Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; 5G; Iuant interface: Application part (3GPP TS 37.466 version 15.5.0 Release 15)

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ETSI TS 137 466 V15.5.0 (2020-01)
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS);
LTE;
5G;
Iuant interface: Application part
(3GPP TS 37.466 version 15.5.0 Release 15)
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Contents

Intellectual Property Rights ................................................................................................................................ 2

Legal Notice ....................................................................................................................................................... 2

Modal verbs terminology .................................................................................................................................... 2

Foreword ............................................................................................................................................................. 5

1 Scope ........................................................................................................................................................ 6

2 References ................................................................................................................................................ 6

3 Definitions and abbreviations ................................................................................................................... 6

3.1 Definitions .......................................................................................................................................................... 6

3.2 Abbreviations ..................................................................................................................................................... 8

4 General ..................................................................................................................................................... 8

4.1 Procedure specification principles ...................................................................................................................... 8

4.2 Forwards and backwards compatibility .............................................................................................................. 8

4.3 Multi-antenna units............................................................................................................................................. 8

4.4 Integer representation ......................................................................................................................................... 9

4.5 TMA Subunits .................................................................................................................................................... 9

5 Services expected from signalling transport ............................................................................................. 9

5.1 Elementary procedure format ............................................................................................................................. 9

5.1.1 Initiating message ......................................................................................................................................... 9

5.1.2 Response message ........................................................................................................................................ 9

6 Control elementary procedures .............................................................................................................. 10

6.1 State model ....................................................................................................................................................... 10

6.2 General procedure handling ............................................................................................................................. 11

6.2.1 Alarms ........................................................................................................................................................ 11

6.2.2 Procedure message interpretation ............................................................................................................... 11

6.2.3 Parallel procedure handling ........................................................................................................................ 11

6.3 Overview of elementary procedures ................................................................................................................. 12

6.4 Description of elementary procedures .............................................................................................................. 14

6.5 Common elementary procedures ...................................................................................................................... 15

6.5.1 Reset Software ............................................................................................................................................ 15

6.5.2 Get Alarm Status ......................................................................................................................................... 16

6.5.3 Get Information .......................................................................................................................................... 16

6.5.4 Clear Active Alarms ................................................................................................................................... 17

6.5.5 Alarm Subscribe ......................................................................................................................................... 18

6.5.6 Self Test ...................................................................................................................................................... 18

6.5.7 Void ............................................................................................................................................................ 19

6.5.8 Void ............................................................................................................................................................ 19

6.5.9 Read User Data ........................................................................................................................................... 19

6.5.10 Write User Data .......................................................................................................................................... 20

6.5.11 Download Start ........................................................................................................................................... 21

6.5.12 Download Application ................................................................................................................................ 21

6.5.13 Download End ............................................................................................................................................ 22

6.5.14 Vendor specific procedure .......................................................................................................................... 23

6.6 Single-antenna elementary procedures ............................................................................................................. 23

6.6.1 Calibrate ...................................................................................................................................................... 23

6.6.2 Send Configuration Data ............................................................................................................................ 24

6.6.3 Set Tilt ........................................................................................................................................................ 25

6.6.4 Get Tilt ........................................................................................................................................................ 26

6.6.5 Alarm Indication ......................................................................................................................................... 26

6.6.6 Set Device Data .......................................................................................................................................... 27

6.6.7 Get Device Data .......................................................................................................................................... 27

6.7 Multi-antenna elementary procedures .............................................................................................................. 28

6.7.1 Antenna Calibrate ....................................................................................................................................... 28

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6.7.2 Antenna Set Tilt .......................................................................................................................................... 29

6.7.3 Antenna Get Tilt ......................................................................................................................................... 30

6.7.4 Antenna Set Device Data ............................................................................................................................ 30

6.7.5 Antenna Get Device Data ........................................................................................................................... 31

6.7.6 Antenna Alarm Indication .......................................................................................................................... 32

6.7.7 Antenna Clear Active Alarms ..................................................................................................................... 32

6.7.8 Antenna Get Alarm Status .......................................................................................................................... 33

6.7.9 Antenna Get Number Of Antennas ............................................................................................................. 34

6.7.10 Antenna Send Configuration Data .............................................................................................................. 34

6.8 TMAAP Elementary procedures for TMA ....................................................................................................... 35

6.8.1 TMA Set Mode ........................................................................................................................................... 35

6.8.2 TMA Get Mode .......................................................................................................................................... 36

6.8.3 TMA Get Supported Functions ................................................................................................................... 36

6.8.4 TMA Set Gain ............................................................................................................................................. 37

6.8.5 TMA Get Gain ............................................................................................................................................ 38

6.8.6 TMA Set Device Da ta ................................................................................................................................. 39

6.8.7 TMA Get Device Data ................................................................................................................................ 40

6.8.8 TMA Alarm Indication ............................................................................................................................... 40

