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ARRAYWIZARD User Reference Guide

Software Version 6.0 Reference Guide Edition 1

Copyright 2007 AIRCOM International All rights reserved ADVANTAGE, ASSET3G, CONNECT, DATASAFE, ENTERPRISE, NEPTUNE, HOMEZONE, OPTIMA, OSSEXPERT, TARGET and WEBWIZARD are recognised trademarks of AIRCOM International. Other product names are trademarks of their respective companies. Microsoft Excel , .NET, Microsoft Office, Outlook , Visual Basic Windows, Windows XP, Windows Vista and Word are trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation. This documentation is protected by copyright and contains proprietary and confidential information. No part of the contents of this documentation may be disclosed, used or reproduced in any form, or by any means, without the prior written consent of AIRCOM International. Although AIRCOM International has collated this documentation to reflect the features and capabilities supported in the software products, the company makes no warranty or representation, either expressed or implied, about this documentation, its quality or fitness for particular customer purpose. Users are solely responsible for the proper use of ENTERPRISE software and the application of the results obtained. An electronic version of this document exists. This User Reference Guide finalised on 02 August 2007. Refer to the Online Help for more information. This User Reference Guide prepared by: AIRCOM International Ltd Cassini Court Randalls Research Park Randalls Way Leatherhead Surrey KT22 7TW Telephone: Support Hotline: Fax: Web: +44 (0) 1932 442000 +44 (0) 1932 442345 +44 (0) 1932 442005 www.aircominternational.com

Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction 7
Before You Start ................................................................................................ 8 Using This Manual ............................................................................................. 8 Obtaining User Assistance ................................................................................. 8
Who is This User Reference Guide For?..................................................................... 9 About the ENTERPRISE User Reference Guides .................................................... 10 Can You Improve Our User Assistance? ................................................................... 11 Obtaining Support ...................................................................................................... 11 Obtaining Further Information and Services .............................................................. 13

Chapter 2 The ARRAYWIZARD User Interface

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Opening the ARRAYWIZARD Administrator .................................................... 15 About the ARRAYWIZARD Main Window ........................................................ 15
About the File Menu................................................................................................... 16 About the View Menu ................................................................................................. 16 About the Database Menu ......................................................................................... 16 About the Project Settings Menu ............................................................................... 17

About the ARRAYWIZARD Toolbar ................................................................. 17 About the Map View Window ........................................................................... 17 Permitting and Preventing Multiple Users ........................................................ 17

Chapter 3 Setting Up Servers

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About the Server Status ................................................................................... 22 Adding Servers ................................................................................................ 23 Starting and Stopping Servers ......................................................................... 24 Monitoring Servers........................................................................................... 24 Deleting Servers .............................................................................................. 24 Configuring Servers ......................................................................................... 25

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Chapter 4 Creating Arrays Using ARRAYWIZARD

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About Array Creation ....................................................................................... 27 Opening and Closing Projects.......................................................................... 28 Selecting an Area of Your Network .................................................................. 29 Creating Parameter Sets ................................................................................. 29
Creating 2g Analysis Parameter Sets ........................................................................ 30 Creating 3g Analysis Parameter Sets ........................................................................ 33 Creating Prediction Parameter Sets .......................................................................... 35

Starting and Stopping Parameter Sets ............................................................. 37 Working with Parameter Sets........................................................................... 37
Changing Parameter Set Schedules ......................................................................... 38 Changing Output File Formats .................................................................................. 39 About Tasks ............................................................................................................... 40 Viewing and Deleting Selected Tasks ....................................................................... 40 Viewing and Deleting Running Tasks ........................................................................ 41 Deleting Tasks for a Parameter Set .......................................................................... 42

Chapter 5 Configuring Settings In ARRAYWIZARD

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Configuring 2g Display Settings ....................................................................... 43 Configuring 3g Display Settings ....................................................................... 45 Setting UTM Borders ....................................................................................... 45 Configuring Your MapInfo Coordinate System ................................................. 46 About the ARRAYWIZARD Settings Dialog Box .............................................. 46
Configuring Advanced Administrator Settings ........................................................... 46 Configuring Advanced Server Settings ...................................................................... 48

Index

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Introduction
The creation of prediction and analysis arrays can be one of the most time consuming parts of RF Planning. ARRAYWIZARD eliminates the need to create arrays manually. Using the filters you have created in ENTERPRISE and the data in your database, ARRAYWIZARD automatically generates arrays for you. ARRAYWIZARD enables you to process your data throughout a distributed PC based network. You can use ARRAYWIZARD to: Create, maintain and monitor the ARRAYWIZARD Servers which handle distributed workload Create and maintain parameter sets to control the generation of prediction and analysis arrays Adjust the production of predictions and arrays using network parameters To view the arrays that have been created by ARRAYWIZARD you use the Map View window in ENTERPRISE as described in the ASSET3G Help and User Reference Guide.

In This Section
Before You Start Using This Manual Obtaining User Assistance 8 8 8

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Before You Start


To install ARRAYWIZARD, you will need: Administrator rights for the PC on which you will install ARRAYWIZARD. The correct serial number. Contact support using the details in this chapter if you cannot see ARRAYWIZARD in the list of products when you install. The ENTERPRISE Installation and Administration User Reference Guide, to follow the step by step instructions for installing any of the ENTERPRISE products including ARRAYWIZARD. Before you can start to use ARRAYWIZARD, you will need: An Oracle data source ENTERPRISE project data Filters so that you can select types of equipment and geographical areas where you can run your predictions.

Using This Manual


To use ARRAYWIZARD you will need to perform the following steps which are described in this manual.
To do this Open the ARRAYWIZARD Administrator Create the servers which will run the tasks that produce your arrays Create the parameter sets that will determine the composition of your arrays Run the tasks that produce the arrays Adjust display settings and other additional parameters 5 Read This Chapter 2 3 4

Obtaining User Assistance


Using Online Help ENTERPRISE products come with a complete system of online Help which you can access in three ways: From the Help menu, click Help Contents. Scroll through the table of contents and choose a relevant topic to display. To search for something particular, from the Help menu, click Help Contents and using the Index tab or Search tab, type in a letter or word to start searching for relevant topics. Press F1 in a dialog box to view context-sensitive help (available for most dialog boxes).
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Important : If you are using ENTERPRISE within a CITRIX environment, to ensure that the Help graphics are displayed, you should ensure that your visualisation settings are configured to display greater than 256 colours. Using ENTERPRISE User Reference Guides If you prefer to read printed content, we also provide User Reference Guides. To view or print these as PDFs (Adobe Acrobat portable document format): 1 Make sure you have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your PC. If you do not have this, you can install it from the ENTERPRISE CD, or get it from the Adobe website. Note : Adobe and Acrobat are trademarks of Adobe Systems, Incorporated. 2 Click Start on the taskbar, point to Programs, then AIRCOM International, then ENTERPRISE, then Docs. - or Navigate to the Docs folder in the location where you installed the product. Note : If neither of these exist, please contact your administrator. 3 Double-click the PDF file that you want to view. Tip : If you have a customer web account, you can also download the latest User Reference Guides from our website. Checking Release Notes Each release of the ENTERPRISE software is accompanied by Release Notes, giving important information on system requirements, installation, known issues, upgrades and so on. These notes are included in the ENTERPRISE CD, or you can download them from our website. For any further documentation, such as application notes and extra reference information, please email the support team at the address described in Obtaining Support on page 11.

