Real-time HSPA emulator for end-to-edge QoS evaluation in all-IP beyond 3G heterogeneous wireless networks
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This paper is aimed at presenting the real-time High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) emulator that has been developed in the framework of the AROMA project. Real-time emula- tors allow reproducing realistic scenarios to test algorithms, strategies, protocols and applications under realistic condi- tions. Therefore, real-time emulators constitute a powerful tool to evaluate the end-user's Quality of Experience (QoE), which could not be achieved by means of o -line simulations. The presented emulator is integrated in the AROMA real- time testbed, which has been developed to provide a frame- work for demonstrating the bene ts of the common radio re- source management algorithms as well as the proposed end- to-edge Quality of Service (QoS) management techniques developed for all-IP beyond 3G heterogeneous wireless net- works in the context of the AROMA project. This paper presents a qualitative description of the developed tool, em- phasizing some interesting implementation details that may result helpful in the development of similar emulation plat- forms. Some illustrative results, showing the capabilities of the developed tool, are also presented and analyzed.
CitationLópez-Benítez, M. [et al.]. Real-time HSPA emulator for end-to-edge QoS evaluation in all-IP beyond 3G heterogeneous wireless networks. A: 1st International Workshop on the Evaluation of Quality of Service through Simulation in the Future Internet (QoSim 2008). "1st International Workshop on the Evaluation of Quality of Service through Simulation in the Future Internet (QoSim 2008)". Marseille: ICST, 2008, p. 1-12.