Getting Started

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March 2008

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Contents
1 GETTING STARTED WITH ACTIX ANALYZER .........................................................5
1.1 ABOUT THIS GUIDE .......................................................................................... 1.2 INTRODUCING ACTIX ANALYZER ........................................................................... 1.3 LEARNING ABOUT ANALYZER ............................................................................... 1.4 USE THE ONLINE HELP ...................................................................................... 1.4.1 The context-sensitive attribute reference help .......................................... 1.5 CUSTOMER SUPPORT ........................................................................................ 1.5.1 Getting started with MyActix .................................................................. 1.5.2 Case life cycle...................................................................................... 1.5.3 Actix support hours .............................................................................. 1.5.4 More information.................................................................................. 5 5 6 7 8 8 8 9 9 9

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2 STARTING YOUR SOLUTION ......................................................................... 10
2.1 CHOOSING AN ENGINEERING PROCESS ..................................................................11

3 CONFIGURING YOUR SOLUTION .................................................................... 12
3.1 CONFIGURING NETWORK INFORMATION..................................................................12 3.1.1 Obtain site data in tabular format ..........................................................12 3.1.2 Import cell site data for the first time .....................................................12 3.1.3 Set a network information file ...............................................................16 3.2 MODIFYING EVENT DETECTION THRESHOLD VALUES ....................................................17 3.3 CONFIGURING DATA AGGREGATION ......................................................................17 3.3.1 Message filtering at load time................................................................17 3.3.2 Binning methods .................................................................................18 3.4 CONFIGURING MAP VIEWS .................................................................................19 3.4.1 Set up map backgrounds and layers.......................................................19 3.4.2 Change the Label properties of a map layer ............................................21 3.4.3 Change the Display Properties of a map layer ..........................................22 3.4.4 Show Lines to Cells on a map................................................................22 3.4.5 Change the size of cell site sectors.........................................................24

4 BASIC DATA ANALYSIS............................................................................... 25
4.1 THE ANALYZER INTERFACE ................................................................................25 4.2 MANAGING DATA ...........................................................................................26 4.2.1 Load data files ....................................................................................26 4.2.2 Find and use data in the Attribute Explorer .............................................26 4.2.3 Delete data files ..................................................................................28 4.3 SELECTING ANALYSIS OPTIONS ...........................................................................29 4.4 VIEWING SUMMARY DATA..................................................................................30 4.4.1 Solution reports ..................................................................................30 4.4.2 The Message Browser ..........................................................................32 4.4.3 The Protocol Stack Browser ..................................................................33 4.5 VIEWING ATTRIBUTE DATA ................................................................................34 4.5.1 View data in a Map ..............................................................................34 4.5.2 Replay the data...................................................................................36 4.5.3 View data in a Form.............................................................................37 4.5.4 View data in a Chart ............................................................................39 4.5.5 View data in a Table ............................................................................42
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..9 LOADING LARGE AMOUNTS OF DATA WITH REPOSITORY MANAGER ...................................................................4.....................51 4...........1 CDMA CELL SITE PARAMETERS ....6 View data in a Workbook ....... 57 5.....................42 4...9....................................................3 Loading data into a Repository ...3 IDEN CELL SITE PARAMETERS ...............................44 4.............................................................55 4......7 About synchronized data windows .......................................................9..............................9..................47 4.....5........................52 4...........................4 UMTS CELL SITE PARAMETERS .......7...........54 4...54 4...4 Displaying a list of files loaded into the Repository .............50 4..........9..................................................60 6 INDEX...............................................................................................................9.....................................58 5..7 CREATING AND USING QUERIES ............ 61 www...................2 Filter the data ............................................2 Opening a Repository.............6 Deleting a Repository...........com ...........5 Closing a Repository ........2 GSM / GPRS / EDGE CELL SITE PARAMETERS ................9.........................................................................1 Creating a new Repository ...........................................................................57 5...................7...................................actix......................................................43 4....................45 4.48 4.......................7 Using the Repository Template Wizard..................................................................5...........................45 4.....................8 GENERATING NEW REPORTS ........................6 INTEGRATING REVERSE/FORWARD LINK (UPLINK/DOWNLINK) DATA .......................................9..........................................................1 Create a filter ..........59 5.....................................53 4............55 2 5 CELL SITE PARAMETERS ............................

Actix Radioplan Getting Started March 2008 Guide Getting Started with Actix Analyzer 5 1 Getting Started with Actix Analyzer 1.actix. 1. button or hyperlink that you can select in the application’s user interface. Preferences would indicate the ‘Preferences’ command available from the ‘Tools’ menu. These can be tailored exclusively to your individual or corporate requirements. Not every product function is described—just the core information. so you can be productive with your solution right from the start.1 About this guide The format of this guide is to show you Analyzer's basic features.com . For detailed information on other areas of the product. Command line input or details of text files are shown like this: Setup /V”<msiexec commands>” For a detailed understanding of your solution.2 Introducing Actix Analyzer Actix Analyzer is a software application running under Microsoft Windows on a PC that provides a series of analysis tools for post-processing cellular network data. Note that when you see a word appear like this in the text. The tools are designed to address applications such as: • • • • • • Network performance optimization Feature testing Service validation Problem diagnosis and analysis Network bench-marking Competitive analysis www. you should attend a full Actix training or workshop session. For example: Tools. see the online help. it refers to a menu selection.

Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Getting Started with Actix Analyzer 6 The platform for Actix Solutions. technicians or operations management staff. Contact Actix Professional Services for more information. These should help you to get started and answer any initial questions you may have.actix. and provide an excellent source of hands-on experience. www. You can also find online help and attribute help available from the application. Each course is led by one of our highly experienced engineers. Analyzer. a variety of analysis tools and displays provide a clear view of network performance for engineers. and could be from a one-off test.3 Learning about Analyzer Release notes are provided with each Actix Analyzer General Availability release. 1. Actix training courses are also available from Actix Professional Services.com . can load network performance data from many different sources: 2 These data sources could include field-test equipment and switch call traces. Once the data is loaded. or part of a planned series of samples to build up an image of overall network performance.

collapsible view.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Getting Started with Actix Analyzer 7 1. The Search tab lets you type in the word or words to search for.4 Use the online help You can start the online help from the Help menu. Select the desired topic and click Display to view it. Double-click on a desired topic to view it. the list of matching topics changes. Select a topic from the list and click Display to view it. The following features of the online help will assist you in finding an answer to your problem. Select the desired topic and click Display to view it. 2 The Index tab lets you find any index entries that match a word or part of the word you are looking for. by selecting the Contents option. If you need to refer to a help topic often. All matching topics are then listed. Click on the Favorites tab. As you type. and click Add to add the displayed topic to the list. The Contents tab displays the help topics in an ordered. and then click List Topics. www. you may want to add it to your 'favorites' list.actix.com .

