System Level Analysis of eMBB and Grant-Free URLLC Multiplexing in Uplink

Renato Barbosa Abreu, Thomas Jacobsen, Klaus I. Pedersen, Gilberto Berardinelli, Preben Elgaard Mogensen

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5th generation radio networks should efficiently support services with diverse requirements. For achieving better resource utilization, the sharing of the radio channel between the different services is an attractive solution. While the downlink multiplexing can be well accomplished with dynamic scheduling, efficient multiplexing of enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) and ultra-reliable low-latency communications (URLLC) in uplink is still an open problem. In particular, we consider the case of URLLC using grant-free allocation for sporadic transmissions, multiplexed on shared resources with eMBB with high data volume. Since the moment in which a grant-free transmission occurs is not known, URLLC and eMBB transmissions overlay. Power control settings are then assessed as a way to manage the performance trade-off between the services. Due to the complexity of 5G new radio, the evaluation is based on advanced system level simulations. Insights regarding the configuration of fractional power control settings upon the coexistence of the different services are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE 89th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Spring)
Number of pages5
Publication date27 Jun 2019
Article number8746557
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-1218-3
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-1217-6
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jun 2019
Event2019 IEEE 89th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2019-Spring) - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 28 Apr 20191 May 2019


Conference2019 IEEE 89th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2019-Spring)
CityKuala Lumpur
Internet address
SeriesI E E E V T S Vehicular Technology Conference. Proceedings


  • multiplexing
  • grant-free
  • 5G
  • power control
  • system level simulation

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