Who is This User Reference Guide For?


The ENTERPRISE User Reference Guides are intended for different audiences, depending on the particular product. Typical prerequisites include a good understanding of the following: The appropriate telecoms technologies and the associated network planning methods (for planning software) Relational database management, and in particular Oracle database creation and administration procedures (for administrative software) The various parameters utilised for monitoring and optimising networks (for OSS software)

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Irrespective of the particular product, the following basic knowledge is required: Microsoft Windows concepts The functions of the Microsoft Office suite of tools, in particular Excel

About the ENTERPRISE User Reference Guides


This table describes our range of User Reference Guides:
This Guide What's New ENTERPRISE Installation and Administration Contains Information On The main difference between the latest versions of the ENTERPRISE suite. Installing and configuring ENTERPRISE, your network, and Oracle databases. Using Administrator to create users and groups, and set permissions. Also contains information on software licensing. ENTERPRISE Database Reference ENTERPRISE User Reference ENTERPRISE Technical Reference ADVANTAGE User Reference The relationships between tables in the database and the contents of each table. Functionality that is common to most of the products in the ENTERPRISE suite, including how to access, view, edit and store data. File formats, as well as antenna and diffraction calculations. Using ADVANTAGE to plan and optimise networks automatically, consider measured data in analysis/optimisation, analyse network performance, identify problematic areas/cells, and more. Using ARRAYWIZARD to automatically generate coverage predictions and best server arrays, which gives you instantaneous display of coverage and interference information for pre-selected filters when loaded into ASSET3G. Using ASSET3G, the network planning and analysis tool, to design a range of 2g and 3g networks. Includes information on hierarchical network planning, propagation modelling, service and bearer definition, coverage analysis, traffic planning, neighbour planning, frequency planning, CW data analysis, detailed reporting, analysis arrays and simulation of network performance. ASSET3G Technical Reference CONNECT User Reference Array descriptions and information on some of the algorithms used in ASSET3G. Using CONNECT, the network transmission and microwave link planning software for full network physical link design and logical link design. Also contains CONNECT-specific reference information. DATASAFE User Reference DIRECT User Reference Using DATASAFE, our network configuration tool to implement both small and large scale changes to networks Using DIRECT to design telecommunications networks of different network layers. Explains how to plan cellular, PSTN and data networks at a both general and strategic level. Also contains DIRECT-specific reference information. NEPTUNE User Reference Using NEPTUNE to collect, import and analyse testmobile data and using the optional module, PROBE for additional analysis. Also contains reference information on NEPTUNE file formats. OPTIMA User Reference OSSEXPERT User Reference Using OPTIMA to view performance data and statistics both with ENTERPRISE and standalone using OPTIMA Lite. Using OSSEXPERT to manage optimisation tasks in wireless networks.

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This Guide RANOPT User Reference TARGET User Reference

Contains Information On Using RANOPT to efficiently find faults in your network, optimise and validate its performance prior to commercial launch. Using TARGET as an administrator to design forms, Gantt charts and reports. Using TARGET to view and edit information about your network and its roll out. Also contains TARGET reference information.

WEBWIZARD User Reference

Using WEBWIZARD to display GIS and report information of network data, including creating layers, regions, nodes, layer types, administering and configuring the system and using the GIS view, explorer and report viewers.

Can You Improve Our User Assistance?


We are always trying to improve the online Help and User Reference Guides. If you cannot find the Help you were looking for, need more information, or have any suggestions for improvements, we would be grateful for your feedback. Online Questionnaire You can help us by completing our brief online questionnaire (http://tinyurl.com/y47rqn). Alternatively, you can contact us directly at docs@aircominternational.com.

Obtaining Support
If you have a difficulty you cannot resolve yourself using the online Help or Reference Guides, or you have found a possible fault in the software, you can log a support request as described below. You may also wish to contact us if you want to: Register for a customer web account to access the Support area Obtain further documentation, such as application notes and extra reference information Logging Support Requests Online To log a support request online: 1 2 3 4 5 6 Go to the AIRCOM website, at www.aircominternational.com. Click the link to Support. Log in, using your customer web account username and password. In the Technical Support pane, click Online Helpdesk System. Click Log New. Enter the details of your request, and then click Log.

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Contacting us via Telephone or Email If you wish to contact us directly, here are the contact details of our regional offices:
Location Europe Regional Office United Kingdom Contact Details Tel : +44 (0) 01932 442345 Fax :+44 (0) 01932 442005 support@aircominternational.com Sweden France Italy Germany Belgium Middle East, Africa and Central Asia United Arab Emirates support@aircominternational.se support@aircominternational.fr support@aircominternational.it support@aircominternational.de support@aircominternational.be Tel : +971 4 391 2642 Fax :+971 4 391 8660 support@aircominternational.ae South Africa Tel : +27 11 3243600 Fax : +27 11 7848027 support@aircominternational.com Americas Mexico USA support@aircominternational.com.mx Tel : +1 866 207 8083 Fax : +1 214 360 7241 support@aircominternational.us Brazil Tel : +55 12 3941-2199 Fax : +55 12 3911-3727 support@aircominternational.com.br Asia and Oceania Australia Singapore China Taiwan India support@aircominternational.com.au support@aircominternational.sg support@aircominternational.cn support@aircominternational.com.tw support@aircominternational.in

When contacting us with a support query, it would help us if you: Give us as much information as possible about the problem and the context in which it occurred State the version and build you are using Have all the details of your query to hand Are logged into the ENTERPRISE application Can send extracts of your data sets if we need them to reproduce your problem

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Obtaining Further Information and Services


As well as comprehensive online Help and User Reference Guides and dedicated Product Support, AIRCOM additionally provides: Online Knowledgebase of Articles If you register for a customer web account, you can view our searchable technical database in the Product Support section of the AIRCOM website. This Knowledgebase contains articles created by our support professionals who have resolved issues for our customers, and is constantly updated, expanded, and refined to ensure that you have access to the very latest information. Online Technical Forum You can obtain useful information from our online problem-solving technical forum. The URL address is: http://www2.aircom.co.uk/techforum If you would like permission to access to this resource, please email the support team at the address described in Obtaining Support on page 11. Power Tools If you register for a customer web account, you can download from a selection of useful power tools, such as file conversion utilities. Latest Copies of the User Reference Guides If you register for a customer web account, you can download the latest User Reference Guides (PDFs) from our website. If you do this, please check the back of the reference guides for any additions or corrections. Consultancy Services AIRCOM also provide full radio consultancy services in Network Audits, Business Planning Support, Licence Applications, Radio Network Planning, Telecommunications Research and System Modelling and Propagation Analysis and Modelling. Training There is a wide variety of courses run by AIRCOM. These courses range from tool training to technology training. For details, contact Competence Development Solutions (training@aircominternational.com).

