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available bandwidth; ABW; eMBB; mobile broadband; measurement platform; CRUSP
Enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) is just around the corner, and its performance aspect makes it interesting for Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) communication. Fair benchmarking of communication networks has been a research topic for decades. In contrast to wired networks, mobile networks lack a quick, accurate, and data-saving tool to describe the properties of the connection in a vehicle. Therefore, this work aims to create a crowdsourcing-ready and easily expandable software platform capable of analyzing the current network conditions in a quick and data-saving way. Based on literature research, we identified CRUSP as quick, data-saving, and accurate method to characterize mobile communication networks. Afterwards, we realized Constant Rate Ultra Short Probing (CRUSP) in a flexible software platform for performing, gathering, and analyzing measurements. The evaluation of the software was performed in a configurable and shielded reference cell and delivered an average error of 2.44% to iPerf3, a popular reference tool. In conclusion, the results indicated that the developed software operates accurately in Long-Term Evolution (LTE) networks.
Telecommunication: 50% Computer Engineering and Software-Intensive Systems: 50%