Anritsu Unveils Field Test Instrument for 3D Indoor/Outdoor Coverage Mapping for 5G NR

Anritsu, along with location solutions company, TRX Systems, has introduced the industry’s first field solution that provides 3D indoor and outdoor coverage mapping for 5G New Radio (5G NR). The new solution integrates the Field Master Pro MS2090A RF handheld spectrum analyzer with the MA8100A TRX NEON Signal Mapper. The offering was unveiled at the ongoing IWCE 2019 expo in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The new integrated field test solution allows wireless professionals deploying 5G NR to conduct more accurate measurements than conventional instruments using 2D data to ensure 5G NR networks meet performance specifications both indoors and outside. Commercial wireless service providers, public safety entities, and wireless subcontractors can use the Field Master Pro MS2090A with NEON to ensure reliable communications everywhere, from wide open spaces in the countryside to the middle of a large city. NEON can also be used to ensure network performance inside office buildings, on trains in underground tunnels, and in large public spaces such as sports arenas, shopping malls, and airports.

When used outside and in sight of GPS satellites, the solution will use GPS data to continuously track the user while making measurements. Where GPS is not available, the TRX NEON solution using a body-worn tracking unit and Android-based software delivers 3D location and mapping of measurement data inside buildings, underground and in other GPS-denied areas.

In addition to the unique 3D tracking capability, NEON Signal Mapper provides exceptional indoor coverage mapping capabilities. It eliminates the need to manually perform "check-ins" at each test point, provides more data than what can be gathered manually, and removes data recording errors caused by "guesstimating" locations in large buildings. NEON delivers actionable data in areas not easily analyzed such as stairways and elevators, enables quick analysis of signal coverage, and drives faster problem resolution by providing the industry’s only geo-referenced 3D visualization.

The combined solution leverages the industry-leading performance of the Field Master Pro MS2090A, which has the highest continuous frequency coverage up to 54 GHz, real-time spectrum analysis bandwidth up to 100 MHz, and a ruggedized design to withstand the demands of field test. Its best-in-class performance includes Displayed Average Noise Level (DANL) of <-160 dBm, Third Order Intercept (TOI) of typically +20 dBm, and phase noise of typically -110 dBc/Hz @ 100 kHz offset.

The 5G NR demodulation is supported by the Field Master Pro MS2090A. It provides cell ID, beam ID, RSRP/RSRQ, SINR, and EVM in all 5G bands (sub-6 GHz [3.5 GHz] and millimeter-wave [28 GHz and 39 GHz]). It can also be used to conduct compliance testing, including EIRP, spectral emission mask, and time offset, as well as harmonic and spurious testing. Real-time spectrum analysis spans up to 100 MHz are possible for accurate interference monitoring in the cellular bands or full ISM band.

Anritsu’s Other Highlights at IWCE:

FirstNet Compatibility

To ensure public safety systems are FirstNet compatible, Anritsu will be showcasing the Network Master Pro MT1000A optical transport tester. The all-in-one optical solution can be used to test xHaul (mobile fronthaul/mobile backhaul) fiber connections to ensure FirstNet networks are in compliance with standards.

Public Safety Network Maintenance and Repair

Among the solutions for field maintenance and repair will be the industry leading LMR Master S412E. The handheld field analyzer is ideal for land mobile radio (LMR) and professional mobile radio (PMR) technicians and engineers responsible for field testing the RF performance of NBFM, P25, P25 Phase 2 (TDMA), DMR (MotoTRBO), TETRA, NXDN, dPMR, and LTE for commercial, public safety, maritime, and critical infrastructure radio systems. It also offers support for USA Class 1 railway Positive Train Control systems. Other public safety network solutions Anritsu is displaying at IWCE are the ACCESS Master MT9085 Series, Site Master S362E, Site Master UltraPortable Cable and Antenna Analyzer S331P, and Spectrum Master MS2760A USB Spectrum Analyzer.

For interference mitigation of public safety networks, Anritsu is displaying the Remote Spectrum Monitor MS27102A and Mobile Interference Hunter MX28007A. The MS27102A is a full-featured platform for monitoring and recording signals in user-specified frequencies to mitigate interference problems and identify illegal or unlicensed signal activity. The Mobile Interference Hunter is designed to locate interfering signals operating anywhere in the frequency band covered by the spectrum analyzer it is used with. It can be used to locate intentional radiators, such as jammers and illegal “black” base stations, as well as unintentional radiators, such as PIM.

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