Content for  TS 38.331  Word version:  18.0.0

–  EphemerisInfop. 753

The IE EphemerisInfo provides satellite ephemeris. Ephemeris may be expressed either in format of position and velocity state vector in ECEF or in format of orbital parameters in ECI. Note: The ECI and ECEF coincide at epochTime, i.e., x,y,z axis in ECEF are aligned with x,y,z axis in ECI at epochTime.
EphemerisInfo information element
EphemerisInfo field descriptions
eccentricity
Satellite orbital parameter: eccentricity e, see NIMA TR 8350.2 [71]. Unit is radian.
Step of 1.431 * 10-8. Actual value = field value * (1.431 * 10-8).
inclination
Satellite orbital parameter: inclination i, see NIMA TR 8350.2 [71]. Unit is radian.
Step of 2.341* 10-8 rad. Actual value = field value * (2.341* 10-8).
longitude
Satellite orbital parameter: longitude of ascending node Ω, see NIMA TR 8350.2 [71]. Unit is radian.
Step of 2.341* 10-8 rad. Actual value = field value * (2.341* 10-8).
meanAnomaly
Satellite orbital parameter: Mean anomaly M at epoch time, see NIMA TR 8350.2 [71]. Unit is radian.
Step of 2.341* 10-8 rad. Actual value = field value * (2.341* 10-8).
periapsis
Satellite orbital parameter: argument of periapsis ω, see NIMA TR 8350.2 [71]. Unit is radian.
Step of 2.341* 10-8 rad. Actual value = field value * (2.341* 10-8).
positionX, positionY, positionZ
X, Y, Z coordinate of satellite position state vector in ECEF. Unit is meter.
Step of 1.3 m. Actual value = field value * 1.3.
semiMajorAxis
Satellite orbital parameter: semi major axis α, see NIMA TR 8350.2 [71]. Unit is meter.
Step of 4.249 * 10-3 m. Actual value = 6500000 + field value * (4.249 * 10-3).
velocityVX, velocityVY, velocityVZ
X, Y, Z coordinate of satellite velocity state vector in ECEF. Unit is meter/second.
Step of 0.06 m/s. Actual value = field value * 0.06.

–  EUTRA-C-RNTIp. 754

The IE EUTRA-C-RNTI identifies a UE having a RRC connection within an E-UTRA cell.
EUTRA-C-RNTI information element

–  FeatureCombinationp. 755

The IE FeatureCombination indicates a feature or a combination of features to be associated with a set of Random Access resources (i.e. an instance of FeatureCombinationPreambles).
FeatureCombination information element
FeatureCombination field descriptions
eRedCap
If present, this field indicates that eRedCap is part of this feature combination. The fields redCap and eRedCap shall not be both set to true. If the UE is an eRedCap UE and there is no set of configured RA resources with eRedCap set to true among all sets of configured RA resources, the UE considers redCap to be applicable for random access procedure. This field is not configured in a set of preambles that is configured with 2-step random-access type.
msg1-Repetitions
If present, this field indicates that signalling of msg1 repetition is part of this feature combination. This field is not configured in a set of preambles that is configured with 2-step random-access type.
msg3-Repetitions
If present, this field indicates that signalling of msg3 repetition is part of this feature combination. This field is not configured in a set of preambles that is configured with 2-step random-access type.
nsag
If present, this field indicates NSAG(s) that are part of this feature combination.
redCap
If present, this field indicates that RedCap is part of this feature combination.
smallData
If present, this field indicates that Small Data is part of this feature combination.

