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Beamforming in Spec 36.211


Four common reference ports
R5 R5

Dedicated reference port

Control symbols

R5

R5

R5

R5

Data symbols

R5

R5

R5

R5

R5

R5

UE specific reference signals can be pre-coded, UE estimates combined precoder and radio channel Hw (pure channel H can not be derived.)
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Beamforming in Spec 36.213


Table 7.1-5: PDCCH and PDSCH configured by C-RNTI

If the number of PBCH antenna ports is one, Single-antenna port, port 0 is used (see subclause 7.1.1), otherwise Transmit https://sharenet-ims.inside.nokiasiemensnetworks.com/Overview/D417891453 diversity (see subclause 7.1.2) DCI format 1 UE specific by CRNTI Single-antenna port; port 5 (see subclause 7.1.1)

Mode 7

DCI format 1A

Common and UE specific by CRNTI

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Beamforming in Spec 36.331


UE-EUTRA-Capability information element
PhyLayerParameters ::= ue-TxAntennaSelectionSupported ue-SpecificRefSigsSupported } SEQUENCE { BOOLEAN, BOOLEAN

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Dual polarized antenna array


eNB configuration: W 4 pairs of 45 Crosspolarized antenna. 8 antenna elements are divided into 2 beamforming groups, and 2 groups perform DL beamforming Tx individually. 2 CRS enabled 1 DRS UE configuration: 2 antennas and 1 PA. 2 antennas RX & 1 antenna Tx (antenna TX switching is an option)
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11

W 12

W 21

W 22

W 31

W 32

W 41

W 42

Antenna Port 0 Tx Antenna Port 5

Antenna Port 1

Tx

H 11

02

H1

01

H51

H 52

Rx_1

Rx_2

Virtual 2x2 Channel


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UE Radio Capability Handling eNB retrieves UE Radio Capability from UE (1/3)


During below procedures and the precondition fulfilled - Attach - Or TAU for first TAU following GERAN/UTRAN attach or for a UE radio capability update, - Or Service Request, but MME does not have the UE radio capability. Then following procedures performed - MME not send any UE Radio Capability info in INITIAL CONTEXT SETUP REQUEST - eNB request UE Radio Capability from UE and upload it to the MME, the related procedures as following 1) 36.331, eNB triggers UE capability transfer on Uu 2) 36.413, eNB triggers UE Capability Info Indication on S1

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UE Radio Capability Handling eNB retrieves UE Radio Capability from UE (2/3)


Attach Procedure or TAU for "first TAU following GERAN/UTRAN attach" or for a "UE radio capability update" UE eNB MME

1 : S1AP:INITIAL CONTEXT SETUP REQUEST 2 : RRC: SecurityModeCommand(integrityProtected, not ciphered) 3 : RRC: UECapabilityEnquiry(integrityProtected, ciphered) UE Security Establishment 4 : RRC:SecurityCommandComplete(integrityProtected, not ciphered) 5 : RRC:UECapabilityInformation(integrityProtected, ciphered) UE Radio Capability Available 6 : RRC:RRCConnectionReconfiguration(integrityProtected,ciphered) UE UserPlaneConfiguration If UEspecificRSSupported = TRUE Tranmission mode for DRB will be set to 7 MME should not send any UE Radio Capability

7 : RRC:RRCConnectionReconfigurationComplete(integrityProtected,ciphered) 8 : S1AP:INITIAL CONTEXT SETUP RESPONSE 9 : S1AP: UE CAPABILITY INFO INDICATION sd UL NAS Transfer a parallel UL NAS transfer procedure for a NAS PDU from UE, e.g. Attach Response, or optional the dedicated Bearer Setup Respnse

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UE Radio Capability Handling eNB retrieves UE Radio Capability from UE (3/3)


UECapabilityEnquiry message
Information Element/ Group name
rrcTransactionIdentifier

Need

Sou rce
eNB

Semantics description / comments


Set to an unused transaction identifier.

ueCapabilityEnquiry
> ueCapabilityRequest

eNB
eNB SEQUENCE of RAT-Types in this release. For number of RAT-Types see text below. RAT-TYPE according 3GPP {eutra, utra, geran-cs, geran-ps, cdma2000-1XRTT}

>> RAT-Type

eNB

UECapabilityInformation message
Information Element/ Group name
rrc-TransactionIdentifier

Need

Sour ce
UE

Semantics description / comments


Shall be the same transaction identifier as in the UE CAPABILITY ENQUIRY message. SEQUENCE of RAT-Types in this release.

ue-CapabilityRATContainerList > UE-CapabilityRAT-Container >> rat-Type >> ueCapabilityRAT-Container

UE UE UE UE

List of rat-types shall be the same as in UECapabilityEnquiry message. OCTET STRING - container of RAT related UE capabilities: For eutra the container contains the structure UEEUTRA-Capability

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UE Radio Capability Handling eNB receives UE Radio Capability from MME


If UE performing the Service Request, and If MME has UE Radio Capability, then no UE radio capability specific procedure involved
performing Service Request, and MME has the UE Radio Capability eNB

UE

MME

1 : S1AP: INITIAL CONTEXT SETUP 2 : RRC:SecurityModeCommand(IntegrityProtected, not ciphered) 3 : RRC:RRCConnectionReconfiguration(IntegrityProtected, ciphered) UE Security Establishment 4 : RRC:SecurityCommandComplete(IntegrityProtected, not ciphered) UE UserPlaneConfiguration 5 : RRC:RRCConnectionReconfigurationComplete(IntegrityProtected,ciphered) Transmission Mode 7 could be set MME has the UE Radio Capability at least for E-TRUA and send to eNB

6 : S1AP:INITIAL CONTEXT SETUP RESPONSE opt UL NAS Transfer one optinal UL NAS transfer Procedure, e.g. the dedicated bearer setup response

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UE Radio Capability Handling Handover Procedure


Intra eNB/inter eNB via X2 Handover - UE capability should be transferred from Source to Target in Handover Request, no UE Radio Capability specific procedure needed Inter RAT HO if there are no UE capabilities of other RATs that UE and eNB can support, then eNB need retrieve them from UE using RRC UE Capability Transfer Procedure before starting the inter-RAT measurement. ????Inter RAT HO After handover completion when UE other RAT capabilities not received during handover, Target eNB will trigger the UE Radio Capability Transfer procedure to obtain it.

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