Mentum Planet 5.7 Core

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Mentum Planet 5.7 Core Mentum Planet Public Training MP501


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Introduction About the Class By the end of the course, you will learn how to use Mentum Planet functionality to model your radio access network. Mentum Planet 5 is a state-of the-art RF planning software.

It allows you to create detailed models of air interfaces with support for advanced antenna systems. Also all legacy systems are supported. From HSPA+ to FDMA, all systems can be modeled in the same project


Introduction About the Class

The class is focused around the following activities: Lecture

  

To describe technical information To explain concepts To introduce activities

Guided hands-on practice   


To give you the opportunity to use Mentum Planet to complete common tasks To demonstrate the use of Mentum Planet features and functionality To provide suggestions for using Mentum Planet effectively

Introduction Participation Protocol

Set phones and pagers to vibrate mode

Check email only during scheduled breaks


Discuss ideas openly

Share at discussion time

Follow along with the instructor 5

Introduction Mentum Planet Feature Set Ready for the Evolution of 4G

LTE Downlink Data Rate Layer


Introduction Mentum Planet Feature Set Advanced Antenna Systems Automatic Propagation Analysis Tool

MultiTechnology Support

Mentum Planet Automatic Network Planning Tool

Indoor Systems

Optimization Solutions


Introduction Mentum Planet Feature Set

Complete solution throughout the whole network cycle Wi-Fi LTE



Planet Core




Tetra P25 Cdma2000

Mentum Planet – Technology Modules 8

Introduction Mentum Planet 5 Feature Set Propagation Model Editor

Tabular Editor

Antenna Editor

Antenna Algorithm Editor

Mentum Planet

Environment Editor

Link Configuration Editor

Subscriber Editor

Frame Editor

Understanding the Editors 9

Site Editor

Introduction Start page


Introduction Getting Help

From within Mentum Planet, Choose Help  Topics


Introduction Getting Help

From within Mentum Planet, Help  Knowledge Base

From any dialog box, press F1

From Start Page


Introduction Workflow (MP501) • Gather information about site locations, antennas as well


as ensure you have a DTM and up-to-date clutter.



• Ensure data is in a format supported by Mentum Planet and import grids and surveys as required.



• Define user preferences including default settings and Data Manager profiles.


4 5 6


• Create or open a project.

• Define network settings.

• Create groups and flags.

10 11

• Configure and place sites. Create site templates.

• Define propagation models.

• Optionally, compare and analyze survey data.

• Generate predictions.

• Visualize in Bing Maps and export to Google Earth.

• Heterogeneous Networks. Extra • Datamanager Handling.

Projects Opening

Choose File  Open Project

Start Page

Choose File  Recent Project Create a shortcut to the project .planet file and double-click 14

User Preferences Customizing Mentum Planet


Project Settings Configuring a Mentum Planet Project


Key Considerations Project Settings

On the General tab, if you want to save project display settings, associate a workspace (.wor) file with the Mentum Planet project.

On the Geodata tab, specify the geodata settings respecting the required folder structure.

On the Coordinate System tab, ensure that the units are defined appropriately and that you use units consistently across the project.

On the Folders tab, specify the Bin, Signal Strength, or Prediction View folders on a central server if you want to save disk space locally.

On the Channels Models tab, specify the mobile speeds to be used throughout the project


Key Considerations Project Settings

On the Prediction Heights tab, specify height parameters to be used in prediction generation. Enable the Used check box to display the defined height in the Active Height list

On the Advanced Options tab, if you are using Data Manager, enable sharing permissions. When a file type is shared (i.e., the check box is enabled), the absolute path to the data is stored in Data Manager.

On the Custom List tab, create pre-defined lists that you can use when adding custom attributes to project elements (such as a site, sector, or antenna) on the Custom Data tab.

On the Custom Data tab, select the item for which you want to define a custom data definition. The parameters you define for custom data determines the requirements that dictate whether data entered is valid.

