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3GPP LTE Release 9 and 10 requirement analysis to physical layer UE testing

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Title: 3GPP LTE Release 9 and 10 requirement analysis to physical layer UE testing
Author(s): Johansson, Tomi
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Faculty of Science, Department of Computer Science
Language: English
Acceptance year: 2013
The purpose of this thesis was to analyze the testing requirements to physical layer features which are used in LTE Release 9 and 10 timeframe. The aim of the analysis was to define test case requirements for new features from the physical layer point of view. This analysis can then be utilized to implement and design test cases using commercial eNB simulators. The analysis was carried out by studying the 3GPP specifications and by investigating the integration and system level testing requirements. Different feature specific parameters were evaluated and different testing aspects were studied in order to verify the functionalities and performance of the UE. Also, different conformance test case scenarios and field testing aspects were investigated in order to improve the test case planning in the integration and system testing phase. The analysis showed that in Rel-9 there are two main features which have a great impact on the Rel-9 physical layer testing. These two features are the dual-layer beamforming and UE positioning which is done with OTDOA and E-CID methods. It was analyzed that the requirements for the downlink dual-layer beamforming focus on TDD side and the test plan must contain especially throughput performance testing in integration and system phase testing. OTDOA and E-CID methods, on the other hand, need test plans which are concentrating on the positioning accuracy. In Rel-10, the analysis showed that there are plenty of new features on physical layer to ensure the transition from LTE to LTE-Advanced. The main requirements were assigned for the CA feature which has testing activities especially on the UE feedback operations. Also, different kinds of CA deployment scenarios were analyzed to evaluate more closely the initial CA testing scenarios in integration and system testing. Analysis continued with downlink multi-layer beamforming where the requirements were seen to concentrate on new CSI-RS aspects and to throughput performance testing. Uplink MIMO aspects were analyzed at the end and the studies showed that this feature may have a minor role in Rel-10 timeframe and therefore it does not have any important testing requirements which should be taken into account in test plans.

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