Emulation of various radio access technologies for zero on site testing in the railway domain – The Emulradio4rail platforms

Marion Berbineau, Juan Moreno, Sofiane Kharbech, Ying Yan, Alessandro Vizzari, Raul Torrego, José Soler, Laurent Clavier, Rédha Kassi, Franco Mazzenga, Romeo Giuliano, Val Iñaki, Christophe Gransart, Virginie Deniau, Yann Cocheril, Kristina Svensson, Armano Carillo

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    In order to assess the reliability, availability, and maintainability of wireless links for the rail sector in the laboratory, it is necessary to develop measurement platforms able to emulate real railway radio environments. This type of testing platform should combine very new approaches, the so-called system in the loop (SITL) and hardware in the loop (HITL). It allows connecting directly and coupling at radio frequency level (RF) the real equipment to be tested, the radio emulators (physical systems), and the simulators able to mimic the railway network and the railway channels’ behavior, including interferences. The Emulradio4rail platforms will support multiple emulation instances such as LTE, Wi-Fi, and SatCom networks. The paper will present the architecture of the platforms under development and preliminary assessments.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of 8th Transport Research Arena 
    Number of pages10
    Publication date2020
    Publication statusPublished - 2020
    EventTransport Research Arena 2020 - Messukeskus Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Duration: 27 Apr 202030 Apr 2020


    ConferenceTransport Research Arena 2020
    LocationMessukeskus Helsinki
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    • Channel emulator
    • Open Air Interface
    • Train to Ground communications
    • LTE
    • Satellite
    • Wi-Fi


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