Automation of Physical-Layer Cell Identity Management in Mobile Networks

Diplomarbeit, Mai 2009

The configuration and management of mobile networks is time-consuming and prone to human error. This master’s thesis shows ways to use techniques from computer science to simplify and automate the process of managing large mobile networks. A graph-based algorithm is presented to automatically compute a configuration parameter of radio cells in an LTE mobile network, the 3GPP’s upcoming successor of UMTS. A policy-based approach to automate management tasks is illustrated by using the management of this parameter as an example. The parameter is the physical-layer cell identity, which is used to differentiate between the signals of different radio cells.