSET User Reference Guide. 7. Changing the Output File Naming Convention The file names for your array output files are made up of a data related element and a text element. Warning: Do not use Excel on an agent while statistics generation is in progress. The data element can be created from the region and resolution. select the Generate array stats option: Important: To determine which details are included in the report you can click the Configure button and indicate your choices in the Statistics dialog box that appears. select the type of data element and the order of text and data that you require: 5. In the right hand pane. 3. In the Naming convention for file name data pane.Creating Predictions. click the Set Schedule/Outputs option. edit the Analyze every parameter in the Workload Analysis pane of the Advanced Admin Settings dialog box as described in Configuring Advanced Administrator Settings on page 83. you will need to add a valid network path in the Raster file(.tri) field of the Statistics dialog box. To do this. Arrays. In the Array statistics reports pane. an incrementing number. right-click a parameter set and from the menu that appears. text or CSL.

select the Allow any available Agent to run process option. 9. If you want your post processing executables to be run on ARRAYWIZARD agents. Add parameters. if applicable.ARRAYWIZARD 9.0 User Reference Guide Running an Executable You may want to use a post processing application to handle your output files. click the Advanced button. In the left hand pane of the main window. 11. in the 'Optional command line argument' field. Click the Browse button and locate the required executable. 7. the executables must be available to the Agents. When you are satisfied with the parameters you have specified in the Advanced post process executable options dialog box. 4. The Advanced post process executable options dialog box appears: 8. select the required Analysis. 3. Agents can report progress to the message log. select the 'Only run if no errors were encountered' option. select the Outputs tab. specify your parameters. 2. In the Edit Analysis Schedule dialog box. 10. if required. 6. 68 . If you do not select this option. In the Edit Analysis Schedule dialog box that appears. To open such an application automatically once your output files have been produced: 1. Select the 'Run a program after parameter set completion' option. If you wish to use tokens in the command line. click the Use button. In the right hand pane. If you do this. post processing is handled by the scheduler by default. In the Use Tokens for command line parameters pane. right-click a parameter set and from the menu that appears. You can use the Preview button to see how the tokens will be expanded: Click OK to close this dialog box. 5. click the Set Schedule/Outputs option.

The log on is displayed on the desktop. 4. right-click a parameter set and from the menu that appears. About Tasks When you run a parameter set. see Controlling the Scheduler on page 86). Select the 'Delete all files in coverage folder before creating arrays' option. right-click a parameter set and from the menu that appears. . select the tasks you want to view. click the Set Schedule/Outputs option. From the menu that appears. 3. but if one is. 2. In the right hand pane. To run the program using the Windows account details that you have specified using the Scheduler Control dialog box (for more information. Old files in your coverage folder will be purged when the parameter set is processed.or To run the program using the Windows account details that you logged on to this machine with. ARRAYWIZARD processes it by assigning work units known as tasks to agents. A number of tasks are normally combined into a single "rolled up" task to be sent to an agent. select the 'Use scheduler Postprocess Account' option. On receiving a rolled up task the agent unrolls it and processes its component tasks. click Show Tasks. No user need be logged on. the scheduler does not run the program. A task that is currently being processed is referred to as a running task. 2. To view the tasks associated with a parameter set: 1. In the dialog box that appears. select 2g Analysis or 3g Analysis. In the left hand pane of the main window. 3. Arrays. In the right hand pane. select the appropriate array type. and Location-Related Planning Data 12. no desktop interaction occurs and the task is only visible in Windows Task Manager. You can choose: o All tasks o Outstanding tasks o Tasks with a reported error o Tasks that have been completed successfully 69 . Click OK. Deleting Old Files Before Creating Arrays To ensure that your coverage folder is purged of old files before your arrays are created: 1. 5.Creating Predictions. Click OK. select the Outputs tab. Viewing and Deleting Selected Tasks Once you have started a parameter set running you can monitor the progress of the tasks associated with it. select the 'Use Interactive user logon account' option. In the left hand pane of the main window. Warning: A program that stops to await user input will not work. 13. If no user is logged on.

