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LTE RAP : How does an UE estimate initial power to transmit Random Access Preamble ?

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LTE RAP : How does an UE estimate initial power to transmit Random Access Preamble ?
posted May 25, 2014 by Vikram Singh

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After receiving SIB-2, UE comes to know about RACH related parameters.

UE applies "preambleInitialReceivedTargetPower" to send RACH request to eNB and if eNB doesnot respond back with RAR then UE will add "powerRampingStep" to "preambleInitialReceivedTargetPower" and again it wil transmit RACH. For example, In SIB-2, UE receives values like below.

preambleInitialReceivedTargetPower = -96 dBm
powerRampingStep = -4 dBm

Then First RACH request will be sent by applying -96 dBm and if eNB is not replying then UE will apply
( -96 - (-4)) dBm i.e., -92 dBm.

answer Feb 12, 2015 by Kishore Kumar Ponukumati
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SIB2 carries "RadioResourceConfigCommon" IE which in turn has "RachConfigCommon" IE .
RachConfigCommon has following informations:

powerRampingParameters SEQUENCE {
powerRampingStep ENUMERATED {dB0, dB2,dB4, dB6},
preambleInitialReceivedTargetPower ENUMERATED {
dBm-120, dBm-118, dBm-116, dBm-114, dBm-112,
dBm-110, dBm-108, dBm-106, dBm-104, dBm-102,
dBm-100, dBm-98, dBm-96, dBm-94,
dBm-92, dBm-90}

I think when UE reads SIB2 it came to know how much initial power it has to use to send Random Access Preamble to eNodeB.
It is just my guess since I am not confirm.
Waiting for others to respond.

answer May 26, 2014 by Vimal Kumar Mishra
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