UMTS RF Engineering Course Outline______________________________________________________

UMTS RF Engineering Course Outline
Dr. Hatem MOKHTARI Cirta Consulting LLC DAY 1 1. UMTS Standards : 1.1. Brief Historical Overview on 3GPP, IMT2000, etc. 1.2. Regulatory Bodies Worldwide: ITU, ETSI, FCC, TIA, etc 1.3. Migration from 2G, 2.5G to 3G : 1.3.1. Customer Requirements 1.3.2. Technological Advances 1.3.3. Technical and Commercial Constraints 1.3.4. Wireless Telephony Market Trends : Vendors, Operators, ISPs, etc. 2. Mathematical background of SS-CDMA Systems 2.1. Multiple Access 2.1.1. Spread Spectrum Modulation 2.1.2. Properties of Spread Spectrum System 2.1.3. Tolerance of Narrow-band interference 2.1.4. Practical Examples : Computation of C/I, comparison with Thresholds, etc. 2. 2. DS-Spread Spectrum 2.2.1. Modulation Example 2.2.2. Processing Gain in QPSK DS-SS Systems 2.2.3. Tolerance to Wide-Band interference 2. 3. WCDMA in Cellular Radio Networks 2.3.1. Multipath Environment characteristics 2.3.2. Soft, Softer, and Hard Handover 2.3.3. Practical Examples : HO Gain 2.3.4. Power Control : Open-Loop, Closed-Loop, Inner-loop, outerloop 2.3.5. WCDMA Load Equation : Definition of Eb/No, Noise Rise 2.3.6. Practical Examples : Test on Load computation, different interference scenarios, effect on spatial filtering, etc. DAY 2 3. UMTS System Dimensioning 3.1. General Guidelines 3.2. Dimensioning Workflow 3.3. Link budget Parameters 3.3.1 Eb/No for different Multipath Radio Propagation Channels 3.3.2. Load Factor and its impact on MAPL 3.3.3. Bit Rates as defined in the ETSI Recommendations

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3.3.4. WCDMA Spectral Efficiency (throughputs in kbps per carrier per cell) 3.3.5. Orthogonality 3.3.6. HO Gains 3.3.7. BTS Static Sensitivity : TMA, Antenna Gain, Sectorization Gain, SHO Overhead, Signaling Overhead, 3.3.8. Link budgets and Coverage Efficiency of WCDMA 3.3.9. Practical Examples : Coverage and Capacity Planning 4. 5. 6. 7. Cell Ranges Selection Process Dimensioning Guidelines Guidelines for Traffic-per-cell computation Dimensioning Rules 7.1. BTS Processing Capability 7.2. BTS Dimensioning Principles Examples of Dimensioning for Different Operator Strategies Detailed Planning : A Step further in Network Dimensioning Requirements for Detailed Planing Capacity and Coverage Planning WCDMA / GSM co-location requirements and constraints Pilot Planning 13.1. Uplink : Channelisation codes, Scrambling Codes 13.2. Downlink : Channelisation codes, Scrambling Codes 13.3. Ec/Io computation : Comparison to Eb/No values 13.4. Practical examples UMTS Cell Search Procedure

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15. Interference Checking :Per Environment basis 15. Background noise interference notion 15.1. Noise Theory 15.2. Quality Gain Computation using a Low Noise Amplifier (LNA) 15.3. Examples with and without an LNA : impact on Coverage and Capacity

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DAY 3 16. UMTS/UMTS and UMTS/GSM co-location issues from RF standpoint 16.1. Technical Constraints 16.2. GSM and UMTS RF Mask : in-band and out-of-band interference 16.3. IM3 between UMTS and GSM1800 16.4. Practical Design issues : channel spacing, shoulder level cautions, ETSI Recommendations, etc. 19. Site-sharing : 19.1. Practical guidelines : UMTS/UMTS, UMTS/GSM900, UMTS/GSM1800, Antenna Patterns, etc.

20. Results of Isolation measurements between antennas in collocation in the UMTS frequency band : 20.1. Vertical Polarization results 20.2. Dual Polarization results 20.3. Conclusions 21. Practical Test : 21.1. Network Dimensioning 21.2. Capacity and Coverage Computation for different UMTS Services 21.2.1. Soft Capacity (UL) 21.2.2. Hard Capacity (UL) 21.2.3. Mixed Service Capacity Planning (DL/UL) 21.3. RF Propagation and Antenna Calculation : 20.3.1. Site General Model : Okumura-Hata Extended to 2.0 GHz 20.3.2. Delay Spread Calculation :Example of Delay Power Profile from measurements 20.3.3. Site-Specific Microcellular Propagation Models : An overview 22. Final Conclusion

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