5G NR

Book description

5G NR: Architecture, Technology, Implementation, and Operation of 3GPP New Radio Standards is an in-depth, systematic, technical reference on 3GPP’s New Radio standards (Release 15 and beyond), covering the underlying theory, functional descriptions, practical considerations, and implementation of the 5G new radio access technology. The book describes the design and operation of individual components and shows how they are integrated into the overall system and operate from a system’s perspective. Uniquely, this book gives detailed information on RAN protocol layers, transports, network architectures, and services, as well as practical implementation and deployment issues, making it suitable for researchers and engineers who are designing and developing 5G systems.

Reflecting on the author's 30 plus years of experience in signal processing, microelectronics, and wireless communication system design, this book is ideal for professional engineers, researchers, and graduate students who are working and researching in cellular communication systems and protocols as well as mobile broadband wireless standards.

  • Features strong focus on practical considerations, implementation, and deployment issues

  • Takes a top-down approach to explain system operation and functional interconnection
  • Covers all functional components, features, and interfaces based on clear protocol structure and block diagrams
  • Describes RF and transceiver design considerations in sub-6 GHz and mmWave bands
  • Covers network slicing, SDN/NFV/MEC networks and cloud, and virtualized RAN architectures

  • Comprehensive coverage of NR multiantenna techniques and beamformed operation

A consistent and integrated coverage reflecting the author’s decades of experience in developing 3G, 4G, and 5G technologies and writing two successful books in these areas

Table of contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. List of Abbreviations
  7. Introduction and Background
    1. 1 Introduction to 5G
    2. 2 Use Cases and Deployment Scenarios
    3. 3 Key Performance Indicators, Architectural, System, and Service Requirements
    4. 4 ITU-R IMT-2020 Standardization Activities
    5. 5 3GPP 5G Standardization Activities
    6. 6 Spectrum and Regulations
    7. 7 Future Outlook
  8. Chapter 1. 5G Network Architecture
    1. Abstract
    2. 1.1 Design Principles and Prominent Network Topologies
    3. 1.2 Reference Architectures
    4. 1.3 Dual Connectivity and Multi-connectivity Schemes
    5. 1.4 LTE-NR Interworking and Deployment Scenarios
    6. 1.5 Network Aspects of Mobility and Power Management
    7. 1.6 Quality-of-Service Framework
    8. 1.7 Security Framework
    9. References
  9. Chapter 2. New Radio Access Layer 2/3 Aspects and System Operation
    1. Abstract
    2. 2.1 Overview of Layer 2 and Layer 3 Functions
    3. 2.2 Layer 2 Functions and Services
    4. 2.3 Layer 3 Functions and Services
    5. 2.4 Discontinuous Reception and Power-Saving Schemes
    6. 2.5 Mobility Management, Handover, and UE Measurements
    7. 2.6 UE and Network Identifiers
    8. 2.7 Random-Access Procedure (L2/L3 Aspects)
    9. 2.8 Multi-radio Dual Connectivity (L2/L3 Aspects)
    10. 2.9 Carrier Aggregation (L2/L3 Aspects)
    11. References
  10. Chapter 3. New Radio Access Physical Layer Aspects (Part 1)
    1. Abstract
    2. 3.1 Channel Models and Propagation Characteristics
    3. 3.2 Waveforms
    4. 3.3 Multiple-Access Schemes
    5. 3.4 Duplex Schemes
    6. 3.5 Operating Frequency Bands
    7. 3.6 Frame Structure and Numerology
    8. 3.7 Time-Frequency Resources
    9. References
  11. Chapter 4. New Radio Access Physical Layer Aspects (Part 2)
    1. Abstract
    2. 4.1 Downlink Physical Layer Functions and Procedures
    3. 4.2 Uplink Physical Layer Functions and Procedures
    4. References
  12. Chapter 5. New Radio Access RF and Transceiver Design Considerations
    1. Abstract
    2. 5.1 NR Radio Parameters and Spectrum
    3. 5.2 Base Station Transceiver RF Characteristics and Requirements
    4. 5.3 UE Transceiver RF Characteristics and Requirements
    5. 5.4 Radio Resource Management Specifications
    6. 5.5 Direct RF Sampling Transceivers
    7. 5.6 Considerations for Implementation and Operation in mmWave Bands
    8. 5.7 Sub-6 GHz Transceiver and Antenna Design Considerations
    9. 5.8 mmWave Transceiver and Antenna Design Considerations
    10. 5.9 Large Antenna Array Design and Implementation in Sub-6 GHz and mmWave Bands
    11. References
  13. Chapter 6. Internet of Things (NB-IoT and Massive MTC)
    1. Abstract
    2. 6.1 General Aspects and Use Cases
    3. 6.2 Network Architecture and Protocol Aspects
    4. 6.3 Physical Layer Aspects
    5. 6.4 Layer 2/3 Aspects
    6. 6.5 Implementation and Deployment Considerations
    7. References
  14. Chapter 7. Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) Communications
    1. Abstract
    2. 7.1 General Aspects and Use Cases
    3. 7.2 Spectrum Allocation
    4. 7.3 Network Architecture and Protocol Aspects
    5. 7.4 Physical Layer Aspects
    6. 7.5 Layer 2/3 Aspects
    7. 7.7 Implementation and Deployment Considerations
    8. References
  15. Chapter 8. Operation in Unlicensed and Shared Spectrum
    1. Abstract
    2. 8.1 General Aspects and Use Cases
    3. 8.2 Network Architecture and Protocol Aspects
    4. 8.3 Physical Layer Aspects
    5. 8.4 Layer 2/3 Aspects
    6. 8.5 Implementation and Deployment Considerations
    7. References
  16. Index

Product information

  • Title: 5G NR
  • Author(s): Sassan Ahmadi
  • Release date: June 2019
  • Publisher(s): Academic Press
  • ISBN: 9780128134023