5G Access Technologies for Next Generation Heterogeneous Networks (ART/227CP)

5G Access Technologies for Next Generation Heterogeneous Networks (ART/227CP)

  • 5G Access Technologies for Next Generation Heterogeneous Networks (ART/227CP)
    ART/227CP
    Platform
    31 / 03 / 2017 - 30 / 03 / 2019
    12,396

    Dr Eddy CHIU

    5G access technologies for next generation heterogeneous networks - mmWave access technologies including cellular system initial access algorithm and beam acquisition and tracking algorithm - Multi-RAT coexistence and interworking technologies including spectrum sharing interference avoidance and mitigation algorithms, and inter-RAT mobility and aggregation algorithms - Joint transmission and joint reception with multiple transmission reception points including TRP selection algorithm, and multi-TRP algorithms for synchronization, joint transmit signal adaptation, and joint received signal combining Proof-of-concept 5G base station prototype and simulation platform including - PHY transmitter and receiver based on C-RAN and simulation platform for mmWave access - PHY transmitter and receiver based on C-RAN for JT/JR with multiple TRPs - Simulation platform for NR-LTE-WLAN spectrum sharing and inter-RAT mobility and aggregation based on 3GPP Release 14 specifications A technical report on 1) analysis of potential interference between NR and other telecommunications systems and 2) technical study of LAA technology deployment Contract Service deliverables for customer 1 - Analysis report on LWA field trial results - Technical report on LWA performance benefits and recommendations for LWA deployments ~~ Notes ~~ mmWave: Millimeter Wave RAT: Radio Access Technology JT: Joint Transmission JR: Joint Reception TRP: Transmission Reception Point C-RAN: Configurable Radio Access Network PHY: Physical Layer NR: New Radio LTE: Long Term Evolution WLAN: Wireless Local Area Network LWA: LTE-WiFi Aggregation LAA: Licensed Assisted Access5G access technologies for next generation heterogeneous networks - mmWave access technologies including cellular system initial access algorithm and beam acquisition and tracking algorithm - Multi-RAT coexistence and interworking technologies including spectrum sharing interference avoidance and mitigation algorithms, and inter-RAT mobility and aggregation algorithms - Joint transmission and joint reception with multiple transmission reception points including TRP selection algorithm, and multi-TRP algorithms for synchronization, joint transmit signal adaptation, and joint received signal combining Proof-of-concept 5G base station prototype and simulation platform including - PHY transmitter and receiver based on C-RAN and simulation platform for mmWave access - PHY transmitter and receiver based on C-RAN for JT/JR with multiple TRPs - Simulation platform for NR-LTE-WLAN spectrum sharing and inter-RAT mobility and aggregation based on 3GPP Release 14 specifications A technical report on 1) analysis of potential interference between NR and other telecommunications systems and 2) technical study of LAA technology deployment Contract Service deliverables for customer 1 - Analysis report on LWA field trial results - Technical report on LWA performance benefits and recommendations for LWA deployments ~~ Notes ~~ mmWave: Millimeter Wave RAT: Radio Access Technology JT: Joint Transmission JR: Joint Reception TRP: Transmission Reception Point C-RAN: Configurable Radio Access Network PHY: Physical Layer NR: New Radio LTE: Long Term Evolution WLAN: Wireless Local Area Network LWA: LTE-WiFi Aggregation LAA: Licensed Assisted Access

    Fujian Sunnada Networking Technology Co. Ltd.
    PCCW Limited
    TCL Communication Technology Holdings Ltd.


    Internationally, there is active R&D on 5G with the vision to start commercial deployment by 2020. Compared to 4G, 5G shall support diverse use cases including faster mobile data service, wireless connectivity for wide range of devices, and mission critical communications. In order to realize the advanced requirements towards 5G, future networks are expected to make use of higher frequency bands, leverage multiple RATs (radio access technologies), and increase network node density. Therefore, next generation networks will become highly heterogeneous and demand new access technologies. To support ASTRI’s technology evolution, ASTRI plans to develop a proof-of-concept 5G base station prototype and a simulation platform to support the following access technologies for next generation heterogeneous networks: (a) mmWave (millimeter wave) access technologies including cellular system initial access algorithm, and beam acquisition and tracking algorithm; (b) Multi-RAT coexistence and interworking technologies including spectrum sharing interference avoidance and mitigation algorithms, and inter-RAT mobility and aggregation algorithms; and (c) Joint transmission (JT) and joint reception (JR) with multiple transmission reception points (TRPs) including TRP selection algorithm, and multi-TRP algorithms for synchronization and JT/JR coordination. The access technologies to be developed from this project can be applied to improve 4G/5G network quality of service and contribute to 5G national and global standardization. A number of companies have shown strong interests in collaborating with ASTRI and adopting our technologies to be developed from this project. Initially engaged customers include a mobile terminal manufacturer (TCL), a network equipment manufacturer (Fujian Sunnada), and an operator (PCCW). Many other companies such as ZTE, Datang, and Xinwei have also been in contact with ASTRI for possible technology transfer from this project.