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LAMP CONTROL SYSTEM AND CONTROL SYSTEM

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A lamp control system includes at least one first lamp network, at least one second lamp network and a lamp control gateway. The first lamp network is configured to emit light and to transmit a first message, and includes a first physical layer. The second lamp network is configured to emit light and to transmit a first message, and includes a second physical layer different from the first physical layer. The lamp control gateway includes a processing module that is configured to receive the first message and the second message and to convert the first message and the second message in such a way that a first converted message and a second converted message comply with a predefined protocol.



APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR REDUCING CIRCUIT SWITCH FALLBACK (CSFB) CALL SETUP TIME

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A mobile communication device including a wireless transceiver and a controller is provided. The wireless transceiver performs wireless transmission and reception to and from a first network supporting only Packet-Switched (PS) services or a second network supporting Circuit-Switched (CS) services. The controller receives a rejection message of a Tracking Area Updating (TAU) procedure from the first network via the wireless transceiver when a Circuit Switch Fallback (CSFB)-related call originated from or terminated to the mobile communication device is pending, determines whether the rejection message includes a predetermined rejection cause, and in response to the rejection message including the predetermined rejection cause, selects the second network to make the CSFB-related call via the wireless transceiver without re-attaching to the first network.



ADAPTIVE PHYSICAL LAYER WARM-UP FOR LTE TDD C-DRX POWER OPTIMIZATION

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Methods and apparatus to reduce power consumption in user equipment (UE) that operates in a connected discontinuous reception (C-DRX) mode while in communication with wireless network are disclosed. A C-DRX warm-up period before the UE enters an on-duration is adjusted dynamically based on one or more factors including a time division duplex (TDD) uplink/downlink (UL/DL) subframe configuration, signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) values, and Doppler shift values. The C-DRX warm-up period is adapted based on the pattern of DL subframes in the UL/DL subframe configuration by including DL subframes that best contribute to channel estimation and adaptive tracking loops based on measured SNR and Doppler shift conditions. Favorable channel conditions, such as higher SNR and lower Doppler shift, can require fewer DL subframes and consequently shorter C-DRX warm-up periods. Higher Doppler shift values indicate more rapidly varying channel conditions and require DL subframes positioned closer to the start of the on-duration.



ASSOCIATED DEVICE DISCOVERY IN IMS NETWORKS

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method of associating multiple user endpoints (UEs) with a single IMS session in an IMS network having a serving node for controlling at least one IMS session for a user and at least a first access network for providing access to UEs. The method involves associating a first UE with the user and with an IMS session; discovering a second UE in a proximity of the first UE; discovering information about the second UE; communicating the information about the second UE to the serving node; the serving node utilizing computer-implemented policy logic to determine whether to associate the second UE with the user and the IMS session; and if the policy logic determines that the second UE is to be associated, the serving node associating the second UE with the IMS session while retaining the association with the first UE.



MOBILE TERMINAL AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

This document discloses an electronic device and a control method for the device. An electronic device according to the present invention and a control method for the device comprises a first wireless communication module; a second wireless communication module; and a controller obtaining information of contents from at least one different device through a first communication channel formed by the first wireless communication module and obtaining the contents through the first communication channel or forming a second communication channel by using the second wireless communication module on the basis of the information of the obtained contents and obtaining data of the contents through the second communication channel formed. According to the present invention, contents can be obtained through a better communication module between the first and the second wireless communication module.



Method for Conducting Interaction on Information in Environment of Small Evolved Node B, Evolved Node B, and Mobility Management Entity

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method for information interaction under small cell deployment, includes: a master evolved node B adding a candidate secondary evolved node B for a user equipment (S10); the master evolved node B interacting local home network information with the candidate secondary evolved node B via an inter-evolved node B interface (S20); the master evolved node B determining whether to use the candidate secondary evolved node B to provide the user equipment with a dual connectivity service (S30). The embodiments of the present document can provide a guarantee for selecting a standalone gateway to support a selected Internet Protocol (IP) traffic offload at local network (SIPTO@LN) service aiming at the dual connectivity service feature under small cell deployment. The embodiments of the present document further disclose an evolved node B working under small cell deployment



