5G Protocol Stack Testing & Development

Module 1

5G Requirements and Standardization

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5G Requirements and Standardization

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IMT-2020/5G Requirements

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3GPP Standardization Process and Time Lines

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Preview of Key Design Principles and Features in NR

Module 2

5G RAN AND 5G CORE NETWORK ARCHITECTURE

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5G RAN and 5G Core Network Architecture

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5GC/RAN Overview

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Overview of key Network Functions and Interfaces

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5G RAN Functions and Internal Architecture

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5G Co-deployment and Migration Options

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Review Discussion and Comparison with LTE

Module 3

5G NR PROTOCOL STACK

 
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Overview of Control and User Plane Protocols

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SDAP and QoS Handling

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PDCP and Packet Duplication

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RLC and MAC Functions

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RRC Functions

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NAS Signaling

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Review Discussion and Comparison with LTE

Module 4

Initial Synchronization and Access in NR

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Initial Synchronization and Access in NR

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Overview Initial Access and RRC Connection Establishment

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DL Synchronization and Cell/Network Selection

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RF Scanning and DL Slot Synchronization

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Obtaining Minimum and Other System Information

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UL Synchronization and PRACH Procedures

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Contention-Based and Contention Free RACH Procedures

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Beam Sweeping & Selection in Initial Access

Module 5

Quick Preview of Key upcoming NR Features

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Spectrum, Multicarrier Operation, and RF Requirement

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NR-LTE Co-deployment & Coexistence

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NR-NR and NR-LTE Dual Connectivity

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DL and UL sharing

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Supplemental Uplink

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5G/NR Spectrum Bands and Carrier Bandwidths

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Overview of RF Requirements

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Quick Preview of Key upcoming NR Features

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NR in Unlicensed Band (NRU)

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Integrated Access and Backhaul (IAB)

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NR for V2X

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NR Positioning

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Remote Interference Management (RIM)

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NR for Non-Terrestrial Networks (NTN)

Module 6

Quick Review of LTE

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Super Quick Review of LTE

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E-UTRAN/EPC Architecture and Protocol Architecture

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Frame Structure, Physical Channels and Signals

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Resource allocation and Transmission Protocols

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System Access and Mobility Management

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Carrier Aggregation and Dual Connectivity

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LTE Roadmap to LTE-Advanced (Pro)

Module 7

NR Transmission’s Time and Frequency Structure

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NR Transmission’s Time and Frequency Structure

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Band Dependent and Flexible Numerology

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Unified Frame Structure (FDD/TDD/Unlicensed)

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Physical Channels Design and Structures

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Physical Channels Design and Structures

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Overview Logical, Transport and Physical Channels

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Overview of RF Requirements

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BCH and Synchronization Signal Block (SSB)

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PDCCH Structure and DCI Signaling

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PDSCH and PUSCH Structure and PHY Processing

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PUCCH Structure and Formats

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PRACH Structure and Formats

Module 8

5G NR Physical Layer

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Physical Layer Reference Signals

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DL and UL Demodulation Reference Signals (DMRS)

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Phase Tracking Reference Signals (PT-RS)

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Channel State Reference Signals (CSI-RS)

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Tracking Reference Signals (T-RS)

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Sounding Reference Signals (SRS)

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Resource Allocation and Transmission Schemes

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Dynamic Resources Allocation Types

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HARQ Transmission Protocol and Feedback

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Dynamic DL Scheduling

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Dynamic UL Scheduling (SR/BSR/PHR)

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Configured Grant/SPS Scheduling

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Pre-emptive Scheduling

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Reserved Resources

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Overview of DCIs for DL and UL Allocation

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Power Control and Timing Alignment

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Multi-Antenna Transmissions and Beam Management

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DL MIMO Operation

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Examples DL MIMO Operations

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Single and Multi-Port Channel Sounding

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CSI Feedback Types and Report Configuration

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UL MIMO Operation

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UL MIMO Precoding

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Multi-Port SRS Configuration

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Code based & Non-Code Based UL MIMO

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Beam Management in NR

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Analog, Digital and Hybrid Beamforming

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Beam Establishment & Change

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Beam Failure Detection and Recovery

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Review Discussion and Comparison with LTE

Module 9

5G NR Layer2

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Power Saving and Mobility Management

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UE RRC States and Procedures

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Idle State Mobility and CN Based Paging

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Inactive State Mobility and RAN Based Paging

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RRM Measurements and Connected State Mobility

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DRX Operation in Connected State

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Radio Link Failure

Module 10

Practicals

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For Development

Basic Linux,C, C++, Python, Project based on Radio Resource Management

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For Testing

  • Testing areas covered
  • Conformance testing
  • Functional
  • Stability
  • Stress
  • etc.
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Practicals & Tools

  • Real eNodeB
  • Real UE with SIM card
  • Live Logs Capturing with Wireshark/PCAP and Trace Tool 
  • Log Analysis for different Scenario’s
  • Design of Test cases and Explanation
  • Automation in Python