Opportunities in 5G Networks: A Research and Development Perspective uniquely focuses on the R&D technical design of 5th-generation (5G) networks. It is written and edited by researchers and engineers who are world-renown experts in the design of 5G networks. The book consists of four sections: The first section explains what 5G is, what its real uses are, and the effects of 5G for mobile operators. It provides an overview of the evolution from 4G to 5G and discusses the services, visions, requirements, and key enabling technologies for 5G networks.
The second section covers the nuts and bolts of 5G design, including cellular network deployment policies, directional antennas for cellular networks, and vertical sectoring. It discusses the development of quality-of-service management principles at the network level in the new Third Generation Partnership Project releases and their implementation in 5G networks. It covers massive multiple-in multiple-out systems—a key enabling technology for 5G, and looks at issues associated with channel estimation and channel feedback in massive multiple-in multiple-out. It also addresses converged management of radio and optical resources.
The third section provides an overview of candidate physical layer technologies for 5G systems, nonorthogonal multiple access, and Nyquist signaling rates. The final section covers the centimeter-wave (cmWave) concept (below 30 GHz), the 5G cmWave concept for small cells, fundamental technology components such as optimized frame structure, dynamic scheduling of uplink/downlink transmission, interference suppression receivers, and rank adaptation. Finally, it examines millimeter-wave (mmWave) models along with medium access control design, 5G mmWave communications, and high-directional new medium access control mechanisms for directional mmWave wireless systems.
Table of Contents
5G FUNDAMENTALS. Basics of 5G. 5G Overview: Key Technologies. From 4G to 5G. Communication Haul Design for 5G Radio: Challenges and Open Issues. 5G DESIGN. Planning Guidelines and Principles for 5G RAN. Quality of Service in 5G Network. Massive MIMO for 5G. Self-Healing in 5G HetNets. Convergence of Optical and Wireless Technologies for 5G. Power Control in Heterogeneous Networks Using Modulation and Coding Classification. On the Energy Efficiency-Spectral Efficiency Trade-Off in 5G Cellular Networks. 5G PHYSICAL LAYER. Physical Layer Technologies in 5G. GFDM: Providing Flexibility for the 5G Physical Layer. A Novel Centimeter-Wave Concept for 5G Small Cells. CM AND MM WAVE FOR 5G. Millimeter-Wave (mmWave) Communications for 5G Wireless Networks. Network Architecture, Model, and Performance Based on mmWave Communications. mmWave Radio Propagation Characteristics. mmWave Communication Characteristics in an Outdoor Environment. mmWave Medium Access Control: A Survey. mmWave MAC Layer Design.
Dr. Fei Hu is currently a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He earned his PhD degrees at Tongji University, Shanghai, China, in the field of signal processing in 1999 and at Clarkson University, New York, USA, in electrical and computer engineering in 2002. He has published over 200 journal/conference papers and books. Dr. Hu’s research has been supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation, Cisco, Sprint, and other sources. His research expertise is primarily in the areas of security, signals, and sensors.