LTE Radio in One Day

Subject: 4G LTE
Category: Radio
Duration: 1 day

Course outline:

Overview of OFDMA and SC-FDMA

● Fundamentals of multipath propagation (selectivity in time, frequency and space)
● Basics of OFDM transmission, subcarriers, cyclic prefix, IFFT/FFT processing
● OFDMA and SC-FDMA as extension of OFDM
● Multiple access with OFDMA and SC-FDMA
● Advantages and disadvantages of OFDM, OFDMA and SCFDMA

Introduction to E-UTRA

● Evolution steps of the 3GPP systems, the goals for LTE
● E-UTRA and Evolved Packet Core network architecture
● Nodes: UE, eNB, SGW, MME
● Interfaces: Uu, X2, S1, S11
● LTE bandwidths, bit rates and UE categories
● Summary of radio access techniques
● E-UTRAN protocol stack

LTE Cross-system Procedures

● Network Attach and Detach
● Call setup (Dedicated bearer establishment)
● Tracking Area Update
● Paging
● Handover over X2
● Handover over S1

LTE Air Interface Demo and Experiments (tool-based)

● OFDMA and SC-FDMA waveforms
● Chosen eNB and UE signals and PHY channels shown in the time and frequency domain
● Complete downlink and uplink radio frame shown as time-frequency grid

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