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A smartphone-based platform to test the performance of wireless mobile networks and preliminary findings
Author(s): Xinli Geng; Hao Xu; Xiaowei Qin
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Paper Abstract

During the last several years, the amount of wireless network traffic data increased fast and relative technologies evolved rapidly. In order to improve the performance and Quality of Experience (QoE) of wireless network services, the analysis of field network data and existing delivery mechanisms comes to be a promising research topic. In order to achieve this goal, a smartphone based platform named Monitor and Diagnosis of Mobile Applications (MDMA) was developed to collect field data. Based on this tool, the web browsing service of High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) network was tested. The top 200 popular websites in China were selected and loaded on smartphone for thousands times automatically. Communication packets between the smartphone and the cell station were captured for various scenarios (e.g. residential area, urban roads, bus station etc.) in the selected city. A cross-layer database was constructed to support the off-line analysis. Based on the results of client-side experiments and analysis, the usability of proposed portable tool was verified. The preliminary findings and results for existing web browsing service were also presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 October 2016
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9902, Fourth International Conference on Wireless and Optical Communications, 99020F (7 October 2016);
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Xinli Geng, Univ. of Science and Technology of China (China)
Hefei Institutes of Physical Science (China)
Hao Xu, Univ. of Nevada, Reno (United States)
Xiaowei Qin, Univ. of Science and Technology of China (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9902:
Fourth International Conference on Wireless and Optical Communications
Maode Ma, Editor(s)

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