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CHAPTER 2

The ARRAYWIZARD User Interface


You control ARRAYWIZARD with the ARRAYWIZARD Administrator.

In This Section
Opening the ARRAYWIZARD Administrator About the ARRAYWIZARD Main Window About the ARRAYWIZARD Toolbar About the Map View Window Permitting and Preventing Multiple Users 15 15 17 17 17

Opening the ARRAYWIZARD Administrator


To open the ARRAYWIZARD Administrator: 1 2 3 Click Start. Browse to the ARRAYWIZARD subfolder of ENTERPRISE, for example All Programs/AIRCOM International/ENTERPRISE 6.0/ARRAYWIZARD. Click ARRAYWIZARD Admin tool.

About the ARRAYWIZARD Main Window


The ARRAYWIZARD Main Window enables you to view information about: The status of servers and tasks 2g analysis arrays 3g analysis arrays Cell predictions All currently active tasks The location of your servers

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This picture shows an example of the ARRAYWIZARD Main Window:

With the exception of servers, all items displayed in the right hand pane can be multiselected.

About the File Menu


Use the File menu to: Login and logout of databases Open and close projects Exit ARRAYWIZARD

About the View Menu


Use the View menu to: Open a new Map View window Refresh the display in the currently selected Map View window

About the Database Menu


Use the Database menu to: Refresh your current database

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About the Project Settings Menu


Use the Project Settings menu to configure: 2g and 3g display settings UTM borders MapInfo settings if you have MapInfo software installed

About the ARRAYWIZARD Toolbar


The ARRAYWIZARD toolbar enables you to open and close projects, view map information, filter the display of running tasks and refresh the data displayed. The following picture shows the ARRAYWIZARD toolbar:

The ARRAYWIZARD Toolbar

About the Map View Window


The Map view window enables you to view your current networks configuration, coverage predictions and 2g and 3g arrays. In the ARRAYWIZARD Administrator the Map View window retains the core functionality of the Map View window in ENTERPRISE. For more information see the ENTERPRISE User Reference Guide.

Permitting and Preventing Multiple Users


You can configure ARRAYWIZARD to allow more than one administrator to schedule jobs. This is achieved by allowing each administrator to create their own personal user schema in the same database. The default schema can be used by any user whereas a user schema can only be used by the user who created it. Any parameter sets that are stored in a user schema will only be visible to the user that created the schema. There can only ever be one default schema but there can be multiple user schemas. Each server machine can only work with one schema. If you are using two user schemas then you will need at least two server machines available.

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To permit multiple users: 1 On the Tools menu select Allow user schemas so there is a tick next to this option:

If this is the first time you have done this, a message informing you that you will need to log out and in again for the change to take effect appears. 2 3 Click OK. Log out of ARRAYWIZARD. ARRAYWIZARD is now configured to allow multiple users. Next time a user logs in to ARRAYWIZARD, the schema choice dialog is displayed:

. To log in to ARRAYWIZARD with a user schema which can only be used by the current user: 1 2 3 4 Select User Schema. Click OK. The Confirm schema creation dialog appears. Click Yes. A message informing you that the schema has been created appears. Click OK. You can now use ARRAYWIZARD with your user schema and you will see that the current user name (such as 'admin') rather than 'default' is displayed at the top of the left hand pane of the ARRAYWIZARD Main Window:

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Subsequently when you log in to ARRAYWIZARD the schema choice dialog will appear with User Schema selected by default. Since the user schema has already been created you need only click OK to continue using ARRAYWIZARD with your user schema. If you choose to use the default schema instead, this choice will appear the in schema choice dialog by default next time you log in to ARRAYWIZARD. To prevent multiple users: 1 On the Tools menu, deselect Allow user schemas so that there is no tick next to this option. A message informing you that you will need to log out and in again for the change to take effect appears. Click OK. Log out of ARRAYWIZARD. ARRAYWIZARD is now configured not to allow multiple users. Subsequently when you log in to ARRAYWIZARD the schema choice dialog will not appear and the default schema will be used. You will see that default schema rather than administrator schema is displayed at the top of the left hand pane of the ARRAYWIZARD Main Window.

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Setting Up Servers
ARRAYWIZARD can distribute the processing load across multiple PCs to achieve greater speeds and to accomplish large tasks. In the context of ARRAYWIZARD, the term "servers" refers to applications that generate predictions and arrays based on parameter sets. In this sense, ARRAYWIZARD defines 3 types of servers, namely Prediction servers, 2g servers and 3g servers, with each one having a connection to the central ENTERPRISE database. A single PC can run multiple instances of such servers. You can choose to run servers on separate machines in your network, for distributed processing. These can predict and re-predict out-of-date sites at defined intervals. Intervals can be set in the scheduler or you can manually start and stop parameter sets. The following table details the associations between servers and parameter sets:
This server 2g 3g Prediction Requires this parameter set 2g Analysis 3g Analysis Prediction

In This Section
About the Server Status Adding Servers Starting and Stopping Servers Monitoring Servers Deleting Servers Configuring Servers 22 23 24 24 24 25

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About the Server Status


The current status of your servers is indicated in the right hand pane of the ARRAYWIZARD main window under the heading of Status.

The following table shows the status meanings:


Status Stopped Meaning The server is stopped and will need to be started (manually or automatically) in order to run tasks. To start a server manually, see Starting and Stopping Servers on page 24. The server is available to run tasks but is not currently processing any. There is no response from the server. Check the server. The server has completed a task belonging to one project and is about to process another belonging to a different project. The server is in the process of running a task. ARRAYWIZARD Administrator has just been started and has not yet received a polling response from the server. The server is responding to polls but has not provided a status update since the ARRAYWIZARD Administrator was started. An error has occurred. The server will not process any more tasks until it has been restarted. To start a server manually, see Starting and Stopping Servers on page 24.

