IEEE 5G Tech Focus
Volume 1, Number 2, June 2017

In This Issue


Cellular V2X as the Essential Enabler of Superior Global Connected Transportation Services 

By Apostolos (Tolis) Papathanassiou and Alexey Khoryaev, Next Generation and Standards, Intel Client and Internet of Things Businesses and Systems Architecture Group (CISA), Intel Corporation

Vehicular-to-Everything (V2X) communication is essential in enabling safe, reliable and efficient transportation services which can be deployed both near- and long-term and can meet the vehicular use case requirements of today and tomorrow. This paper shows through analysis and simulation that Cellular V2X (C-V2X) – the technology developed within the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) and designed to operate in both vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-network modes – is the prominent technology that can achieve the V2X requirements and pave in the most efficient manner the way to connected and automated driving.

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V2X Communication for ITS - from IEEE 802.11p towards 5G 

by Kees Wevers and Meng Lu 

The past decade has seen a substantial development of radio communication technology for ITS (Intelligent Transportation Systems) applications for road transport. Communication of vehicles with each other (V2V), with the infrastructure (V2I) and with vulnerable road users are expected to bring substantial benefits in terms of safety and comfort, and may also contribute to improved and more granular traffic management, provide a better way to prevent or reduce congestion, and bring fuel savings and thereby reduction of emissions. These communication modes are summarized in the term V2X, vehicle to anything (relevant).

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NOMA in 5G Systems: Exciting Possibilities for Enhancing Spectral Efficiency  

By S. M. Riazul Islam, Member, IEEE, Ming Zeng, Student Member, IEEE, Octavia A. Dobre, Senior Member, IEEE

In recent years, non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) schemes have received significant attention for the fifth generation (5G) cellular networks [1]-[2]. The primary reason for adopting NOMA in 5G owes to its ability of serving multiple users using the same time and frequency resources. There exist two main NOMA techniques: power-domain and code-domain. Power-domain NOMA attains multiplexing in power domain, whereas code-domain NOMA achieves multiplexing in code domain. This article focuses on power-domain NOMA, which henceforth is referred to as NOMA. 

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Standards for 5G and Beyond: Their Use Cases and Applications   

By Paul Nikolich, Chih-Lin I, Jouni Korhonen, Roger Marks, Blake Tye, Gang Li, Jiqing Ni, Siming Zhang

This article begins a series of reports regarding standards activities occurring throughout the standards bodies actively working within the scope of “5G and beyond.” These bodies include but are not limited to the IEEE, the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), ITU Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R), and ITU Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T). The intent of the series is to identify standards relating to 5G, describe the aspects of standardization handled by each body and applications and use cases that will be enabled by those standards. This issue of the standards report will include information from IEEE 802TM, 3GPP, IETF, and ITU-R.

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