5G Evolution for Mobile Broadband (ART/271CP)

5G Evolution for Mobile Broadband (ART/271CP)

5G Evolution for Mobile Broadband (ART/271CP)
01 / 03 / 2019 - 28 / 02 / 2021

Dr Victor Man-Wai, KWAN

5G R.16 Mobile Broadband BS PHY technologies - MIMO beam selection - Multi-beam high-resolution CSI feedback - UE multi-panel transmit beam selection - Multi-TRP transmission - Support non-coherent joint transmission - NR flexible duplexing - Cross-link interference mitigation for flexible duplexing - NR mobility - Dual-Connectivity based handover - NR positioning - Cellular centric positioning with NR reference signal 5G R.16 Mobile Broadband BS L1 PHY reference design - Base station reference design on Intel platform - Complete test infrastructure to validate and verify standard requirements Contract Service Deliverable for Fu Huake - NR BS system integration report covers - MAC-PHY integration results - List of supported features - Base station protocol stack integration results - List of known issues and bugs Contract Service Deliverable for Broadradio - Phased array prototype for smart antenna systems - 3.3–5 GHz frequency - Beam switch for 5G communications

Fu Huake Precision Industry (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd. [Sponsor]
Fu Huake Precision Industry (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd. (Contract Service) [Sponsor]
Fu Huake Precision Industry (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd. (Licensing) [Sponsor]
Guangdong Broadradio Communication Technology Co., Ltd. [Sponsor]
Guangdong Broadradio Communication Technology Co., Ltd. (Contract Service) [Sponsor]

3GPP release 15 standard is the first step on the road to 5G. While the initial focus was to provide basic features on enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB), release 15 cannot satisfy the real 5G requirements defined by International Telecommunications Union (ITU) International Mobile Telecommunication system 2020 (IMT-2020). The complete 5G support for IMT-2020 requirements relies on release 16 specification. The release 16 specifications will cover the necessary technologies for achieving the IMT-2020 requirements in various aspects including spectral efficiency, interference mitigation for flexible duplexing, handover interruption reduction and positioning support. This involves new physical layer core algorithms and control procedures.

This project will deliver new release 16 eMBB base station reference design which supports (1) new MIMO beam selection for enhancing beamforming accuracy and efficiency; (2) multi-TRP transmission to enhance cell edge terminals throughput and reliability; (3) cross-link interference mitigation for flexible duplexing; (4) dual-connectivity based handover to reduce handover interruption; (5) 5G positioning.

The deliverables of this project will be contributed to the industries for developing IMT-2020 compliant base station solutions through various business models or technologies transfers. This project already attracted very strong interests from the industry. Initial customers including Fu Huake and Broadradio already committed to supporting this project. We are also engaging other companies, such as Intel, NXP, Alpha Networks, Movandi, Sunnada, Quanta, for the potential collaboration and technologies transfer from this project.