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LTE Advanced – Programme Details

CARRIER AGGREGATION (CA)

  • Carrier aggregation of contiguous and non-contiguous spectrum allocations
  • Primary and Secondary Serving Cells (P/S Cells)
  • Initial Acquisition
  • Connection Establishment
  • CA Operation Bands
  • CA Channel Bandwidth
    • Scalable System Bandwidth exceeding 20 MHz, up to 100 MHz
  • CA Channel Raster
  • Procedures for CA
    • SCell Activation and Deactivation
    • Idle Mode Procedures
    • Radio Link Failures (RLF)
    • Random Access Procedure
    • Logical Channel Prioritization
    • Buffer Status Reporting
    • Handovers with CA
    • Resource Scheduling in CA
  • Method for specification of inter-band and Intra-band CA
  • UE Transmitter and Receiver Characteristics in CA
    • Reference Sensitivity Power Level

ADVANCED MULTI-CELL COORDINATION

  • Coordinated Multi-Point (CoMP) Transmission and Reception
    • Downlink coordinated multi-point transmission
  • CoMP categories
    • Joint Processing (JP)
    • Joint Transmission
    • UE reception from multiple transmission points.
    • Dynamic cell selection
      • Coordinated Scheduling
      • Reporting of dynamic channel conditions between the multiple transmission points and UE
  • CoMP feedback mechanisms
    • Explicit channel state information feedback
    • Channel as observed by the UE receiver
    • Implicit channel state information feedback
    • CQI/PMI/RI
    • Complementary inter-cell feedback

Uplink coordinated multi-point reception

  • Joint reception (JR)
  • Coordinated scheduling (CS) decisions.
  • Extended CP operation

MIMO ENHANCEMENTS IN LTE ADVANCED

  • Downlink 8*8 MIMO
  • Transmission Modes (TM)
    • TM 1-7  Release 8
    • TM8       Release 9
    • TM9       Release 10
  • Uplink 4*4 MIMO
    • PUSCH Transmission Modes 1 and 2
    • Transmit Diversity for PUCCH

RELAY ARCHITECTURE AND NODES

  • Donor eNodeB (DeNB)
  • Types of Relay Nodes
    • Layer 1 Relay Node
    • Layer 2 Relay Node
    • Layer 3 Relay Node
  • Resource partitioning for relay-eNodeB link
  • Relay-eNodeB link for inband and outband relay
  • Backhaul Aspects
    • Backhaul Data Transmission
    • Backward Compatible Backhaul Partitioning
    • Backhaul Resource Assignment
    • Backhaul Scheduling
    • Backhaul Physical Channels
    • Relay PDCCH (R-PDCCH)
    • Cross Interleaved and Non-Cross-Interleaved R-PDCCH