On the selection of guard period and cyclic prefix for beyond 4G TDD radio access network

Eeva Lähetkangas, Kari Pajukoski, Gilberto Berardinelli, Fernando Tavares, Esa Tiirola, Ilkka Harjula, Preben Mogensen, Bernhard Raaf

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    In parallel with ongoing standardization of third generation partnership project (3GPP) Long Term Evolution – Advanced (LTE A), also referred as 4G, the discussion on next generation beyond 4G (B4G) radio access technologies is already active. Purpose of B4G system, expected to be available in 2020, is to cope with the exponential increase of mobile data traffic. In this paper we analyze the feasibility of LTE-A and wireless local area network (WLAN) physical frames against B4G requirements and discuss how the B4G environment, radio channel properties and evolved component technology affect the design of the physical layer frame. We analyze the B4G physical subframe numerology including aspects such as time division duplex (TDD) switching time and cyclic prefix (CP) duration. The proposed numerology allows to design a B4G-optimized TDD physical subframe structure which further enables reaching the very tight physical layer round trip time (RTT) requirements.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication19th European Wireless Conference European Wireless 2013
    PublisherVDE Verlag
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Print)978-3-8007-3498-6
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event19th European Wireless Conference, EW 2013 - Guildford, United Kingdom
    Duration: 16 Apr 201318 Apr 2013


    Conference19th European Wireless Conference, EW 2013
    Abbreviated titleEW 2013
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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