R&S®NESTOR Cellular network analysis software

Accurate multitechnology RF measurements for full network insights

Key facts

  • Cellular network analysis to measure parameters and read out data from these networks
  • Parallel measurement of all supported technologies and bands with Rohde & Schwarz mobile network scanners for comprehensive, reliable measurement data

Brief description

R&S®NESTOR is a Windows based software for analyzing cellular networks over the air interface. It is widely deployed by law enforcement agencies, intelligence services, armed forces and regulatory authorities.

Features & Benefits

  • Easy operation for complex tasks
  • Everything that cellular network analysis software needs
  • Automatic channel detection
  • Cellular network scanning

Key facts

  • Cellular network analysis to measure parameters and read out data from these networks
  • Parallel measurement of all supported technologies and bands with Rohde & Schwarz mobile network scanners for comprehensive, reliable measurement data
  • Real-time analysis during data acquisition
  • Data postprocessing for in‑depth analysis
  • Intuitive operation for complex tasks
  • Free map data (OpenStreetMap)
  • User interface supporting multiple languages

Brief description

R&S®NESTOR is a Windows 10 based platform for analyzing cellular networks via the air interface. It is deployed by law enforcement agencies, intelligence services, armed forces and regulatory authorities. R&S®NESTOR is used together with Rohde & Schwarz mobile network scanners, which offer the most advanced technology worldwide. It supports all relevant applications that public authorities and security organizations need to gather necessary information about cellular networks. R&S®NESTOR is used in vehicles, trains, aircraft, drones, on ships or on foot.

Features & Benefits

  • Easy operation for complex tasks
    • User-friendly interface for easy customization
    • Touchscreen and/or mouse operation
    • Automatic hardware configuration
    • Straightforward display of all measurements
    • Simultaneous use of any number of use cases
    • Settings modifiable during measurements
    • Convenient filter options for displaying and processing measurement data
    • New versions every three months
    • Multilingual
  • Everything that cellular network analysis software needs
    • Support of R&S®TSME6, R&S®TSMA6, R&S®TSME, R&S®TSMA and R&S®TSMW mobile network scanners
    • Parallel measurements in all GSM, UMTS, LTE (TDD and FDD), CDMA2000® and EV‑DO bands
    • OpenStreetMap compatibility
    • Support of cell databases
    • Status display for all connected devices, use cases and workspaces
    • Preconfigured templates for use cases and workspaces
    • Live analysis and data export during measurements
    • Analysis and export of all measurements during data postprocessing
    • License-free replay versions
  • Automatic channel detection
    • Automatic detection of all occupied GSM, UMTS, LTE (TDD and FDD), CDMA2000® and EV-DO RF channels
    • Automatic forwarding of detected channels to all use cases for seamless measurement of all cellular network signals
    • Creation of use case templates for easy configuration of future measurements
  • Cellular network scanning
    • Simultaneous cellular network analysis in all GSM, UMTS, LTE (TDD and FDD), CDMA2000® and EV‑DO bands
    • Top N chart and list display of all measured cells
    • Demodulation of system information
    • Automatic measurement rate setting for synchronous measurement of all technologies
    • Map display of route and dedicated maps for specific measurements
    • Intuitive, high-performance display and processing filters
  • Cellular network coverage analysis
    • Acquisition of geographically aggregated GSM, WCDMA and LTE (FDD and TDD) coverage data
    • Top N chart, list and map display of all aggregated data
    • Live summary of cellular network coverage analysis
    • Best server plot for selected areas
  • Cell position estimation
    • Geographic position determination for all GSM, UMTS, LTE (TDD and FDD), CDMA2000® and EV-DO cells
    • Live map display of all position-estimated cells
    • Export of position-estimated cells for further processing
    • Intuitive, high-performance display and processing filters
    • Airborne cell position estimation using airplanes, helicopters or microdrones
  • Detection and monitoring of suspicious cells
    • Monitoring and detecting irregular and interfering cellular radio cells
    • Analysis of cells that deviate from operators' usual network settings
    • Determination of system information and geographic positions of suspicious cells
    • Live map display
    • Smart configuration of suspicious cell criteria
    • Deployment in mobile and stationary applications
    • Online and offline analysis
  • Forensic investigations
    • Retrieval of cell coverage data for confined areas (alibi verification)
    • Retrieval of cell coverage data for confined areas (crime scene investigation)
    • Live map display
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