The Task History dialog box appears: To delete a task: 1. . 70 . From the menu that appears. click Delete.0 User Reference Guide Your selected tasks are displayed in the right hand pane and your choice of filter is shown by the drop-down fields in the toolbar: To view the history of a task: In the right hand pane. The task is removed from the list. In the right hand pane.or Right-click a task and from the menu that appears. right-click a task. double-click a task.ARRAYWIZARD 9. click the Show History option. 2.

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Viewing and Deleting Running Tasks
To monitor the progress of tasks that are currently being processed you can view running tasks.
To view running tasks:
In the left hand pane of the main window, select Running Tasks:

All currently running tasks are displayed in the right hand pane.
For tasks associated with prediction parameter sets, the percentage progress is shown in
the Status column for those that have a status of In Process:

To view running tasks for a specific project:
1. In the left hand pane of the main window, right-click Running Tasks.
2. From the menu that appears, select Show Tasks For Project:

3. In the Select Project dialog box that appears, select the project you require and click OK.
The running tasks for the selected project are displayed in the right hand pane.

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To delete running tasks:
1. In the left hand pane of the main window, right-click Running Tasks.
2. From the menu that appears, select Delete Succeeded Tasks, Delete Error Tasks,
Delete Warning Tasks or Delete All Tasks as required.
3. In the Confirm Delete box that appears, click OK. The list of tasks displayed in the right
hand pane is updated accordingly.
Warning: You can also delete running tasks by clicking Running Tasks in the left hand pane of
the main window, selecting the required task or tasks from the right hand pane, then right-clicking
and from the menu that appears, clicking Delete. If you use this method, no Confirm Delete box
appears and your task or tasks are immediately deleted. It is important therefore to ensure that you
have the correct task or tasks selected.

Deleting Tasks for a Parameter Set
You can delete the tasks associated with a parameter set according to their type - for example, you
can delete Warning tasks, Error tasks or all tasks.
To do this:
1. In the left hand pane of the main window, select the appropriate array type.
2. In the right hand pane, right-click a parameter set and from the menu that appears, click the
required option, depending on the tasks you want to delete:

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Exporting Tasks to XML
You can export all or selected tasks to XML.
To do this:
1. From the File menu, select Export XML. The XML Export dialog box appears:

2. In the Export Folder field, type the path to the folder in which you wish to store your XML
file or files.
Tip: You can use the browse button

to locate the required folder.

3. In the Task Selection pane, select the required task types for export. A separate XML file
will be produced for each task type.
- or Click the Select All option to select all types.
Click Export. Your XML files are created in your chosen folder.
You can also select individual tasks for export.
To do this:
1. Right click the required task in the right pane. A drop down menu appears:

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select Import XML.ARRAYWIZARD 9.0 User Reference Guide 2. 4. Click XML Export. Importing Tasks from XML To import tasks from XML: 1. type the path to the folder in which you wish to store your XML file or files. From the File menu. In the Export Folder field. The XML Export dialog box appears with only the required task type selected: 3. The XML Import dialog box appears: 74 . Click Export. Your XML file is created in your chosen folder. Tip: You can use the browse button to locate the required folder.

In the Import Conflicts pane. The Select XML File dialog box appears: 3.Creating Predictions. 75 . Click Import. then click Open. or for all conflicts. and Location-Related Planning Data 2. Click the browse button next to the Import Files field to locate the folder in which your XML task files are stored. merge the data or leave the existing data as it is. select how you want conflicts to be handled during import. The tasks associated with the selected index file appear in the Task Selection pane of the XML Import dialog box: 4. you can replace the data in the project with the imported data. 5. Your tasks are imported and appear in the right pane of the ARRAYWIZARD Administrator. Arrays. Click the Index file in the required folder. You can be prompted on an individual basis.