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1.4.1 The context-sensitive attribute reference help
From the Help menu, select Show Context Help. As you select an attribute in the Workspace Explorer, related extra information is displayed in the help window.

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1.5 Customer Support
Actix is committed to providing the excellent professional support its customers would expect from a market-leading company. Our engineers, based in the UK, USA and Singapore, are contactable by email or by telephone, enabling Actix to provide worldwide support for its customers, regardless of location.

1.5.1 Getting started with MyActix
Following installation, you can register at www.myactix.com. The MyActix portal provides a personalized interface to the Actix Support Service and many other useful resources including product downloads. It is the preferred method of accessing the Actix Support Service. You can use MyActix to report new cases, monitor progress and submit requested information. You will be sent an email on days when any of your support cases have been updated. When reporting a case, please include as much information as possible, including a description of the problem, any screenshots of error messages, and any small sample files that have a problem, so we can investigate the reported problems faster. All users within a customer of Actix products are encouraged to register, and any user can submit a case. All cases submitted by users at the same customer are visible to each other. A customer cannot see other customers’ cases.
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Help is available on how to use MyActix when you log on. There is an RSS feed available to keep up to date with new resources being posted to the portal. It is also possible to access the Actix Support Service by other means such as email and telephone, but these methods are not preferred. It is more efficient and effective to submit a case via www.myactix.com to provide all necessary information to recreate the Customers’ case which can then be investigated.

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1.5.2 Case life cycle
Once an issue has been received by the Support Desk and logged onto the system, it is considered open until a solution has been implemented to the mutual satisfaction of both Actix and yourself. At this point, the issue can be considered closed. However, if no response within 2 weeks is received from the Customer to requests to progress the resolution of a case, then the case will be closed. The Customer will normally be sent email reminders that a case needs attention. A closed case can be re-opened upon request.

1.5.3 Actix support hours
www.myactix.com is available 24 hours a day apart from occasional essential maintenance. The Actix Support Service is provided on a regional basis and engineers will be working on your case during the local business hours of 09:00 to 17:00 Monday to Friday excluding local public holidays.

1.5.4 More information
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2 Starting your solution
You can start your Actix Solution from your Windows Start menu, either directly from the Actix Software icon:

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…or from the All Programs, Actix, Actix Software menu option. After a short pause you will see the Actix loading screen:

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Most engineering processes guide you through a series of predefined analyses and reports that encapsulate sophisticated radio engineering decision-making knowledge. However.actix. www. choose how you want to proceed by selecting an engineering process.1 Choosing an Engineering Process After starting your Actix Solution. Analyzer Classic lets you use Analyzer in free analysis mode – that is. Your selected engineering process will not work correctly until you have configured your solution.com . on the principle that once you understand how these tools work. the use of the other engineering processes will appear very straightforward.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Starting your solution 11 2. Checking the box at the bottom of the screen also lets you bypass this screen and go straight to your selected engineering process. from the File menu select Start New Engineering Process. 2 This guide is concerned with how to use these tools. you can use Analyzer’s comprehensive set of data-analysis tools to investigate any message or attribute of interest within your logged data. If you only have one engineering process on your license. you will bypass this screen and go straight to the entry screen for that process. If in future you want to display this screen.

you will need to obtain a delimited text file containing the data listed for the appropriate technology in the Cell site parameters chapter on page 50.#NetworkData – datafile If you import the file using the Network Explorer. possibly exported from a planning tool.1. you are ready to open the Network Explorer and import the site information.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Configuring your solution 12 3 Configuring your solution 3. To import the data An example of initial network data in a text file is shown below.1 Obtain site data in tabular format In order to import cell site data from your own network.1 Configuring network information The Network Explorer is a tool available from the Cells menu that allows you to import network elements from delimited text files. If you manually create a cellrefs file. you must have this as the first line: . and could have been produced from a planning tool: www. You can also use the Network Explorer to browse and edit loaded network information. This section describes how to import delimited data. 3. The data may come from a network database or a planning tool configuration file. This data is then stored in a text file called cellrefs.1.txt. 2 3. this line is added automatically. As long as the data is in a tabular format with one row for each sector.actix. your Actix Solution will be able to import the data.com .2 Import cell site data for the first time Once you have obtained your cell site database in tab-delimited format.

then Import From New Template to open the Import dialog. The Import Settings page of the Custom Import Wizard is now displayed: 3 4 Give the Template a meaningful Template Name ('UMTS example' in this example). Check the appropriate Delimiter that separates the data from the file into different columns. select Network Explorer.com . The right panel shows details about relevant parameters for the current selection. The Network Explorer display consists of two panels. select Import.actix. The left panel contains a tree view of the network element data. www. 2 2 On the toolbar. Select the appropriate export data file from your planning tool and click Open to display the Custom Import Wizard.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Configuring your solution 13 1 From the Cells menu.

This allows you to associate a network parameter with a column of data in the text file. If your file has more than one header or uses a different array list separator. The Column Settings page of the Custom Import Wizard is now displayed. Repeat for each of the fields in the Site node. set these options accordingly. These must be either bound to a particular type or have a default value set. Under General Settings. Binding particular field types or setting default values is not strictly necessary for this field.’.com 8 . you will see the effect in the Data Preview window at the bottom of the dialog. for Ignore header rows enter ‘1’. Click on the adjacent field under Column and select the parameter name from your site database that corresponds to the Site_Name parameter. under Delimiters. If you choose the wrong delimiter. If your file has more than one header or uses a different array list separator (the character used to separate the array values under the 'Neighbors' column in the example for step 1). the default information under General Settings and Coordinate Information will apply. For Array (list) Separator enter ‘. 2 6 Note that each of the field names has an associated icon: Key fields Required fields Other fields 7 You must select a field type for this field. but you cannot set a default value. Click Next. adjust these settings as necessary. Click in the Column field next to Sector_ID. Open up the Site node.actix. www. check the Tab box. Open the Cell node.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Configuring your solution 14 For example. 5 In most cases. Select the parameter name from your site database that corresponds to the Sector_ID parameter.

www.actix. For example.com . A description of each of these parameters and their use is given in the appropriate technology table in the Cell site parameters chapter . ID. including the column-by-column parameter assignment. Click Yes to overwrite the old settings ('No' would append this information to your existing network data): 16 After closing the Network Explorer. 15 The window shown below is now displayed. Display New Map. The new cell information will be added at the bottom of the existing list in the Network Element editor. as well as a folder containing <tech> Cell Elements. Drill into the <tech> Cell Elements folder and examine the values corresponding to each sector. you should use the template you have created on the new file so that you do not have to repeat work you have already done. 11 Inspect the cell data in the Network Explorer by expanding the All_<tech>_Site_Elements folder in the left-hand pane of the Network Explorer. latitude and longitude of the site will appear. 2 10 Click Finish when all the columns have been assigned. The Name. 13 To keep the formatted site information. When the cellrefs file is updated. view a new map by selecting View. 12 Double-click on any site name in the right hand pane.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Configuring your solution 15 You can enter a default value that takes effect if the actual value is unknown. all Beamwidths could be set to 65 degrees. 14 Close the Network Explorer window by clicking the 'X' at the upper right hand corner. click Save. 9 Repeat for each of the fields in the Cell node.

select Preferences to open the Preferences dialog: www.actix. 18 Set the cells to be labeled by an appropriate parameter for the technology (for example. 3. Go to Layer. SC for UMTS).1.3 Set a network information file 1 From the Tools menu. right click on the map and select Zoom.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Configuring your solution 16 2 17 If cell icons do not appear on the map. <tech>_Site… to zoom the map to the appropriate location.com .

