The Next Generation: Wireless Communications for Multimedia and Beyond From both a technical and a practical point of view, there is much to examine, evaluate and understand in the new 3GPP LTE cellular technology before its projected deployment in 2010. This book, written by Agilent engineers in collaboration with Anite engineers and LTE expert Dr K. F. Tsang, offers valuable insight into the LTE air interface at the physical layer. Chapters also cover the upper layer signalling and system architecture evolution (SAE). Basic concepts such as MIMO and SC-FDMA, the new uplink modulation scheme, are introduced and explained, and the authors dig into the challenges of verifying the designs of the receivers, transmitters and protocols of LTE systems. The latest information on RF and signalling conformance testing is delivered by authors participating in the 3GPP standards committees.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 LTE Introduction (Moray Rumney). 1.1 Introduction. 1.2 LTE System Overview. 1.3 The Evolution from UMTS to LTE. 1.4 LTE/SAE Requirements. 1.5 LTE/SAE Timeline. 1.6 Introduction to the 3GPP LTE/SAE Specification Documents. 1.7 References. Chapter 2 Air Interface Concepts. 2.1 Radio Frequency Aspects (Moray Rumney). 2.2 Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (Moray Rumney). 2.3 Single-Carrier Frequency Division Multiple Access (Moray Rumney). 2.4 Multi-Antenna Operation and MIMO (Peter Cain). 2.5 References. Chapter 3 Physical Layer. 3.1 Introduction to the Physical Layer. 3.2 Physical Channels and Modulation (Mitsuru Yokoyama, and Bai Ying). 3.3 Multiplexing and Channel Coding (Ryo Yonezawa). 3.4 Introduction to Physical Layer Signalling (Mark Stambaugh, Jean-Philippe Gregoire). 3.5 Physical Layer Procedures (Dr. Michael Leung and Dr. K. F. Tsang, CityU). 3.6 Physical Layer Measurements and Radio Resource Management (Moray Rumney). 3.7 Summary. 3.8 References. Chapter 4 Upper Layer Signalling. 4.1 Access Stratum (Sarabjit Singh, Anite, Steve Charlton, Anite; Venkata Ratnakar, Anite; Darshpreet Sabharwal, Anite; and Peter Goldsack). 4.2 Non-Access Stratum (Sarabjit Singh, Anite; Niranjan Das, Anite). 4.3 References. Chapter 5 System Architecture Evolution (Per Kangru, and Eng Wei Koo). 5.1 Requirements for an Evolved Architecture. 5.2 Overview of the Evolved Packet System. 5.3 Quality of Service in EPS. 5.4 Security in the Network. 5.5 Services. 5.6 References. Chapter 6 Design and Verification Challenges. 6.1 Introduction (Moray Rumney). 6.2 Simulation and Early R&D Hardware Testing (Greg Jue). 6.3 Testing RFICs With DigRF Interconnects (Chris Van Woerkom). 6.4 Transmitter Design and Measurement Challenges (Ben Zarlingo, Craig Grimley, and Moray Rumney). 6.5 Receiver Design and Measurement Challenges (Randy Becker, and Sandy Fraser). 6.6 Design and Verification Challenges of MIMO (Peter Cain). 6.7 MIMO Closed Loop Operation (Jean-Philippe Gregoire). 6.8 Signalling Protocol Development (Peter Jones, Anite). 6.9 Network Troubleshooting (Zach Lovell, and Bob Irvine). 6.10 Battery Drain Testing (Moray Rumney). 6.11 References. Chapter 7 Conformance Testing. 7.1 Introduction to Conformance Testing (Moray Rumney). 7.2 RF Conformance Testing (Hiroshi Yanagawa, and Moray Rumney). 7.3 UE Signalling Conformance Testing (Pankaj Gupta, Anite). 7.4 UE Certification Process (GCF and PTCRB) (Masatoshi Obara). 7.5 References. Chapter 8 Looking Towards 4G: LTE-Advanced (Moray Rumney). 8.1 Introduction. 8.2 IMT-Advanced: The Real 4G. 8.3 IMT-Advanced High Level Requirements. 8.4 IMT-Advanced Detailed Requirements. 8.5 Improving the Average and Cell-edge Spectral Efficiency. 8.6 LTE-Advanced Solution Proposals. 8.7 Proving LTE-Advanced. 8.8 References. List of Acronyms. Index.