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The remaining steps do not apply to these types of array. o For Average Connection. Note: You must have a project open to be able to configure 2g display settings. select the coverage schema that you want to use for the array. Configuring 2g Display Settings By configuring 2g display settings you can determine how acceptable and unacceptable network performance areas are displayed on your 2g arrays. In the Coverage Properties dialog box that appears. On the Categories tab: o For Best and Nth Best arrays. see Opening and Closing Projects on page 19. (For information on adding or editing coverage schemas. select a color: 77 . see the ASSET User Reference Guide). o For Total Received Power arrays go straight to the next step. 2. 4. For more information.Configuring Settings In ARRAYWIZARD 5 Configuring Settings In ARRAYWIZARD The Project Settings menu enables you to set a number of network parameters affecting your predictions and arrays. 3. click 2g NonSim Display Settings. From the Project Settings menu. To configure 2g display settings: 1. In the Category pane you can add. Worst Interferer. Total Interference and Worst Connection arrays. select the Interference Units to be used. modify or delete coverage bands: o To add a coverage band click Add. select the array type you require. From the menu that appears.

decibel value and options as required then click OK. To configure LTE display settings: 1. Click Close. In the Options pane. Note: You must have a project open to be able to configure 3g display settings. To configure GSM. For more information. From the Project Settings menu. choose a color depth and select the Include Summary in Legend check box if you want to display information such as size. resolution and the date that the array was created in the Map View legend. select an existing band and click Delete. Click Close.0 User Reference Guide Tip: Choose distinctive colors to represent desirable or undesirable coverage in your network. visibility settings and GIS Export details as appropriate. From the menu that appears. Configuring 3g Display Settings By configuring 3g display settings you can determine how acceptable and unacceptable network performance areas are displayed on your 3g arrays. 6. see the ENTERPRISE User Reference Guide. Click OK. visibility settings and GIS Export details as appropriate. click Sim/DA Display Settings 2. UMTS or CDMA2000 as required.ARRAYWIZARD 9. In the Attributes pane. select an array type. o To delete a coverage band. For more information on these settings. 7. 3. Assign colors. Click OK. select GSM. Tip: Choose distinctive colors to represent acceptable or unacceptable coverage in your network. type a name for the coverage band in the Label field and the number of decibels that this band represents in the Level(db) field. edit the color. UMTS or CDMA display settings: 1. In the Coverage Properties dialog box that appears. o To modify a coverage band. 78 . see Opening and Closing Projects on page 19. Tip: Choose distinctive colors to represent acceptable or unacceptable coverage in your network. 3. select an array type. 5. select an existing band and click Modify. 4. Click the Configure button. 5. In the LTE Display Settings dialog box. 4. 6. For more information on these settings. Assign colors. label. From the Project Settings menu. In the 3g Display Settings dialog box. Click OK. click LTE Display Settings 2. Click the Configure button. see the ENTERPRISE User Reference Guide.

2. the merged data contains overlapping best server data sets from each UTM zone. Select the Use UTM border settings option. Consequently some areas appear to have more than one Best Serving Cell. To do this: 1. From the Project Settings menu. When the Best Server data is merged in a tool such as MapInfo. Select GIS Coordinate System from the Project Settings menu.Configuring Settings In ARRAYWIZARD Setting UTM Borders Best server files are generated for tiles even when the tiles overlap a UTM border. click UTM Borders. To set UTM Borders: 1. 3. Your MapInfo. 2. Click OK.prj file is updated accordingly. Select the projection you require from the list available. The GIS Coordinate System dialog box is displayed. 79 . To prevent this you can specify the westmost and the eastmost longitude bounds of a project. Enter West Meridian and East Meridian values in degrees to define your UTM border: 4. This ensures that each tile generated in a UTM zone that overlaps a UTM border is reduced so that only the portion of the tile within the UTM zone has a best server file calculated. Configuring Your GIS Coordinate System If you use MapInfo software you can configure your GIS coordinate system from ARRAYWIZARD. Click OK. All tiles will then contain best server data only for the UTM zone in which they were calculated. 3.