–  FeatureCombinationPreamblesp. 756

The IE FeatureCombinationPreambles associates a set of preambles with a feature combination. For parameters which can be provided in this IE, the UE applies this field value when performing Random Access using a preamble in this featureCombinationPreambles, otherwise the UE applies the corresponding value as determined by applicable Need Code, e.g. Need S. On a specific BWP, there can be at most one set of preambles associated with a given feature combination per RA Type (i.e. 4-step RACH or 2-step RACH) per MSG1 repetition number.
FeatureCombinationPreambles information element
FeatureCombinationPreambles field descriptions
deltaPreamble
Power offset between msg3 or msgA-PUSCH and RACH preamble transmission. If configured, this parameter overrides msg3-DeltaPreamble or msgA-DeltaPreamble, Actual value = field value * 2 [dB] (see clause 7.1 of TS 38.213). If msgA-DeltaPreamble is configured in separateMsgA-PUSCH-Config-r17, this field is absent. This field is set to the same value for all FeatureCombinationPreambles for MSG1 repetitions.
featureCombination
Indicates which combination of features that the preambles indicated by this IE are associated with. The UE ignores a RACH resource defined by this FeatureCombinationPreambles if any feature within the featureCombination is not supported by the UE or if any of the spare fields within the featureCombination is set to true.
messagePowerOffsetGroupB
Threshold for preamble selection. Value is in dB. Value minusinfinity corresponds to -infinity. Value dB0 corresponds to 0 dB, dB5 corresponds to 5 dB and so on (see clause 5.1.2 of TS 38.321).
msg1-RepetitionNum
Indicates which MSG1-repetition number that this FeatureCombinationPreambles is associated with.
msg1-RepetitionTimeOffsetROGroup
Indicates a time offset of the starting ROs between two successive RO groups for a given repetition number (2, 4 or 8) associated with this FeatureCombinationPreambles for each frequency resource index within a time period (see TS 38.213). If this field is absent, the time offset is implicitly determined (see TS 38.213).
For each MSG1 repetition number, the following values are applicable.
• {n16}, for RO groups for MSG1 repetition number 8
• {n8, n16}, for RO groups for MSG1 repetition number 4
• {n4, n8, n16}, for RO groups for MSG1 repetition number 2
msgA-RSRP-Threshold
The UE selects 2-step random access type to perform random access based on this threshold (see clause 5.1.1 of TS 38.321). This field is only present if both 2-step and 4-step RA type are configured for the concerned feature combination in the BWP. If configured, this parameter overrides msgA-RSRP-Threshold-r16. If absent, the UE applies msgA-RSRP-Threshold-r16, if configured
It determines how many consecutive preambles are associated to the Feature Combination starting from the starting preamble(s) per SSB.
numberOfRA-PreamblesGroupA
It determines how many consecutive preambles per SSB are associated to Group A starting from the starting preamble(s). The remaining preambles associated to the Feature Combination are associated to Group B
ra-SizeGroupA
Transport Blocks size threshold in bits below which the UE shall use a contention-based RA preamble of group A. (see clause 5.1.2 of TS 38.321). If this feature combination preambles are associated to a RACH-ConfigCommon-twostepRA, this field correspond to ra-MsgA-SizeGroupA, otherwise it corresponds to ra-Msg3SizeGroupA.
rsrp-ThresholdSSB
UE may select the SS block and corresponding PRACH resource for path-loss estimation and (re)transmission based on SS blocks that satisfy the threshold (see TS 38.213). If this parameter is included in FeatureCombinationPreambles which is included in RACH-ConfigCommonTwoStepRA, it corresponds to msgA-RSRP-ThresholdSSB, as defined in TS 38.321. If this parameter is included in FeatureCombinationPreambles which is included in RACH-ConfigCommon, it it corresponds to rsrp-ThresholdSSB, as defined in TS 38.321.
separateMsgA-PUSCH-Config
If present it specifies how the 2-step RACH preambles identified by this FeatureCombinationPreambles are mapped to a PUSCH slot separate from the one defined in MsgA-ConfigCommon-r16. If the field is absent, the UE should apply the corresponding parameter in the RACH-ConfigCommonTwoStepRA of the BWP which includes the FeatureCombinationPreambles IE.
Mask index (see TS 38.321). Indicates a subset of ROs where preambles are allocated for this feature combination.
If this field is configured within FeatureCombinationPreambles which is included in RACH-ConfigCommonTwoStepRA:
• in case of separate ROs are configured for 4-step and 2-step random access, this field indicates a subset of ROs configured within this RACH-ConfigCommonTwoStepRA;
• in case shared ROs are used for 4-step and 2-step random access, it indicates the subset of ROs configured within RACH-ConfigCommon, which are the subset of ROs configured for 2-step random access.
This field is configured when there is more than one RO per SSB. If the field is absent, all ROs configured in RACH-ConfigCommon or RACH-ConfigCommonTwoStepRA containing this FeatureCombinationPreambles are shared.
startPreambleForThisPartition
It defines the first preamble associated with the Feature Combination. If the UE is provided with a number N of SSB block indexes associated with one PRACH occasion, and N<1, the first preamble in each PRACH occasion is the one having the same index as indicated by this field. If N≥1, N blocks of preambles associated with the Feature Combination are defined, each having start index + startPreambleForThisPartition, where n refers to SSB block index (see clause 8.1 of TS 38.213).
Conditional Presence Explanation
MsgAConfigCommonThe field is optionally present, Need S, if FeatureCombinationPreambles is included in RACH-ConfigCommonTwoStepRA. Otherwise, it is absent. If the field is absent in FeatureCombinationPreambles included in RACH-ConfigCommonTwoStepRA, the UE applies MsgA-PUSCH-Config included in the corresponding MsgA-ConfigCommon.
Msg1Rep2The field is mandatory present, Need R, if msg1-Repetitions is included in FeatureCombination for this concerned FeatureCombinationPreambles. Otherwise, it is absent.
Msg1Rep3The field is optionally present, Need S, if msg1-Repetitions is included in FeatureCombination for this concerned FeatureCombinationPreambles. Otherwise, it is absent.

