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Contents

The course also includes a chapter on the evolution of the LTE physical layer standard (Release-10 to Release-13) for features such as carrier aggregation, enhanced MIMO and dual connectivity. Note: the course does not cover the TDD option for LTE.

Course outline

E-UTRA Overview

  • Evolved Packet System network architecture
  • Summary of radio techniques used in LTE
  • Current status of the LTE/LTE-A standard

LTE Protocol Architecture

  • Logical, transport and physical channels and their relation to the radio interface protocol stack
  • Overview of RRC signalling and layer 2 functions relevant for proper layer 1 operation

OFDM & MIMO in LTE

  • Overview of OFDM transmission: subcarriers, OFDM symbols, cyclic prefix, DFT processing
  • LTE resource definitions: Resource Elements, RE Groups, Control Channel Elements, Resource Blocks
  • Multi-antenna transmission basics
  • LTE transmission modes
  • LTE radio frame and subframe structure (mapping of control channels, data and reference signals)

Layer 1 Information Processing

  • Channel coding and rate matching
  • Scrambling and modulation
  • Layer mapping, precoding and antenna mapping

Synchronization & Network Access

  • P-SS, S-SS and the Physical Cell Id.
  • Generation of pseudo-random sequences
  • PBCH and system information
  • RACH and the Random Access procedure
  • Coding and mapping of the PRACH

Downlink Transmission Procedures

  • Downlink control procedures on PCFICH and PDCCH
  • Coding and mapping of the PCFICH and PDCCH
  • Blind decoding of control channels in the UE: search spaces, aggregation levels and PDCCH formats
  • Usage of different DCI contents
  • Resource allocation type 0, 1 and 2
  • Determination of MCS and TB size

Uplink Transmission Procedures

  • Time-frequency mapping of the PUCCH region(s)
  • Control signalling procedures on PUCCH
  • Usage of different PUCCH/UCI formats
  • Multiplexing UCI on PUSCH
  • Coding and mapping of the PUCCH & PHICH

Hybrid-ARQ and Scheduling

  • HARQ processes, timing, redundancy versions
  • CQI and PMI/RI reporting options
  • Scheduling request procedure

LTE Evolution

  • Overview of LTE release 10 to release 15
  • Transmission Mode 9
  • Non-codebook based precoding
  • New DM-RS reference signal mapping
  • New CSI-RS reference signal mapping
  • Carrier aggregation: basic concept
  • Carrier aggregation: impact on control channels
  • Dual connectivity: basic concept
  • Dual connectivity: user plane options
The full processing chain “from IP-packet to radio wave” is covered (including also layer 2 functions). Physical layer procedures such as cell search, random access, scheduling and hybrid-ARQ are described.

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