Uplink Coverage Test


NEON Signal Mapper now has the capability to measure uplink indoors using positions and time stamps coming from NEON. One stationary test unit ("signal file")  at the receive location is connected with NEON Signal Mapper and records the received signals generated by a person walking through the building with a 2nd test unit ("location file") that is also connected with NEON Signal Mapper.  Since both instances of NEON are time synced. A user with NEON Command software can merge and open the location file and the signal file to automatically produce a heat map showing uplink coverage.  This new, unique capability is further explained in the instructions below.


Set up the Stationary Test Unit ("signal file")

  1. Start up NEON Signal Mapper application. Navigate to the settings menu to pair and connect to the Tracking Unit.


  2. Connect the test unit to the Android device.


  3. In the settings menu, set uplink testing static override and start mapping.



Set up the Mobile Test Unit ("location file")

  1. Start up NEON Signal Mapper application on a second Android device. Navigate to the settings menu to pair and connect the second Tracking Unit.


  2. Attach the Tracking Unit to your belt.

  3. Initialize your location and start mapping.



Create Heat Map

  1. Upload the Signal Map or store locally(offline buildings) for both the static and mobile devices. If you store the Signal Map locally, you will need to connect the Android devices to your PC and manually copy the files from the NeonSignalMaps folder on the Android.


  2. Open NEON Command and select File > Open > Uplink Signal Map...


  3. Select the Signal Map files for stationary and mobile devices. 


  4. Select Signals and Generate Map

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