6. Medium Access Control (MAC)

  1. SeungJune Yi,
  2. SungDuck Chun,
  3. YoungDae Lee,
  4. SungJun Park and
  5. SungHoon Jung

Published Online: 5 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118188545.ch6

Radio Protocols for LTE and LTE-Advanced

Radio Protocols for LTE and LTE-Advanced

How to Cite

Yi, S., Chun, S., Lee, Y., Park, S. and Jung, S. (2012) Medium Access Control (MAC), in Radio Protocols for LTE and LTE-Advanced, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118188545.ch6

Author Information

  1. LG Electronics, South Korea

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 SEP 2012
  2. Published Print: 5 SEP 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118188538

Online ISBN: 9781118188545



  • MAC;
  • channel mapping;
  • dynamic scheduling;
  • semi-persistent scheduling;
  • buffer status reporting;
  • scheduling request;
  • power headroom reporting;
  • logical channel prioritization;
  • discontinuous reception;
  • HARQ;
  • random access;
  • time alignment;
  • and MAC control element


This chapter explains architecture, procedures, channels, functions, services, and formats of data units of the MAC layer. Main functions of MAC layer include channel mapping, scheduling, buffer status reporting, scheduling request, power headroom reporting, logical channel prioritization, discontinuous reception, HARQ operation, random access, and uplink time alignment.