80 . the weightings will only be used at pixels for which measurement data exists. So. you can use these files to influence your normal pathloss predictions. Representative illustration of Combining Predicted Data with Measured Data To influence the normal pathloss predictions: 1. Enter appropriate percentage weightings. From the Project Settings menu. as in this example: The resulting pathloss value for each pixel that contains measurement-based data would be a new combined value derived from the Measured value and the Predicted value.0 User Reference Guide Configuring Measurement Based Prediction and Interpolation If you have generated measurement-based pathloss files from your own drive test data (or other area and cell-specific data). The amount of influence they have depends primarily on the percentage weightings that you specify in the Measurements dialog box. 2. Note: If weightings are selected without interpolation. select Measurements Settings.ARRAYWIZARD 9. The pathloss value for any pixels where this is not the case will be calculated using 100% pathloss prediction. Select the Use Measurements in Pathloss Predictions option 3. the resulting pathloss value is: w% of Measurement value + (100-w)% of Prediction value Important: These weightings (and any changes to them) will be automatically invoked whenever you create a coverage/interference array. or when you use the Pathloss Prediction Generator. The Measurements dialog box appears. according to the weightings you specify. or when you run the Simulator. for each pixel.

The difference (  ) between the Measurement value and Prediction value is used to influence the surrounding pixels. The Roll-off factor. or when you run the Simulator. The resulting pathloss value for each surrounding pixel is: w% of Measurement value + (100-w)% of Prediction value where the interpolated Measurement value is derived from an adjusted  . 81 . Select the Interpolate option. derived from the formula: adjacentpixel  1 n  n i 1 i  Where: n = Number of adjacent pixels that contain measurement data (between 1 and 4)  = Difference between the Measurement value* and Prediction value * (real or interpolated) i = Count of each adjacent pixel (up to maximum of 4) = Roll-Off Factor specified (must be greater than 1) These weightings (and any changes to them) will be automatically invoked whenever you create a coverage/interference array. 2. However. or when you use the Pathloss Prediction Generator. you can also choose to use interpolation to influence surrounding pixels that do not contain measurement-based data. Enter your preferred Roll-off Factor. which must be greater than 1. Representative illustration of Combining Predicted Data with Measured Data using Interpolation To do this: 1. including those that do not contain a pathloss prediction value. The pixels which already contain measurement data are not affected by this interpolation.Configuring Settings In ARRAYWIZARD If you have selected to use measurements to influence pathloss predictions. the weightings and roll-off factor will be invoked at all pixels within the predicted region. the pixels which already contain measurement data are not affected by interpolation. determines the rate at which the value of  reduces as it moves from directly adjacent pixels to more distant pixels. Note: If weightings AND interpolation are selected.

From the Project Settings menu.  Indicate that a forced shut down will always occur when you shut down an agent. Select the Use measurements in pathloss predictions option.ARRAYWIZARD 9. 82 . For more information on using measurement-based pathloss files to influence pathloss predictions. 3.  Indicate that rolled up tasks are to be given a low priority.  Indicate that log files are to be truncated at a specified size.  Indicate that log files are to be truncated at a specified age. Type in the required percentage weightings.0 User Reference Guide Configuring Carrier Wave Measurements You can include drive test data from measurement-based pathloss (. To do this: 1.plc) files when creating your pathloss predictions. To access the Settings dialog box: Select Options from the Tools menu. and you can specify the extent of this influence. Type in the required Rolloff factor. Select the Interpolate option. ARRAYWIZARD gives the server three minutes to close down cleanly. To do this: 1. 2. You can also choose to use interpolation to influence the prediction for the area surrounding the measured data.  Access registry settings by clicking the Admin button. then prompts for a forced shutdown. 2. see the ASSET User Reference Guide. About the ARRAYWIZARD Settings Dialog Box You can use the ARRAYWIZARD Settings dialog box to:  Indicate that succeeded tasks will be deleted automatically. If you do not select this option.  Access database configuration table settings by clicking the Server button. select Measurement Settings.