On the Network Perfomance Management tab, define network performance platforms to retrieve sector load values. Then further visualize Key Performance Indicators(KPI) for a specific day or time.


Project Settings Configuring a Mentum Planet Project

Mentum Planet fully supports User Mobility. Mobile speed values are used when you define subscriber types in the Subscriber Settings dialog box. Each usage type is associated with a mobile speed. Channel models are also used when you define modulations in the Network Settings dialog box. The impact of the channel model (i.e. of the mobile speed) is greater at higher modulations.


Project Settings Configuring a Mentum Planet Project


Color Profiles Creating and Applying


Network Settings Defining


Network Settings Defining


Network Settings Cellular Layer


Network Settings Neighbours


Site Editor Defining Site and Sector Parameters

Handling of multiple base-stations of the same technology at a single site 26

Site Editor Defining Antenna System Settings


Site Editor Defining Antenna System Settings


Antenna Editor Antenna System Settings


Antenna Editor Antenna System Settings

• 3D Visualization of antenna radiation pattern


Antennas Adding to the Project

Copy the Planet Antenna File (.paf/.pafx) to the Antennas folder within your project

In the Project Explorer, in the Project Data category, right-click the Antenna File and choose Add.


Online Antenna Library Downloading antenna files

• Online antenna library hosted by Mentum • Antenna query & download tool included with Mentum Planet • Mentum working with antenna vendors to create publicly available catalogue of antenna formats Querying the Antenna Online Library


Site Editor Defining Antenna System Settings Repeaters and DAS

• Repeater support for all technologies – Off the air and fiberconnected repeaters

• Support for Split Sectors – Quasi Omni-directional antennas (special case of split sectors) – Support for Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS)

Site with added Repeater


Site Editor Defining Site and Sector Parameters


Site Editor Defining General Sector Parameters


Site Editor Defining Groups and Flags

Downtown group (flags)


Site Editor Defining Groups and Flags (con’t)

Downtown group

Phase 1 (group)


Sector Query Defining sector queries


Site Editor Defining Sector Link Parameters


Site Editor Defining Link Configurations

Cable (Feeder) length is set at the sector level


Link Configurations Creating


Site Editor Defining Sector Settings


Site Editor Neighbor List

Neighbor List tab specifies the criteria for the active sector neighbor list. Each sector has an active neighbor list. This list is updated when you apply a neighbor plan to the network. In the graphical neighbor plan editor, you can now select which neighbors are to be displayed on the map. 43

Sector Display Schemes Creating and Applying


Site Templates Creating

Site template contains all the parameters defined in the Site Editor upon which it is based

A green arrow indicates the site template is active. It will be used when placing new sites


Site creation Sites can easily be created by importing site parameters


Tabular Editor Modifying Data Globally


Tabular Editor Modifying Data Globally

• Versatile tabular-based editing capabilities – – – –


Filtering through Excel-like auto-filter or queries Ability to perform bulk editing of values Copy and paste to/from Excel Validate constraints on-the-fly and provides tips when values out of range

Advanced Project Editing Using the Import Export Wizard


Advanced Project Editing Using the Import Export Wizard – Checklist and Notes

1. Create/Use a template by exporting a dummy site to an excel file 2. Use the minimum number of worksheets for the initial import, i.e. Sites, Antennas, Sectors, Sector_Antennas, Sector_Antennas_Ports 3. Use the correct format for the data in the columns/cells, i.e. numeric vs text characters. The template will give you a hint. Be aware of limitations in number of characters 4. Use default values from the template for to fill in for data that you do not currently have. 5. If you wish to import flag data, create the flags and conditions in your project first or import the flags in excel format. 6. Test with a few sites if it works before importing the whole data. 7. See the log file for warnings or error messages. 8. When importing data with antenna data, make sure the antenna files exist in the project. If they are not in the project, mPlanet may substitute them with a default antenna.

Site Planning Using Site Sets

Local site set

Local subset (copy) 51

Shared site set. (copy)

Propagation Models What is Model Tuning?