Idle Not Responding Switching Project Working Unknown Responding Error

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Adding Servers
By adding servers, you can choose a type of server and decide where you want your server to run from. Note : You will need to have the ARRAYWIZARD Server software installed on any machine you select. It may be that servers have already been added during the installation process. See Configuring Servers on page 25 for further details. To add a server: 1 In the left hand pane of the main window right-click on Servers and from the menu that appears, click Add Server:

You can select your local machine to add or if you have a network, you can distribute the processing of servers to other machines. Distributed processing allows you to share the resources of your network and is helpful if you are running frequent predictions or predictions for large networks. Servers read and write predictions to a common shared directory. In the Server Name field of the New Server dialog box that appears: If you wish to run the server from your local machine, type in the name of your local machine. If you wish to run the server from a machine present on your network, type in the name of the networked machine.

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In the Server Type field, select the type of server (2g, 3g or prediction) that you wish to create from the drop down list. In the Startup Type field, select whether you want to start this server manually or automatically. Note : If you select Automatic from the drop down list the server will be started by ARRAYWIZARD Administrator which checks regularly to see if any servers need to be started or stopped. If ARRAYWIZARD Administrator fails to start the server it will not try again for a given period, the default being four hours. A server designated as automatic will be shut down automatically if it is inactive for a given period (the default being twenty minutes) and there is no work for it to do.

Click OK.

Your server is now ready to run.

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Starting and Stopping Servers


To start a server manually: 1 2 3 In the left hand pane of the main window, select Servers. In the right hand pane, right-click on the server to be started. On the menu that appears, click Start. The status of the server is updated when the resulting Starting Server progress bar reaches the end. In the left hand pane of the main window, select Servers. In the right hand pane, right-click on the server to be stopped. On the menu that appears, click Stop. The status of the server is updated when the resulting Shutting Down Server progress bar reaches the end. An error message is displayed if the server is processing an array when you attempt to stop it.

To stop a server manually: 1 2 3

Monitoring Servers
To help diagnose problems with a server, you can remotely retrieve its message log: 1 In the left hand pane of the ARRAYWIZARD Administrator main window, click Servers. A list of servers is displayed in the right hand pane:

Right-click on the server you wish to monitor and from the menu that appears, select Retrieve Message Log. The message log for the selected server is displayed.

Deleting Servers
By deleting servers you can remove servers from any machine present in your network. Note : You cannot delete a running server. To delete a server: 1 2 3 4
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In the left hand pane of the main window, select Servers. In the right hand pane, right-click on a server. From the menu that appears, click Delete. Click Yes.
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Configuring Servers
This process is normally carried out when ENTERPRISE is installed and is described in the ENTERPRISE Installation and Administration Guide. If it has not been done during ENTERPRISE installation it can be done subsequently using the Configure ARRAYWIZARD Server tool as described below. Before you can use ARRAYWIZARD on a particular machine you must identify: The database to which all the ARRAYWIZARD servers running on the machine will connect The account under which they will run. To configure a server: 1 Click Start, All Programs, AIRCOM International, ENTERPRISE 6.0, ArrayWizard, Configure ARRAYWIZARD Server. The following dialog box appears:

In the ARRAYWIZARD Server Database pane:


In this field Database Source Name Database User Name Database Password/Confirm Password Enter The name of the database to be used The user name you use to access your database The password you use to access your database

Select Use Default Schema if you want this server to connect to the default schema. - or Select Use User Schema if you want this server to connect to the personal schema for the user specified in the Database User Name field.

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For more information, see Permitting and Preventing Multiple Users on page 17. 3 In the Run Server As pane:
In this field Windows Domain Name Windows User Name Password/Confirm Password Enter The name of your Windows network The user name you use to access your Windows network The password you use to access your Windows network

Note : This account must have access to folders containing predictions, coverage details and map data. 4 Click OK. Note : You can use the Register Servers button to add all 2g, 3g and prediction servers automatically rather than adding them manually via the ARRAYWIZARD Administrator as described under Adding Servers on page 23. You can view the servers that you have automatically added by opening the ARRAYWIZARD Administrator, clicking on ARRAYWIZARD in the left hand pane of the Main Window and then clicking on Servers.

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Creating Arrays Using ARRAYWIZARD


Arrays are generated from network information stored in your database. You can configure parameter sets to extract this information from your database and create your arrays. You can schedule the interval for this extraction to ensure that your predictions and arrays are up to date. If they are found to be out of date, they are updated during the predictions process. Important : Before you create coverage analysis arrays, ensure you have created filters and coverage schemas in ENTERPRISE and ASSET3G. For more information see the ENTERPRISE and ASSET3G User Reference Guides.

In This Section
About Array Creation Opening and Closing Projects Selecting an Area of Your Network Creating Parameter Sets Starting and Stopping Parameter Sets Working with Parameter Sets 27 28 29 29 37 37

About Array Creation


ARRAYWIZARD uses the same system to create its Pathloss Predictions and Coverage Arrays as ASSET3G. It can create: GSM Coverage arrays such as Best Server and Service Area (block or contour) 3g arrays such as Pilot Strength, Ec/Io, Pilot Polluters and Handover Type for UMTS and CDMA2000 networks ARRAYWIZARD uses tiling as a way of breaking down the region of interest into more manageable portions which require fewer resources and can also be distributed for processing. By decreasing the tile size, you can create more tiles which require less memory and processing, but consequently decrease the speed of the calculations. The tile size defines the distance in km that each array file is created for. For example, a tile size of 30 will create array tiles of 30 x 30 square km for the entire area of the network you are using for your predictions.

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Opening and Closing Projects


In ARRAYWIZARD you can configure coverage and prediction settings for several projects stored in the same database. The multi-project support that ARRAYWIZARD provides enables you to perform the following functions on parameter sets without having to open the projects with which they are associated: Run Delete Rename Change schedules Change output file formats Show selected tasks Delete all tasks To carry out any of these functions: 1 2 3 In the left-hand pane of the ARRAYWIZARD Administrator main window, click on 2g Analysis, 3g Analysis or Cell Predictions as required. In the right-hand pane of the ARRAYWIZARD Administrator main window, right-click on a parameter set. From the menu that appears select the function you require. If you select Edit from this menu you will be prompted to open a project. From the File menu, click Open Project. In the dialog box that appears, select the project you wish to configure and click Start.

To open a project at any other time in order to create or edit parameter sets: 1 2

To close the current project and open another project in the same database: 1 2 3 4 From the File menu, click Close Project. Click Yes to confirm. From the File menu, click Open Project. In the dialog box that appears, select the project you wish to configure and click Start.
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To close the current project and open another project in a different database: 1 2 3 4 5 6 From the File menu, click Logout. Click Yes to confirm. From the File menu, click Login. In the dialog box that appears, enter your password and click the Login button. From the File menu, click Open Project. In the dialog box that appears, select the project you wish to configure and click Start. For more information, see the ENTERPRISE Installation and Administration User Reference Guide.

