The ideal combination for indoor and outdoor, multi-frequency radio coverage mapping measurements. This application note explains how to build and use a radio frequency coverage mapping test system utilizing Anritsu's Remote Spectrum Monitor MS27101A, Vision MX280001A software, and NEON Signal Mapper MA8100A solutions. P/N: 11410-01096
The MA8100A TRX NEON Signal Mapper is a 3D in-building coverage mapping solution that
is integrated for use with Anritsu handheld spectrum analyzer products to automatically
collect geo-referenced test data with every step. The system allows you to perform coverage
testing of RF communications systems both indoors and outdoors. It uses inertial data from a wearable tracking device to enable real-time 3D location and mapping inside buildings. The system incorporates GPS data when line of sight to GPS satellites is available.
5G networks will provide wider channel bandwidths and
greater data capacity than current 4G networks. Channel
bandwidths greater than 200 MHz and data rates of tens of
gigabits per second are planned.
Read more about these new test Challenges.
Engineers responsible for designing and installing In Building Wireless (IBW) networks have longed for tools to help them do their jobs better and more efficiently. For one engineering firm in the Pacific Northwest, utilizing the Anritsu LMR Master™ S412E handheld analyzer with the MA8100A TRX NEON Signal Mapper provided them with considerable advantages over traditional signal mapping methods that require a GPS signal, which is usually unreliable – at best – or more commonly unavailable indoors. By using this innovative system, the engineering team was able to complete the project faster so schools could open on schedule.
Understanding in-building propagation will be important for the success of the coming 5G mobile communication technologies. Anritsu is a leader in mmWave measurement test equipment and offers both equipment and software to make it easy to measure in-building coverage of the new 5G spectrum.
In-building Coverage Mapping with TRX NEON Signal Mapper
Anritsu is proud to introduce the NEW MA8100A Series TRX NEON Signal Mapper, a 3D in-building coverage mapping solution for use with all Anritsu Handheld instruments with spectrum analyzer mode using channel power measurements. Instruments supported include
LMR Master, Spectrum Master, Site Master, BTS/Cell Master, and VNA Master.
Test and measurement leader Anritsu debuts certification programs for active, passive DAS
This article originally appeared in the on-line edition of RCR Wireless in November, 2015
A tracker and TRX software, used in conjunction with Anritsu's LMR Master handheld instrument, enable lightly-trained users to be able to quickly and accurately map signal and sensor information inside buildings.
This article originally appeared in the on-line edition of RCR Wireless in May, 2016
Facility managers often need to verify Public Safety, Broadcast and Personal communications systems operate throughout the facility. Point location measurements of spectrum analyzer displays are commonly used to document signal levels.
The Anritsu S412E combined with the MA8100A Series 3D signal mapping solution provides a powerful in-building mapping solution so users can easily make measurements and create detailed maps and reports of in-building coverage.