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May 2-5, 2010
Telus Convention Center
& Marriot Hotel
Calgary, Alberta,

Tutorial 1: LTE Air Interface: Enabling Technologies and 3GPP Specifications

Sunday Morning, May 2
8:00AM - 12:00PM
Marriott Hotel

Presented by

Murat Uysal - University of Waterloo, Canada and Ozyegin University, Turkey


The next major development in wireless market will be the introduction of 3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE) standard. LTE has been designed to meet the increasing demands for high-speed data and multimedia transmission along with high-capacity voice support. With rather a dramatic departure from the existing CDMA-based 3G (third generation) wireless cellular systems, LTE air interface adopts OFDMA (orthogonal frequency division multiple access) for the downlink and SC-FDMA (single-carrier frequency domain multiple access) for the uplink. It employs AMC (adaptive modulation and coding) as well as a number of optional MIMO (multiple-input multiple-output) antenna techniques and interference management methods for potential performance enhancements. This tutorial will cover major aspects of the LTE air interface providing details on the physical and data link layers. It will provide a comprehensive overview of OFDMA, SC-FDMA, AMC, and MIMO techniques as defined in 3GPP specifications and present justifications for the choice of such technologies. The tutorial will further present the principles of "relay-assisted (cooperative) communications" and "cognitive radio" which are envisioned for adoption in LTE Advanced standard.

Presenter's Biography

Murat Uysal received the B.Sc. and the M.Sc. degree in electronics and communication engineering from Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey, in 1995 and 1998, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, in 2001. Since 2002, he has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada, where he is now an Associate Professor. He is currently on sabbatical leave at Ozyegin University, Turkey. His general research interests lie in communication theory and signal processing for communications with special emphasis on wireless applications. Specific research areas include MIMO techniques, space-time coding, diversity techniques and coding for fading channels, OFDM, cooperative communications, and free-space optical communications. Dr. Uysal is an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications and IEEE Communications Letters. Over the years, he has served on the technical program committee of more than 60 international conferences in the communications area. He co-chaired IEEE ICC'07 Communication Theory Symposium and CCECE'08 Communications and Networking Symposium. Dr. Uysal is a Senior member of the IEEE.

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