Selecting an Area of Your Network


By selecting an area of your network in the Map View window you can identify specific sites or a specially chosen geographical location from which you wish to produce your arrays. To select an area of your network: 1 2 From the View menu select New 2d View or click on the View window. You must have a project open to do this. icon to open the Map

Display sites and filters in your network from which you wish to produce your arrays.

For more information on these steps see the ENTERPRISE User Reference Guide. When you create a parameter set for analysis arrays as described in the following sections, you can apply the current map view to it.

Creating Parameter Sets


You can use parameter sets to retrieve specific parameters from your database relating to arrays you wish to generate. By using parameter sets you can choose exactly which data elements you wish to extract from your database in order to create the arrays you require. The three types of parameter set that you can create are: 2g Analysis Parameter Sets 3g Analysis Parameter Sets Prediction Parameter Sets The following sections describe how to create each of these three types of parameter set. For more information on the setting and use of specific parameters see the ENTERPRISE and ASSET3G User Reference Guides.

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Creating 2g Analysis Parameter Sets


2g analysis parameter sets are used to retrieve information from your database which is needed to create 2g analysis arrays. For more information on the setting and use of specific parameters see the ENTERPRISE and ASSET3G User Reference Guides. Note : Before creating 2g analysis parameter sets, ensure that you have added a server. For information on how to do this, see Adding Servers on page 23. If you have not yet opened a project you must now do so as described under Opening and Closing Projects. To create 2g analysis parameter sets: 1 2 In the left hand pane of the Main Window select 2g Analysis. Right-click and from the menu that appears, select Add 2g Analysis:

On the Select View page that appears, enter in the co-ordinates for the area of your network view containing the sites you wish to predict. - or If you are displaying the sites in the Map View window, click Select View to use the view currently displayed.

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Click Next. Select the filters you wish to use and click Next. Select the types of arrays you wish to create. If you wish to display a particular Nth best server, type a value for N next to the checkbox:

Note : The default setting of 1 is equivalent to the best server, 2 represents the second best server and so on. 7 8 In the Resolution field, select a resolution for the array. In the Tile Size field, select a tile size. This size defines the distance in km that each array file is created for. For example, a tile size of 30 will create array tiles of 30 x 30 square km for the entire area of the network you are using for your predictions.

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The number of tiles that will be generated by your choice of tile size and region is shown below the Tile Size field after you have made an entry in it:

Click Next.

10 Choose whether cell layers will be considered during the creation of coverage arrays and select the layers whose contribution you want to include. You can do this for both the serving and interfering signal. 11 To override the best server selection algorithm and ignore the contribution of higher priority cell layers without any carrier assignments, select the Consider only sub-cells that have carrier layers with assigned carriers checkbox. This prevents holes in the interference array from appearing when a sub-cell theoretically provides coverage but has not yet been assigned any carriers. 12 In the Thresholds pane, type service level and timing advance threshold values. These thresholds restrict the overall radius of coverage provided by the sub-cell to either the minimum service level or the maximum timing advance, whichever is reached first. For a cell using extended range where two timeslots are used, the maximum timing advance is 133, otherwise the maximum is normally 63. (Within ENTERPRISE these thresholds are set on the Coverage/Interference tab of the Array Settings dialog box which you open by selecting Array Settings from the Arrays menu). 13 In the Cell Parameters pane, select to use sub-cell specific or global values. To use values that you have entered in the Thresholds pane as described above, you must select sub-cell specific. If you select Global Values the values entered in the ENTERPRISE site database are used. (Within ENTERPRISE these thresholds are set on the General tab of the Site Database dialog box which appears when you select Sites from the Database menu and click on an individual cell). 14 Click Next. 15 In the Channel Selection pane, select what type of interference you want to be considered for the interference arrays: Co-Channel Only Adjacent Channel Only Co-Channel and Adjacent Channel

If you select Adjacent Channel Only or Co-Channel and Adjacent Channel, the value in the Adjacent Channel Offset pane is used to produce the adjacent channel arrays. You can edit this value if you wish. It is also used to produce the adjacent channel curve used in calculating interference.

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16 In the Interference Options pane you can:


Select Use Frequency Hopping To Use Frequency Hopping information when creating arrays. If you have selected Use Frequency Hopping, you can also choose to use Frequency diversity information when generating arrays. This adds a gain to the serving cell signal to simulate the improvement in C/I that frequency diversity provides. The gain applied depends upon the number of hopping frequencies. For more information on the frequency hopping diversity gain value, see the ASSET3G User Reference Guide. The interference array calculations also use a BER to/from C/I conversion when frequency hopping is used. For more information on using frequency hopping, see the ASSET3G User Reference Guide. Use DTX Use DTX information when creating arrays. This means ASSET3G will scale down the power of the transmitter based on the activity factor of the terminal. Using DTX then helps to reduce interference between different cells and to increase the capacity of the system. Scale the interference arrays if the traffic load of a subcell is smaller than the potential capacity of the carriers allocated to that subcell. By comparing the channels allocated to a subcell with the number of channels required by the traffic load, the proportion of channels in use can be calculated and interference reduced accordingly. Use Antenna Hopping Use the antenna hopping gain in the array calculations. Antenna hopping is a transmit diversity scheme in which consecutive bursts of information are transmitted on different antennas. When antennas are exposed to different multipath fading, a diversity gain is achieved. For information on how this gain is calculated, see the ASSET3G User Reference Guide.

Use Traffic

17 In the Erlang Table type pane, select a blocking percentage and select to use either the Erlang B or Erlang C blocking formula. These blocking formulas are described in the ASSET3G User Reference Guide. 18 Click Next. 19 On the Select Schedule page, indicate whether you wish to run your parameter set manually or every: specified number of minutes specified number of days at a specified time specified weekday or number of weekdays at a specified time specified day of a specified month or number of months at a specified time

Note: The ARRAYWIZARD Administrator must be running for scheduled parameter sets to run. You can change the schedule later if you want to. For information on how to do this see Changing Parameter Set Schedules on page 38. 20 Click Next. 21 On the Prediction Parameters page, select Use network element settings or Use overridden settings.

