Inter-band carrier aggregation in heterogeneous networks: Design and assessment

Georgia D. Ntouni, Alexandros Apostolos A. Boulogeorgos, Dimitrios S. Karas, Theodoros A. Tsiftsis, Fotis Foukalas, Vasileios M. Kapinas, George K. Karagiannidis

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Abstract

This paper deals with the performance assessment of the Long Term Evolution (LTE)-Advanced Release 12 physical downlink channel, emphasizing on the Carrier Aggregation (CA) technology and its recent advances, such as the challenging interband non-contiguous solution. By processing the LTE-Advanced waveforms in the time domain (instead of the more common baseband), we describe the underlying system model and the associated simulation setup in detail. The error performance of the system is evaluated under different physical layer parameters and CA scenarios, according to the latest updates of the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) technical specifications. Our analysis reveals that the Heterogeneous Band (HetBand) non-contiguous CA technology can be efficiently applied to the design of next generation mobile broadband networks, given that the exploitation of both unlicensed and frequency dispersed bands might be a promising solution against the spectrum scarcity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 11th International Symposium on Wireless Communications Systems, ISWCS 2014 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages842-847
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479958634
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 21 2014
Event2014 11th International Symposium on Wireless Communications Systems, ISWCS 2014 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: Aug 26 2014Aug 29 2014

Publication series

Name2014 11th International Symposium on Wireless Communications Systems, ISWCS 2014 - Proceedings

Other

Other2014 11th International Symposium on Wireless Communications Systems, ISWCS 2014
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period8/26/148/29/14

Keywords

  • Carrier aggregation
  • heterogeneous bands
  • inter-band spectrum aggregation
  • long term evolution-advanced

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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