Note that you can set up an automatic cellrefs import if your network data is liable to change frequently (see the online help for details). your Actix Solution filters out statistically unimportant message information to shorten load times and increase the number of files that can be loaded at the same time. You may now want to close and restart your Actix Solution for the change to take effect.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Configuring your solution 17 2 Click on File Location to select the text file containing network element data. a threshold is available for too many servers. 3.com . In other words. from the Tools menu. select Load All. You will now see a message saying that the new file will take effect with the next workspace created or loaded. In the example below. To modify the value. To load all messages in the data 1 Within your Actix Solution. 3. The information from this cellrefs file takes effect from the next time a new workspace is created.actix. select Preferences to open the Preferences dialog. 2 3 Under the heading Load Speed Default.1 Message filtering at load time By default. This threshold applies when four or more pilots are within a certain range of the best server. an event will appear on the map every time four or more pilots are within 5 dB of the best server (Uu_ActiveSet_EcNo_0).3. 2 3 Click OK to close the Preferences dialog. Click OK to accept the changes.2 Modifying event detection threshold values You can modify threshold values for event detection using the Tools menu Display Thresholds command. www. simply click on the associated number and type in the new value. if the threshold is set to 5 dB. This file must be in the Actix 'cellrefs' format.3 Configuring data aggregation 3.

such as Scrambling codes. time binning. This mode is commonly used for drive-test analyses when viewing on a map to ensure plot points are evenly spaced.If the number of messages to be averaged is set to 1. are binned by the number of events occurring within the component measurements. measurement parameters. Message binning . are binned by averaging all component measurements into one data point. Actix Solutions aggregate logged data into groups called bins.actix. such as UTRA_CarrierRSSI and UetransmittedPower. Location binning is like overlaying a spatial grid on top of the data with a user-definable granularity. For example.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Configuring your solution 18 3. and location binning. Note that message binning should be usually only set to ‘1’. www. This can be used when examining several drive files crossing over the same geographic area. There are four methods for determining how to divide data into bins: message binning. distance binning. Events. The aggregation method used to create one bin from many data points depends on the type of parameter. This method is often used for superstreams (see the online help for more information). each message is placed into its own bin with the net result of no averaging of the data. a bin is given the most frequently occurring value (the mode) among the component measurements.3. The speed of travel during logging will affect how many log files you see in a certain area. Grid (not seen) Drive Routes All points in this box will be binned together to produce one plotted point. Time-based binning combines data in the time domain using a user specified duration for the bin. Distance binning combines data into bins corresponding to the distance traveled by the test mobile. For network state parameters. such as dropped calls and handovers. 2 The diagram above looks at a one-second bin.2 Binning methods In order to provide a reasonably small number of data points from both a computing and an analysis perspective.com .

with Time (ms) set to 1000.tab) data to present data analyses on map backdrops. with the top layer currently selected Create. Click the Layers button to open the Layer Control dialog.actix. from the Tools menu. A typical setting for viewing drive test data would be to select Time binning.4 Configuring map views 3. www.com .1 Set up map backgrounds and layers This section shows you how to load MapInfo tabular (.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Configuring your solution 19 To change the binning method 1 Within your Actix Solution.4. 2 Under the heading Binning. Select one or more MapInfo Map (. click on the box again to clear it) 4 5 In the Layers box. select the appropriate Binning Mode. Click OK to accept the changes. select Preferences to open the Preferences dialog. Display New Map. Drag a data attribute from the Attribute Explorer into the map window. 1 2 3 Create a new map by selecting View.tab) files. All layers in the map from top to bottom. click Add to open the Open Layer dialog. delete or export layers Change the properties of the currently selected layer Change the order of the currently selected layer Making a checkmark in a layer's box determines the following: if the layer is visible if objects on it can be selected if the layer can be annotated (to 'lock' the Annotations layer from having any further annotations added. 2 3 3.

and by the type of data contained in the file. 0° latitude.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Configuring your solution 20 MapInfo layers are named according to the geographic location of the data (for example.com . The top of the layer list represents the uppermost layer in this map window. www. so you will need to arrange the map view to display the new map.actix. Click Close and return to the map view. the map location defaults to 0° longitude. In a new Actix installation.tab file in the layer list. 7 8 Click Up and Down to move 'examplemap' to the bottom and 'Annotations' to the top. Here are some of the common abbreviations used for MapInfo data types: Suffix Layer Type 2 Y1 Y2 X1 X2 Pc Pn Pm R H S Wr Wb Lm Cb Mc Cy RtHwy010_Top RtHwy010_Bot IntShld010 IntShld1040 Cultural Points Natural Points Municipal Points Railroads Highways Streets Water (rivers) Water (bodies of water) Landmarks City Boundary Minor Civic Division County 6 Click Open to show the . the abbreviated US state name and/or county name).

then click and drag a rectangle around the area of interest. Go to Layer and selecting the new map layer.2 Change the Label properties of a map layer 1 2 3 From the map window.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Configuring your solution 21 9 Pan the map viewing area by right-clicking in the map area. Check the box to show labels on the map (which are otherwise hidden – this is recommended to improve map load times). click the Layers button to open the Layer Control dialog. www. Check the box to display labels only within the maximum and minimum zoom levels. Uncheck the box to allow the same text to appear for adjacent data points. Check the box to allow labels to overlap. To zoom in to an area. Set the formatted field to use as the label displayed. 2 3. click Zoom In. then choosing Zoom. A zoom level is the width of the map area displayed.4.actix. Click the Labels button to open the Label Properties dialog: To use Data Field Formatted Field Do this Select the data field to be displayed as the label. 10 Use the Zoom and Pan controls to arrange the map as required. depending on the layer selected in the Layer Control dialog.com Show Allow overlapped text Hide adjacent duplicate text Display within range . in the current map units. Select a particular layer.

www. 2 Label Style 3. 4 Check Display within Zoom range and enter '0' for Min Zoom and '10' for Max Zoom. Click Display to open the Display Properties dialog. Set the maximum number of labels that can be shown on the map.4 Show Lines to Cells on a map 1 From the map window. 1 2 3 From the map window. This helps to minimize map clutter. size and other effects.3 Change the Display Properties of a map layer For some detailed layers—like the Street layers—you can control at what degree of magnification they become visible. font. Select the position of the label relative to the data point.4.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Configuring your solution 22 To use Min Zoom Max Zoom Max # of labels Label Style Position Label X/Y offset (points) Do this Set the lowest zoom level at which labels will be displayed. 3. Defines the appearance of the label text in terms of color. Set the highest zoom level at which labels will be displayed. Set the font style for the label.4. Set the offset of the label in the X or Y direction. click the Layers button to open the Layer Control dialog. The offset is measured in points (as used for fonts).com .actix. Select a particular layer. click the Layers button to open the Layer Control dialog.