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If you choose Use network element settings, the creation of arrays is based on the model, resolution and radius settings on the ENTERPRISE Site Database Antennas tab. If you choose Use overridden settings, the creation of arrays is based on your override settings. The options available under each of these choices are described in the ASSET3G User Reference Guide. 22 Select the Smooth predictions when using checkbox if you want bilinear smoothing to be performed on prediction (pathloss) data when it is used. This helps to minimise edge effects between a primary and secondary prediction. 23 Click Next. 24 On the Select Outputs page, select the file format(s) (*.DAT,*.BMP,*.DIB,*.JPEG,*.PCX,*.TGA,*.GIF,*.TIF,MapInfo,Shape) that your arrays will be saved in and the file naming conventions you require. To have all the files in your coverage folder deleted before your arrays are created, select the checkbox provided. 25 Click Finish. Your parameter set is listed in the right hand pane of the main window and is ready to be run manually or when specified by the scheduler:

To run a parameter set manually see Starting and Stopping Parameter Sets on page 37.

Creating 3g Analysis Parameter Sets


3g analysis parameter sets are used to retrieve information from your database which is needed to create 3g analysis arrays. You can create 3g analysis arrays for UMTS and for CDMA2000. For more information on the setting and use of specific parameters see the ENTERPRISE and ASSET3G User Reference Guides. Note : Before creating 3g analysis parameter sets, ensure you have added a server. For information on how to do this, see Adding Servers on page 23. To create 3g analysis parameter sets: 1 In the left hand pane of the main window select 3g Analysis. Right-click and from the menu that appears, point to Add 3g Analysis and then click either UMTS or CDMA2000. Note : If you have not yet opened a project you must now do so as described under Opening and Closing Projects on page 28. 2 On the Select View page that appears, type in the co-ordinates for the area of your network view containing the sites you wish to predict. - or If you are displaying the sites in the Map View window, click Select View to use the view currently displayed. 3 Click Next.

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Enter the parameters that you wish to apply to your 3g analysis. These parameters are described in Simulating Network Performance chapter of the ASSET3g User Reference Guide. Click Next. Select the filters you wish to use. Click Next. Where applicable use any available checkboxes to indicate the terminal types that you wish to include in your 3g analysis. Click Next.

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10 On the Simulator Settings page, click Next. 11 For CDMA parameter sets, go to step 13. For UMTS parameter sets only, the Specify DVB-H parameters page appears. Type in the DVB-H parameters you require. These are described in the chapter on Planning a DVB-H Network in the ASSET3g User Reference Guide. 12 Click Next. 13 On the Prediction Parameters page, select Use network element settings or Use overridden settings. If you choose Use network element settings, the creation of arrays is based on the model, resolution and radius settings on the ENTERPRISE Site Database Antennas tab. If you choose Use overridden settings, the creation of arrays is based on your override settings. The options available under each of these choices are described in the ASSET3G User Reference Guide. 14 Select the Smooth predictions when using checkbox if you want bilinear smoothing to be performed on prediction (pathloss) data when it is used. This helps to minimise edge effects between a primary and secondary prediction. 15 Click Next. 16 In the Tile Size field of the Raster Parameters pane, select a tile size. This size defines the distance in km that each array file is created for. For example, a tile size of 30 will create array tiles of 30 x 30 square kms for the entire area of the network you are using for your predictions. The number of tiles that will be generated by your choice of tile size and region is shown below the Tile Size field after you have made an entry in it. 17 Click Next. 18 On the Select Schedule page, indicate whether you wish to run your parameter set manually or every: specified number of minutes specified number of days at a specified time specified weekday or number of weekdays at a specified time specified day of a specified month or number of months at a specified time

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Note: The ARRAYWIZARD Administrator must be running for scheduled parameter sets to run. You can change the schedule later if you want to. For information on how to do this see Changing Parameter Set Schedules on page 38. 19 Click Next. 20 In the Select Outputs dialog, select the file format(s) (*.3GA, *.BMP, *.DIB, *.JPEG, *.PCX, *.TGA, *.GIF, *.TIF, MapInfo, Shape) that your arrays will be saved in and the file naming conventions you require. To have all the files in your coverage folder deleted before your arrays are created, select the checkbox provided. 21 Click Next. 22 The Summary page shows the input parameters that you have set and the amount of memory needed to generate your arrays. If you wish to change any of these you can use the Back button to access the appropriate page. You can click on the Auto Setup Configuration button to access the associated dialog box where you can select Array Parameters and Array Types to be excluded from your arrays. This will reduce the time required to generate them. Tip : You can make selections from both the Array Parameters and Array Types lists and the filters will act in combination. Having made your selections, click OK. 23 Click Finish. Your parameter set is listed in the right hand pane of the main window and is ready to be run manually or when specified by the scheduler:

To run a parameter set manually see Starting and Stopping Parameter Sets on page 37.

Creating Prediction Parameter Sets


Prediction parameter sets are used to retrieve information from your database, which is needed to create prediction files. For more information on the setting and use of specific parameters see the ENTERPRISE and ASSET3G User Reference Guides. Note : Before creating prediction parameter sets, ensure you have added a server. For more information see Adding Servers on page 23. To create prediction parameters sets: 1 In the left hand pane of the main window right-click on Cell Predictions and from the menu that appears, select Add Predictions. Note : If you have not yet opened a project you must now do so as described under Opening and Closing Projects. 2 3 4 On the Select Filters page, choose the filters you wish to use. Click Next. On the Prediction Parameters page, select Use network element settings or Use overridden settings.
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If you choose Use network element settings, the creation of arrays is based on the model, resolution and radius settings on the ENTERPRISE Site Database Antennas tab. If you choose Use overridden settings, the creation of arrays is based on your override settings. The options available under each of these choices are described in the ASSET3G User Reference Guide. 5 Select the Smooth predictions when using checkbox if you want bilinear smoothing to be performed on prediction (pathloss) data when it is used. This helps to minimise edge effects between a primary and secondary prediction. Use the checkbox provided to indicate whether or not you wish to generate vectors for each cell, If you choose to do so, a polygon will be placed around the different dBm range bands which can be seen using MapInfo software. Click Next. On the Select Schedule page, indicate whether you wish to run your parameter set manually or every: so many minutes so many days at a specified time specified weekday or number of weekdays at a specified time specified day of a specified month or number of months at a specified time

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Note: The ARRAYWIZARD Administrator must be running for scheduled parameter sets to run. You can change the schedule later if you want to. For information on how to do this see Changing Parameter Set Schedules on page 38. 9 Click Finish. Your parameter set is listed in the right hand pane of the main window and is ready to be run manually or when specified by the scheduler:

To run a parameter set manually see Starting and Stopping Parameter Sets on page 37.

