A new communications network for the Emergency Services (Underground)
The Emergency Services Network (ESN) will be the new communication system used by the three emergency services and other public safety users across the United Kingdom.
The service will become an essential part of Britain’s critical national infrastructure. It will give the EmergencyServices the latest technology, delivering secure, resilient voice communications and high speed data services.
Installation Technology has been asked to investigate the feasibility of using LTE in underground stations and tunnels through the testing of off the shelf cellular technology.
Identification of the appropriate assurance standards for testing
Overall network design and testing strategy
Coverage and performance testing for LTE services
Purchase, provision and installation of equipment
Coverage and performance testing for vendor solutions•Low-LevelDesign (LLD) and test plans
Network infrastructure surveys at 127 stations and 384 tunnel sections
A safety plan for full deployment
RadioFrequency (RF) mapping survey for a127 stations
AdvanceTunnel and Assets Scanning using Data Engineering
24/7/365 live operational and safety critical environment.
4 hour working windows during engineering hours shifts
Space limitations given the historic design of the underground.