• Adapting the parameters of a propagation algorithm to improve propagation modeling accuracy


Theoretically Ideal Model

Percentage of Drive Test Points

– Measurements are used to perform such task – Entirely automated using Planet model tuning capabilities – Operators can use different strategies on how to tune models – Each model has its own unique parameters and hence, unique tuner

0 dB

Tuned Model

Un-tuned Model


Drive Test minus Prediction


Propagation Models Classes of Models

• Empirical models

– Result from experimental measurements of path loss – Very fast, non tunable and of poor accuracy

• Slope-based models with diffraction algorithms

– Result from experimental measurements and mathematical modeling expressions – Very fast, very tunable and of good accuracy – Require tuning and little re-use possible

• Deterministic models

– Result from development of propagation science – Slow, reasonably tunable and good accuracy – Highly re-usable

• Hybrid models

– They use several algorithms & techniques to achieve optimum accuracy – Highly accurate and tunable with reasonable performance – Highly re-usable


Propagation Models Planet Models

• Planet General Model (PGM) – A de-facto standard in the industry today – Multi-variable slope based model with local adjustment and hence, highly tunable – Good macro-cellular accuracy, very fast and easy to use – Requires tuning and hence, offers limited re-usability potential – Ability to define whether clutter heights should be used for inclination angles and/or for diffraction calculations

PRX= PTX + K1 + K2·log(d) + K3·log(Heff) + K4·Diffraction + K5·log(Heff)·log(d) + K6·Hmeff + KCLUTTER


Propagation Models Planet Models (CRC Predict)

• CRC-Predict – Deterministic model based on physical optics (Fresnel-Kirchhoff theory), which is expressed in terms of the Huygens’ principle of optics – Used when both detailed and accurate terrain and clutter data are available (10 – 30m resolution) – Good accuracy in macro-cellular environment – Highly re-usable and particularly good in green field environments


Propagation Models Planet Models (CRC Predict continued)

CRC-Predict uses a marching algorithm where the field values are calculated by the vector sum of all the free space and reflected pairs from each field point of the preceding series


Propagation Models Planet Models (PUM)

• Planet Universal Model (PUM) – Versatile hybrid model with support for all environments (macro, mini, micro), all frequencies and any geodata resolution – Unmatched accuracy in the industry – Highly tunable and highly re-usable – Support for • horizontal propagation modeling option for Geodata files defined in raster format • vegegation 3D models

– Advanced feature set • • • •


Variable resolution support (input & output) Works with raster and vector data Offers standard and specialized masking for ACP support Adaptive selection of appropriate algorithms based on the environment.

Propagation Models Planet Universal model (continued)


Propagation Models Planet Models Planet General Model


Planet Universal Model





Mini-cellular (Urban)




Micro-cellular (Urban)




No tuning




Cluster tuning




Hyper-tuning (per sector model)




Mountainous areas




Computation times




Qualitative statements on accuracy & applicability of model under various different conditions


Propagation Models Planet 3D Model (P3M)

• P3M designed for urban environment – But can be used everywhere, including mountainous areas where the receiver is higher than the transmitter

• It supports all Geodata solutions (height, clutter, clutter height, polygons) • Multi-resolution support (e.g. height/clutter at 30m resolution, and building polygon data), with optional dual-resolution calculation P3M Model Editor – Settings Tab 60

Propagation Models Planet 3D Model (P3M)

Small Cell Prediction in Downtown Toronto, Canada 61

Propagation Models Planet 3D Model (P3M)

P3M 3D Prediction with Isotropic Antenna: Increasing Signal as the Receiver Height Increases 62

Propagation Models Creating


Propagation Signatures • Propagation Signatures represent the environment in which propagation models are valid • They can be created from sectors or from surveys (where the transmitter configuration is the information that is used, not the measurements) Transmitter Configuration




Clutter Heights

Propagation Signature

Propagation Signature Generator


Use of Propagation Signatures • Propagation Signatures can be used for faster and more accurate propagation model assignments • Using sectors tuned in the same market, or tuned in another market


Measurements Market A

Tuned & Signed Models Market A

Model Assignments

Markets A, B, etc.