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Starting and Stopping Parameter Sets


Important : Before starting parameter sets, ensure you have selected and configured a suitable server. For information on how to do this, see Setting Up Servers on page 21. By starting and stopping parameter sets, you can manually control predictions. For example, you may want to start a prediction before it is due to be started by the scheduler or stop a prediction before it has completed. To start and stop parameter sets: 1 2 In the left hand pane of the main window, select the appropriate array type. In the right hand pane, right-click on a parameter set and from the menu that appears, click either: Run to start the parameter set - or Stop/Delete All Tasks to stop the parameter set

Working with Parameter Sets


Having created parameter sets you can view, rename, edit and delete them. Note : You cannot rename, edit or delete a parameter set while it is running. Viewing Parameter Sets This enables you to monitor the progress of your coverage predictions and best server arrays as they are generated. To view parameter sets: In the main window in the left hand pane, select the appropriate array type. Parameter sets appear in the right hand pane, where you can view their progress which is shown in the Status column.

Renaming a Parameter Set To rename a parameter set: 1 2 3 In the left hand pane of the main window, select the appropriate array type. In the right hand pane, right-click on a parameter set and from the menu that appears, click Rename. In the dialog box that appears, type in a new name and click OK.

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Editing a Parameter Set To edit a parameter set: 1 2 In the left hand pane of the main window, select the appropriate array type. In the right hand pane, right-click on a parameter set and from the menu that appears, click Edit. If you do not have a project open you will be prompted to open one. The wizard from which you created the parameter set then appears and you can make the appropriate changes.

Deleting a Parameter Set To delete a parameter set: 1 2 3 In the left hand pane of the main window, select the appropriate array type. In the right hand pane, right-click on a parameter set and from the menu that appears, click Delete. In the dialog box that appears, click Yes.

Changing Parameter Set Schedules


Important : Before scheduling parameter sets, ensure you have selected and configured a suitable server. For more information, see Setting Up Servers on page 21. You normally set up schedules when you first create your parameter sets. By scheduling parameter sets, you can control the rate at which sites in your network are predicted and re-predicted if found to be out of date. This enables you to continually monitor the state of your network. Note : You can change the schedules and output file formats of parameter sets without having to open the projects with which they are associated. To change a schedule setting: 1 2 In the left hand pane of the main window, select the appropriate array type. In the right hand pane, right-click on a parameter set and from the menu that appears, click Set Schedule (for prediction parameter sets) or Set Schedule/Outputs (for 2g and 3g analysis parameter sets). On the Select Schedule page, indicate whether you wish to run your parameter set manually or every: specified number of minutes specified number of days at a specified time specified weekday or number of weekdays at a specified time specified day of a specified month or number of months at a specified time

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This picture shows an example:

Click OK.

Changing Output File Formats


To change your choice of output file format(s) for your 2g or 3g analysis arrays: 1 2 3 In the left hand pane of the main window, select the appropriate array type. In the right hand pane right-click on a parameter set and from the menu that appears, click the Set Schedule/Outputs option. In the dialog box that appears, select the Outputs tab:

Select the file format(s) that your arrays will be saved in and the file naming conventions you require. 4 Click OK.
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About Tasks
When you run a parameter set, ARRAYWIZARD processes it by assigning work units known as tasks to servers. A number of tasks are normally combined into a single "rolled up" task to be sent to a server. On receiving a rolled up task the server unrolls it and processes its component tasks. A task that is currently being processed is referred to as a running task.

Viewing and Deleting Selected Tasks


Once you have started a parameter set running you can monitor the progress of the tasks associated with it. To view the tasks associated with a parameter set: 1 2 3 In the left hand pane of the main window, select the appropriate array type. In the right hand pane, right-click on a parameter set and from the menu that appears, click Show Tasks. From the menu that appears, select the tasks you want to view. You can choose: All tasks Outstanding tasks Tasks with a reported error Tasks that have been completed successfully.

Your selected tasks are displayed in the right hand pane and your choice of filter is shown by the drop down fields in the toolbar.

To view the history of a task: In the right hand pane, double click on a task. - or Right-click on a task and from the menu that appears, click the Show History option.

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The Task History dialog appears:

To delete a task: 1 2 In the right hand pane, right-click on a task. From the menu that appears, click Delete. The task is removed from the list.

Viewing and Deleting Running Tasks


To monitor the progress of tasks that are currently being processed you can view running tasks. To view running tasks: In the left hand pane of the main window, select Running Tasks:

All currently running tasks are displayed in the right hand pane. To view running tasks for a specific project: 1 In the left hand pane of the main window, right-click on Running Tasks.

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From the menu that appears, select Show Tasks For Project:

In the Select Project dialog box that appears, select the project you require and click OK. The running tasks for the selected project are displayed in the right hand pane. In the left hand pane of the main window, right-click on Running Tasks. From the menu that appears, select Delete Succeeded Tasks, Delete Error Tasks, or Delete All Tasks as required. In the Confirm Delete box that appears, click OK. The list of tasks displayed in the right hand pane is updated accordingly.

To delete running tasks: 1 2 3

Deleting Tasks for a Parameter Set


You can delete the tasks associated with a parameter set according to their type - for example, you can delete Warning tasks, Error tasks or all tasks. To do this: 1 2 In the left hand pane of the main window, select the appropriate array type. In the right hand pane, right-click on a parameter set and from the menu that appears, click the required option, depending on the tasks you want to delete:

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Configuring Settings In ARRAYWIZARD


The Project Settings menu enables you to set a number of network parameters affecting your predictions and arrays.

In This Section
Configuring 2g Display Settings Configuring 3g Display Settings Setting UTM Borders Configuring Your MapInfo Coordinate System About the ARRAYWIZARD Settings Dialog Box 43 44 45 46 46

Configuring 2g Display Settings


By configuring 2g display settings you can determine how acceptable and unacceptable network performance areas are displayed on your 2g arrays. Note : You must have a project open to be able to configure 2g display settings. To configure 2g display settings: 1 2 3 From the Project Settings menu, click 2g Display Settings. From the menu that appears, select the array type you require. On the Categories tab: For Best and Nth Best arrays, select the coverage schema that you want to use for the array. (For information on adding or editing coverage schemas see the ASSET3G User Reference Guide). The remaining steps do not apply to these types of array. For Average Connection, Worst Interferer, Total Interference and Worst Connection arrays, select the Interference Units to be used. For Total Received Power arrays go straight to the next step.

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In the Category pane you can add, modify or delete coverage bands:

To add a coverage band click Add. In the Coverage Properties dialog that appears, select a colour:

Tip : Choose distinctive colours to represent desirable or undesirable coverage in your network. In the Attributes pane, type a name for the coverage band in the Label field and the number of decibels that this band represents in the Level(db) field. In the Options pane, choose a colour depth and select the Include Summary in Legend check box if you want to display information such as size, resolution and the date that the array was created in the Map View legend. Click OK. To modify a coverage band, select an existing band and click Modify. In the Coverage Properties dialog that appears, edit the colour, label, decibel value and options as required then click OK. To delete a coverage band, select an existing band and click Delete.

