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RF Drive Test

The RF Drive Test block offers a powerful RF drive test solution:

RF Dive Test block

Left hand side Input:

  • Spectra

 

All you need for operation is a PC/Laptop, a SPECTRAN V6 with GPS option (or our GNSS Compass for best possible accuracy) and an OmniLOG PRO antenna (use the magnetic stand to mount it on the rooftop of your vehicle) - done. Optional you can use this solution as a man pack RF monitoring system. Simply place above hardware in backpack and walk around the area you want to monitor/record.

You can select a specific band and/or channel(s) or even a wide frequency range for example record the complete 6GHz range and get a live heat map showing the corresponding signal strength of every selected signal.

After recording, you can even select a different specific frequency range or channel to generate a new RF power heat map for the newly selected range only.

A great tool for:

  • Performance Analysis
  • Integration of New Sites and change parameters of Existing Sites
  • Marketing
  • Benchmarking
  • Locate hidden or illegal transmitter
  • Back pack RF monitoring

 

The block setup is quite simple and only needs our typical well known map setup (e.g. online via Open Streetmap or your own offline mapa data, grid type etc.) and the heat map adjustment.In addition we added two features which are very helpfull for a perfect heat map setup:

  • Signal Range (from 5m to 200m). It adjusts the interpolation size.
  • Position Interpolation (from 1 to 10). It fills gaps with low GPS updates.

RF Drive Test Setup

 

After setup your mission might look like attached screenshot. Select the frequency or band of interest and you get the corrosponding field strength heat map:

RF Drive Test Screenshot

 

Another record with some adjustments in map brightness and smalles possible signal range tracking bluetooth channel 37 only:

RF Drive Test at its best

 

Attached a typical mission using the GNSS Compass for highest possible accuracy:

RF Test Drive | Typical Mission

 

Another mission using the optional GPS of the SPECTRAN V6 instead:

RF Test Drive simple mission

 

A mission reading a test drive record from disk:

Record to RF Test Drive

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