Performance Testing of 5G Systems for Industrial Automation
Performance testing is key to building trust in a 5G system fulfilling the industrial application’s requirements. It is the basis to analyse a 5G system’s behaviour prior or simultaneously to its deployment in a real-world operative use case. This white paper seeks to show how (stress) performance testing can be achieved. It explains that aspects to be aware of and what to consider when preparing and conducting performance tests from the industrial application’s point of view. Baseline parameters to be described and performance parameters to be measured are defined. The interfacing of testing system and system under test is examined by discussing the reference interface. A universal performance testing concept is presented. Additionally, 5G-ACIA’s testbed endorsement and how these testbeds are aiming to conduct performance tests is shown.
Insight and Vision
This white paper explains what aspects to be aware of and what to consider when preparing and conducting performance tests.
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Retrospect and Outlook
The understanding of the term “Performance testing” differs, although it is commonly used. This white paper explains performance testing from an industrial application’s point of view revealing its unique meaning in this field. The universal approach developed in this white paper is relevant to both suppliers, who seek to state reliable information on their solutions, and to end users, who seek to invest in a suitable solution. It helps both parties to discuss the characteristics of a given communication solution properly by consolidating their understanding. Moreover, the universal approach cannot only be applied to 5G systems, but also to hybrid networks for example consisting of a legacy industrial Ethernet network and a 5G system. Finally, the ideas presented in this paper allow a preview of what will be relevant when discussing the certification of industrial 5G devices.
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