This book covers the key technologies associated with the physical transmission of data on fifth generation (5G) mobile systems. Following an overview of these technologies, a high-level description of 3GPP's mobile communications standard (5G NR) is given and it is shown how the key technologies presented earlier facilitate the transmission of control data and very high-speed user data. In the final chapter, an overview and the physical layer aspects of 5G NR enabled Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) networks is presented. This book is intended for those practicing engineers and graduate and upper undergraduate engineering students who have an interest in 3GPP's 5G enabled mobile and or FWA networks and want to acquire, where missing, the necessary technology background in order to understand 3GPP's physical layer specifications and operation.
- Provides a comprehensive covering of key 3GPP 5G NR physical layer technologies, presented in a clear, tractable fashion, with sufficient mathematics to make it technically coherent;
- Addresses all key 5G NR technologies, including digital modulation, LDPC and Polar coding, multicarrier based multiple access techniques, and multiple antenna techniques including MIMO and beamforming;
- Presents an overview of 5G NR Radio Access Network (RAN) architecture and a detailed understanding of how user and control data is transported in the physical layer by the application of the technologies presented;
- Provides an overview and addresses physical layer aspects of 5G NR enabled Fixed Wireless Access networks.
Dr. Douglas H. Morais received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He received an M.Sc in EE from University of California, Berkeley, California and a Graduate, AEA from Stanford University, Stanford, California. After decades in the industry he is currently a wireless communications consultant, author, short course lecturer, and inventor. Previously, he was President of the Wireless Group at Ortel Corporation and both Executive Vice President, Business Development and Technology and President, Wireless Products Group at California Microwave, Inc. He is the author of "Fixed Broadband Wireless Communications," Pearson Education, Inc., 2004. He has three US patents, including "Hard and Soft Bit Demapping for QAM Non-Square Constellations
", "Quadrature Amplitude Modulation via Modified-Square Signal Point Constellation
," and "Radio Communication System Using Frequency Division Multiplexing for Transmission Between a Master Station and a Plurality of Remote Stations
,". He also participates in many IEEE conferences in the ComSoc space.
Introduction.- Broadband Wireless Payload: Packet Switched Data.- Mathematical Tools for Digital Transmission Analysis.- The Wireless Access Path.- Digital Modulation: The Basic Principles.-
Channel Coding and Link Adaptation.- Multi Carrier based Multiple Access Techniques.- Multiple Antenna Techniques.- Multiple Access Supporting Technologies.- 5G (NR) Overview and Physical Layer.- 5G Based Fixed Access.- Conclusion.