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JSW 2015 Vol.10(2): 127-141 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.17706/jsw.10.2.127-141

A Simplified and Efficient LTE RRC Conformance Testing Adapter

Teng Huang1, Zhizhong Ding1, Younan Duan1, Yin Chen1, Lu Ding2
1Institute of Communications and Information Systems, Department of Communication Engineering, Hefei University of Technology, Hefei, 230009, China.
2Western Digital Corporation, Irvine, California 92612, USA.


Abstract—RRC (Radio Resource Control) protocol belongs to the LTE protocol stack and handles the control plane signaling of Layer 3 between the User Equipment and E-UTRAN. The specifications of RRC conformance testing are released by 3GPP in the 36-series documents. RRC test suites are normally developed by use of the testing language TTCN-3 which has the characteristics of platform independence and abstract description. As a key component in testing architecture, the adapter propagates the request and reply operations between tester and SUT (System under Test). In order to fulfill data transmission within a limited time according to the corresponding protocol, developers have to complete a complicated configuration of adapter. This paper focuses on the design of the adapter. First it analyzes the main framework of test system and constructs the concrete structure. Then the mechanism and workflow are illustrated. Finally, we elaborate how the adapter can achieve better performance to acquire accurate timing control and to implement multi-protocol communications.

Index Terms—Adapter, LTE, protocol conformance test, RRC, TTCN-3, TRI.

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Cite: Teng Huang, Zhizhong Ding, Younan Duan, Yin Chen, Lu Ding, "A Simplified and Efficient LTE RRC Conformance Testing Adapter," Journal of Software vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 127-141, 2015.

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