An Open Dataset Storage Standard for 6G Testbeds

Gilles Callebaut, Michiel Sandra, Christian Nelson, Thomas Wilding, Daan Delabie, Benjamin J. B. Deutschman, William Tärneberg, Emma Fitzgerald, Anders Johansson, Liesbet Van der Perre

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The emergence of sixth-generation (6G) networks has spurred the development of novel testbeds, including sub-THz networks, cell-free systems, and 6G simulators. To maximize the benefits of these systems, it is crucial to make the generated data publicly available and easily reusable by others. Although data sharing has become a common practice, a lack of standardization hinders data accessibility and interoperability. In this study, we propose the Dataset Storage Standard (DSS) to address these challenges by facilitating data exchange and enabling convenient processing script creation in a testbed-agnostic manner. DSS supports both experimental and simulated data, allowing researchers to employ the same processing scripts and tools across different datasets. Unlike existing standardization efforts such as SigMF and NI RF Data Recording API, DSS provides a broader scope by accommodating a common definition file for testbeds and is not limited to RF data storage. The dataset format utilizes a hierarchical structure, with a tensor representation for specific experiment scenarios. In summary, DSS offers a comprehensive and flexible framework for enhancing the FAIR principles (Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, and Reusability) in 6G testbeds, promoting open and efficient data sharing in the research community.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2023 IEEE Conference on Antenna Measurements and Applications (CAMA)
PublisherIEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)979-8-3503-2304-7
Publication statusPublished - 2023 Dec 19

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Telecommunications


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