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LTE Air Interface


TM 5117
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Table of contents

1. Course description .............................................................. 5

2. Learning element objectives. .............................................. 7

3. Course programme. ............................................................ 7

4. Learning environment requirements.................................... 7

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1. Course Description
Course name LTE Air Interface (TM5117)
Level Advanced
Target group Personnel requiring a detailed understanding of LTE Air
interface operation such as Radio network
planning/optimisation/performance engineers with experience
in the fields of 2G/3G.

Objectives After the training, the participant will be able to:


Name the main LTE-Air IF features
Recall the Air IF protocol architecture
Review the principles of OFDM
Discuss the SC-FDMA features
Name the LTE Channels
Describe the transport channel processing
Understand the LTE physical channels
Express the main tasks of Radio Resource
Management functionalities
Underline the main measurements in LTE
Discuss the MIMO technology applied in LTE
Review the LTE performances

Duration 4 days
Delivery method Instructor Led Learning: Classroom training
Max. number of participants 12
Prerequisite courses TM5115-01A LTE Fundamentals
Underpinning knowledge & skills General knowledge of 2G/3G radio technology and radio
planning.

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Learning elements Introduction


Air Interface protocols
OFDM
SC-FDMA
LTE FDD and TDD mode: Radio Channel Types
Transport Channel Processing
LTE Physical Channels and Procedures
Radio Resource Management
LTE Measurements
MIMO for LTE
Performance

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2. Learning element objectives.


2.1 Learning element 1 Introduction

After completing this learning element, the participant should be able to:

Theory:

Recall the LTE key aspects, benefits and applications


Introduce LTE FDD and TDD commonalities and
differences
List the LTE/SAE main requirements
Underline the LTE/SAE key features
Review the LTE network architecture
Review the LTE air interface key features
Introduce the main 3GPP specifications

2.2 Learning element 2 Air Interface Protocols

After completing this learning element, the participant will be able to:

Theory:

Explain the protocol stack of the LTE air interface


Name the functionalities of the single layers of the radio
protocol architecture
Discuss the layer 2 data flow
Give one example for the air interface protocols
configuration

2.3 Learning element 3 OFDMA


After completing this learning element, the participant will be able to:

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Theory:

Outline the main issues to be solved for the air interface


Underline the main differences between FDD and TDD
modes
Recognise the basic technology of OFDM
Briefly explain the OFDM Transmitter
Briefly explain the OFDM Receiver
Underline the key parameters for FDD and TDD modes
Introduce the data rate calculation
Review the DL transmission principle OFDMA
Discuss the main steps of the downlink transmitter shown
in the simulation

2.4 Learning element 4 SC-FDMA


After completing this learning element, the participant will be able to:

Theory:

Underline the main commonalilies and differences between


the OFDMA and SC-FDMA
Explain the UL transmission principle SC-FDMA
Discuss the main steps of the uplink transmitter shown in
the simulation

2.5 Learning element 5 LTE FDD and TDD Mode:


Radio Channel Types
After completing this learning element, the participant will be able to:

Theory:

Name the LTE radio channels (logical, transport and


physical) and their main features/functionalities
Describe the multiplexing of LTE channels

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2.6 Learning element 6 Transport Channel Processing


After completing this learning element, the participant will be able to:

Theory:

Name the block components of the transport channel


processing
Briefly explain the functionality of each block (CRC Coding,
Turbo coding, Rate Matching, Data Modulation, Antenna
Mapping)
Give examples of processing for the major transport
channels

2.7 Learning element 7 LTE Physical Channels and


Procedures
After completing this learning element, the participant will be able to:

Theory:

Outline the relation between the layers (e.g. MAC, RLC)


and the channels in LTE
Restate the definition of the physical resource block
Briefly explain the time structure for both FDD and TDD
modes of LTE
Introduce in overview all the LTE channels
Understand the cell search procedure and the LTE
channels involved
Discuss the random access process in LTE and the
physical channels involved
Explain the downlink transmission process and the physical
channels involved
Describe the uplink transmission process and the physical
channels involved
Underline the TDD physical channels

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2.8 Learning element 8 Radio Resource Management


After completing this learning element, the participant will be able to:

Theory:

List the main tasks of RRM in LTE


Describe the functionalities of the eNB related to RRM
Underline the radio admission control in LTE
Explain the scheduling functionality
Distinguish the RRM functionalities related with the control
of the radio link quality (i.e. adaptive modulation and
coding, modulation and transport block size, outer link
quality control, power control)
Describe the handover process in LTE
Introduce the discontinuous transmission functionality
Briefly explain the main differences with UMTS RRM

2.9 Learning element 9 LTE Measurements


After completing this learning element, the participant will be able to:

Theory:

List the main LTE measurements


Define layer 1 measurement functions
Underline the timing advance in LTE
Introduce the CQI measurements
Review functionalities as registration and cell reselection
Introduce the measurements for handover

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2.10 Learning element 10 MIMO for LTE


After completing this learning element, the participant will be able to:

Theory:

List the main types of MIMO and their characteristics


Describe the principles of antenna maping and precoding
Explain the transmit diversity and the spatial multiplexing
Understand application options of MIMO in relation to radio
planning and performance issues

2.11 Learning element 11 Performance


After completing this learning element, the participant will be able to:

Theory:

List performance targets (e.g. spectral efficiency, data rate,


delay) and their relevance to service aspects and in
relation to previous/alternative access techniques
Review the LTE performances in terms of peak bit rate,
coverage, throughput
Explain the TDD performances
Compare the LTE performances with the performances of
UMTS

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3. Course programme
Morning Afternoon

Day 1 1) Introduction 2) Air Interface Protocols


4) SC-FDMA

Lunch break
5) LTE FDD and TDD mode: Radio Channel
Day 2 3) OFDMA Types
6) Transport Channel Processing

7) LTE Physical Channels and


Day 3 7) LTE Physical Channels and Procedures
Procedures
8) Radio Resource Management 10) MIMO for LTE
Day 4
9) LTE Measurements 11) Performance

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4. Learning environment requirements


Training room Video Projector, White board, Flip Chart, Markers of different colours.
Tables and chairs for up to 12 participants.
Hardware None
Software version None
Functionality None

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