CDMT

The Cellular Drone Measurement Tool (CDMT) is a tool for performance evaluation of wireless communication with drones over cellular networks. It supports Android smartphones and records various LTE parameters, evaluates TCP and UDP throughput, and supports position tracking. It can be freely used for academic research.

Some freely accessible LTE measurement tools with various features are available. However, to the best of our knowledge, none of them integrates all the parameters supported by CDMT.

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How to get it

We are currently working to release the app. In the meantime you may request a copy by filling out this form:

How to cite

We kindly ask you to refer the following paper in case you use the tool for evaluation:
Christian Raffelsberger, Raheeb Muzaffar, and Christian Bettstetter, “A Performance Evaluation Tool for Drone Communications in 4G Cellular Networks,” pre-print: https://arxiv.org/abs/1905.00115

Publications

This list includes some selected publications that performed evaluations using CDMT :

  • A. Fakhreddine, C. Bettstetter, S. Hayat, R. Muzaffar, and D. Emini, “Handover Challenges for Cellular-Connected Drones,” In Proc. ACM Workshop on Micro Aerial Vehicle Networks, Systems, and Applications (DroNet), 2019.
  • S. Hayat, C. Bettstetter, A. Fakhredddine, R. Muzaffar, and D. Emini, “An Experimental Evaluation of LTE-A Throughput for Drones,” In Proc. ACM Workshop on Micro Aerial Vehicle Networks, Systems, and Applications (DroNet), 2019.