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RF survey techniques

Spot location surveys
 

Spot surveys are designed to provide details of the set of serving and non-serving cells that provide coverage at a given 'spot' location.
 
Spot surveys are usually employed to provide average measurements for a location.
 


Cell coverage surveys

 
Cell coverage surveys are intended to determine the extent of serving coverage of a particular cell. The survey is generally performed as a drive survey and the results provide a snapshot of cell coverage at the time the survey was taken.
 


Route coverage profiles
 

A route profile employs similar methods as a coverage profile, but whereas a coverage profile seeks to determine the area served by a single cell, a route profile attempts to represent the set of cells that serve along a given route.