Prototyping Software Transceiver for the 5G New Radio Physical Uplink Shared Channel
- 5G New Radio (NR) is an emerging radio access technology, which is planned to succeed 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) as global standard of cellular communications in the upcoming years. This paper considers a digital signal processing model and a software implementation of a complete transceiver chain of the Physical Uplink Shared Channel (PUSCH) defined by the version 15 of the 3GPP standard, consisting of both baseband transmitter and receiver chains on a physical layer level. The BLER performance of the prototype system implementation under AWGN and Rayleigh fading channel conditions is evaluated. Moreover, the source code of high-level numerical model was made available online on a public repository by the authors. In the paper's tutorial part, the aspects of the 5G NR standard are reviewed and their impact on different functional building blocks of the system is discussed, including synchronization, channel estimation, equalization, soft-bit demodulation and LDPC encoding/decoding. A review of State-of-Art algorithms that can be utilized to increase the performance of the system is provided together with a guidelines for practical implementations.
Comment: Conference: Signal Processing Symposium (SPSympo), Cracow, Poland, 17-19 Sep. 2019
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- Working Paper