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LTE Advanced: 3GPP Solution for IMT-Advanced

Book Description

From the editors of the highly successful LTE for UMTS: Evolution to LTE-Advanced, this new book examines the main technical enhancements brought by LTE-Advanced, thoroughly covering 3GPP Release 10 specifications and the main items in Release 11. Using illustrations, graphs and real-life scenarios, the authors systematically lead readers through this cutting-edge topic to provide an outlook on existing technologies as well as possible future developments.

The book is structured to follow the main technical areas that will be enhanced by the LTE-Advanced specifications. The main topics covered include: Carrier Aggregation; Multiantenna MIMO Transmission, Heterogeneous Networks; Coordinated Multipoint Transmission (CoMP); Relay nodes; 3GPP milestones and IMT-Advanced process in ITU-R; and LTE-Advanced Performance Evaluation.

Key features:

  • Leading author and editor team bring their expertise to the next generation of LTE technology

  • Includes tables, figures and plots illustrating the concepts or simulation results, to aid understanding of the topic, and enabling readers to be ahead of the technological advances

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Dedication
  5. List of Contributors
  6. Preface
  7. Acknowledgements
  8. List of Abbreviations
  9. Chapter 1: Introduction
    1. 1.1 Introduction
    2. 1.2 Radio Technology Convergence Towards LTE
    3. 1.3 LTE Capabilities
    4. 1.4 Underlying Technology Evolution
    5. 1.5 Traffic Growth
    6. 1.6 LTE-Advanced Schedule
    7. 1.7 LTE-Advanced Overview
    8. 1.8 Summary
  10. Chapter 2: LTE-Advanced Standardization
    1. 2.1 Introduction
    2. 2.2 LTE-Advanced and IMT-Advanced
    3. 2.3 LTE-Advanced Requirements
    4. 2.4 LTE-Advanced Study and Specification Phases
    5. 2.5 Further LTE-Advanced 3GPP Releases
    6. 2.6 LTE-Advanced Specifications
    7. 2.7 Conclusions
    8. References
  11. Chapter 3: LTE Release 8 and 9 Overview
    1. 3.1 Introduction
    2. 3.2 Physical Layer
    3. 3.3 Architecture
    4. 3.4 Protocols
    5. 3.5 EPC and IMS
    6. 3.6 UE Capability and Differences in Release 8 and 9
    7. 3.7 Conclusions
    8. References
  12. Chapter 4: Downlink Carrier Aggregation
    1. 4.1 Introduction
    2. 4.2 Carrier Aggregation Principle
    3. 4.3 Protocol Impact from Carrier Aggregation
    4. 4.4 Physical Layer Impact from Carrier Aggregation
    5. 4.5 Performance
    6. 4.6 Band Combinations for Carrier Aggregation
    7. 4.7 Conclusions
    8. Reference
  13. Chapter 5: Uplink Carrier Aggregation
    1. 5.1 Introduction
    2. 5.2 Uplink Carrier Aggregation Principle
    3. 5.3 Protocol Impacts from Uplink Carrier Aggregation
    4. 5.4 Physical Layer Impact from Uplink Carrier Aggregation
    5. 5.5 Performance
    6. 5.6 Band Combinations for Carrier Aggregation
    7. 5.7 Conclusions
    8. References
  14. Chapter 6: Downlink MIMO
    1. 6.1 Introduction
    2. 6.2 Downlink MIMO Enhancements Overview
    3. 6.3 Protocol Impact from Downlink MIMO Enhancements
    4. 6.4 Physical Layer Impact from Downlink MIMO
    5. 6.5 Performance
    6. 6.6 Conclusions
    7. References
  15. Chapter 7: Uplink MIMO
    1. 7.1 Introduction
    2. 7.2 Uplink MIMO Enhancements Overview
    3. 7.3 Protocol Impacts from Uplink MIMO
    4. 7.4 Physical Layer Impacts from Uplink MIMO
    5. 7.5 Performance
    6. 7.6 Conclusions
    7. References
  16. Chapter 8: Heterogeneous Networks
    1. 8.1 Introduction
    2. 8.2 Base Station Classes
    3. 8.3 Traffic Steering and Mobility Management
    4. 8.4 Interference Management
    5. 8.5 Performance Results
    6. 8.6 Local IP Access (LIPA)
    7. 8.7 Summary
    8. References
  17. Chapter 9: Relays
    1. 9.1 Introduction
    2. 9.2 General Overview
    3. 9.3 Physical Layer
    4. 9.4 Architecture and Protocols
    5. 9.5 Radio Resource Management
    6. 9.6 Coverage and Capacity
    7. 9.7 Relay Enhancements
    8. 9.8 Summary
    9. References
  18. Chapter 10: Self-Organizing Networks (SON)
    1. 10.1 Introduction
    2. 10.2 SON Roadmap in 3GPP Releases
    3. 10.3 Self-Optimization
    4. 10.4 Self-Healing
    5. 10.5 SON Features in 3GPP Release 11
    6. 10.6 Summary
    7. References
  19. Chapter 11: Performance Evaluation
    1. 11.1 Introduction
    2. 11.2 LTE-Advanced Targets
    3. 11.3 LTE-Advanced Performance Evaluation
    4. 11.4 Network Capacity and Coverage
    5. 11.5 Summary
    6. References
  20. Chapter 12: Release 11 and Outlook Towards Release 12
    1. 12.1 Introduction
    2. 12.2 Release 11 LTE-Advanced Content
    3. 12.3 Advanced LTE UE Receiver
    4. 12.4 Machine Type Communications
    5. 12.5 Carrier Aggregation Enhancements
    6. 12.6 Enhanced Downlink Control Channel
    7. 12.7 Release 12 LTE-Advanced Outlook
    8. 12.8 Conclusions
    9. References
  21. Chapter 13: Coordinated Multipoint Transmission and Reception
    1. 13.1 Introduction
    2. 13.2 CoMP Concept
    3. 13.3 Radio Network Architecture Options
    4. 13.4 Downlink CoMP Transmission
    5. 13.5 Uplink CoMP Reception
    6. 13.6 Downlink CoMP Gains
    7. 13.7 Uplink CoMP Gains
    8. 13.8 CoMP Field Trials
    9. 13.9 Summary
    10. References
  22. Chapter 14: HSPA Evolution
    1. 14.1 Introduction
    2. 14.2 Multicarrier Evolution
    3. 14.3 Multiantenna Evolution
    4. 14.4 Multiflow Transmission
    5. 14.5 Small Packet Efficiency
    6. 14.6 Voice Evolution
    7. 14.7 Advanced Receivers
    8. 14.8 Flat Architecture
    9. 14.9 LTE Interworking
    10. 14.10 Summary
    11. References
  23. Index