5G Physical Layer - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128145784

5G Physical Layer

1st Edition

Principles, Models and Technology Components

Authors: Ali Zaidi Fredrik Athley Jonas Medbo Ulf Gustavsson Giuseppe Durisi Xiaoming Chen
Paperback ISBN: 9780128145784
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 20th August 2018
Page Count: 325
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5G Physical Layer: Principles, Models and Technology Components gives an in depth understanding of the fundamental physical layer principles, models and components for the 5G new radio access technology – 5G New Radio (NR). The physical layer models include radio wave propagation and hardware impairments for the full range of frequencies considered for the 5G NR (up to 100 GHz). The physical layer technologies include flexible multi-carrier waveforms, advanced multi-antenna solutions, and channel coding schemes for a wide range of services, deployments, and frequencies envisioned for 5G and beyond. A MATLAB based link level simulator is included to explore different design options.

This book is written for researchers as well as system designers in the field of mobile radio communication. Although the focus is on the 5G NR technology, many concepts presented in the book are of fundamental nature and applicable beyond 5G. The content includes:

  • Global view of 5G development – concept, standardization, spectrum allocation, use cases & requirements, trials, and future commercial deployments.
  • The fundamentals behind the 5G NR physical layer specification in 3GPP.
  • Physical limitations on enabling high performing 5G base stations and devices.
  • Radio wave propagation and channel modeling for the full range of frequencies envisioned for the 5G.
  • Modeling of hardware impairments including power amplifiers, local oscillators, and data converters for the 5G base stations and devices.
  • Flexible multi-carrier waveforms, multi-antenna solutions, and channel coding schemes for 5G and beyond.
  • A simulator including hardware impairments, radio propagation, and transceiver implementations for the full range of frequencies envisioned for the 5G NR.

Key Features

  • Provides a unique focus on the design of the 5G NR Physical Layer
  • Gives details on radio wave propagation, channel and hardware impairment models, modulation, waveforms, channel codes, and multi-antenna schemes.
  • Includes a MATLAB based simulator, providing selected demos and exercises


Wireless communications system designers and R&D engineers. Post graduate students and university researchers in mobile and wireless communications

Table of Contents

1. 5G Radio Access
2. NR Physical Layer: Overview
3. Propagation & Channel Modeling
4. Hardware Impairment Modeling
5. Multicarrier Waveforms
6. NR Waveform
7. Multi-antenna Techniques
8. Channel Coding
9. Simulator


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About the Author

Ali Zaidi

Ali Zaidi received MSc and PhD degrees in Telecommunications from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, in 2008 and 2013, respectively. He joined Ericsson in 2014, where he is currently a Strategic Product Manager for Internet-of-Things and Mobile Broadband. He has been working with concept development and standardization of radio access technologies (NR and LTE-Advanced Pro) within 3GPP and 5G-PPP. His research focuses on physical layer design for mmWave Communications, Indoor Positioning, Device-to-Device Communications, and Systems for Intelligent Transportation and Networked Control. His technical contributions include 50+ peer-reviewed publications, 15+ filed patents, 2 book chapters, and several 3GPP papers. Zaidi has been serving as a member of Technology Intelligence Group Radio and a member of Young Advisory Board at Ericsson Research. His past affiliations include being Post-doctoral Fellow in the Department of Automatic Control at Chalmers University, Sweden; Visiting Researcher in the Department of Mathematics at Queens University Canada; Intern at ABB Corporate Research, Sweden; and Trainee at Catena Radio Design, the Netherlands.

Affiliations and Expertise

Member, Technology Intelligence Group Radio and Young Advisory Board, Ericsson Research

Fredrik Athley

Fredrik Athley received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden, in 1993 and 2003, respectively. In 1993 he received the International Diploma of Imperial College, London, UK. Since 1993 he has been working at Ericsson with system-level analysis and design of radar and wireless communication systems and since 2005 he is a Senior Researcher at Ericsson Research. He is currently working with standardization of multi-antenna techniques in the new radio (NR) access technology for 5G.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Researcher, Ericsson Research

Jonas Medbo

Jonas Medbo is currently a senior specialist in applied propagation at Ericsson Research, Sweden. He received his Ph.D. degree in particle physics from Uppsala University, Sweden, in 1997. Since 1997 he has been with Ericsson Research focusing on propagation research. He has contributed to widely used propagation modellings in ETSI 3GPP, METIS, mmMAGIC and ITU-R. In particular, he has been focusing on highly resolved directional channel characteristics for which he received the best propagation paper award at the European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP) in 2012., In the past he has been a driver of 5G propagation measurements and modelling in the European projects METIS and mmMAGIC. For this work, the METIS channel modelling group received the Wireless Innovation Forum Technology of the Year Award 2015 for “METIS project’s Development of 5G radio channel models”. Moreover, he has contributed substantially to the 5G channel models in 3GPP and been a main driver of the resent ITU-R models (P.2108 & P.2109) to be used for intersystem spectrum sharing studies prior to world radio conference in 2019 with corresponding IMT 2020 spectrum allocation.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Specialist in Applied Propagation, Ericsson Research

Ulf Gustavsson

Ulf Gustavsson received the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden, in 2006, and the Ph.D. degree from the Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, in 2011. He is currently a Senior Specialist with Ericsson Research where his research interests include radio signal processing techniques for hardware impairment mitigation and behavioral modeling of radio hardware for future advanced antenna systems. Dr. Gustavsson is currently also the lead scientist from Ericsson Research in the Marie Skłodowska-Curie European Industrial Doctorate Innovative Training Network, SILIKA ( http://silika-project.eu/ ).

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Specialist with Ericsson Research

Giuseppe Durisi

Giuseppe Durisi received the Laurea degree summa cum laude and the Doctor degree both from Politecnico di Torino, Italy, in 2001 and 2006, respectively. From 2002 to 2006, he was with Istituto Superiore Mario Boella, Torino, Italy. From 2006 to 2010 he was a postdoctoral researcher at ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland. In 2010, he joined Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, where he is now professor with the Communication Systems Group and co-director of Chalmers ICT Area of Advance. Dr. Durisi is a senior member of the IEEE. He is the recipient of the 2013 IEEE ComSoc Best Young Researcher Award for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa Region, and is co-author of a paper that won a "student paper award" at the 2012 International Symposium on Information Theory, and of a paper that won the 2013 IEEE Sweden VT-COM-IT joint chapter best student conference paper award. In 2015, he joined the editorial board of the IEEE Transactions on Communications as associate editor. From 2011 to 2014, he served as publications editor for the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory. His research interests are in the areas of communication and information theory.

Affiliations and Expertise

Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden

Xiaoming Chen

Xiaoming Chen received the B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, China, in 2006, and M.Sc. and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, in 2007 and 2012, respectively. From 2012 to 2014, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the same University. From 2014 to 2017, he was an antenna specialist at Qamcom Research & Technology AB, Gothenburg, Sweden. Since 2017, he has been a professor at Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China. His research areas include reverberation chamber measurements, antenna-channel impairments on multi-antenna systems, and hardware impairments and mitigation for 5G waveforms. He is a recipient of the 1000-Talent Plan for Young Scholars in China and serves as an Associate Editor for IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters. He received the Young Scientist Award from URSI GASS 2017.

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Electronic and Information Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University

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