Technical Overview of 3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)

Short Course

Course Titles: Technical Overview of 3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)

Instructor: Dr. Hyung Myung, Qualcomm 

CATT/WICAT Associate Member-Firms FREE -- up to 5 participants; each additional participant $295
Non-Members firms -- $595 per participant


The current 3rd generation cellular wireless systems are evolving into 4th generation. As a pathway to 4G, the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) is currently developing the Long Term Evolution (LTE) standard. In terms of air interface techniques, the LTE system uses OFDMA-based multi-carrier modulation, multi-input multi-output (MIMO) techniques, and other advanced features to greatly improve the mobile wireless services. In this tutorial, we first survey the underlying techniques of LTE system such as OFDMA, SC-FDMA, MIMO, fractional frequency reuse (FFR), and advanced coding. Then, we give a technical overview of LTE system. Specifically, we describe the system architecture, physical layer, and medium access control (MAC) layer of each system. The tutorial, which gives a technical insight into the widely-anticipated beyond-3G cellular technique and standard, is designed for academics, graduate students, and industry researchers involved in advanced wireless communications as well as business analysts who follow the cellular market.

About the Instructor:

Hyung G. Myung is currently a senior engineer at Qualcomm/Flarion Technologies in Bridgewater, NJ. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees in electronics engineering from Seoul National University in 1994 and in 1996, respectively, and the M.S. degree in applied mathematics from Santa Clara University in 2002. He received his Ph.D. degree from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of Polytechnic University in January of 2007. From 1996 to 1999, he served in the Republic of Korea Air Force as a lieutenant officer, and from 1997 to 1999, he was with Department of Electronics Engineering at Republic of Korea Air Force Academy as a faculty member. From 2001 to 2003, he was with ArrayComm as a software engineer. During the summer of 2005, he was an assistant research staff at Communication & Networking Lab of Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology. Also from February to August of 2006, he was an intern at Air Interface Group of InterDigital Communications. His research interests include DSP for communications and wireless communications.