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Radio Protocols for LTE and LTE-Advanced

Book Description

Provides a unique focus on radio protocols for LTE and LTE-Advanced (LTE-A)

Giving readers a valuable understanding of LTE radio protocols, this book covers LTE (Long-Term Evolution) Layer 2/3 radio protocols as well as new features including LTE-Advanced. It is divided into two sections to differentiate between the two technologies' characteristics. The authors systematically explain the design principles and functions of LTE radio protocols during the development of mobile handsets. The book also provides essential knowledge on the interaction between mobile networks and mobile handsets.

  • Among the first publications based on the 3GPP R10 specifications, which introduces LTE-A

  • Beginning with an overview of LTE, topics covered include: Idle Mode Procedure; Packet Data Convergence Protocol and Public Warning Systems

  • Presents the LTE radio interface protocol layers in a readable manner, to enhance the material in the standards publications

  • From an expert author team who have been directly working on the 3GPP standards

It is targeted at professionals working or intending to work in the area and can also serve as supplementary reading material for students who need to know how theory on the most extensively used mobile radio interface today is put into practice

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Foreword by Takehiro Nakamura
  5. Preface
  6. About the Authors
  7. Chapter 1: Introduction
    1. 1.1 3GPP
    2. 1.2 Evolutionary Path of 3GPP Systems
    3. 1.3 Market Trend
    4. 1.4 Requirement of LTE
    5. 1.5 Overview of LTE Architecture
    6. 1.6 UE Capabilities
    7. References
  8. Chapter 2: Idle Mode Procedure
    1. 2.1 Idle Mode Functions
    2. 2.2 Services and Cell Categorization
    3. 2.3 UE States and State Transitions
    4. 2.4 PLMN Selection
    5. 2.5 Location Registration
    6. 2.6 Cell Selection
    7. 2.7 Cell Reselection
    8. 2.8 Access Verification
    9. 2.9 Paging Reception
    10. References
  9. Chapter 3: Radio Resource Control (RRC)
    1. 3.1 RRC Functions and Architecture
    2. 3.2 System Information
    3. 3.3 Paging
    4. 3.4 Connection Establishment
    5. 3.5 Security
    6. 3.6 RRC Connection Reconfiguration
    7. 3.7 UE Capability Transfer
    8. 3.8 Intra-EUTRA Handover
    9. 3.9 Measurement Control
    10. 3.10 RRC Connection Re-establishment
    11. 3.11 Inter-RAT Mobility
    12. 3.12 RRC Connection Release
    13. Reference
  10. Chapter 4: Packet Data Convergence Protocol (PDCP)
    1. 4.1 PDCP Functions and Architecture
    2. 4.2 Header Compression
    3. 4.3 Security
    4. 4.4 Data Transfer
    5. 4.5 SDU Discard
    6. 4.6 Handover
    7. 4.7 PDCP PDU Formats
    8. Reference
  11. Chapter 5: Radio Link Control (RLC)
    1. 5.1 RLC Functions and Architecture
    2. 5.2 Framing
    3. 5.3 Reordering
    4. 5.4 ARQ Operation
    5. 5.5 Window Operation
    6. 5.6 SDU Discard
    7. 5.7 RLC Re-establishment
    8. 5.8 RLC PDU Formats
    9. Reference
  12. Chapter 6: Medium Access Control (MAC)
    1. 6.1 MAC Functions and Services
    2. 6.2 MAC Architecture
    3. 6.3 MAC Channels and Mapping
    4. 6.4 Scheduling
    5. 6.5 Scheduling Information Delivery
    6. 6.6 Logical Channel Prioritization (LCP)
    7. 6.7 Discontinuous Reception (DRX)
    8. 6.8 Hybrid-ARQ (HARQ)
    9. 6.9 Random Access (RA) Procedure
    10. 6.10 Time Alignment
    11. 6.11 MAC PDU Formats
    12. Reference
  13. Chapter 7: Overview of LTE and LTE-Advanced New Features
    1. 7.1 Voice over LTE (VoLTE)
    2. 7.2 Home eNB (HeNB)
    3. 7.3 Public Warning System (PWS)
    4. 7.4 Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Service (MBMS)
    5. 7.5 Carrier Aggregation (CA)
    6. 7.6 Relay
    7. 7.7 Minimization of Drive Test (MDT)
    8. 7.8 Enhanced Inter-Cell Interference Coordination (eICIC)
    9. 7.9 Machine Type Communication (MTC)
  14. Chapter 8: Voice over LTE (VoLTE)
    1. 8.1 Voice Solutions for LTE
    2. 8.2 IMS VoIP
    3. 8.3 Circuit-Switched Fallback (CSFB)
    4. 8.4 Service Domain Selection
    5. 8.5 Comparison between IMS VoIP and CSFB
    6. 8.6 RAN Optimization for VoIP
    7. References
  15. Chapter 9: Home eNB (HeNB)
    1. 9.1 Architectural Framework
    2. 9.2 CSG Provisioning
    3. 9.3 System Information Related to CSG
    4. 9.4 Identification of CSG
    5. 9.5 Mobility with CSG Cells
    6. 9.6 Support for Hybrid Cells
    7. References
  16. Chapter 10: Public Warning System (PWS)
    1. 10.1 Warning System Architecture
    2. 10.2 Warning Messages
    3. 10.3 Delivery of Warning Messages on a Network
    4. 10.4 Delivery of Warning Messages over the Radio Interface
    5. References
  17. Chapter 11: Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Service (MBMS)
    1. 11.1 MBMS Services
    2. 11.2 Architecture and Functions for MBMS
    3. 11.3 MBSFN Transmissions
    4. 11.4 Radio Protocols for MBMS
    5. 11.5 MBMS Procedures
    6. 11.6 MBMS Enhancements in Releases 10 and 11
    7. References
  18. Chapter 12: Carrier Aggregation (CA)
    1. 12.1 Spectrum and Deployment Scenarios
    2. 12.2 Cell Management
    3. 12.3 Extended MAC Functions
    4. References
  19. Chapter 13: Relay
    1. 13.1 Deployment Scenarios
    2. 13.2 Network Architecture for the Relay Node
    3. 13.3 Types of Relay Node
    4. 13.4 Relay Node-Specific Operation
    5. 13.5 Relay Node Start-Up Procedure
    6. 13.6 Simplified Operation of Release 10 Relay Node
    7. References
  20. Chapter 14: Minimization of Driving Test (MDT)
    1. 14.1 Architectural Framework
    2. 14.2 Logged MDT
    3. 14.3 Immediate MDT
    4. References
  21. Chapter 15: Enhanced Inter-Cell Interference Coordination (eICIC)
    1. 15.1 Heterogeneous Network Deployment
    2. 15.2 CA-based ICIC
    3. 15.3 Time Domain ICIC
    4. References
  22. Chapter 16: Machine Type Communication (MTC)
    1. 16.1 Overload Control for MTC
    2. 16.2 MTC Features in 3GPP
    3. References
  23. Index