Automatic Model Selection Using the propagation model signature, Mentum Planet validates the propagation model assignment by comparing the propagation signature criteria with the sector parameters and recommending the best propagation model.


Automatic Model selection Click Select and Mentum Planet will automatically compute scores for all propagation models that have signatures in the project and show the best propagation model to be used.

Best propagation model for this sector is PGM_Dense Urban_2650_MHz


Automatic Model selection The Automatic Model selection can also be done for a group of sites by using the Automatic Propagation Model Assignment tool.


Propagation Models Tuning

“Everybody believes in drive testing, except the guy who drive tests. Nobody believes in predictions, expect the guy who generates them.” Combine both properly, and you’ll get the best of both worlds


Propagation Models Tuning (methodologies)

Tuning Planet Models using drive test data • •

• •

Same methodology for tuning all models Unified interface for survey loading/filtering Advanced Filtering to best suit the needs of the data and area Powerful grid analysis tools to validate produced models


Survey Data Importing and Filtering

You can modify survey data to remove anomalous points by: 

Averaging the data

Filtering the data

Removing data from the Map window

Identifies valid surveys that have not been assigned to a sector. Identifies valid surveys that have been assigned to a sector. Identifies surveys that have invalid parameters or no antenna information. By adding antenna information to surveys based on the sector properties, you can change an invalid survey to a valid one. 72

Survey Data Management

– Survey display and thematic mapping – Survey statistical analysis – Comparison between surveys and predictions 73

Mentum Planet offers a comprehensive set of features to handle survey measurements

Survey statistical analysis

Survey Data Filtering and Averaging

Mentum Planet allows for survey manipulation for modification and removal of unwanted points

Survey filtering


Survey averaging

Propagation Models Tuning (engines)


Propagation Models Tuning Report


Predictions Validating

Compare to Modeled Prediction functions 77

Predictions Validating Propagation Model Analysis Tool

Propagation Model Analysis 78

Predictions Validating Propagation Model Analysis Tool (Reports)

Propagation Model Analysis Clutter Report Mean-RMS-Dev tab shown. 79

Predictions Generating

Modeled−are calculated using the propagation model assigned to the site or sector.

Merged−are calculated using unmasked survey data and path loss values converted from signal strength readings.


Predictions Generating (Drive Test/Prediction Merging)

• Different names have been given to this concept: survey prediction tool, measurement-based predictions, path-loss tuning, etc. • All techniques relate to the same solution – Use measurement data where it’s available – Use predictions where measurement data is not available – Use interpolation of both in-between

• What you obtain in the end is a propagation prediction that is better than both a regular prediction and measurement data • Typical accuracy levels you can reach are – 0 dB if you use the same data to generate and evaluate! – Typically 3 to 5 dB RMS depending on the proportion of available drive test data in the area


Predictions Viewing

LTE Reference Signal coverage

Total coverage


Predictions at multiple heights Generate predictions at multiple heights:

The result is also visualized in Metro Designer:

LTE Data Rate at Different Heights 83

Mentum Metro Designer •

• • •

Data visualization in 3D – Buildings – Predictions – Network analyses – Traffic maps 2D and 3D Views Grid Query Ability to interpolate grids

Downlink Data Rate at Different Heights

Metro Designer – Buildings & Clutter 84

Integrated Bing Maps™ Visualization

Visualize a high-resolution satellite photograph from Bing Maps™ just as another MapInfo layer Aerial and hybrid views are available, as well as Bing Roads and Open Street Map Roads 85

Integrated Bing Maps™ Visualization

• 86

Analysis layers can be displayed in translucent form on top of the Bing Maps™ picture

Integrated Bing Maps™ Visualization

Open Street Map Roads view Bing Roads view 87

Google Earth Export • No white background around exported grids • Ability to export larger grids • Ability to export sector, repeater, and antenna information