Click OK to close the Layer Control dialog. and use Select to pick a data point. 2 4 5 Set the Lines draw mode to 'Selection'. Click Lines to open the Lines Configuration dialog. then Yes.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Configuring your solution 23 2 3 Select the appropriate cells layer. and click OK. Set Color lines with to the following attribute: Technology CDMA GSM iDEN IS_136 UMTS Attribute PN_1stBestEcIo ServBCCH Channel FACCH_CurChannel Uu_ActiveSet_SC 6 7 8 Check that the Disable box is empty. www. Zoom In on data points near a cell site.actix.com .

Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Configuring your solution 24 A solid line is drawn to the serving cell site. or WCDMA_Cell. Expand the new layer to show one item in the range. Preferences) before you can import it. 1 2 3 From the map window. for example CDMA_Cell. with dotted lines drawn to neighboring cells. If 'All datapoints' was selected in the Lines Configuration dialog.5 Change the size of cell site sectors To display network information on a map window. The cell site sectors will now change size to reflect your selection. and click OK to display the new layer in the Legend panel on the left. Set the new font size as required and click OK. This is especially useful if you are using multiple cell layers. you would not need to select a data point—all data points would have a line to their neighbor cells. you must have your ‘cellrefs’ network information selected (using Tools. You can use the Network Explorer to view and edit the cellrefs file. This can be useful in some situations. Set the Cell Size to an attribute shared by all related cell sites. Right-click on this item and choose Selected range's style to open the Style chooser dialog.com . Set the Series attribute to be <tech>_Cell. 2 3.actix. click on Cell Sites to open the Sites/Cell Properties dialog. such as Layer_type (recommended if available from your cellrefs file) or MCC. 4 5 6 www. You may want to change the size of cell site sectors as displayed on a map. called 'Unspecified'.4.

www. The lessons learned here will pay off when you use any other Actix engineering process. Save these to your desktop. to understand the features provided by the product.actix. so you can double-click them to start your solution with your preferred layouts. You can save and reuse workspaces as necessary.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 25 4 Basic data analysis 4.1 The Analyzer interface Although there are many engineering processes that present a streamlined workflow approach. You may find it useful to create one or more workspaces to act as templates for future work sessions.com . the application window may look something like this: 2 The arrangement of loaded help files and data display windows is called the current workspace. it is worth starting by examining the Analyzer interface. During a worksession.

The name of each type of element is shown below. See how your data relates to the structure shown above. 4. Logfiles containing collected data from network operations can be loaded directly. Select an appropriate file.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 26 4. starting from zero).com . www. The 'CDMA' group contains the 'Pilot Sets' set. 2 4.2.2.2 Managing data Analyzer has several possibly ways that you can load data.1 Load data files 1 2 From the main toolbar. The exact structures and icons used depend on the data file The logfile name The data stream name An attribute Click on the symbols to open out and explore the data in your logfile. or loaded in a batch through the Repository mechanism.2 Find and use data in the Attribute Explorer The Attribute Explorer window is a graphical display of all loaded data or log files and the data structure contained within each file. Loaded files are at the highest level. with devices and other data streams displayed at lower levels. This also illustrates the many file formats available for use with Analyzer. the file 'MyFile1' contains a data stream called 'Qualcomm MDM 1900' (the number is the data stream number within the file. either in a recognized format or imported in ASCII format. which contains the 'SearcherMaxEnergy' data attribute.actix. The Repository feature (see Loading large amounts of data on page 50) is more practical than using Open Logfile if you need to analyze many large logfiles. A network data (‘cellref’) file can be loaded directly or imported through the Network Explorer function. The only objects that you actually need to recognize are filenames. click the Open Logfile button to display the Open dialog. data streams and data attributes. Files of Type defaults to 'All Formats' but you can select a specific file type to look for. In the example above.

When ‘up’ is selected. ▫ • Direction: When ‘down’ is selected. a map. table or spreadsheet—to examine the data in detail. www. Stream: Select which stream of data should be searched. You can examine data streams using the Message Browser tool.actix. Searching for an attribute You may find it easier to locate attributes using the Find Attribute command. Find Attribute (or use the hotkey Ctrl + Shift + F) to add a search panel is added to the Attribute Explorer tree view pane. search for attributes where the search text is contained within the attribute name. Otherwise.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 27 The logical tree-view layout of the Attribute Explorer allows you to drill down and identify all logged data. • • • Find What: Enter some text which is part of the required attribute name. you can open it in a data window—for example. ‘<All Streams>’ is set by default. 2 Enter search criteria about the required attributes into this panel. Once you have located the appropriate data attribute. only search for attributes further down in the attribute tree from the currently selected attribute. Case Sensitive: Check this to search only for attributes where the case of the search string exactly matches the case of the attribute. Settings: ▫ Whole Word: Check this to search only for attributes where the search text exactly matches the whole attribute name. only search for attributes further up in the attribute tree from the currently selected attribute. which lets you enter all or part of the attribute's name or help description in a new Attribute Search dialog. Select Tools. chart.com .

2 Click Close Logfile. The data file is now removed from the Attribute Explorer display. www.3 Delete data files To remove a data file from the Attribute Explorer 1 Right-click on the name of the logfile to display the Close Logfile option. find all matching attributes in the tree-view.2. Search results remain visible in the Search Results tab. 4. This attribute is highlighted in the All tab at the bottom of the Attribute Explorer.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 28 • • Find Next: Based on the current search criteria.com . 2 • Done: The search for attribute panel is closed. Find All: Based on the current search criteria.actix. find the next matching attribute. The matching attributes are listed in the Search Results tab at the bottom of the Attribute Explorer.

