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Course #41

5G Radio Access Technology

November 13 - 15, 2017 . Barcelona, Spain

Combine this course with course #42 "5G Radio Protocol and Architecture" for the best learning effect. Please note that participants attending both course #41 and course #42 will benefit from a reduced total course fee of EUR 3250 (EUR 2925 for early firm registrations).

We recommend you to submit your preliminary or firm registration at least 4 weeks before course start to ensure a seat on the course.

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5G radio access is already a major activity in research and standardization and is extensively discussed in the wireless industry. It will provide new services like Enhanced Mobile Broadband, Massive Machine Type Communications and Ultra-Reliable and Low Latency Communications. New extreme requirements are peak data rates of up to 20 Gbps and latencies as low as 1 ms. Research, standardization and pre-development is already ongoing and 5G principles become clearer. This training will first discuss 5G requirements, deployment scenarios and spectrum assumptions. Based on the explanation of the shortcomings of LTE, the physical layer principles of 5G will be introduced. Among others, this includes discussion about the waveform, access scheme, duplex mode, frame structure, coding and modulation. Advanced MIMO schemes, with the use of extensive beam forming, are one essential component for 5G and are explained in detail. This will also result in different design of the various signals and procedures in up- and downlink. The training will introduce how to cell search, synchronization and broadcast signalling is done as well as random access. Resource assignments are done quite differently to ensure ultra-low latency as well as forward compatibility with future phases of 5G. Based on the attendance of the trainer in 3GPP, the teaching also includes updates on the latest status of 5G standardisation.

The course is suitable for engineers that already work 2G/3G or 4G systems and are interested in future evolution towards 5G. The course is held by a technical expert in the field that is directly involved in 3GPP standardization and provides a hands on up to date background information of the latest trends in this industry. Therefore it is suitable for all kind of engineers from research, development, planning, deployment and operation as well as executives, managers and system architects.

Any pre-existing knowledge of LTE technology will deepen the understanding of the technical details of 5G.

Introduction to 5G

  • Overview 3GPP Systems, Motivation, Industry Groups
  • ITU-, NGMN-, 3GPP- View and Timeline
  • 5G Scenarios and Use Cases
  • Requirements for eMBB, URLLC and mMTC
  • 5G Spectrum (<6GHz, mm- cm-Wave) and Channel Characteristics

Evolution from LTE to 5G

  • Technology Enabler from LTE-Advanced Pro
  • Carrier Aggregation and Multi-Connectivity
  • Heterogeneous Networks and Cooperative Multipoint Transmission
  • New LTE based Systems (LTE-M, LTE-V, LTE-B etc.)

5G Radio Access - OFDMA/SC-FDMA

  • OFDM Signal Generation and OFDM Multiple Access
  • Peak-to-Average Power Problem and Uplink SC-FDMA
  • Reference Symbol Design and Channel Estimation
  • Resource Allocation and Scheduling Techniques
  • Filtered OFDMA

MIMO / Beam Forming Fundamentals

  • MIMO gains, Spatial Correlation
  • Common Reference Symbols versus Pre-coded Dedicated Reference Symbols
  • Beam Forming and Massive MIMO (Full Dimension MIMO)
  • TDD Channel Reciprocity

5G Physical Layer Design

  • Frame Structure and Slot/Mini-Slot Structure
  • Flexible OFDM Numerology and Self-Contained Transmission,
  • Duplexing Schemes and Dynamic TDD,
  • Radio Frequency Aspects

5G Physical Layer Processing

  • Processing Chain with CRC Check, Coding, Interleaving and Modulation Schemes
  • Primary/Secondary Synchronisation Signal and Physical Cell Identity
  • Physical Broadcast Channel
  • Beam Sweeping Concept

Physical Layer Procedures and Link Adaptation

  • Link Adaptation with Adaptive Coding and Modulation
  • Hybrid ARQ Schemes and Latency Reduction
  • Adaptive MIMO transmission
  • Uplink Power Control
  • Uplink Timing Advance

Downlink Physical Signals and Channels

  • Downlink Transport and Physical Channels
  • Shared Channel Concept
  • Downlink Control Information
  • Paging

Uplink Physical Signals and Channels

  • Uplink Transport and Physical Channel
  • Random Access Channel
  • Contention vs. Non-Contention Based Access
  • 2 Step vs. 4 Step Random Access
  • Uplink Control Information

LTE / 5G Dual Connectivity

  • Evolution of LTE toward 5G
  • Standalone vs. Non-Standalone 5G Operation
  • Dual Connectivity with LTE or 5G as Master Base Station
  • Control Plane and User Plane Architecture and Split Bearer

Massive Machine Type Communication

  • Overview of 3GPP Solutions for MTC
  • LTE-M and Narrowband Internet-of-Things
  • In-band, Guard Band and Stand-Alone Operation
  • Downlink- and Uplink Physical Layer Access Schemes
  • Enhancements to meet 5G Requirements

5G Phase 2 Standardisation

  • Device-to-Device Communication
  • Future Wearable Devices and Relay Functions
  • LTE Vehicle-to-Everythingand future 5G V2X,
  • LTE Licensed Assisted Access and future 5G Operation in Unlicensed Bands
  • Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access
  • LTE Broadcast Technologies and 5G Broadcast

citatteckenSaid about the course from previous participants:
"The lecture style was perfect, handouts has very high quality, very skilled and experienced lecturer."
" Good overview over all aspects of LTE: architecture, technologies used, channels, layers."
" Diversity of discussions issues were very good, as well as the organization of the course and the time frame."



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