Repeatability, isolation and accuracy are the most desired factors while testing wireless devices. However, they cannot be guaranteed by traditional drive tests. Channel emulators play a major role in filling these gaps in testing. In this paper we present an efficient channel emulator which is better than existing commercial products in terms of cost, remote access, support for complex network topologies and scalability. We present the hardware and software architecture of our channel emulator and describe the experiments we conducted to evaluate its performance against a commercial channel emulator.
Beshay, J. D., Subramani, K. S., Mahabeleshwar, N., Nourbakhsh, E., McMillin, B., Banerjee, B., … Chen, J. (2016). Wireless Networking Testbed and Emulator (WiNeTestEr). Computer Communications, 73, 99–107. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.comcom.2015.08.007