2 Most analysis methods are activated in a similar way.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 29 4. shown on the right.3 Selecting analysis options From the Attribute Explorer panel.com .actix. right-click on a stream or network image to produce a series of menu options. Most common features can be accessed in this way. by right-clicking on an attribute or event and selecting from the menu: Queries have a different set of options: www.

4. each concentrating on a particular type of network analysis.4 Viewing summary data The Attribute Explorer provides several ways in which you can examine summary or overview information on your loaded data. These application packs distil advanced analysis techniques into simple. www. Once you have used the summary data views to identify problem areas. Each technology has a different set of application packs. the Analysis menu option will be grayed-out. 2 4. To open an application pack 1 Ensure that you have a data file loaded and that a valid CellRefs file has been set. Note that if you do not have a loaded data file.com . you can use the attribute views to examine the data in detail. The application packs are listed under the Analysis menu–which ones actually appear depend on the type of data file loaded. ready for immediate use by staff of all levels of experience. comprehensive spreadsheet reports. select an application pack (in this example. 2 From the Analysis menu. see the section Viewing attribute data on page 34.1 Solution reports Analyzer provides a set of pre-configured reports.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 30 4.actix. 'CDMA Distant Server Analysis'). For more information.

4 5 Double-click on a report icon to open the report window. www. A description of the reports contained within each application pack is also provided in this window. If you want to use another report.com . All reports appropriate to your selection are displayed under the Suggested tab.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 31 Once you select an application pack. To reset thresholds for a new analysis A number of the application pack reports use Custom Attributes. Print the report to your printer or open the report in Excel using Show Excel Report. you need to re-run these Custom Attributes directly from the Custom Attribute Manager: • • Distance_Input EcIo_Threshold_Input You can now re-run the application pack. As required. use the buttons at the bottom of the window to Save the report as a web-compatible HTML file set. To change the thresholds for a new analysis.actix. look under the All tab to view all reports available within the current application pack. This will report on all data selected in the upper tree-view panel. this window opens: 2 The top pane shows a tree-view of the network structure against various statistics produced by the application pack. 3 Use the top pane as necessary to narrow down the data in your selection.

right-click on a data stream and select Display Message Browser. www.actix.com . 2 • From the Attribute Explorer. The Message Browser combines an event panel (sequentially listing call events) with a panel of Layer 3 messaging.2 The Message Browser The Message Browser differs from the previous data windows in that it only appears as a pop-up menu option at the data stream level in the Attribute Explorer.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 32 4.4. allowing you to pinpoint the root causes of problems.

actix. 2 2 Now select the required browser view. 1 From the Attribute Explorer.com .Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 33 4.3 The Protocol Stack Browser The Protocol Stack Browser only appears as a pop-up menu option at the data stream level in the Attribute Explorer. The example shown here is the CDMA Signaling (Radio Interface) view.4. www. right-click on the data stream and select Protocol Stack Browser. Each view displays messaging and information appropriate to that view.

Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 34 4. you can right-click any data attribute to display a suitable pop-up menu of options: 2 Select one of the display methods to opens the appropriate data display window. Click and drag the data around the map window. 4.com .5.5 Viewing attribute data From the Attribute Explorer. the new attribute layer will be beneath the lowest site or cell layer. If there are no other attribute layers on this map.actix. See the chapter Configuring your solution for more information on map layers. 2 3 4 Click on the Pan button. Experiment with the Zoom buttons. www.1 View data in a Map 1 Use the pop-up menu to display the data attribute ('EcIo_1stBest' in this example) in a map window on a new layer.

com . 6 Drag another data attribute onto the map. The map legend defines histogram ranges for charts. apply offsets to an attribute or merge attributes for a multidimensional display. You can also change the size. 7 To hide a data series. see the chapter Configuring your solution. which should then look similar to this: 2 Adding events (for example 'CallDropped') to the mapped data can help you see where problems are occurring.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 35 5 In the Attribute Explorer. in the legend pane. click in the check box beside the series name. symbol or color of the data. www. The attribute information is displayed on a new map layer directly above the previous attribute layer. To find out how to add background geographical and network information to map windows.actix. open up the 'Event Data' set and drag an event (in this example the 'WeakPilotWarning' event) onto the map. See the online help for further details.

Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 36 4.actix. Click on the Play buttons to move at a selectable multiple of real-time speed through the data (if Play by Time is selected – see below). You can do this using the Replay control on the main toolbar: 2 Click on the Step buttons to move forwards and backwards by one message at a time. Replay all messages.2 Replay the data With a drive test file. In this case. Note that several clicks may be required before any change is visible on the Map. you may want to recreate the drive test by 'playing' through the data file from beginning to end. some messages may be dropped as necessary to allow the data to be highlighted at the set speed. Step to first message in next bin.com . Replays bin-to-bin in sequence. The speed slider has no effect.5. The Select Options button allows you to set the replay mode: Mode Play by Time Play Replays message at the same rate as originally recorded. www. Step Step to next message. The speed slider has no effect. Some messages will be ignored to maintain the replay speed. Play by Message Play by Bin Step to next message. depending on the binning settings.

Here is an example: You can synchronize all views in other open data windows by clicking on the timeline in Navigator-type StateForms like this.actix. In a map window. from the Attribute Explorer. 1 From the View menu.5. 2 2 The Form window now displays a variety of attributes based on the data point you selected. select Forms and select an appropriate StateForm (or.com . you can also view data attributes for the same data point by using Forms (also called StateForms).3 View data in a Form While examining data on a map. www. select Display Form and then the form name). click Select and select a data point.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 37 4. right-click on a stream name.

Right-click on the form and select Open File. Right-click on the form and select Stream Selector. www. then select a form (.axw) file for a scanner.com . start another Form window.actix. then the scanner stream. See the online help for details on how to create your own forms.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 38 Other StateForms provide information for the currently selected point in the drive test: 2 3 4 5 If you have scanner data in your logfile.

2 Select a second attribute that would make a useful comparison (in this example. You can also zoom into selected areas of the chart by defining a frame for the zoom. the attribute 'ForwardFER') and drag it onto the existing chart. click the upper left corner of the zooming rectangle. 3 On the chart.actix. 'EcIo_1stBest') in a chart window. and drag down to the lower right extent of the rectangle.4 View data in a Chart 1 From the Attribute Explorer window.com .Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 39 4. 2 You can display more than one attribute on the same chart.5. www. use the pop-up menu to display a data attribute (in this example.

actix.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 40 2 4 Release the mouse button to complete the zoom action: Note that the zoom only operates in the X-axis. 5 6 Now return the chart its original state by dragging a box anywhere. www. but this time starting from the bottom. not in the Y-axis.com . Use the right mouse button to pan and scroll around the chart window.

actix. www.com .Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 41 2 Although you can scroll in the X-axis for all attributes on the chart. you can only pan in the Y-axis for the last attribute to be displayed on the chart.

