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LTE Air Interface Protocols

LTE Air Interface Protocols

By (author): Mohammad T. Kawser
Copyright: 2011
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781630814939

Developed by the Third Generation Partnership Project, long term evolution (LTE) is an important new 4G wireless broadband technology that provides significantly increased peak data rates, reduced latency, scalable bandwidth capacity, and backwards compatibility with existing GSM and UMTS technologies. For these reasons, LTE is now being utilized by most major service providers. This unique and timely book answers the demands of engineers in the field, offering expert guidance on how LTE works.


The book serves as a self-training resource, helping you understand the complex air interface protocols related to LTE. You gain practical knowledge of layer 2 and layer 3 functions and get clear explanations of configuration parameters in NAS and Layer 3 messages. Moreover, you find in-depth coverage of all relevant NAS and physical layer processes. The book features over 115 illustrations that support key topics throughout.

Introduction. Information Bearer. OFDMA and SC-FDMA. System Information. Physical Channels and Signals. Medium Access Control. Radio Link Control. Packet Data Convergence Protocol. Powering Up UE. Synchronization. Random Access. NAS and AS Layer Security. Paging. Upper Layer Connection Setup and Release. Attach and Detach. Discontinuous Reception. Uplink Power Control. Multiple Antenna Techniques in Downlink. Basic Activities During Data Transfer. Scheduling and Allocation of Resources. Data Transfer Session. Tracking Area Update. Change of Cell. Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service. Public Warning System. UE Positioning.

  • Mohammad T. Kawser Mohammad T. Kawser is an assistant professor in the electrical and electronic engineering department at the Islamic University of Technology in Bangladesh. He received his M.S. in electrical engineering from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
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