Hybrid approach for protocol testing of LTE system: A practical case study

Juho Perälä, Petri Jurmu, Jarmo Pinola

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Abstract

The increasing usage of mobile data-intensive applications and their needs for high data rates are setting challenges towards the today’s wireless mobile communication systems. The Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) has addressed these challenges by introducing an IP-based Long-Term Evolution (LTE) project based on Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) technology, aiming to provide wireless communication standard with targeted data rates over 100Mbits/s. Development of LTE-based communication system sets major challenges for the testing process. Testing of particular protocol implementations of an incomplete system is challenging, as testing needs to be carried out in both simulation-based (when hardware not yet available) and target environments. There is often also need to simulate the over- and underlying protocol layers as these may not be available during early phase testing. This paper describes a practical case study where a hybrid approach of simulation- and target-based testing is carried out for testing particular protocol implementation. The described approach enables convenient transition from early phase simulation-based testing of single protocol layer to target testing of the overall system including the complete communication protocol stack.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 Second International Conference on Advances in System Testing and Validation Lifecycle
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Pages32-36
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-7695-4146-4
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-7784-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event2nd International Conference on Advances in System Testing and Validation Lifecycle, VALID 2010 - Nice, France
Duration: 22 Aug 201027 Aug 2010
Conference number: 2

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Advances in System Testing and Validation Lifecycle, VALID 2010
Abbreviated titleVALID 2010
CountryFrance
CityNice
Period22/08/1027/08/10

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Long Term Evolution (LTE)
Network protocols
Testing
Frequency division multiple access
Mobile telecommunication systems
Communication systems
Computer systems
Hardware
Communication

Keywords

  • 3GPP LTE
  • protocol testing
  • hybrid approach

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Perälä, J., Jurmu, P., & Pinola, J. (2010). Hybrid approach for protocol testing of LTE system: A practical case study. In 2010 Second International Conference on Advances in System Testing and Validation Lifecycle (pp. 32-36). IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers . https://doi.org/10.1109/VALID.2010.18
Perälä, Juho ; Jurmu, Petri ; Pinola, Jarmo. / Hybrid approach for protocol testing of LTE system: A practical case study. 2010 Second International Conference on Advances in System Testing and Validation Lifecycle. IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers , 2010. pp. 32-36
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Hybrid approach for protocol testing of LTE system: A practical case study. / Perälä, Juho; Jurmu, Petri; Pinola, Jarmo.

2010 Second International Conference on Advances in System Testing and Validation Lifecycle. IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers , 2010. p. 32-36.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

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Perälä J, Jurmu P, Pinola J. Hybrid approach for protocol testing of LTE system: A practical case study. In 2010 Second International Conference on Advances in System Testing and Validation Lifecycle. IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers . 2010. p. 32-36 https://doi.org/10.1109/VALID.2010.18