5. 1 2 From the Attribute Explorer.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 42 4. 4. This opens the Table window: 2 2 Experiment with the other tabs in the window. 1 From the Attribute Explorer. right-click on an attribute and select Display on Workbook to open the spreadsheet. 'DownLink Measurements > EcIo_1stBest') and select Display on Table. right-click on a data attribute (in this example. www. See also the section Generate new reports on page 48.5 View data in a Table Tables let you examine the numeric series.com .6 View data in a Workbook Workbooks let you examine the data for the selected data attribute within a Microsoft Excel™ spreadsheet. histogram and statistical data for the selected attribute.actix.5.

2 Now click on a data point on the map. all related map. chart or table windows also highlight the data point. 1 From the map window. so that when displaying the same data attribute in a map.7 About synchronized data windows The data in each of these windows is synchronized.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 43 4.5. You should see that the relevant parts of the map and the chart look as shown below. Note the other toolbar buttons for selecting data points. click on Select. if you select a data point in one window. with a line appearing at the equivalent time on the chart: 2 www. and display an attribute in each. chart or table.com . Open a map and a chart window.actix.

From the View menu. Check the box of each data stream that you want to combine to form a superstream. 1 2 3 4 Ensure that you have loaded the two files that you want to synchronize into a superstream. You can also use the All or None buttons to change the box settings of every listed data stream. select a suitable attribute. Change the superstream name from the default to something more meaningful. 11 Click OK. for example 'Cell_PN_Primary'. In Actix Solutions. www. this technique of integrating data files is known as 'superstreaming'. This dialog shows all currently available data streams.com .actix. This lets you select attributes from each stream that correspond to one another. 2 5 6 7 8 9 10 From the attribute picker. From the attribute picker button on the right. You can view data from the superstream in any of the standard data display windows. This lets you see how parameters such as EcIo behave at specific mobile locations. select for example 'PN_Primary'. The superstream is now generated and appears in the Attribute Explorer. This expands the dialog to show the Merge Method options. Highlight the uplink data stream. Highlight the downlink data stream. select Superstream to open the Superstreaming dialog. Click the Settings button. To superstream data from the reverse link and the forward link.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 44 4. click the Correlated Parameters option.6 Integrating reverse/forward link (uplink/downlink) data The reverse link data from the switch or a protocol analyzer can be integrated with the drive-test data.

As an example.7.7 Creating and using queries Actix Solutions provide a querying interface that lets you construct simple or complex expressions.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 45 4. The Filter Wizard opens. right-click on a data stream and select Filter. then Create a New Filter. Analysis Manager option. You can create these query types: 2 • • • • • • • • • Filter queries Binned queries Histogram queries Statistical queries Crosstab queries Event queries You can also: Perform logical and arithmetic operators Save queries to a default Workspace Apply filters to queries 4. This is useful when looking for data trends. based on userdefined thresholds or the value of other expressions. 1 From the Attribute Explorer. www. Queries are created and edited from the Tools menu. These expressions extract meaningful performance data. you can create a query that returns statistics for a particular event—such as a dropped call—for a given window in time around that event.com .1 Create a filter This example query is designed to filter for poor quality in the data.actix. 2 Enter 'Poor Quality' as the name of the filter.

6 Click OK to close the Wizard.com . 2 4 5 Set the filter operation to 'Greater than (>)'.actix.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 46 3 Click on the right-arrow of the attribute picker and select . Set the threshold to '5'. www. CDMA > DownLink Measurements > ForwardFER. for example.

Several default filters are provided to allow you to select the data that is displayed in the Workspace.2 Filter the data You can turn on and off filters from the Attribute Explorer.7. 2 Example UMTS filter definitions are shown below: Poor Mobile Receive Power High Mobile Transmit Power Low Mobile Transmit Power High Mobile Receive Power Poor Ec/No High Ec/No CPICH_RSCP_in_ActiveSet[0] < -95 dBm UeTransmittedPower > 0 dBm UeTransmittedPower < -30 dBm CPICH_RSCP_in_ActiveSet[0] > -80 dBm CPICH_EcNo_in_ActiveSet[0] < -15 dB CPICH_EcNo_in_ActiveSet[0] > -8 dB www. just by clicking on them from the drop-down menu.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 47 4.actix.com .

1 From the Workbook menu.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 48 4.8 Generating new reports You may want to create high-level management reports based on your collected data. You can print from map and chart windows. but the Workbook function (using Microsoft Excel™) allows you to collate these views and perform other data analysis functions to produce an integrated. If you do not have a report template. 2 2 3 Click Open. www.actix. Select the data source that you want to view in the workbook report. see the online help for details of how to create one. select Open Workbook and select an appropriate Excel template.com . polished report. This task assumes that there is an Excel template created from your Actix Solution that you can use to generate a report.

and so on. www.com . 2 You can proceed to adapt the workbook.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 49 4 Click OK to process and display the data in the workbook.actix. use other Excel tools on the data.

event and binned queries are supported. to identify broad problem areas. This can be used. Handset Slot 2. Data is loaded into the devices based on the stream name filter and stream type specified in the Define Devices page of the Repository Template Wizard. called Scanner. 2 www. Each device appears as a separate node under the repository. Some of the Engineering Process modules use Repository Manager to store data but hide the details of creating repositories and loading data into them behind the task pages. such as a cell that has a high rate of dropped calls. and to load data into them. respectively. Handset Slot 1. and to open. which is implemented using Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005 Express Edition. which has four devices. An individual database is referred to as a repository.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 50 4. Analyzer includes features that advanced users can use to create new repositories directly. However.actix. for example. and delete existing repositories. For example. an engineer would often want to "drill down" into the sequential message data for the calls that dropped in that cell. here is the Attribute Explorer showing a repository called Demo. and Handset Slot 3. Note that only one repository can be open at any one time. in order to attempt to discover the actual cause of the problem. by loading the results of queries into a relational database. When a repository is open. close. Repositories are typically used to provide a high-level overview of the state of a network. Having identified a broad problem area.9 Loading large amounts of data with Repository Manager Repository Manager provides a mechanism for handling large amounts of data.com . it is displayed in the Open Repositories folder in the Attribute Explorer. Currently only crosstab.

When you right-click a crosstab or event query in the Attribute Explorer. you need to decide which template you to use. The structure of the devices and their attributes.com .actix. you get options to display it on the Map and other binned data viewing components and to see its definition in the Attribute Help system. 4.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 51 Beneath each device in the Attribute Explorer. 2 Typically an engineering process module that uses Repository Manager will retrieve crosstab data from the repository and display it in a table or chart embedded on the task page. and filters are defined by the template that was used to create the repository and cannot be changed after the repository has been created. you can see the attributes and queries that are part of that device. www. When you right-click an attribute or binned query in the Attribute Explorer. you have the option to open the Repository Statistics Explorer.9. choose Create Repository.1 Creating a new Repository Before you create the template. You can use an existing template or create one using the Repository Template Wizard. Sometimes each device might have a different list of attributes and queries and sometimes some or all of the devices might have the same lists. queries. To create a new repository 1 From the Repository menu. which provides useful features for exploring the summary views that the crosstab queries provide.

