Novel rate matching scheme for downlink control channel in 3GPP massive machine type communications

Reddy, M Pavan and Santosh, G and Kumar, Abhinav and Kuchi, Kiran (2018) Novel rate matching scheme for downlink control channel in 3GPP massive machine type communications. In: 10th International Conference on Communication Systems & Networks (COMSNETS), 3-7 January 2018, Bengaluru, India.

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To provide cellular connectivity to massive machine type communications, 3rd generation Partnership Project (3GPP) has come up with an enhanced machine type communications (eMTC) standard. The eMTC is a low power wide area network technology. It can cater to the needs of massive MTC devices providing voice support, required data rates, low latency, wide area coverage, and mobility. The eMTC is built on LTE framework and necessary modifications are made as per the requirements of MTC. A chunk of 1.4 MHz from the LTE bandwidth is required to deploy eMTC. Similar to LTE, delivering Downlink Control Information (DCI) to end devices is crucial in eMTC. The DCI carries information about modulation and coding scheme, uplink grant, and scheduling of downlink resources. The DCI of multiple eMTC devices are multiplexed over a region of time and frequency resources. Hence, the eMTC devices have to blindly decode this control channel region. Significant computational power is required from an eMTC device to decode this region. This paper explains the processes involved in the delivery of DCI for eMTC. We have identified under utilization of the time and frequency resources in the existing eMTC scheme used for rate matching the DCI information bits. We propose a novel efficient rate matching scheme. Further, through extensive simulations results, we show that the proposed rate matching scheme results in significant improvement in performance.

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