–  FilterCoefficientp. 759

The IE FilterCoefficient specifies the measurement filtering coefficient. Value fc0 corresponds to k = 0, fc1 corresponds to k = 1, and so on.
FilterCoefficient information element

–  FreqBandIndicatorNRp. 760

The IE FreqBandIndicatorNR is used to convey an NR frequency band number as defined in TS 38.101-1, TS 38.101-2 and TS 38.101-5.
FreqBandIndicatorNR information element

–  FreqPriorityListDedicatedSlicingp. 760

The IE FreqPriorityListDedicatedSlicing provides dedicated cell reselection priorities for slicing in RRCRelease.
FreqPriorityListDedicatedSlicing information element
FreqPriorityDedicatedSlicing field descriptions
dl-ExplicitCarrierFreq
Indicates the downlink carrier frequency to which SliceInfoListDedicated is associated.
Conditional Presence Explanation
MandatoryThe field is mandatory present.

–  FreqPriorityListSlicingp. 761

The IE FreqPriorityListSlicing indicates cell reselection priorities for slicing in SIB16.
FreqPriorityListSlicing information element
FreqPriorityListSlicing field descriptions
dl-ImplicitCarrierFreq
Indicates the downlink carrier frequency to which sliceInfoList is associated with. The frequency is signalled implicitly, value 0 corresponds to the serving frequency, value 1 corresponds to the first frequency indicated by the InterFreqCarrierFreqList in SIB4, and value 2 corresponds to the second frequency indicated by the InterFreqCarrierFreqList in SIB4, and so on.
SliceInfo field descriptions
sliceAllowedCellListNR
List of allow-listed cells for slicing. If present, the cells listed in this list support the corresponding nsag-frequency pair, and the cells not listed in this list do not support the corresponding nsag-frequency pair, according to clause 5.2.4.11 of TS 38.304.
sliceCellListNR
Contains either the list of allow-listed or exclude-listed cells for slicing. If absent, it implies all the cells support the corresponding nsag-frequency pair, according to clause 5.2.4.11 of TS 38.304.
sliceExcludedCellListNR
List of exclude-listed cells for slicing. If present, the cells listed in this list do not support the corresponding nsag-frequency pair, and the cells not listed in this list support the corresponding nsag-frequency pair, according to clause 5.2.4.11 of TS 38.304.
Conditional Presence Explanation
MandatoryThe field is mandatory present.

