Coronavirus (Covid-19): Latest updates and information
Skip to main content Skip to navigation

Connectivity and Communications Technology Facilities

Accelerating Connectivity and Communications Technologies

Working with you to configure our capabilities around your needs

Working With You

Facilities

Unique access to a configurable combination of real and synthetic environments and systems to enable testing, prediction, and analysis of devices, subsystems and the emergent behaviors of systems-of-systems in a way that is scalable, efficient in the use of resources, and controllably repeatable.

FAC

Spectrum

Our facilities continuum allows for a broad spectrum access across licensed and unlicensed bands. If necessary, we can extend our facilities to include features and operating procedures which take account of both security and privacy sensitivities.

spectrum_82-srf07104.jpg

Our Campus and indoor workshops are licensed by Ofcom:
  • 3.54 - 3.58 GHz (non-commercial)
  • 4.1 - 4.2 GHz (shared access)
  • 25 - 27 GHz (non-commercial)
  • 27.5 - 29.5 GHz (non-commercial)
  • ISM (2.4 - 2.5 GHz, 24 - 24.25 GHz, 61 - 61.5 GHz)

spectrum_71-srf07041.jpg

Our two drive-in Anechoic Faraday Chambers are suitable for all bands and applications
 

Equipment: Channel Sounding FR1

Determines the fundamental, over-the-air, performance characteristics of a 5G NR transceiver pair. Can be vehicle-mounted. Currently operating at 3GPP Release 15 (All numerologies and channel bandwidths).

csfr_img_4478.jpg

Our List of Equipment in this catafory includes the latest equipment from Rohde and Shwartz

  • SMBV100B Vector Signal Generator capable to generate 5G NR waveforms, uplink and downlink, up to 6 GHz, 240 MHz bandwidth
  • FSV3007 Signal and Spectrum Analyser operating up to 7.5 GHz, analysis applications include 5G NR waveforms, uplink and downlink
  • BBA150 15 Watt Broadband Amplifier, extending the OTA transmit path to 300 m. Pathway to extend if required

Equipment: Channel Sounding FR2

Determines the fundamental, over-the-air, performance characteristics of a 5G NR transceiver pair. Can be vehicle-mounted. Currently operating at 3GPP Release 15 (All numerologies and channel bandwidths).

csfr2_img_0396

Our List of Equipment in this catafory includes the latest equipment from Rohde and Shwartz

  • SMW200A Vector Signal Generator operating up to 40 GHz, 2 GHz bandwidth
  • SMZ90 Frequency Multiplier for signal generation in the 60 - 90 GHz range
  • FSW85 Signal and Spectrum Analyser operating up to 85 GHz

Equipment: Open Air Interface 4G EPC Core

Based on Open Air Interface. Fully Scalable EPC capability

oai4gepc_warwick_university_4531-015
  • Functional Blocks - MME, SGW, PGW, HSS
  • Exposed Interfaces - X2, ,S10, S11, S1-MME,S1-U, S6a, S5, S8, SGi
  • SDN flow management Priority / VPN / Bandwidth Control e.g. UL/DL limit.
  • Traffic monitoring software for detecting traffic collusion, Block/Bit Error Rate/CRC, network protocols such as GTP, PDCP, RLC, RRC.
  • Support of eNB, NSA gNB, COTS UE, COTS SIM and eSIM
  • Custom SIM and SIM databases
  • MEC Ready via Ethernet to the core

Equipment: Spirent Stand Alone 5G Core (Landslide)

Spirent Landslide with fully scalable Stand Alone capability (Release 16)

sa5gcore_landslide
  • Functional Blocks – AMF, SMF, UPF, and AUSF emulation in AMF
  • Emulated 5G UE and gNB
  • Include SDN flow management, Priority / VPN /Bandwidth Control e.g. UL/DL limit
  • Exposed Interface N1,N1-U, N2, N3,N6, N11 (a.k.a. nausf)
  • Built in UE traffic generator
  • Traffic monitoring software for detecting traffic collusion,
  • Block/Bit Error Rate/CRC, network protocols such as GTPv2, NAS,NG-AP,SCTP,L2,L1
  • eSIM emulation on UE and AMF
  • MEC Ready via 10Gb Ethernet to the core.
  • Dedicated Cisco 9300 Series Switch with 40Gb to Wider Network

Equipment: Open Air Interface 4G eNodeB

Based on Open Air Interface

oai4genb_59-srf06931
  • 3GPP Release 14 OTA compliant, capable of supporting a full attach.
  • Bidirectional, data payload capable and usable.
  • Supports up to LTE Advanced Pro - SISO 100 MHz (a.k.a. 5G Experience)
  • User-selectable across all LTE Bands + non-standard ISM bands
  • 10Gb Ethernet interface for network deployment
  • Access to Control Plane and User Plane
  • Can be used as LTE anchor in 5G NSA for options 3x and 3a

Equipment: Open Air Interface 5G NR gNodeB

Based on Open Air Interface.

oai5ggnb_1
  • 3GPP Release 15 NSA-compliant software capable of completing a full attach
  • Bidirectional, payload capable and usable
  • Full 5G NR numerology supports up to:
  • 2x2 MIMO
  • Each channel up to 100 MHz BW, i.e. 275 PRBs TDD or FDD
  • User-selectable bands in the FR1 allocation
  • 10Gb Ethernet interface for network deployment

Equipment: Spirent 5G NR gNodeB

Spirent Stand Alone 5G NR Transmitter (Release 15) with upgrade to Release 16 shortly

s5gnrgnb_img_4615
  • 3GPP Release 15 NSA-compliant SW/HW capable of completing a full attach
  • 2x2 MIMO for LTE anchor in 5G NSA mode
  • User-selectable bands for the LTE anchor
  • Full 5G NR numerology supports:
  • 2x2 MIMO
  • each channel up to 100 MHz BW
  • user-selectable bands in the FR1
  • bidirectional, payload capable

Equipment: NI 5G NR Non-Standalone Test User Equipment

NI Stand Alone 5G NR UE (Release 15) with upgrade to Release 16 shortly.

s5gnrgnb_img_4643
  • Fully 3GPP Release 15 NSA-compliant software capable of completing a full attach
  • Bidirectional, payload capable and usable
  • Interface: Ethernet protocol (currently we use UDP)
  • SIM-card allows usage on compliant networks (currently MFM)
  • Physical connector to the UE is mini-SAS HD

Equipment: National Instruments 5GNR mmWave Transmitter

ni5gnrmmwavetx_warwick_university_4531-002
  • Verizon 5G specifications
  • Unidirectional, payload capable
  • Achieved communication range: 200 m Line-of-Sight
  • Maximum data rate: 2.867 Gb/s
  • Infrastructure and vehicle mountable

Equipment: National Instruments 5GNR mmWave Receiver

ni5gnrmmwaverx_picture1
  • Verizon 5G specifications
  • Unidirectional, payload capable
  • Achieved communication range: 200 m Line-of-Sight
  • Maximum data rate: 2.867 Gb/s

Vehicles and Devices for Test

We have ownership and access to a range of vehicles (autonomous and/or human controlled).

ipace_img_4349 evoque
wmg_jan20_3dx_3 wmg_jan20_3dx_7