The S8826A MANET Channel Emulation Toolset enables users to evaluate the end-to-end performance of mobile ad-hoc networks (MANET) and mesh radio systems under real-world radio propagation conditions. As a standard and waveform agnostic test solution, it supports all proprietary systems.

Technological advancements, such as MIMO and beamforming, combined with the increased complexity in wireless military communication systems, have accelerated the need to test large mesh network topologies with dynamically changing radio channel and interference conditions. This is why Keysight’s S8826A MANET Channel Emulation Toolset supports:

  • Mesh configurations of up to 64 radios in a single unit for testing large SISO and MIMO mesh network topologies.
  • Full range of operating frequencies from HF up to 6 GHz.
  • PROPSIM Channel Emulation Solution combines with Keysight’s E7770A Common Interface Unit to extend the frequency to 6-12GHz bands.
  • Up to 1.2 GHz of instantaneous bandwidth to test ultra-wideband gigabit links.

The S8826A toolset is based on the PROPSIM F64 and PROPSIM FS16 channel emulators, which offer a highly scalable and flexible basis for MANET testing:

  • From 2 to 16 radios with PROPSIM FS16 and from 8 to 64 radios with PROPSIM F64.
  • End-to-end performance and interoperability testing of mission critical tactical wireless communication systems.
  • High-performing, network level channel emulation to easily replicate field-testing conditions in a repeatable way.
  • The ability to test the functionality of critical communication networks using a hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) test bed with full control over the key parameters including Doppler shift, delay, and phase.

F9860A Channel Studio

Keysight’s F9860A Channel Studio is a state-of-the-art radio propagation channel modeling software for real-time testing and performance evaluation of devices, radio systems, and transceivers. It simplifies the creation of multi-link test scenarios for wireless testing and special radio systems testing. Channel Studio supports user-defined 3D spatial scenarios and dynamic modeling of movement for 5G testing:

  • 3GPP 38.901 CDL FR1 and FR2 models
  • UMi, UMa, O2I and I2O
  • SCME

The F9860A Channel Studio supports importing 3D antenna models. It offers 3GPP-defined channel models to test V2X safety applications as well as for on board Wi-Fi and cellular connection. In addition, device-to-device topologies are supported. The F9860A Channel Studio provides an interface to import data, which allows advanced users to bring test scenarios from external simulation tools.

F9860A Channel Studio - radio propagation channel modeling software

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