–  FrequencyInfoDLp. 762

The IE FrequencyInfoDL provides basic parameters of a downlink carrier and transmission thereon.
FrequencyInfoDL information element
FrequencyInfoDL field descriptions
absoluteFrequencyPointA
Absolute frequency position of the reference resource block (Common RB 0). Its lowest subcarrier is also known as Point A (see clause 4.4.4.2 of TS 38.211). Note that the lower edge of the actual carrier is not defined by this field but rather in the scs-SpecificCarrierList.
absoluteFrequencySSB
Frequency of the SSB to be used for this serving cell. SSB related parameters (e.g. SSB index) provided for a serving cell refer to this SSB frequency unless mentioned otherwise. The CD-SSB of the PCell is always on the sync raster. Frequencies are considered to be on the sync raster if they are also identifiable with a GSCN value (see TS 38.101-1 or TS 38.101-5). If the field is absent, the SSB related parameters should be absent, e.g. ssb-PositionsInBurst, ssb-periodicityServingCell and subcarrierSpacing in ServingCellConfigCommon IE. If the field is absent, the UE obtains timing reference from the SpCell or an SCell if applicable as described in clause 4.1 of TS 38.213, or from the SpCell or an SCell indicated by referenceCell, or from the "default cell" defined in TS [xx]. This is supported in case the SCell for which the UE obtains the timing reference is in the same or different frequency band as the cell (i.e. the SpCell or the SCell, respectively) from which the UE obtains the timing reference.
For cells supporting (e)RedCap, this field corresponds to the CD-SSB.
frequencyBandList
List containing only one frequency band to which this carrier(s) belongs. Multiple values are not supported.
referenceCell
Indicates the reference cell, i.e. the cell which provides the timing reference and AGC source for the SSB-less SCell. If the reference cell is an SCell or PSCell, it should be an activated SCell or activated PSCell.
If this field is absent a "default cell" is the reference cell as defined in TS [xx].
scs-SpecificCarrierList
A set of carriers for different subcarrier spacings (numerologies). Defined in relation to Point A. The network configures a scs-SpecificCarrier at least for each numerology (SCS) that is used e.g. in a BWP (see clause 5.3 of TS 38.211).
Conditional Presence Explanation
SpCellAddThe field is mandatory present if this FrequencyInfoDL is for SpCell. Otherwise the field is optionally present, Need S.
SSBlessSCellThe field is optionally present, Need S, if the SSB-less SCell is configured for this cell and absoluteFrequencySSB is absent. It is absent otherwise.

–  FrequencyInfoDL-SIBp. 763

The IE FrequencyInfoDL-SIB provides basic parameters of a downlink carrier and transmission thereon.
FrequencyInfoDL-SIB information element
FrequencyInfoDL-SIB field descriptions
offsetToPointA
Represents the offset to Point A as defined in clause 4.4.4.2 of TS 38.211.
frequencyBandList
List of one or multiple frequency bands to which this carrier(s) belongs. If frequencyBandList-v1760 is present, it shall contain the same number of entries, listed in the same order as in frequencyBandList (without suffix).
scs-SpecificCarrierList
A set of carriers for different subcarrier spacings (numerologies). Defined in relation to Point A (see clause 5.3 of TS 38.211). The network configures this for all SCSs that are used in DL BWPs in this serving cell.

–  FrequencyInfoULp. 764

The IE FrequencyInfoUL provides basic parameters of an uplink carrier and transmission thereon.
FrequencyInfoUL information element
FrequencyInfoUL field descriptions
absoluteFrequencyPointA
Absolute frequency of the reference resource block (Common RB 0). Its lowest subcarrier is also known as Point A. Note that the lower edge of the actual carrier is not defined by this field but rather in the scs-SpecificCarrierList (see clause 4.4.4.2 of TS 38.211).
The additional spectrum emission requirements to be applied by the aerial UE on this uplink (see TS 38.101-1, tables TBD, TS 38.101-2, tables TBD, and TS 38.101-5, table TBD). If the field is absent, the aerial UE uses value indicated by the field additionalSpectrumEmission/ additionalSpectrumEmission-v1760.
frequencyBandList
List containing only one frequency band to which this carrier(s) belongs. Multiple values are not supported.
frequencyShift7p5khz
Enable the NR UL transmission with a 7.5 kHz shift to the LTE raster. If the field is absent, the frequency shift is disabled.
p-Max
Maximum transmit power allowed in this serving cell. The maximum transmit power that the UE may use on this serving cell may be additionally limited by p-NR-FR1 (configured for the cell group) and by p-UE-FR1 (configured total for all serving cells operating on FR1). If absent, the UE applies the maximum power according to TS 38.101-1 in case of an FR1 cell, TS 38.101-2 in case of an FR2 cell or TS 38.101-5 in case of an NTN cell. In this release of the specification, if p-Max is present on a carrier frequency in FR2, the UE shall ignore the field and applies the maximum power according to TS 38.101-2. Value in dBm. This field is ignored by IAB-MT, the IAB-MT applies output power and emissions requirements, as specified in TS 38.174.
scs-SpecificCarrierList
A set of carriers for different subcarrier spacings (numerologies). Defined in relation to Point A. The network configures a scs-SpecificCarrier at least for each numerology (SCS) that is used e.g. in a BWP (see clause 5.3 of TS 38.211).
Conditional Presence Explanation
FDD-OrSULThe field is mandatory present if this FrequencyInfoUL is for the paired UL for a DL (defined in a FrequencyInfoDL) or if this FrequencyInfoUL is for a supplementary uplink (SUL). It is absent, Need R, otherwise (if this FrequencyInfoUL is for an unpaired UL (TDD).
FDD-TDD-OrSUL-OptionalThe field is optionally present, Need R, if this FrequencyInfoUL is for the paired UL for a DL (defined in a FrequencyInfoDL), or if this FrequencyInfoUL is for an unpaired UL (TDD) in certain bands (as defined in clause 5.4.2.1 of TS 38.101-1 and in clause 5.4.2.1 of TS 38.104), or if this FrequencyInfoUL is for a supplementary uplink (SUL). It is absent, Need R, otherwise.