6.8.8.1 Further requirements ............................................................................................................................. 41

6.8.9 TMA Clear Active Alarms ......................................................................................................................... 41

6.8.10 TMA Get Alarm Status ............................................................................................................................... 42

6.8.11 TMA Get Number of Subunits ................................................................................................................... 42

6.8.12 3GPP Clear Active Alarms and Get Alarm Status ...................................................................................... 43

6.8.13 TMA Get Supported Non-Linear Gain Values ........................................................................................... 43

7 Unknown elementary procedures ........................................................................................................... 44

Annex A (normative): Return codes for secondary devices ............................................................. 45

Annex B (normative): Assigned fields for additional data .............................................................. 46

Annex C (normative): Procedure sequence for download of software to a secondary device....... 49

Annex D (informative): Overview of elementary procedures............................................................. 50

Annex E (informative): I-frame and INFO-field format .................................................................... 51

Annex F (Informative): Assigned fields for additional data coding for operating bands ................ 52

Annex G (informative): Change History .............................................................................................. 55

History .............................................................................................................................................................. 56

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Foreword

This Technical Specification has been produced by the 3 Generation Partnership Project (3GPP).

The contents of the present document are subject to continuing work within the TSG and may change following formal

TSG approval. Should the TSG modify the contents of the present document, it will be re-released by the TSG with an

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1 Scope

The present document is an introduction to the 3GPP TS 37.46x series of Technical Specifications that define the Iuant

Interface. The Iuant interface is applicable for UTRAN, E-UTRAN and NG-RAN. In this specification UTRAN, E-

UTRAN and NG-RAN are denoted as "RAN", whereas the corresponding network entities Node B, eNB, en-gNB and

NG-RAN node are denoted as "RAN Node". The logical Iuant interface is an interface internal to the RAN Node and

defined to reside between the implementation specific O&M function and the RET antennas together with the TMAs

control unit function of the RAN Node.

The present document is applicable for UTRAN, E-UTRAN and NG-RAN and specifies the Remote Electrical Tilting

Application Part (RETAP) and the Tower Mounted Amplifier Application Part (TMAAP). In this specification UTRAN,

E-UTRAN and NG-RAN are denoted as "RAN", whereas the corresponding network entities Node B, eNB, en-gNB

and NG-RAN node are denoted as "RAN Node". RETAP supports the functions of the Iuant interface between the

implementation specific O&M transport function and the RET Antenna Control unit function, TMAAP supports the

functions of the Iuant interface between the implementation specific O&M transport function and the TMA control

function.
2 References

The following documents contain provisions which, through reference in this text, constitute provisions of the present

document.

● References are either specific (identified by date of publication, edition number, version number, etc.) or

non-specific.
● For a specific reference, subsequent revisions do not apply.

● For a non-specific reference, the latest version applies. In the case of a reference to a 3GPP document (including

a GSM document), a non-specific reference implicitly refers to the latest version of that document in the same

Release as the present document.
[1] Void
[2] Void
[3] 3GPP TS 37.462: "Iuant Interface: Signalling Transport".
[4] 3GPP TS 37.461: "Iuant Interface: Layer 1".
3 Definitions and abbreviations
3.1 Definitions

For the purposes of the present document, the following terms and definitions apply.

Active alarm: An alarm which has an alarm state that has been raised, but not cleared

Alarm: Persistent indication of a fault

Alarm code: A code that identifies a specific alarm. The alarm code set is a subset of the return code set. The alarm

codes are listed in annex A of this TS

Alarm state: A condition or state in the existence of an alarm. Alarm states are raised and cleared

ASCII character: A character forming part of the International Reference Version of the 7-bit character set defined in

ISO/IEC 646:1991

Calibrate: Exercise the antenna drive unit over its entire range of travel to ensure fault-free operation and synchronise

the measured and actual beam tilt of the antenna
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Configuration data: A stored table or function defining the relationship between the physical position of the drive and

electrical beam tilt

Data type: A definition determining the value range and interpretation of a series of octets. The following specified

data types are used in this TS:
Name: Definition:
AlarmCode 1 octet unsigned enumerated code
All AlarmCode values are listed in annex A of this TS
FieldNumber 1 octet unsigned enumerated code
All field number values are listed in annex B of this TS
ProcedureCode 1 octet unsigned enumerated code
ReturnCode 1 octet unsigned enumerated code
All ReturnCode values are listed in annex A of this TS

TextString Octets with integer values in the range of 32 to 126 to be interpreted as ASCII characters

Elementary procedure: The RETAP and TMAAP protocol consists of elementary procedures (EPs). An elementary

procedure is a unit of interaction between the primary device (RAN Node) and the secondary devices (RET or TMAs

devices)
An EP consists of an initiating message and possibly a response message.
Two kinds of EPs are used:
- Class 1: Elementary procedures with response (success or failure).
- Class 2: Elementary procedures without response.
For Class 1 EPs, the types of responses can be as follows:
Successful

