Enhancements of the 3GPP LTE-Advanced and the Prized Asset: Dynamic TDD Transmissions [article]

Ming Ding, David López-Pérez, Athanasios V. Vasilakos, Wen Chen
2020 arXiv   pre-print
In this paper, we perform a survey on new Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Long Term Evolution-Advanced (LTE-Advanced) enhancements,covering the technologies recently adopted by the 3GPP in LTE Release 11 and those being discussed in LTE Release 12. In more details, we introduce the latest enhancements on carrier aggregation (CA), multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) and coordinated multi-point (CoMP) as well as three-dimensional (3D) MIMO. Moreover, considering that network nodes
more » ... ll become very diverse in the future, and thus with heterogeneous network (HetNet) being a key feature of LTE-Advanced networks, we also discuss technologies of interest in HetNet scenarios, e.g., enhanced physical data control channel (ePDCCH), further enhanced inter-cell interference coordination (FeICIC) and small cells, together with energy efficiency concerns. In particular, we pay special attention to one of the most important enhancements in LTE Release 12, i.e., dynamic time division duplex (TDD) transmissions, and present performance results that shed new light on this topic.
arXiv:2003.08718v3 fatcat:c3cmnanktbh5rhmfotzozl2ile