METHOD, APPARATUS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR INTER-AP COMMUNICATION IN NEIGHBOR AWARENESS NETWORKING ENVIRONMENT

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Embodiments enable communication between access point devices operating in a neighbor awareness network cluster. A method comprises composing, by an access point device responsible for coordinating communication in a first wireless network, a service ID indicating support for communication with other access point devices operating in a second neighbor awareness network, wherein the access point device is capable of concurrently operating as an access point in the first wireless network and participating in the second neighbor awareness network; and transmitting, by the access point device, a wireless service discovery frame to the second neighbor awareness network, the service discovery frame including the composed service ID.



Method and System for Initial Synchronization and Collision Avoidance in Device to Device Communications Without Network Coverage

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method at a first device for enabling a device-to-device wireless link, the method detecting whether a presence signal of a second device is received over a first time period, the presence signal of the second device having a time-slot boundary; and if the presence signal of the second device is not detected, initiating a time-slot boundary by the first device including: transmitting a first presence signal of the first device in a selected time-slot; and checking for an acknowledgment to the first presence signal.



USER EQUIPMENT, BASE STATION AND METHOD FOR CONDUCTING DEVICE-TO-DEVICE COMMUNICATIONS

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A user equipment, base station, and method for conducting device-to-device communications. A wireless communication system includes the user equipment and another user equipment. The user equipment includes: a control unit; and a transmission unit controlled by the control unit and used for transmitting control information to another user equipment by an uplink channel, wherein the control information includes at least one of data transmission format information and power control information. With the user equipment, base station, and method, the efficiency of communication between devices conducting device-to-device communications can be increased, thereby improving data transmission performance.



RADIO RESOURCE ALLOCATION METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DEVICE TO DEVICE COMMUNICATION IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method for supporting a device to device (D2D) communication in a base station of a mobile communication system according to one embodiment of the present specification comprises the steps of: determining one or more device groups including one or more devices among a plurality of devices; determining radio resources for measuring channels for the determined device groups; and transmitting, to the devices included in the respective groups, information on the radio resources for measuring the channels corresponding to the groups. According to the embodiment of the present specification, complexity of measuring a channel state in the D2D communication is reduced, and many more devices can measure the channel state using limited radio resources and can transmit and receive data. The present disclosure relates to re-5th-Generation (5G) or 5G communication system to be provided for supporting higher data rates Beyond 4th-Generation (4G) communication system such as Long Term Evolution (LTE).



METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING SERVICE CONTINUITY

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Methods and apparatus are disclosed that determine whether service continuity is allowed in a target cell for a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) connected to a source local gateway (LGW) via a local internet protocol access (LIPA) Packet Data Network (PDN) connection. The existence of a connection between the source LGW and a target LGW is also determined. Whether the WTRU user settings allow service continuity is determined. On a condition that service continuity is not allowed for the target LGW or for the WTRU, the LIPA PDN connection is deactivated. On a condition that service continuity is allowed for the target network and for the WTRU, the LIPA PDN connection is maintained. Methods for handling handover, paging and emergency calls are also described herein.



METHOD AND MTC DEVICE FOR PERFORMING RANDOM ACCESS PROCEDURE ACCORDING TO PLURALITY OF PARAMETER SETS

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

One embodiment of the present specification provides a method for performing a random access procedure for coverage enhancement. The method can comprise the steps of: determining a PRACH resource for a random access preamble on the basis of a repetition level; generating a random access preamble in a specific cell; and repetitively transmitting the generated random access preamble according to the repetition level on the basis of the determined PRACH resource.



METHOD FOR PERFORMING, BY TERMINAL, RANDOM ACCESS PROCEDURE OVER NETWORK IN WHICH MULTIPLE COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS INTERWORK, AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The method for performing a random access procedure by a user equipment in a network in which a plurality of communication systems interwork may comprise: establishing an association with an access point (AP) of a neighboring wireless LAN communication system if it is impossible to perform a direct uplink transmission to a cellular communication system of the plurality of communication systems or that the UE is located in an area where direct uplink transmission is not possible; transmitting, to the AP, a first message including a random access preamble sequence; receiving a second message from a eNode B of the cellular communication system in response to the first message; transmitting, to the AP, a third message including the received second message and a radio resource control (RRC) connection request; and receiving, from the eNode B, a fourth message related to an RRC connection setup in response to the third message.



