Training Course

LTE Air Interface: PHYsical and MAC Layers

  • 716
  • £1,895 +VAT
  • 2 days

Why this LTE Air Interface course?

This is a detailed two day course which covers the major area of LTE’s (Long Term Evolution) Evolved UMTS Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA). Mainly the Physical layer but the RLC, PDCP and MAC layers and interaction are included.

  • The new physical layer is key to the level of performance that LTE must deliver and much flexibility has been incorporated to cope with varying allocations of spectrum. As well as the workbook in both printed and searchable electronic formats, delegates receive a specially produced LTE Air Interface acronym list.

LTE Air Interface Training Course Objectives

On completing this course, you will be able to:

  • At the end of this course, delegates will :
  • Understand spectrum implications for LTE
  • Comprehend OFDMA and SC-FDMA and their usage
  • Be aware of the MIMO implications and options
  • Appreciate the radio channels and resource allocation
  • Gain knowledge of detailed MAC operation
  • Be Aware of the air interface security operation

Who should attend this LTE Air Interface course

  • Delegates needing an in-depth understanding of the areas of LTE’s (Long Term Evolution) Evolved UMTS Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA). Specifically, the Physical and MAC layers are commended to this course. Such delegates would be employed by or contracted to operators, manufacturers, integrators or regulators.

LTE Air Interface Course Pre-requisites

The course assumes an understanding of LTE technical concepts and architecture. The core network especially is not described in this course

Lifetime Post-Course Support

After completing this LTE Air Interface training course, delegates receive lifetime post-training support from LEVER Technology Group, to help them apply the technologies and skills they have learned with us, to provide career-long support, and to ensure they are better equipped for their future roles in IT and networking.

LTE Air Interface Training Course Content

The Position and Aim of the E-UTRA

  • Responsibilities
  • Architecture
  • Spectrum Usage & Frequency Bands
  • The LTE UE and BS
  • Terminal identities
  • Tracking Areas
  • UE Transmitter Characteristics
  • UE Receiver Characteristics

Physical Layer: Moving Antennas On

  • MIMO Concepts
  • Space Time Diversity Coding and Spatial Multiplexing
  • Channel Ranks
  • Beamforming
  • Precoding
  • Feedback
  • LTE MIMO Options

LTE Multiple Access

  • Inter Symbol Interference
  • OFDM Problems
  • Frequency Hopping
  • Proposed use in LTE
  • The FEC:- Turbo Coding Refresher
  • Modulation in LTE

Physical Channels

  • Physical, Logical and Transport Channels
  • Control channels and data channels
  • Uplink Data Transfer
  • Downlink Channels
  • Overview of the Downlink
  • Physical Multicast Channel
  • Physical Broadcast Channel
  • Physical control format indicator channel Uplink Channels
  • Physical Uplink Shared Channel
  • Physical Uplink Control Channel

Slot structure and physical resource elements

  • Frame Types
  • Resource Grid
  • Resource Elements
  • Resource Blocks
  • Channels and Reference Signals
  • TDD Frames and Fields
  • Downlink Procedures
  • Uplink Procedures

Layer 2: MAC Layer: Structure and Operation

  • Protocols and Packets
  • Channels and Processes
  • RLC Sublayer
  • PDCP Sublayer
  • MAC Sublayer

MAC Procedures

  • Random Access
  • DL-SCH data transfer
  • ARQ and HARQ
  • UL-SCH data transfer
  • PCH reception
  • BCH reception
  • Discontinuous Reception (DRX)

MAC PDU Formats

  • MAC Control Elements
  • MAC Headers
  • Transport Blocks

Security in the E-UTRA

  • Security Architecture
  • Implications
  • Attack Possibilities
  • User to Network Security
  • eNodeB Security
  • eNodeB Threats
  • Countermeasures
Repair, Installation, Training & Support

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