Open high-resolution signal strength data from a commercial microwave link network in Gothenburg, Sweden

27 Jun 2019, 10:35
large seminar room (KIT Campus Alpin)

large seminar room

KIT Campus Alpin

Kreuzeckbahnstraße 19 82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Discussion topic Community topics (Day3) Community topics


Dr. Remco van de Beek (SMHI)


High-resolution signal strength data from commercial microwave links is not readily available to the research community. This may hinder breakthroughs in processing or applications. Moreover, access restrictions limit the need of a common reference and benchmark when e.g. comparing methodologies. To encourage broader scientific study and enable community benchmarking, we will therefore openly release a microwave link data set from Gothenburg, Sweden. The data set covers the period June-August 2015 and constitutes received and transmitted signal strength time series at 10-sec. resolution from 728 sub-links (363 links) in the Hi3G network in and around Gothenburg, covering ca. 2855 km2. Along with this we will also release conventional rainfall data (e.g. from local 1-min. gauges) to enable comparison and algorithm development. The presentation will briefly present the data set and the plans for releasing it openly. Our hope is that this data can become a useful benchmark against which all current and future algorithms can be compared. With this we also encourage others to share similar data sets in different climate zones.

Primary author

Dr. Jafet Andersson (SMHI)


Dr. Remco van de Beek (SMHI) Mr. Jonas Hansryd (Ericsson) Mr. Håkan Andersson (Hi3G)

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