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Testing

The PSCR program has established a test plan with three major phases of PSBB testing and evaluation. The PSCR program is also developing a conformance and performance test process with industry fora.

All test results the PSCR program publishes will be non-attributable to the industry stakeholder.

Please send questions or feedback to 700MHz@its.bldrdoc.gov.

Three-Phase Test Plan

Stakeholders who have an executed CRADA will have access to the detailed test procedures and work with PSCR in refining those in future updates of the test plan.

Phase 1: Basic Functionality Testing

» Phase 1: Basic Functionality Tests are available here — click to open or right-click to save or download the PDFMacro Cell (APR 30, 2012) and Small Cell (MAR 11, 2013).

Basic functionality testing will determine if the LTE equipment submitted for use in the PSCR broadband demonstration project has been configured correctly to achieve a minimal level of functionality. Tests will include:

  • Physical layer tests to ensure that the submitted equipment will not interfere with other existing 700 MHz narrowband LMR, PSCR demonstration systems

  • Messaging/protocol tests

  • Public safety application tests

  • Basic performance tests

Phase 2: System and Node-Level Testing

» Phase 2 has been placed on an indefinite hold.

Phase 3: Advanced Feature, Conformance, Interoperability, and Roaming Testing

» Phase 3 Part 1: Network Interoperability & Drive Test, (MAY 7, 2013) is available here — click to open or right-click to save or download the PDF.

Conformance and Performance Test Process

PSCR is developing a conformance and performance test process with industry fora for both UE and EPC infrastructure. This process will be posted here when available.