LTE-Advanced: A Practical Systems Approach to Understanding 3GPP LTE Releases 10 and 11 Radio Access Technologies is an in-depth, systematic and structured technical reference on 3GPP's LTE-Advanced (Releases 10 and 11), covering theory, technology and implementation, written by an author who has been involved in the inception and development of these technologies for over 20 years.
The book not only describes the operation of individual components, but also shows how they fit into the overall system and operate from a systems perspective. Uniquely, this book gives in-depth information on upper protocol layers, implementation and deployment issues, and services, making it suitable for engineers who are implementing the technology into future products and services.
Reflecting the author's 25 plus years of experience in signal processing and communication system design, this book is ideal for professional engineers, researchers, and graduate students working in cellular communication systems, radio air-interface technologies, cellular communications protocols, advanced radio access technologies for beyond 4G systems, and broadband cellular standards.
- An end-to-end description of LTE/LTE-Advanced technologies using a top-down systems approach, providing an in-depth understanding of how the overall system works
- Detailed algorithmic descriptions of the individual components' operation and inter-connection
- Strong emphasis on implementation and deployment scenarios, making this a very practical book
- An in-depth coverage of theoretical and practical aspects of LTE Releases 10 and 11
- Clear and concise descriptions of the underlying principles and theoretical concepts to provide a better understanding of the operation of the system's components
- Covers all essential system functionalities, features, and their inter-connections based on a clear protocol structure, including detailed signal flow graphs and block diagrams
- Includes methodologies and results related to link-level and system-level evaluations of LTE-Advanced
- Provides understanding and insight into the advanced underlying technologies in LTE-Advanced up to and including Release 11: multi-antenna signal processing, OFDM, carrier aggregation, coordinated multi-point transmission and reception, eICIC, multi-radio coexistence, E-MBMS, positioning methods, real-time and non-real-time wireless multimedia applications
1. Introduction to LTE-Advanced 2. Network Architecture 3. E-UTRAN and EPC Protocol Structure 4. System Operation and UE States 5. Radio Resource Control Functions 6. Packet Data Convergence Protocol Functions 7. Radio Link Control Functions 8. Medium Access Control Functions 9. Downlink Physical Layer Functions 10. Uplink Physical Layer Functions 11. Link-Level and System-Level Performance of LTE-Advanced 12. Coordinated Multipoint Transmission and Reception (CoMP) 13. Carrier Aggregation 14. Enhanced Inter-cell Interference Coordination and Multi-radio Coexistence 15. Positioning and Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Services
Dr. Sassan Ahmadi is the Director of 5G Wireless Systems and Standards with Xilinx Inc., and a Lecturer at Stanford University with over 30 years of experience in signal processing and communication system design as well as cellular systems standards development. Previously, he held senior positions at Apple, Intel and Nokia. He has authored two books on wireless communications, "LTE-Advanced, A Practical Systems Approach to Understanding 3GPP LTE Releases 10 and 11 Radio Access Technologies", Academic Press, 2013 and "Mobile WiMAX, A Systems Approach to Understanding IEEE 802.16m Radio Access Technology", Academic Press, 2010 and over 90 patents/patent applications on various aspects of 4G and 5G radio access networks. He is the co-author of six other books as well as and the author of more than 20 refereed journal and conference papers. For over two decades, he has been a technical contributor and leader in the development of the cellular standards including 5G NR, IMT-Advanced, and IEEE 802.16m standards in 3GPP, ITU-R, and IEEE. He has taught graduate courses at Stanford University since 2014 and University of California, San Diego between 2000 and 2003.