A.7.5.8 Active TCI state switch delay

38.1333GPPNRRelease 16Requirements for support of radio resource managementTS

A.7.5.8.1 MAC-CE based active TCI state switch

A.7.5.8.1.1 NR PCell FR2 active TCI state switch for a known TCI state

A.7.5.8.1.1.1 Test Purpose and Environment

The purpose of this test is to verify the active TCI state switch delay requirement defined in clause 8.10.3. Supported test configuration is shown in Table A.7.5.8.1.1.1-1.

The test scenario comprises of one NR PCell (Cell 1) as given in Table A.7.5.8.1.1.1-2. Cell-specific parameters of NR PCell are specified in Table A.7.5.8.1.1.1-3 below. The OTA related test parameters for FR2 are shown in Table A.7.5.8.1.1.1-4.

PDCCHs indicating new transmissions shall be sent continuously on PCell to ensure that the UE would have ACK/NACK sending.

Before the test starts,

– UE is connected to Cell 1 (PCell) on radio channel 1 (PCC).

– UE is configured with 2 different TCI states for PCell, PDCCH TCI state 0 (QCL’d to SSB0) and TCIstate 1 (QCL’d to SSB1), in Cell 1 before starting the test.

– UE is indicated in TCI state 0 as the active PDCCH TCI state

The test consists of two time periods, T1 and T2. During T1 only SSB to which PDCCH-TCI-state0 is QCL’d is transmitted. At the beginning of T2, the SSB corresponding to TCI state 1 starts transmitting. The UE is configured to provide periodic L1-RSRP reports. In slot n which is within 1280ms of UE providing L1-RSRP report with results for both SSB0 and SSB1, UE receives a MAC-CE command indicating a switch to TCI state 1. tci-PresentInDCI is not configured in the PDSCH configuration, i.e. TCI state for the PDSCH is identical to the PDCCH TCI state.

The test equipment verifies that UE can be scheduled on PCell on TCI state 0 till n+ THARQ +3 ms. The test equipment also verifies the TCI state switch time in PCell by scheduling the UE on TCI state 1 after n+ THARQ +3 ms + (Tfirst-SSB + TSSB-proc).

Table A.7.5.8.1.1.1-1: Supported test configurations

Config

Description

1

NR 120 kHz SSB SCS, 100 MHz bandwidth, TDD duplex mode

Table A.7.5.8.1.1.1-2: General test parameters for TCI state switch

Parameter

Unit

Value

Comment

NR RF Channel Number

1

One NR radio channel is used for this test

Active PCell

Cell 1

PCell on RF channel number 1.

CP length

Normal

DRX

OFF

T1

s

0.2

T2

s

0.2

Table A.7.5.8.1.1.1-3: NR Cell specific test parameters for TCI state switch

Parameter

Unit

Cell 1

Frequency Range

FR2

Duplex mode

TDD

TDD configuration

TDDConf.3.1

BWchannel

100 MHz: NRB,c = 66

Initial DL BWP Configuration

DLBWP.0.2

Dedicated DL BWP Configuration

DLBWP.1.1

Initial UL BWP Configuration

ULBWP.0.2

Dedicated UL BWP Configuration

ULBWP.1.1

PDSCH Reference measurement channel

SR.3.1 TDD

RMSI CORESET parameters

CR.3.1 TDD

Dedicated CORESET parameters

CCR.3.1 TDD

OCNG Patterns

OP.1

SSB Configuration

SSB.1 FR2

SMTC Configuration

SMTC.1

TCI State 0

TCI.State.0

TCI State 1

TCI.State.1

TRS Configuration

TRS.2.1 TDD

Correlation Matrix and Antenna Configuration

1×2 Low

EPRE ratio of PSS to SSS

dB

0

EPRE ratio of PBCH DMRS to SSS

EPRE ratio of PBCH to PBCH DMRS

EPRE ratio of PDCCH DMRS to SSS

EPRE ratio of PDCCH to PDCCH DMRS

EPRE ratio of PDSCH DMRS to SSS

EPRE ratio of PDSCH to PDSCH

EPRE ratio of OCNG DMRS to SSS(Note 1)

EPRE ratio of OCNG to OCNG DMRS (Note 1)

Propagation Condition

AWGN

Note 1: OCNG shall be used such that the resources in Cell 1 are fully allocated and a constant total transmitted power spectral density is achieved for all OFDM symbols.

