School of Advanced Communications Technologies

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HSPA+: A Technical Overview – Programme Details

1. Introduction to HSPA+

  • Evolution of Mobile Broadband
    • From 3G to 4G
    • Technology Comparisons
    • Specifications and Release years for HSPA+
  • HSPA+ Key Features
    • HSPA+ Expected Performance
    • Variation in performance across the cell
  • HSDPA+ Market Outlook

2. HSPA+ Downlink Architecture

  • Basic Network Architecture
    • The UTRAN and Functions
    • Enhancement Criteria
    • Architecture Options
    • Architecture evolution to R8
    • UTRAN Interfaces
    • Protocol Overview
    • Transport Channel Overview

3. HSPA+ Downlink Channels

  • Logical, Transport and Physical Channels in the DL
    • Structure of HS-DSCH
    • Structure of HS-SCCH, HS-DPCCH & HS-PDSCH
    • Node-B and UE Algorithms
    • Channel Time structure
    • Channel CQI performance
    • Code Usage
    • HARQ and Incremental Redundancy
    • DL Coding and Modulation
    • QPSK, 16QAM and 64QAM

4. Downlink Radio Resource Management

  • RNC and Node-B RRM Algorithms
    • RRM State Model
    • Changes in RRM to R10
  • Management of Radio Power in the DL
    • Admission Control
    • Mobility Management
    • Cell Change Procedure
    • Link Adaptation
    • Power Control
    • Scheduling Algorithms
    • MIMO Performance
    • HSPA MIMO Case Study
    • Indoor coverage

5. Downlink UE Capability

  • Terminal Capabilities at Release5
  • Terminal Capabilities to R10

6. Future DL Enhancements

  • Enhancements to DL features to Release 10
  • HS-DSCH in Cell_FACH state
  • Dual Cell Operation
  • Four Carrier Operation

7. Uplink Overview

  • Uplink Standards to Release 10
    • Uplink features R6 – R10
    • Node Enhancements to R10

8: Uplink MAC Functions

  • Role of the MAC layer within the UL
    • MAC Configuration Summary
    • The MAC-e/es Sub-layer in UE
    • The MAC-e & MAC-es Sub-layers within the UTRAN
    • The MAC-d Sub-layer
    • MAC Layer PDUs & Headers
    • Enhanced UL  MAC layers to R10

9: HSPA+ Downlink Channels

  • Logical, Transport and Physical Channels in the UL
    • Structure of E-DCH
    • Structure of E-HICH, E-AGCH, E-RGCH, E-DPDCH and E-DPCCH
    • Node-B and UE Algorithms
    • Scheduling
    • Code Usage
    • HARQ within the UL
    • Happy Bit
    • UL Coding and Modulation
    • 4PAM & BPSK
    • MIMO within the UL
  • Future Enhancements to R10
    • E-DCH in Cell_FACH state
    • Dual Cell Operation & Procedures
  • RRM Functions within the UL
    • Power Management
    • Scheduling
    • QoS Control
    • Mobility and Soft Handover
    • RRC procedures