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An Introduction to LTE: LTE, LTE-Advanced, SAE and 4G Mobile Communications

Book Description

An Introduction to LTE explains the technology used by 3GPP Long Term Evolution. The book covers the whole of LTE, both the techniques used for radio communication between the base station and the mobile phone, and the techniques used for signalling communication and data transport in the evolved packet core. It avoids unnecessary detail, focussing instead on conveying a sound understanding of the entire system.

The book is aimed at mobile telecommunication professionals, who want to understand what LTE is and how it works. It is invaluable for engineers who are working on LTE, notably those who are transferring from other technologies such as UMTS and cdma2000, those who are experts in one part of LTE but who want to understand the system as a whole, and those who are new to mobile telecommunications altogether. It is also relevant to those working in non technical roles, such as project managers, marketing executives and intellectual property consultants. On completing the book, the reader will have a clear understanding of LTE, and will be able to tackle the more specialised books and the 3GPP specifications with confidence.

Key features -

  • Covers the latest developments in release 10 of the 3GPP specifications, including the new capabilities of LTE-Advanced

  • Includes references to individual sections of the 3GPP specifications, to help readers understand the principles of each topic before going to the specifications for more detailed information

  • Requires no previous knowledge of mobile telecommunications, or of the mathematical techniques that LTE uses for radio transmission and reception

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Dedication
  5. Contents
  6. Preface
  7. Acknowledgements
  8. List of Abbreviations
  9. 1: Introduction
    1. 1.1 Architectural Review of UMTS and GSM
    2. 1.2 History of Mobile Telecommunication Systems
    3. 1.3 The Need for LTE
    4. 1.4 From UMTS to LTE
    5. 1.5 From LTE to LTE-Advanced
    6. 1.6 The 3GPP Specifications for LTE
    7. References
  10. 2: System Architecture Evolution
    1. 2.1 Architecture of LTE
    2. 2.2 Communication Protocols
    3. 2.3 Example Information Flows
    4. 2.4 Bearer Management
    5. 2.5 State Diagrams
    6. 2.6 Spectrum Allocation
    7. References
  11. 3: Digital Wireless Communications
    1. 3.1 Radio Transmission and Reception
    2. 3.2 Multipath, Fading and Inter-Symbol Interference
    3. 3.3 Error Management
    4. References
  12. 4: Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access
    1. 4.1 Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing
    2. 4.2 OFDMA in a Mobile Cellular Network
    3. 4.3 Single Carrier Frequency Division Multiple Access
    4. References
  13. 5: Multiple Antenna Techniques
    1. 5.1 Diversity Processing
    2. 5.2 Spatial Multiplexing
    3. 5.3 Beamforming
    4. References
  14. 6: Architecture of the LTE Air Interface
    1. 6.1 Air Interface Protocol Stack
    2. 6.2 Logical, Transport and Physical Channels
    3. 6.3 The Resource Grid
    4. 6.4 Multiple Antenna Transmission
    5. 6.5 Resource Element Mapping
    6. References
  15. 7: Cell Acquisition
    1. 7.1 Acquisition Procedure
    2. 7.2 Synchronization Signals
    3. 7.3 Downlink Reference Signals
    4. 7.4 Physical Broadcast Channel
    5. 7.5 Physical Control Format Indicator Channel
    6. 7.6 System Information
    7. References
  16. 8: Data Transmission and Reception
    1. 8.1 Data Transmission Procedures
    2. 8.2 Transmission of Scheduling Messages on the PDCCH
    3. 8.3 Data Transmission on the PDSCH and PUSCH
    4. 8.4 Transmission of Hybrid ARQ Indicators on the PHICH
    5. 8.5 Uplink Control Information
    6. 8.6 Transmission of Uplink Control Information on the PUCCH
    7. 8.7 Uplink Reference Signals
    8. 8.8 Uplink Power Control
    9. 8.9 Discontinuous Reception
    10. References
  17. 9: Random Access
    1. 9.1 Transmission of Random Access Preambles on the PRACH
    2. 9.2 Non Contention Based Procedure
    3. 9.3 Contention Based Procedure
    4. References
  18. 10 Air Interface Layer 2
    1. 10.1 Medium Access Control Protocol
    2. 10.2 Radio Link Control Protocol
    3. 10.3 Packet Data Convergence Protocol
    4. References
  19. 11 Power-On and Power-Off Procedures
    1. 11.1 Power-On Sequence
    2. 11.2 Network and Cell Selection
    3. 11.3 RRC Connection Establishment
    4. 11.4 Attach Procedure
    5. 11.5 Detach Procedure
    6. References
  20. 12: Security Procedures
    1. 12.1 Network Access Security
    2. 12.2 Network Domain Security
    3. References
  21. 13: Quality of Service, Policy and Charging
    1. 13.1 Policy and Charging Control
    2. 13.2 Session Management Procedures
    3. 13.3 Charging and Billing
    4. References
  22. 14: Mobility Management
    1. 14.1 Transitions Between Mobility Management States
    2. 14.2 Cell Reselection in RRC_IDLE
    3. 14.3 Measurements in RRC_CONNECTED
    4. 14.4 Handover in RRC_CONNECTED
    5. References
  23. 15: Inter-System Operation
    1. 15.1 Inter-Operation with UMTS and GSM
    2. 15.2 Inter-Operation with Generic Non 3GPP Technologies
    3. 15.3 Inter-Operation with cdma2000 HRPD
    4. References
  24. 16: Delivery of Voice and Text Messages over LTE
    1. 16.1 The Market for Voice and SMS
    2. 16.2 Third Party Voice over IP
    3. 16.3 The IP Multimedia Subsystem
    4. 16.4 Circuit Switched Fallback
    5. 16.5 VoLGA
    6. References
  25. 17: Enhancements in Release 9
    1. 17.1 Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Service
    2. 17.2 Location Services
    3. 17.3 Other Enhancements in Release 9
    4. References
  26. 18: LTE-Advanced and Release 10
    1. 18.1 Carrier Aggregation
    2. 18.2 Enhanced Downlink MIMO
    3. 18.3 Enhanced Uplink MIMO
    4. 18.4 Relays
    5. 18.5 Release 11 and Beyond
    6. References
  27. 19: Self Optimizing Networks
    1. 19.1 Self Optimizing Networks in Release 8
    2. 19.2 New Features in Release 9
    3. 19.3 Drive Test Minimization in Release 10
    4. References
  28. 20: Performance of LTE and LTE-Advanced
    1. 20.1 Coverage Estimation
    2. 20.2 Peak Data Rates of LTE and LTE-Advanced
    3. 20.3 Typical Data Rates of LTE and LTE-Advanced
    4. References
  29. Bibliography
  30. Index