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FALCON - Fast Analysis of LTE Control channels


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FALCON is an open-source software collection for real-time analysis of radio resources in private or commercial LTE/LTE-A networks.

It decodes a Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH) of a base station and reveals the number of currently active devices including their Radio Network Temporary Identifiers (RNTIs) and their individual resource allocations.

FALCON enables an exact determination of the current network load and the identification of bottlenecks. This information can be used to predict the achievable data rate of an additional subscriber by purely observing the current activity. Based on this criterion, congestion situations can be detected and avoidance strategies can be applied, e.g. switching to another network or postponing delay-tolerant transmissions.

It is compatible with standard computers and supports numerous Software-Defined Radios (SDRs).



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Falkenberg, Robert