- A signalling message explicitly indicates that the elementary procedure has been successfully

completed with the receipt of the response.
Unsuccessful
- A signalling message explicitly indicates that the EP failed.
Class 2 EPs are considered always successful.
Error: Deviation of a system from normal operation
Fault: Lasting error condition

Little endian: The order of transmission in which the least-significant octets of a multi-octet representation of a number

are transmitted first. Little endian only applies to binary integer representations

MaxDataReceiveLength: SecondaryPayloadReceiveLength minus 3 octets (see subclause 4.8.1 in TS 37.462 [3])

MaxDataTransmitLength: SecondaryPayloadTransmitLength minus 3 octets (see subclause 4.8.1 in TS 37.462 [3])

Procedure code: A code identifying an elementary procedure

Reset: A process by which the device is put in the state it reaches after a completed power-up

Return code: A code which defines information about the outcome of an elementary procedure execution

Tilt (also downtilt, tilt angle, beamtilt): The elevation angle between the direction orthogonal to the antenna element

axis and the maximum of its main beam in the elevation plane. A positive electrical tilt angle means that the antenna

beam is directed below the direction orthogonal to the antenna axis. An antenna has separate values for electrical and

mechanical tilt. The mechanical tilt is fixed by the geometry of the installation. In this TS the tilt referred to is always

the electrical tilt unless otherwise stated

Tilt value: A signed integer used in elementary procedures to define the electrical tilt setting of the antenna. The tilt

value is 10 times the antenna electrical tilt angle in degrees.
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TMA: A TMA comprises a low noise amplifier together with its control and monitoring electronics and optional

antenna modem.

TMA subunit: A TMA may comprise more than one TMA subunit. All TMA subunits within one TMA have the same

HDLC address and are addressable by an index via the application layer procedures.

3.2 Abbreviations
For the purposes of the present document, the following abbreviations apply:
EP Elementary Procedure
HDLC High-Level Data Link Control
RET Remote Electrical Tilting
TMA Tower Mounted Amplifier
RETAP Remote Electrical Tilting Application Part
TMAAP Tower Mounted Amplifier Application Part
TCP Time-Consuming Procedure
4 General
4.1 Procedure specification principles

The principle for specifying the procedure logic is to specify the functional behaviour of the RET antenna control unit

and TMA Subunits exactly and completely. The RAN Node functional behaviour is left unspecified.

The following specification principles have been applied for the procedure text in clause 6:

- The procedure text discriminates between:
1) Functionality which "shall" be executed

The procedure text indicates that the receiving node "shall" perform a certain function Y under a certain

condition. If the receiving node supports procedure X but cannot perform functionality Y requested in the

REQUEST message of a Class 1 EP, the receiving node shall respond with the message used to report

unsuccessful outcome for this procedure, containing an appropriate cause value.
2) Functionality which "shall, if supported" be executed

The procedure text indicates that the receiving node "shall, if supported," perform a certain function Y under

a certain condition. If the receiving node supports procedure X, but does not support functionality Y, the

receiving node shall proceed with the execution of the EP, possibly informing the requesting node about the

not supported functionality.
4.2 Forwards and backwards compatibility

The forwards and backwards compatibility of all versions of the protocol shall be assured by a mechanism in which all

current and further messages will not be changed in the future. These parts can always be decoded regardless of the

standard version.

New functionalities are added into the specification by introducing new procedures and thus the existing messages are

not changed in the future.
4.3 Multi-antenna units

The RETAP elementary procedures are split into a single-antenna oriented part, a multi-antenna oriented part and a

common part for both device types in order to support RET units controlling single- or multi-antenna devices. The RET

unit responds, upon request, the number of antennas it controls. All multi-antenna oriented elementary procedures

include a parameter stating which antenna the elementary procedure addresses. Antennas are numbered 1 and upwards.

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4.4 Integer representation

Multi-octet integer values are transmitted in little endian order. Signed integers are represented as 2-complement values.

4.5 TMA Subunits

TMA subunits shall be numbered starting with 1 and proceeding upwards. The error message format for TMA

procedures follows that of multiple RET devices.
5 Services expected from signalling transport

RETAP and TMAAP requires an assured in-sequence delivery service from the signalling transport and notification if

the assured in-sequence delivery service is no longer available.
5.1 Elementary procedure format

Layer 2 provides a full-duplex link for the transmission of RETAP and TMAAP messages.

There are two types of RETAP and TMAAP elementary procedures:

Class 1: Initiating messages are sent either from the primary to a secondary device, or from a secondary to the primary

device, in order to initiate some action within the receiving device. The other device sends a response message

completing the procedure.

Class 2: Initiating messages are sent either from the primary to a secondary device, or from a secondary to the primary

device. No response message is expected.
All RETAP and TMAAP messages use the same basic form
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