4. 2 Select the repository you want to open and then click OK.com .2 Opening a Repository Note that only one repository can be open at any one time. you need to close that repository first (as described in the section Closing a Repository). Do one of the following: ▫ ▫ Click Create & Open.actix.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 52 2 2 3 Select the Template on which you want to base the repository and enter a Name and Description. If you want to open a repository when another one is already open. if you want to open the new repository after it has been created. if you do not want to open the new repository immediately after it is created. To open a repository 1 From the Repository menu. www.9. choose Open Repository. Click Create.

This opens the Load Data dialog. Right-click the repository and from the shortcut menu. The following table provides details of the valid wildcard characters. Wildcard * ? Description Matches zero or more characters. 1 2 3 If necessary.com 5 6 7 . You can include multiple patterns using the semicolon (. Selecting a folder automatically selects all of the files in that folder and all of its subfolders and adds them to the list of files in the Load Data dialog box.3 Loading data into a Repository Before you can load data into a repository. choose Load Data. 4 Use the Add Files button to select individual log files to load. select the Attribute Explorer tool to open the Attribute Explorer. and also to select multiple files based on their location and file names. When you select a file. The expression should use a combination of text and wildcard characters to specify the name patterns of the log files that you want to include.) character. it is automatically added to the list of files in the center of the Load Data dialog box. www. 2 Locate the repository in the Open Repositories folder in the Attribute Explorer. You can remove files from the list by selecting them individually or in groups (using Shift-click and Ctrl-click) and then clicking Remove.actix. Use the Add Folders button to select folders that contain log files to load. You can also remove files from the list by entering an expression into the Filter dialog box and then clicking Apply. Matches a single character.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 53 4.9. This has features that make it easy to select individual files to load. you need to open the repository (as described in the section Opening a Repository). This removes from the list all of the files that do not meet the filter expression.

A result of OK means that the log file was successfully processed and does not necessarily mean that any of the data was actually loaded into the repository. Right-click the repository and from the shortcut menu. www. for example. select the Attribute Explorer tool to open the Attribute Explorer.sd5 filename extension. they are not valid log files. If any of them cannot be loaded. the log file did not actually contain any of the attributes defined for those devices nor any data that matched the queries.5 Closing a Repository 1 2 3 If necessary. click OK to start the loading process. Locate the repository in the Open Repositories folder in the Attribute Explorer.9. because. 2 *08-??-2004*.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 54 The next table contains some examples. In practice this could be used to select files whose names contain any date in August 2004 specified in the American short date style. 4. Example *. Repository Manager displays a list showing each file and the results of the loading process. select the Attribute Explorer tool to open the Attribute Explorer. Repository Manager will simply move on to the next file.com . choose Close Repository. 8 Notes: When the list reflects the files you want to load.log filename extension and all log files whose names contain the text "Friday" and that have an .dat filename extension and whose names contain the characters "08-" followed by any two characters and then followed by the characters "-2004".9.4 Displaying a list of files loaded into the Repository 1 2 3 If necessary. Only files that have a . When the file loading process has finished. choose Display Loaded Files. 4.dat Clicking the Apply button applies the expression to the files listed in the box above. it is possible for a log file to be shown as OK when in fact none of its data was loaded into the repository because it did not meet any of the loading criteria defined for the devices or if it did. See Repository Template Wizard: Define Devices in the online help for more information.sd5 Selects All files that have a . Locate the repository in the Open Repositories folder in the Attribute Explorer. Note that clearing the expression and clicking Apply again does not cancel any filtering that was applied earlier. • • • Repository Manager will attempt to load all of the files in the list.*Friday*.log.actix. For example. Repository Manager does not reload files that have already been loaded into the repository. Right-click the repository and from the shortcut menu.

2 Click Next to open the Combine or Separate Data? page. which specifies how the results are to be structured into data sources (devices) and which attributes and queries are to be included in each device.6 Deleting a Repository 1 2 From the Repository menu. To open the Template Manager • From the Repository menu. It does not delete any session files associated with the database.actix. add the queries.9. Start the Repository Template wizard from the Template Manager. This opens the Repository Template wizard's Welcome page. choose Template Manager. what type of data it is to be used for. Before you start creating a template. Use the Repository Template wizard to create templates that can then be used for creating repositories. choose Delete Repository. which lists the templates that already exist and also enables you to delete unwanted templates. close the Template Manager. how that data is to be organized. You can also use the Repository Template wizard to edit an existing repository template. The template defines the structure of the new repository. Select the repository you want to delete and then click Delete. To create a new template 1 Open the Template Manager and then click New.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 55 4.9. make sure that all of the queries that you want to use in the template are already available in the Analysis Manager. www. This irreversibly deletes the database from disk. it is based on a template.7 Using the Repository Template Wizard When an empty repository is created. Repository Manager stores the binned data for the attributes as described in Repository Binned Data. 2 4. otherwise you will not be able to add them to the template. and then start again. etc.com . If necessary.

com . select the template you want to delete. and then click Edit.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Basic data analysis 56 To edit an existing template • • Open the Template Manager. Open the Template Manager. select the template you want to change. Note that you cannot delete templates that are supplied by Actix. and then click Delete.actix. This takes you straight to the Combine or Separate Data? page. www. 2 To delete an unwanted template See the online help for more information. or that are within a package.

Base Station Power PN Offset CDMA_Cell EIRP CDMA_Cell PN MCC SID NID BID Layer type CDMA_Cell MCC CDMA_Cell SID CDMA_Cell NID CDMA_Cell BID Layer_type www.3 etc. or a combination of site numbers CDMA_Cell Azimuth CDMA_Cell Beamwidth Purpose Text description of the Site for display on map.com . Mobile Country Code System Identity Network Identity Broadcast Identity Text that specifies which cell layer (for example. Sector-specific information useful for display on maps.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Cell site parameters 57 5 Cell site parameters 5. Numeric identifier for the Site.2. Governs the shape of the sector 'wedge' on the map to reflect the beamwidth of the antenna deployed at the site. purpose or status) that the site belongs to. by technology. 2 Azimuth Beamwidth Orients the sector icons on the map. Locates Site icons on the map.1 CDMA cell site parameters Parameter Site Name Site Number Latitude Longitude Sector Number Actix Workspace Name CDMA_Site SiteName CDMA_Site SiteID CDMA_Site SiteLatitude CDMA_Site SiteLongitude CDMA_Cell Sector ID Can 1. used in CDMA Toolkit calculations. band.actix. Used in CDMA Toolkit calculations. Locates Site icons on the map. Used for multiple cell layers. Base station power. lines to neighbor cells and to color sectors/sites on maps to reflect PN planning.