–  FrequencyInfoUL-SIBp. 765

The IE FrequencyInfoUL-SIB provides basic parameters of an uplink carrier and transmission thereon.
FrequencyInfoUL-SIB information element
FrequencyInfoUL-SIB field descriptions
absoluteFrequencyPointA
Absolute frequency of the reference resource block (Common RB 0). Its lowest subcarrier is also known as Point A. Note that the lower edge of the actual carrier is not defined by this field but rather in the scs-SpecificCarrierList (see clause 4.4.4.2 of TS 38.211).
frequencyBandList
Provides the frequency band indicator and a list of additionalPmax and additionalSpectrumEmission values as defined in TS 38.101-1, table 6.2.3.1-1, TS 38.101-2, table 6.2.3.1-2, and TS 38.101-5, table 6.2.3.1-1. The UE shall apply the first listed band which it supports in the frequencyBandList field. If frequencyBandList-v1760 is present, it shall contain the same number of entries, listed in the same order as in frequencyBandList (without suffix).
frequencyBandListAerial
Provides the frequency band indicator and a list of additionalPmax and additionalSpectrumEmission values for aerial UE as defined in TS 38.101-1, table TBD, TS 38.101-2, table TBD, and TS 38.101-5, table TBD. If the field is present, the aerial UE shall apply the first listed band which it supports in the frequencyBandListAerial field. If the field is absent, frequencyBandList applies.
frequencyShift7p5khz
Enable the NR UL transmission with a 7.5 kHz shift to the LTE raster. If the field is absent, the frequency shift is disabled.
p-Max
Value in dBm applicable for the cell. If absent the UE applies the maximum power according to TS 38.101-1 in case of an FR1 cell, TS 38.101-2 in case of an FR2 cell or TS 38.101-5 in case of an NTN cell. In this release of the specification, if p-Max is present on a carrier frequency in FR2, the UE shall ignore the field and applies the maximum power according to TS 38.101-2. This field is ignored by IAB-MT, the IAB-MT applies output power and emissions requirements, as specified in TS 38.174.
scs-SpecificCarrierList
A set of carriers for different subcarrier spacings (numerologies). Defined in relation to Point A (see clause 5.3 of TS 38.211). The network configures this for all SCSs that are used in UL BWPs configured in this serving cell.
Conditional Presence Explanation
FDD-OrSULThe field is mandatory present if this FrequencyInfoUL-SIB is for the paired UL for a DL (defined in a FrequencyInfoDL-SIB) or if this FrequencyInfoUL-SIB is for a supplementary uplink (SUL). It is absent otherwise (if this FrequencyInfoUL-SIB is for an unpaired UL (TDD).
FDD-TDD-OrSUL-OptionalThe field is optionally present, Need R, if this FrequencyInfoUL-SIB is for the paired UL for a DL (defined in a FrequencyInfoDL-SIB), or if this FrequencyInfoUL-SIB is for an unpaired UL (TDD) in certain bands (as defined in clause 5.4.2.1 of TS 38.101-1 and in clause 5.4.2.1 of TS 38.104), or if this FrequencyInfoUL-SIB is for a supplementary uplink (SUL). It is absent otherwise.

–  GapPriorityp. 767

The IE GapPriority is used to identify the priority of a gap configuration.
GapPriority information element