Remote Control of ROMES on Windows 7

For optimization of mobile communication networks, drive tests with coverage measurement systems are being performed. The coverage measurement platform provided by Rohde & Schwarz is based on R&S® ROMES, which is the application software to define and setup measurement devices, acquire and store the measurement data and displaying measured data during the measurement period and a later replay. Additional drivers are used for attaching different measurement devices, such as the Rohde & Schwarz Universal Radio Network Analyzers TSMQ or TSMW or test mobiles from different manufacturers. Depending on the required measurement tasks, R&S® ROMES can be configured freely to adapt to the user’s needs. As long as the measurements are performed in an outdoor environment using a vehicle traveling around, size and weight of the measurement system is not a problem. As more and more measurements are performed in an indoor environment by walking around, size, weight and mechanical handling is an issue of interest. ROMES® can be used in a light weight configuration, which is small enough to be carried in a back pack. For use of R&S®ROMES with R&S® TSMW in an indoor environment, the Backpack System R&S® TSMW-Z3 has been designed. The system includes a mini PC with R&S® ROMES which needs to be controlled remotely. This application note describes, how to establish a Wireless Lan Access Point on the R&S® ROMES PC and to setup a wireless LAN connection between an Apple iPad® and the mini PC.