Table A.7.5.8.1.1.1-4: OTA related test parameters for TCI state switch

Parameter

Unit

Cell 1

SSB0

SSB1

T1

T2

T1

T2

Angle of arrival configuration

Setup 3 according to clause A.3.15.3

AoA1

AoA2

Assumption for UE beams Note 6

Rough

NocNote 1

dBm/15 kHz

-92.1

NocNote 1

dBm/SCS

-83.1

Ês/Noc

dB

1

1

-Infinity

1

SS-RSRP Note 2

dBm/120 kHz Note3

-82.1

-82.1

-Infinity

-82.1

IoNote2

dBm/95.04 MHz Note4

-54.9

-54.9

-54.9

-54.9

Note 1: Interference from other cells and noise sources not specified in the test is assumed to be constant over subcarriers and time and shall be modelled as AWGN of appropriate power for Noc to be fulfilled.

Note 2: SS-RSRP and Io levels have been derived from other parameters for information purposes. They are not settable parameters themselves.

Note 3: SS-RSRP minimum requirements are specified assuming independent interference and noise at each receiver antenna port.

Note 4: Equivalent power received by an antenna with 0 dBi gain at the centre of the quiet zone

Note 5: As observed with 0dBi gain antenna at the center of the quiet zone.

Note 6: Information about types of UE beam is given in B.2.1.3 and does not limit UE implementation or test system implementation.

A.7.5.8.1.1.2 Test Requirements

During T2, UE shall send L1-RSRP report with results for both SSB0 and SSB1.

After receiving MAC-CE command in slot n, UE shall:

– be able to continue to receive on TCI state 0 till n+ THARQ +3 ms

– be able to start receiving on TCI state 1 after n+ THARQ +5 ms + Tfirst-SSB

A.7.5.8.2 RRC based active TCI state switch

A.7.5.8.2.1 NR PCell FR2 active TCI state switch for a known TCI state

A.7.5.8.2.1.1 Test Purpose and Environment

The purpose of this test is to verify the active TCI state switch delay requirement defined in clause 8.10.3. Supported test configuration is shown in Table A.7.5.8.2.1.1-1.

The test scenario comprises of one NR PCell as given in Table A.7.5.8.2.1.1-2. Cell-specific parameters of NR PCell is specified in Table A.7.5.8.2.1.1-3 below. The OTA related test parameters for FR2 is shown in Table A.7.5.8.2.1.1-4.

PDCCHs indicating new transmissions shall be sent continuously on PCell to ensure that the UE would have ACK/NACK sending.

Before the test starts,

– UE is connected to Cell 1 (PCell) on radio channel 1 (PCC).

– UE is configured with 1 TCI state for PCell, PDCCH-TCI-state0 (QCL’d to SSB0)

– UE is indicated in TCI state0 as the active TCI state

The test consists of two time periods, T1 and T2. During T1 only SSB to which TCI-state0 is QCL’d is transmitted. At the beginning of T2, the SSB corresponding to TCI-state1 starts transmitting. The UE is configured to provide periodic L1-RSRP reports. In slot n which is within 1280 ms of UE providing L1-RSRP report with results for both SSB0 and SSB1, UE receives a RRC command indicating a switch to TCI-state1.

The test equipment verifies the TCI state switch time in PCell by scheduling the UE on TCI state 1 after n+ TRRC_processing + Tfirst-SSB + 2ms.