or a combination of site numbers GSM_Cell Azimuth GSM_Cell Beamwith Azimuth Beamwidth Orients the sector icons on the map. Numeric identifier for the Site. by technology. comprising of a concatenation of the NCC and BCC values. 2 Latitude Longitude Sector Number GSM_Site Latitude GSM_Site Longitude GSM_Cell Sector ID Can be 1. Sector-specific ID information useful for display on maps.com . etc.2. Text that specifies which cell layer (for example. purpose or status) that the site belongs to. Mobile Network Code Mobile Color Code Location Area Code Cell ID value Base Station Identity Code.actix. Used for multiple cell layers. band. Governs the radius of the sector 'wedge' icon to reflect the beamwidth of antenna deployed at the sector. Used as the linking column to associate the GSM_Site and GSM_Cell rows. Base Station Power BCCH MNC MCC LAC CI BSIC Layer type GSM_Cell EIRP GSM_Cell BCCH GSM_Cell MNC GSM_Cell MCC GSM_Cell LAC GSM_Cell CI GSM_Cell BSIC Layer_type www. Locates Site icons on map.3.2 GSM / GPRS / EDGE cell site parameters Parameter Site Name Site Number Workspace Name GSM_Site_SiteName GSM_Site ID Purpose Text description of the Site for display on map. Base station power Broadcast control channel.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Cell site parameters 58 5. Locates Site icons on map.

3. This list is designed to match the entries in the Color_Codes field.com . Sector-specific information useful for display on maps. Base station power Common control channel. etc. Digital Control Channel Digital Voice Color Code A list of traffic channels separated by semicolons.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Cell site parameters 59 5. Base Station Power CCCH Color Codes IDEN_Cell EIRP IDEN_Cell CCCH IDEN_Cell Color_Codes DCCH DVCC TCH_List IDEN_Cell DCCH IDEN_Cell DVCC IDEN_Cell TCH_List MCC CI Layer type IDEN_Cell MCC IDEN_Cell CI Layer_type www.2. purpose or status) that the site belongs to. Used for determining likely serving and neighbor cells. This list is designed to match the entries in the TCH_List field. A list of color codes separated by semicolons. Numeric identifier for the Site. Locates Site icons on map. Can be used to color the sector wedges. Used for determining likely serving and neighbor cells. Used for multiple cell layers. 2 Azimuth Beamwidth Orients the sector icons on the map. Governs the shape of the sector 'wedge' icon to reflect the beamwidth of antenna deployed at the site.actix. band.3 iDEN cell site parameters Parameter Site Name Site Number Latitude Longitude Sector Number Workspace Name IDEN_Site_SiteName IDEN_SiteID IDEN_SiteLatitude IDEN_SiteLongitude IDEN_Cell Sector ID Can use 1. by technology. Mobile Country Code Cell Identity Text that specifies which cell layer (for example. Locates Site icons on map. or a combination of site numbers IDEN_Cell Azimuth IDEN_Cell Beamwidth Purpose Text description of the Site for display on map.

The remaining parameters are optional. Used for multiple cell layers. band or status) the site belongs to.com . Locates site icons on map. Sector-specific information useful for display on maps (can be alpha or numeric) Orients the sector icons on the map. Locates site icons on map.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Cell site parameters 60 5. Configurable text field that specifies which cell layer (for example. Equivalent Isotropic Radiated Power – for informational purposes only Used for cell site identification and to calculate lines to cells Mobile Country Code – for informational purposes only National Domain Code – for informational purposes only Location Area Code – for informational purposes only Cell Identity – for informational purposes only Used to define a pre-defined neighbor list for each cell. by technology.4 UMTS cell site parameters The parameters listed in bold in this table are required for cell data to function interactively with logged data in the main workspace. Governs the shape of the sector “wedge” icon to reflect the beamwidth of antenna deployed at the site. Numeric identifier for the site.actix. 2 Azimuth Beamwidth EIRP SC MCC MNC LAC CI Neighbor List EIRP SC MCC MNC LAC CI WCDMANeighborList Layer Type LayerType www. Used during neighbor list recommendations analysis. Parameter Site Name Site Number Latitude Longitude Sector Number Azimuth Beamwidth Workspace Name SiteName SiteID Latitude Longitude Sector_ID Purpose Text description of the Site for display on map.

actix. 48 P E engineering process. 5 Attribute Explorer. online help. 12 Contents tab. 34 Preferences dialog. 12. 34 G S generating reports. online help. 27 2 I Index tab. 45 Create Repository. 26 right-clicking on. 44 right-clicking on attributes. 55 reverse and forward link data integration. 52 Open Workbook. 55 Display Message Browser. 26 Delete Repository. 16. 25 filenames. 19 H help. 45 streams. 32 Display on Table. online help. 48 multidimensional display. 53 attribute help. 19 starting Actix Software. 18 Message Browser. context. 8 Histogram queries. 20 message binning. 51 Crosstab queries. 42 distance binning.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Index 61 6 Index A Analysis Manager. 7 Open Logfile. 45 Find Attribute. 22 location binning. 17. 11 Excel templates. 34 searching for. 8 Create a New Filter. 10 Statistical queries. 48 geographical data. 17 Microsoft Excel reports. 8 attributes. 48 Repository Manager. 50 Repository Template Wizard. 19 Protocol Stack Browser. 45 binning methods. 27 Forms feature. 33 F R Favorites tab. 36 reports. 32 message filtering. 45 MapInfo data types. 7 Favorites tab. 7 integrating data files. 26 Open Repository. 18 B Binned queries. 7 context help. 40 panning map windows. 35 N Network Explorer. 20 applications. Workspace Explorer. 37 Replay feature. using the. 45 Annotations. 44 www.com . 32 Layer Control dialog. 26 Filter queries. 42 Display on Workbook. online help. 7 searching for attributes. 18 M C cellrefs. 44 L Layer 3 messaging. 18. 48 panning chart windows. 24 D data attributes. 18 O online help. 19 lines to cells. 26 data streams. 27 setting the binning method. 26 superstreaming. 27. 45 Search tab.

39 www. 48 workbooks. using.com . 47 Z zooming chart windows. 25 2 U UMTS cell site parameters. using. 39 zooming map windows. 60 workbook reports. 34 V viewing data in charts. 18 W WCDMA cell site parameters. 42 Template Manager.actix. 60 UMTS filters. 34 T tables. 55 time-based binning. 42 workspace.Actix Analyzer Getting Started Guide March 2008 Index 62 synchronized data. 43 viewing data in maps.

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