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Novel Random Access Schemes for Small Data Transmission

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Hui Zhou, Yansha Deng, Luca Feltrin, Andreas Hoglund, Mischa Dohler

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICC 2022 - IEEE International Conference on Communications
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538683477
Accepted/In press18 Jan 2022
Published11 Aug 2022
Event2022 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2022 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 16 May 202220 May 2022

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Communications
ISSN (Print)1550-3607


Conference2022 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2022
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of

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Funding Information: Substituting the Laplace Transform of the aggregated intra-cell interference (26) into (25), we can obtain (15) ACKNOWLEDGMENT This work was supported by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), U.K., under Grant EP/W004348/1. Publisher Copyright: © 2022 IEEE.


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Fifth Generation (5G) New Radio (NR) does not support data transmission during random access (RA) procedures, which results in unnecessary control signalling overhead, especially for small data transmission (SDT). Motivated by this, 3GPP has proposed 4/2-step SDT RA schemes based on the existing grant-based (4-step) and grant-free (2-step) RA schemes, with the aim to enable data transmission during RA procedures in Radio Resource Control (RRC) Inactive state. To compare the 4/2-step SDT RA schemes with the benchmark 4/2-step RA schemes, we provide a spatio-temporal analytical framework to evaluate the RA schemes, which jointly models the preamble detection, Physical Uplink Shared Channel (PUSCH) decoding, and data transmission procedures. Based on this analytical model, we derive the analytical expressions for the overall packet transmission success probability in each RACH attempt. Our results show that 2-step SDT RA scheme provides the highest overall packet transmission success probability, but performance gain decreases with the increase of device intensity.

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