2. 10000 tasks Warn if not all tasks will be displayed Whether. Schedule overlap retry interval The interval after which an attempt will be made to re-run 900 seconds a parameter set after a scheduled re-run has failed because the parameter set is still running. Yes Resubmit waiting tasks if there are Whether. 300 seconds Maximum reply period The amount of time that agents are given to respond to poll for presence. before it is stopped and restarted. Select Options from the Tools menu. 60 seconds Analyze every How often workload analysis is run (this is used to determine if agents need to be started). Yes Block size The size of data block used when transferring message log from agent to administrator. 1200 seconds Max agent not responding time The time for which an agent can be not responding while 600 seconds there is work to be done. 20 seconds Dead agent retry interval The interval after which an agent will be considered again in workload analysis having been found to be not responding. if tasks are allocated to an agent which is stopped. the Waiting tasks are to be resubmitted. Yes Max agent wakeup time The amount of time an agent is given to report its status after it has been started via workload analysis. 14400 seconds Max agent idle time The time for which an agent can be idle while there is work to be done. 300 seconds Agent startup poll interval The polling interval when Administrator is waiting for an agent to shut down or start up. No 83 . these agents are to be started. 2 seconds Auto start agents if there is outstanding work Whether. 3.Configuring Settings In ARRAYWIZARD Configuring Advanced Administrator Settings To configure the advanced administrator settings: 1. 1024 kilobytes Poll every How often the Administrator polls agents. Yes Automatically find a transfer folder Whether a folder for the storage of the message log is allocated automatically. if there are tasks in the Submitted state and agents that are shut down or not responding. Configure the settings as required. if there are tasks in the Waiting state and idle idle agents agents which are not already waiting for tasks. a message warning of this appears. This table describes them: This Parameter Determines Default Maximum number of tasks to display The maximum number of tasks that can be displayed in the ‘Running Tasks’ pane of the Administrator. Click the Admin button in the Settings dialog box. No Specify The folder in which the message log is stored if it is not allocated automatically. has an error or does not exist. if there are more tasks than the maximum number to be displayed. these tasks are to be resubmitted. Yes Resubmit abandoned tasks Whether. before it is stopped and restarted. Run logon scripts when logging on Whether logon scripts are run when an ARRAYWIZARD AW user (not recommended) user logs on.

Swapping Manager Exceptions arise when a fault in the file system due to Input/Output contention results in a swapping error which prevents the system from correctly loading data. You can specify the number of times an agent will retry to load the data. No Skipped Antennas may arise when an antenna is not properly configured. for example.0 User Reference Guide This Parameter Determines Default Allow auto resubmission of failed array workunits on Skipped Antenna Whether tasks that have failed due to a Skipped Antenna No are automatically resubmitted for processing. as shown in these examples: 84 . Workunit Error and/or Swapping Manager Exception will be resubmitted for processing if the error status is unchanged. Backoff Agent on error (minutes) The time for which an agent that has detected a Skipped Antenna. in the File clean retries and Interval (seconds) boxes respectively. to clear. 1 Note: Error messages concerning auto resubmission of failed array workunits appear between sets of asterisks to make them easily identifiable in ARRAYWIZARD and in the Message Log. it may not have a model assigned to it. and the time between these attempts. Allow auto resubmission of failed array workunits on Workunit Error Whether tasks that have failed due to a Workunit Error are automatically resubmitted for processing. 0 Maximum retries per consecutive error The number of times that a task that has failed due to Skipped Antenna.ARRAYWIZARD 9. No Allow auto resubmission of failed array workunits on Swapping Manager Exception Whether tasks that have failed due to a Swapping Manager Exception are automatically resubmitted for processing. Workunit Error and/or a Swapping Manager Exception will stop processing to allow temporary circumstances that may be causing the error.

