Keysight Technologies, an American electronic company, has announced it has collaborated with Qualcomm Technologies, a semiconductor and wireless telecommunications provider, to establish an end-to-end 5G non-terrestrial network (NTN) connection.
Keysight and Qualcomm Technologies want to speed up 5G NTN technology to offer reasonably priced broadband access in remote locations based on this successful demonstration of call signaling and data transfer via orbit trajectory emulation.
NTNs based on 5G satellite-to-ground communication provide remote locations lacking terrestrial network coverage with safe, dependable, and high bandwidth access. Widespread 5G NTN deployments can boost the economy of industrial sectors like agriculture, energy, health, and transportation while bringing important financial, health, and safety benefits to rural populations.
A Qualcomm Technologies 5G mobile test platform (MTP) was used in conjunction with Keysight’s 5G base station and aerospace emulation tools to create the end-to-end 5G NTN connection, which was based on modeling constellations of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites.
The Qualcomm Technologies MTP is a reference design for a smartphone that serves as a tried-and-true testing platform for integrating and validating the most cutting-edge technologies made accessible by Qualcomm Technologies research laboratories. Device manufacturers can quickly create and validate 3GPP Release 17 compatible designs thanks to the partnership.
As satellites move at speeds up to 7,500 kilometers per second and at altitudes as high as 750 kilometers, Keysight’s high-performance emulation capabilities enable the compensation for significant Doppler effect and time delay.
Thousands of satellites used for environmental monitoring, mission-critical communications, and maritime applications are launched by the aerospace industry using Keysight’s software-centric design and validation technologies.
Keysight develops an end-to-end combined terrestrial and space lab-based test bed that blends 5G network and real-world channel emulation hardware and software to accurately model a variety of orbit trajectories.
The solution simulates ground-to-satellite, satellite-to-ground, and ground-to-ground satellite communications via dynamic multipath propagation. This offers comprehensive performance verification of 5G NTN devices as well as terrestrial and non-terrestrial infrastructure.