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Radio Access Network Emulator for LTE

Correia, A. ; Souto, N.S.

Radio Access Network Emulator for LTE , Proc International Conf. on Mobile Computing and Wireless Communications , Marrakech, Morocco, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 6, October, 2009.

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In this paper we present an LTE RAN (Radio Access Network) Emulator based on a new method for mobile channels modeling. The new method is then used to model the OFDMA Downlink of LTE (Long Term Evolution) link level performance under 16-QAM hierarchical modulation. The models have been derived for a Quality of Service (QoS) corresponding to a Block Error Rate (BLER) of 1%, which is the common value for real-time applications. The results provided by the RAN Emulator are then compared to the statistical distribution of the received sequence in a LTE link level simulation. Further, we presented an analysis of the delay in a LTE transmission with different sources.