Configuring Settings In ARRAYWIZARD Configuring Advanced Agent Settings To configure the advanced agent settings: 1. Select Options from the Tools menu. Configure the settings as required. 3. This is used for checking for startup. 60 seconds Command polling interval for the agent monitor The polling interval for the agent monitor’s worker thread. 10 seconds Agent startup/shutdown poll interval The polling interval when the agent monitor is waiting for an agent to start or stop. Open ARRAYWIZARD 5. To do this: 1. 85 . 3. 2. select the Allow Large Array Support On This Machine option. shutdown and message log transfer. Maximum time for agent startup The maximum time allowed for the agent to start before an error is given when the agent monitor starts an agent. This table describes them: This Parameter Determines Default Command polling interval for the agent The interval after which agents will check the database for commands. 5 seconds Idle time before shutdown The amount of time an agent can be idle before it is shut down (for Automatic startup type). Select Enable Large Array Support from the Tools menu. Click Start/All Programs/TEOCO/ENTERPRISE/Misc/Large Array Settings. This thread is used for checking for more tasks. Click OK. 4. 60 seconds Enabling Large Array Support You can enable large array support for all ARRAYWIZARD agents and for all projects. In the dialog box that appears. Click the Agent button in the Settings dialog box. 2. Commands are things such as shutdown and poll for presence. 1200 seconds Maximum task poll interval The maximum amount of time an agent’s worker thread is allowed to be dormant. 180 seconds Maximum login backoff period The maximum period that the interval between 7200 login attempts can be. seconds See I_SM_LOGIN_INIT_SLEEPTIME. 5 seconds Maximum time for agent shutdown The maximum amount of time allowed for an agent to shutdown after the shutdown command is issued.

click View Log. When the log file reaches a size of 100Mb or an age of 168 hours (that is.lo_ file is overwritten whenever a backup takes place. From the Tools menu. In the Configure ARRAYWIZARD Agents dialog box.0 which starts automatically once ARRAYWIZARD has been installed. click Activate Monitor Sleep Mode. however. Warning: This action cannot be globally reversed. To open the Scheduler Control dialog box: From the Tools menu. click Scheduler Control. 3. All Programs.0 User Reference Guide Activating Monitor Sleep Mode You can suspend the operation of all agent monitors by activating monitor sleep mode.lo_ and a new log file is started. 2. To display the scheduler log: In the Scheduler Control dialog box.ARRAYWIZARD 9. Click Activate Now. and click ConfigureARRAYWIZARD Server 2. see the ENTERPRISE Installation and Administration Guide. On the host machine for the agent. click Apply. To activate monitor sleep mode: 1. one week) it is backed up to a file with the suffix .0. you can re-start individual agent monitors. ARRAYWIZARD. point to Start. Select the required number of minutes. The ENTERPRISE Super User can:  View the scheduler log  Add and drop user schemas to and from the database to which ARRAYWIZARD is connected  Stop and start the scheduler  Change the password for the Scheduler internal account  Specify a user account against which to run a post parameter set processing executable or a batch file For more information on ENTERPRISE user types. ENTERPRISE V9. TEOCO. 86 . To re-start an individual agent monitor: 1. Controlling the Scheduler The ARRAYWIZARD Scheduler runs as a Windows service called ARRAYWIZARD_Scheduler_Service_9. The .