Google Earth Export 88

Automatic Site Placement • • •

Automatic and fast creation of a cluster of sites Enables quick creation of large networks for dimensioning and/or early planning Can be used for greenfield deployments and network expansions

Nation-wide network created using automatic site placement tool


Heterogeneous Networks •

Heterogeneous Networks are going to become very common, with or without WiFi, in order to address Traffic demand HetNet can be within a single Radio Access Technology, with different Cellular Layers (e.g. macro, micro, femto cells) HetNet can be with multiple Radio Access Technologies (e.g. Wi-Fi and LTE)

Heterogeneous Networks


Heterogeneous Networks • • •

Different transmission powers for macro and pico cells. Option in Mentum Planet to define Cell Selection Offsets for LTE and WCDMA Impact on cell selection • The cell that serves a given UE is not always the cell that offers the strongest RSRP


HetNet modeling Cellular Layer •

Ability to define Cellular Layers e.g. Macro, Micro, Pico cells


HetNet Analyses •

HetNet analyses • •

Multi-Radio Access Technology coverage maps Best DL and UL Achievable Data Rate

User-defined priorities for MultiRadio Access Technologies


Local Area Networks •

Ability to define Local Area Networks (LANs) • Mentum LANs • iBwave LANs

Local Area Networks can be accounted for • In LTE Monte Carlo simulations – Traffic Offloading • In the Traffic Map generator • In HetNet analyses

Example of Local Area Networks in Toronto


HetNet Analyses Layers •

Downlink & Uplink Best Serving Network analysis layers • Multi-technology coverage maps Downlink & Uplink Maximum Achievable Data Rate analysis layers

Downlink Best Serving Network


Introduction Defining a Data Manager Workflow

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• From the Data Manager Administrator, obtain the necessary User ID and password.

• Connect to Data Manager and perform a Get to copy the project stored on the server to your local workstation.

• In Data Manager, lock the sites and settings you will be modifying. This avoids others submitting changes while you work on your area. To make this easier, create a filter by choosing View  Filter.

• Modify your local project as required. Ideally, you have been assigned a defined group or your area has been identified using specific flags or a specific site set.

• On a regular and fairly frequent basis, connect to Data Manager and choose Synchronize to copy any modifications to the master Data Manager project to your local workstation and, simultaneously, to submit any changes your have made locally to the Data Manager so they are available to other users.

• Once you are satisfied with your project, you can upload modifications you have made locally to the Data Manager by choosing Submit to Data Manager.

Data Management Understanding the Data Manager


Functionalities • Used to store a copy of a Planet project

• Users can get a copy of a Planet project from the DM and run it separately • Multiple users can synchronize data from their local project with the associated project in the DM

Understanding Administrative Tasks

Administrator Tasks • • • • • •

Sets the path for File Server Selects which data can be stored/synchronized Creates Log in IDs and passwords Creates Groups and members of the groups Creates Project placeholders Sets access permissions to Projects on an individual and Group level • Create Custom Fields • Manage Connections

Setting File Server Location

Users must have access to this shared folder

Configuring Stored File Categories

Uncheck Categories that are not to be stored

Setting Up User IDs and Password

Creating Groups & Adding Members

Creating Projects in DM

Setting Project Permissions

Individual User Permission set to “Full Access” to allow uploading for the first time.

Group permission set to “Read and Write” to allow other users to download project

Creating Custom Fields

Managing Connection

Administrator may disconnect a user connected to the DM

Understanding Client Tasks

Connecting to the DM Input Information and save

Launch DM

Submitting a Project to the DM

Select Project Placeholder

Check if you have Full Access Permission Check in/Submit project

Retrieving a Project from the DM Check for Read Access “Yes”

Synchronizing Data

Synchronize – data flows both ways Update Planet – data flows from DM to local project Submit – data flows from local project to DM

Locking/Unlocking Sites

Information who locked site User may lock sites

Creating and Using Filters

Recommended Workflows

Please read document “Recommended Workflows for Data Manager”

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