Table A.7.5.8.2.1.1-1: Supported test configurations

Config

Description

1

NR 120 kHz SSB SCS, 100 MHz bandwidth, TDD duplex mode

Table A.7.5.8.2.1.1-2: General test parameters for TCI state switch

Parameter

Unit

Value

Comment

NR RF Channel Number

1

One NR radio channel is used for this test

Active PCell

Cell 1

PCell on RF channel number 1.

CP length

Normal

DRX

OFF

T1

s

0.2

T2

s

2

Table A.7.5.8.2.1.1-3: NR Cell specific test parameters for TCI state switch

Parameter

Unit

Cell 1

Frequency Range

FR2

Duplex mode

TDD

TDD configuration

TDDConf.3.1

BWchannel

100 MHz: NRB,c = 66

Initial DL BWP Configuration

DLBWP.0.2

Dedicated DL BWP Configuration

DLBWP.1.1

Initial UL BWP Configuration

ULBWP.0.2

Dedicated UL BWP Configuration

ULBWP.1.1

PDSCH Reference measurement channel

SR.3.1 TDD

RMSI CORESET parameters

CR.3.1 TDD

Dedicated CORESET parameters

CCR.3.1 TDD

OCNG Patterns

OP.1

SSB Configuration

SSB.1 FR2

SMTC Configuration

SMTC.1

TCI State 0

TCI. State.0

TCI State 1

TCI.State.1

reportConfigType

ssb-Index-RSRP

reportConfigType

periodic

Number of reported RS

2

L1-RSRP reporting period

slot

640

timeRestrictionForChannelMeasurements

configured

TRS Configuration

TRS.2.1 TDD

Correlation Matrix and Antenna Configuration

1×2 Low

EPRE ratio of PSS to SSS

dB

0

EPRE ratio of PBCH DMRS to SSS

EPRE ratio of PBCH to PBCH DMRS

EPRE ratio of PDCCH DMRS to SSS

EPRE ratio of PDCCH to PDCCH DMRS

EPRE ratio of PDSCH DMRS to SSS

EPRE ratio of PDSCH to PDSCH

EPRE ratio of OCNG DMRS to SSS(Note 1)

EPRE ratio of OCNG to OCNG DMRS (Note 1)

Propagation Condition

AWGN

Note 1: OCNG shall be used such that the resources in Cell 1 are fully allocated and a constant total transmitted power spectral density is achieved for all OFDM symbols.

Table A.7.5.8.2.1.1-4: OTA related test parameters for TCI state switch

Parameter

Unit

Cell 1

SSB0

SSB1

T1

T2

T1

T2

Angle of arrival configuration

Setup 3 according to clause A.3.15.3

AoA1

AoA2

Assumption for UE beams Note 6

Rough

NocNote 1

dBm/15 kHz

-92.1

NocNote 1

dBm/SCS

-83.1

Ês/Noc

dB

1

1

-Infinity

1

SS-RSRP Note 2

dBm/120 kHz Note3

-82.1

-82.1

-Infinity

-82.1

IoNote2

dBm/95.04 MHz Note4

-54.9

-54.9

-54.9

-54.9

Note 1: Interference from other cells and noise sources not specified in the test is assumed to be constant over subcarriers and time and shall be modelled as AWGN of appropriate power for Noc to be fulfilled.

Note 2: SS-RSRP and Io levels have been derived from other parameters for information purposes. They are not settable parameters themselves.

Note 3: SS-RSRP minimum requirements are specified assuming independent interference and noise at each receiver antenna port.

Note 4: Equivalent power received by an antenna with 0 dBi gain at the centre of the quiet zone

Note 5: As observed with 0dBi gain antenna at the center of the quiet zone.

Note 6: Information about types of UE beam is given in B.2.1.3 and does not limit UE implementation or test system implementation.

A.7.5.8.2.1.2 Test Requirements

During T2, UE shall send L1-RSRP report with both SSB0 and SSB1.

After receiving RRC command in slot n, UE shall be able to start receiving on TCI state 1 after n+ TRRC_processing + Tfirst-SSB + 2ms.