select the schema to be dropped. If you are using two user schemas then you will need at least two agent machines available. In the Scheduler Control dialog box. 87 . 3. having logged in as the Super User: 1. In the Active Schemas panel. 3. click Schemas. 2. 2.  Each agent machine can only work with one schema. When this is done:  The default ARRAYWIZARD schema can be used by any administrator whereas a user schema can only be used by the administrator for whom it was created. having logged in as the Super User: In the Scheduler Control dialog box. To stop scheduling on all active schemas. To add a user schema. click Stop Scheduling.  There can only ever be one default schema but there can be multiple user schemas. Important: If you are unable to start scheduling. having logged in as the Super User: 1.Configuring Settings In ARRAYWIZARD The ENTERPRISE Super User can allow more than one administrator (Regional Super User or Power User) to schedule jobs in the same database by creating a user schema for each administrator. Click Drop Schema. you can change the password. click Start Scheduling. this may be because Oracle 11g has expired the Scheduler internal account. To start scheduling on all active schemas. the user schema will be available for selection. The new schema name is added to the Active Schemas panel: It also becomes available for selection in the Filter Schema drop-down list: When the relevant administrator next logs in to ARRAYWIZARD. but you should only do so if absolutely necessary. The schema is removed from the Active Schemas panel and from the Filter Schema drop-down list. To remedy this.  Any parameter sets that are stored in a user schema will only be visible to that administrator and the Super User. It will not subsequently be available to the administrator for whom it was created. having logged in as the Super User: In the Scheduler Control dialog box. type the name of an existing administrator user that you have created in ENTERPRISE Administrator. In the Scheduler Control dialog box. To drop a user schema. click Schemas. In the New Schema field. Click Create Schema.

2. You can revert to the default password by clicking the Reset to default button. then click OK. 3.txt file in the coverage array folder may become large and slow ARRAYWIZARD down. Click the User data directories tab and look in the Coverage Array directory field: 88 . click OK to close it. To close the Scheduler Control dialog box when you have finished with it: Click OK. select the required project and click the Info button. From the File menu. If you have a project open. having logged in as the Super User and stopped scheduling: 1. In the Scheduler Control dialog box.ARRAYWIZARD 9. 4. In the Start Project dialog box. click Postprocess Account. Click OK. 2. The Change Scheduler Password dialog box appears. 2. agent and relevant windows services to make the password change effective. Optimizing Performance If you create and run a large number of different parameter sets (rather than the same ones repeatedly). click Change Password. select Open Project. Windows User Name and Password of the user account for which the post processing is required. 3. close it. To specify a user account against which to run a post parameter set processing executable or a batch file: 1. When you have finished using the Scheduler Control dialog box. Shut down and re-start all administrator. Type and confirm the new password. To find the location of your coverage array folder: 1. the index. Consequently you may want to delete the file occasionally when ARRAYWIZARD is not running. 3. 4.0 User Reference Guide To change the password. In the Specify account details dialog box. type the Windows Domain Name. In the Scheduler Control dialog box.

2. find location HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\syste m. To do this: 1.0 is UAC (User Access Control) compliant and you should ensure that log files are saved to the default location specified in the Current Logs folder field of the Configure ARRAYWIZARD Agents dialog box. Click Change User Account Control settings. 3. To do this: 1. 2. If you are using Windows 7.1 you must also make a change to the Windows Registry. If you are using Windows server 2012 or Windows 8. 89 . Change the value of EnableLUA from 1 to 0 as shown in this example: 3. If log files are saved to a different location. Restart your machine. see Configuring Agents on page 17. Move the slider to the bottom. Click OK 4. Using Regedit. select User Accounts.Configuring Settings In ARRAYWIZARD Troubleshooting Message Logs ARRAYWIZARD 9. errors may result. From your Windows Control Panel. set the User Account Control slider to 'Never notify'. For more information.

0 User Reference Guide Enabling Email Notification of Task Completion You can use a script to notify you when an ARRAYWIZARD task has been completed. An unsupported third party sample script. can be found in the ARRAYWIZARD email Notification folder.ARRAYWIZARD 9. together with the license terms for its use. typically installed at this location: C:\Program Files\TEOCO\ENTERPRISE 9.0\Samples\ARRAYWIZARD email Notification 90 .

conventions • 67 P Parameter sets changing • 63 choosing • 21 configuring • 21 scheduling • 64 starting • 62 stopping • 62 viewing • 63 Projects closing • 19 S Statistics reports • 66 91 .Index Index A Agents adding • 14 configuring • 13 deleting • 16 selecting • 13 ARRAY WIZARD about • 7 installing • 7 opening • 9. 19 settings • 77 toolbar • 9 F Filenames.

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