Self-organizing and Coordinated LTE Small Cells

Self-organizing and Coordinated LTE Small Cells Cells

Self-organizing and Coordinated LTE Small Cells Cells
20140424 - 20151023

Dr Eric Kong-Chau Tsang
LTE Small Cell Baseband Core & Protocol Stack Technologies Supporting SON and Interference Coordination ‒ TDD and FDD, 5MHz, 10MHz, 15MHz and 20MHz ‒ Synchronization including GPS, IEEE 1588 V2, and network listener ‒ Self-configuration and optimization including automatic neighbor relation, PCI selection and conflict resolution, and inter-cell power control ‒ Interference co-ordination including ICIC and eICIC SON enabled LTE Small Cell Reference Design including ‒ L1 link level and system level simulation platforms. ‒ Enhanced baseband (L1) and SON-enabled protocol stack modules (RRM and MAC in L2/L3) supporting SON and interference coordination. ‒ Test infrastructure to verify and validate 3GPP requirements. Marketing acitivities including: ‒ Discussion with the existing partner (Sunnada) on the SON small cell requirements to secure their commercialization. ‒ Demonstrating SON small cell technology in the industry tradeshows. ‒ Discussion with the infrastructure vendors (e.g. Freescale's customers, Gemtek, Airspan, and so on) for the potential technology licensing. ‒ Discussing and securing the further collaborations with the existing partner (Sunnada) . ‒ Demonstrating the SON small cell technology with the operators and HK public agents (MTR/ HKSTP/HKPF). ‒ Discussion of the potential business opportunities for the SON small cell applications in the private and public networks. Note: FDD: Frequency Division Duplex TDD: Time Division Duplex PCI: Physical Cell Identity GPS: Global Positioning System ICIC: Inter-Cell Interference Coordination eICIC: Enhanced Inter-Cell Interference Coordination SON: Self Organizing Networks RRM: Radio Resource Management MAC: Media Access Control L1: Layer 1 L2/L3: Layer 2, Layer 3 3GPP: 3rd Generation Partnership Project
Dr Che-I, Justin Chuang Mr Jui Kuang, Ray HO Dr Man Wai Kwan Mr Lei Xu Mr Ching Hong, Chris Leung Dr Hong Lei Zhang Dr Ho Yin, Herbert Chan Dr Eddy Chiu Dr Yin, Kevin Yang Miss Xiaoting Wu Dr Feng, Samuel Liu Mr Yan Lam, Raymond Lee Mr Yat Fai Leung Mr Kin Wai Tam Mr Wui Kin, Ken Lam Mr Bin Gong Mr Mingjie Peng Dr Jihui, Elaine Zhang Dr Wei Han Ms Yeuk Lan Hui Dr Chunhua Sun Mr Wang Kit, Wilson Thong Mr Wei Xiong Dr Huayu Zhou Mr Heung Wing, Jack Hung Dr Sujie Chen Dr Xiang Chen Dr Yuxian, Gabrielle Zhang Dr Yufei Wang Mr Jerry Ding Mr Calvin Lee Ms On Kei, Angel Cheung Ms Mei Fan, Rebecca Choi Dr Xinyi Liu Mr Koon Man, Angus Sam Ms Amy Yeung Mr Chi Chuen Yuen Mr Ying Lun, Walter Tsui Mr Zhi Wu Dr Xiangyu, Ricky Liu
Freescale Semiconductor Hong Kong Limited (in-kind)2 Freescale Semiconductor Hong Kong Limited (Licensing)1 Freescale Semiconductor Inc(in-kind) [Sponsor] Freescale Semiconductor Inc(Licensing) Fujian Sunnada Communication Co., Ltd (cash sponsorship) [Sponsor] Fujian Sunnada Communication Co., Ltd (in kind) [Sponsor] Fujian Sunnada Communication Co., Ltd (Licensing) [Sponsor]

The project will develop LTE self-organizing networks (SON) and interference coordination technologies for LTE small cells in order to address the demand on deploying small cells in 4G networks. A LTE heterogeneous network in which the macro cells coverage area overlays with small cells, provides an efficient way to offload data traffic from macro cells to small cells to improve system capacity. The technologies enhance our current LTE small cell baseband core technologies in managing inter-cell interference with intelligent multi-cells coordination, self-configuration and optimization. The project deliverables include (1) enhanced baseband core and protocol stack technologies for SON and interference coordination; and (2) LTE SON small cell reference design including L1 link level and system level simulation platforms, enhanced baseband (L1) and SON-enabled protocol stack modules, Radio Resource Management (RRM) and Medium Access Control (MAC) in L2/L3 supporting SON and interference coordination, and a complete test infrastructure. ASTRI is a leading solution provider of LTE small cell technologies. This project will extend our leadership in baseband technologies for network planning and deployment. This project will provide a competitive edge in LTE market to local/regional silicon supplier, equipment manufacturers, and local operators. A number of companies have shown strong interests in collaborating with ASTRI and adopting our technologies to be developed from this project. Sunnada and Freescale have already decided to contribute to this project. Many other companies such as Haihua, Rohde & Schwarz, 21 Vianet, and Hutchison have also been in contact with ASTRI for possible technology transfer and/or leverage the know-how from this project.