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Configuring 3g Display Settings


By configuring 3g display settings you can determine how acceptable and unacceptable network performance areas are displayed on your 3g arrays. Note : You must have a project open to be able to configure 3g display settings. To configure 3g display settings: 1 2 3 4 5 From the Project Settings menu, click 3g Display Settings. From the menu that appears, select CDMA or UMTS as required. In the 3g Display Settings dialog box, select an array type. Click the Configure button. Assign colours, visibility settings and MapInfo Export details as appropriate. For more information on these settings, see the ASSET3G User Reference Guide. Tip : Choose distinctive colours to represent desirable or undesirable coverage in your network. 6 7 Click OK. Click Close.

Setting UTM Borders


Best server files are generated for tiles even when the tiles overlap a UTM border. When the Best Server data is merged in a tool such as MapInfo, the merged data contains overlapping best server data sets from each UTM zone. Consequently some areas appear to have more than one Best Serving Cell. To prevent this you can specify the westmost and the eastmost longitude bounds of a project. This ensures that each tile generated in a UTM zone that overlaps a UTM border is reduced so that only the portion of the tile within the UTM zone has a best server file calculated. All tiles will then contain best server data only for the UTM zone in which they were calculated. To set UTM Borders: 1 2 3 From the Project Settings menu select UTM Borders. Select the Use UTM border settings checkbox. Enter West Meridian and East Meridian values in degrees to define your UTM border:

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Configuring Your MapInfo Coordinate System


If you use MapInfo software you can configure your MapInfo-based coordinate system from ARRAYWIZARD. To do this: 1 2 3 Select MapInfo Coordinate System from the Project Settings Menu. The MapInfoCoordinate System dialog box is displayed. Select the projection you require from the list available. Click OK.

Your MapInfo.prj file is updated accordingly.

About the ARRAYWIZARD Settings Dialog Box


You can use the ARRAYWIZARD Settings dialog box to: Indicate that succeeded tasks will be deleted automatically. Indicate that a forced shut down will always occur when you shut down a server. If you do not select this option, ARRAYWIZARD gives the server three minutes to close down cleanly, then prompts for a forced shutdown. Indicate that rolled up tasks are to be given a low priority. Indicate that log files are to be truncated at a specified size. Indicate that log files are to be truncated at a specified age. Access database configuration table settings by clicking the Server button. Access registry settings by clicking the Admin button. To access the Settings dialog box: Select Options from the Tools menu.

Configuring Advanced Administrator Settings


To access and if necessary alter the settings shown in the table below: 1 2 Selecting Options from the Tools menu. Click the Admin button in the Settings dialog box.
Determines Default The maximum number of tasks that can be displayed in 10000 tasks the Running Tasks pane of the Administrator. The number of tasks that can be sorted without giving rise to a message warning that sorting may take some time because of the number of tasks. Whether, if there are more tasks than the maximum number to be displayed, a message warning of this appears. 500 tasks Yes

This Parameter Maximum number of tasks to display

Warn about slow sort if more than

Warn if not all tasks will be displayed

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This Parameter Automatically find a transfer folder Specify Block size Poll every Maximum reply period Analyse every

Determines Whether a folder for the storage of the message log is allocated automatically. The folder in which the message log is stored if it is not allocated automatically.

Default No Yes

The size of data block used when transferring message 1024 log from server to administrator. kilobytes How often the Administrator polls servers. 300 seconds

The amount of time that servers are given to respond to 60 seconds poll for presence. How often workload analysis is run (this is used to determine if servers need to be started). The polling interval when Administrator is waiting for a server to shut down or start up. Whether, if there are tasks in the Submitted state and servers that are shut down or not responding, these servers are to be started. Whether, if there are tasks in the Waiting state and idle servers which are not already waiting for tasks, the Waiting tasks are to be resubmitted. 300 seconds

Server startup poll interval Auto start servers if there is outstanding work

2 seconds Yes

Resubmit waiting tasks if there are idle servers

Yes

Resubmit abandoned tasks

Whether, if tasks are allocated to a server which is Yes stopped, has an error or does not exist, these tasks are to be resubmitted. The amount of time a server is given to report its status after it has been started via workload analysis. How often a message is displayed in the Administrator if a parameter set cannot be run because it is already running. The interval after which a server will be considered again in workload analysis having been found to be not responding. The time for which a server can be idle while there is work to be done, before it is stopped and restarted. 20 seconds

Max server wakeup time

ReportingIntervalWhenCantAllocate Predictions

3600 seconds

Dead server retry interval

14400 seconds

Max server idle time

1200 seconds

Max server not responding time

The time for which a server can be not responding while 600 seconds there is work to be done, before it is stopped and restarted. The interval after which an attempt will be made to rerun a parameter set after a scheduled re-run has failed because the parameter set is still running. 900 seconds

Schedule overlap retry interval

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Configuring Advanced Server Settings


To access the following editable parameters held in the database configuration table: 1 2 Select Options from the Tools menu. Click the Server button in the Settings dialog box.
Determines The interval after which servers will check the database for commands. Commands are things such as shutdown and poll for presence. The amount of time a server can be idle before it is shut down (for Automatic startup type). Default 5 seconds

This Parameter Command polling interval for the server

Idle time before shutdown

1200 seconds

Maximum task poll interval

The maximum amount of time a servers worker thread is 60 seconds allowed to be dormant. This thread is used for checking for more tasks. The polling interval for the server monitors worker thread. This is used for checking for startup, shutdown and message log transfer. 10 seconds

Command polling interval for the server monitor

Server startup/shutdown poll interval Maximum time for server shutdown Maximum login backoff period

The polling interval when the server monitor is waiting for 5 seconds a server to start or stop. The maximum amount of time allowed for a server to shutdown after the shutdown command is issued. The maximum period that the interval between login attempts can be. See I_SM_LOGIN_INIT_SLEEPTIME. 180 seconds 7200 seconds

Maximum time for server startup

The maximum time allowed for the server to start before 60 seconds an error is given when the server monitor starts a server.

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Index
A
ARRAYWIZARD about 7 installing 8 opening 15, 28 settings 43 toolbar 15

P
Parameter sets changing 37 choosing 29 configuring 29 coverage interference 30 creating 30, 35 prediction 35 scheduling 38 starting 37 static analysis 33 stopping 37 viewing 37 Parameters sets for ARRAYWIZARD 29, 30, 35, 37, 38 Projects closing 28 opening 28

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Servers adding 23 configuring 21 deleting 24 selecting 21

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