Frame Structure Design for Future Millimetre Wave Mobile Radio Access
Paper in proceedings, 2016

5th generation cellular systems will extend the operation to above 6 GHz to meet extreme data rate requirements. This sets new requirements for the air interface design. In this paper, we propose several frame structure solutions from the mmMAGIC project [1], which address the challenges of using higher carrier frequencies. These solutions include subframe structures for orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) and filter-bank multicarrier modulation (FBMC), demodulation reference signal (DMRS) design, backhauling, synchronization signal design and beam measurement reference signal design. Further research is being conducted to refine the overall frame structure solution.


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Jaakko Vihriälä

Nokia Bell Labs

Nicolas Cassiau

The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

Jian Luo

Huawei Technologies Düsseldorf

Yilin Li

Huawei Technologies Düsseldorf

Yinan Qi

Samsung Electronics R and D Institute

Tommy Svensson

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Communication and Antenna Systems, Communication Systems

Ali Zaidi

Ericsson Research AB

Kari Pajukoski

Nokia Bell Labs

Honglei Miao

Intel Deutschland GmbH

2016 IEEE Globecom Workshops (GC Wkshps), 4-8 Dec. 2016

2166-0069 (ISSN)

Millimetre-Wave Based Mobile Radio Access Network for Fifth Generation Integrated Communications (mmMAGIC)

European Commission (Horizon 2020), 2015-07-01 -- 2017-06-30.

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