ENHANCED PRACH FOR STANDALONE CONTENTION BASED COMMUNICATIONS INCLUDING UNLICENSED SPECTRUM

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Additional improvements to the design of enhanced physical random access channel (ePRACH) procedures are disclosed for communications systems having contention-based shared spectrum including unlicensed frequency bands. The additional improvements address the uncertainty of transmission in listen before talk (LBT)-based communications and cooperation with other radio access technologies competing for the same frequency spectrum.



Systems and Methods for Traffic-Aware Medium Access Selection

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Diverse traffic types can be efficiently communicated in a simultaneous manner by dynamically selecting between contention-based and scheduling-based media access control (MAC) communication schemes. Such a mechanism may be particularly beneficial in networks having a contention-based access resources and scheduling based access resources. Contention-based resources and scheduling based resources may occur over a common period, and may be orthogonal in the frequency domain and/or in the code domain. The dynamic selection may be based on a traffic characteristic or a network characteristic, and may be performed on a packet-by-packet basis. The selection criteria may be updated dynamically to adapt to changing network conditions, and may be communicated to the various transmitters via control channels or higher layer signaling.



BASE STATION ASSISTANCE FOR RANDOM ACCESS PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Methods and apparatus are described herein. According to a method, a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) acquires a first random access configuration and a second random access configuration. The first random access configuration and the second random access configuration are different and each corresponds to different physical resources. The WTRU also performs a first random access procedure using the first random access configuration and a second random access procedure using the second random access configuration. The first random access configuration is used for at least initial random access and the second random access configuration is not used for initial random access and not used for handover random access.



TERMINAL DEVICE AND BASE STATION DEVICE

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Selection of a suitable MCS improves throughput without increasing the number of pieces of control information. With RRC signaling, information on PDCCH and a CQI table that is referred to are associated with each other, and the CQI table that is referred to is determined based on information relating to the PDCCH. Thus, the CQI table that is referred to is selected at high speed. Furthermore, information relating to control information is control information that is included in the PDCCH or an ePDCCH. Furthermore, the information relating to the control information is a type of search space of the PDCCH or the ePDCCH.



SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR UPLINK GRANT-FREE TRANSMISSION SCHEME

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method embodiment includes implementing, by a base station (BS), a grant-free uplink transmission scheme. The grant-free uplink transmission scheme defines a first contention transmission unit (CTU) access region in a time-frequency domain, defines a plurality of CTUs, defines a default CTU mapping scheme by mapping at least some of the plurality of CTUs to the first CTU access region, and defines a default user equipment (UE) mapping scheme by defining rules for mapping a plurality of UEs to the plurality of CTUs.



SCHEDULING DATA TRANSMISSION BY MEDIUM ACCESS CONTROL (MAC) LAYER IN A MOBILE NETWORK

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method and apparatus for producing medium access control (MAC) protocol data units (PDUs) are disclosed. A controller may, on a Transmission Time Interval (TTI) basis, select a size of a MAC service data unit (SDU) for each of a plurality of logical channels based on information provided by a MAC layer. The controller may then provide a respective first value for each logical channel. Further, the controller may select logical channels for a MAC PDU based on a respective priority of each of the logical channels and on the respective first value of each of the logical channels being greater than zero. Also, the controller may multiplex the MAC SDUs of the selected logical channels to produce the MAC PDU. In addition, the controller may provide a transport block for transmission based on the MAC PDU. The controller and a transmitter may then transmit the provided transport block.



SLOTTED SUB-BAND DUPLEX FRAME STRUCTURE DESIGN IN A WIDEBAND TIME-DIVISION DUPLEX SYSTEM

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided. The method includes scheduling at a scheduling entity, a first frame for transmission over a wireless network that supports time division duplexing (TDD), where the first frame includes a first duplex symbol that includes a first bandwidth to be used for uplink transmission to the scheduling entity and a second bandwidth to be used for downlink transmission from the scheduling entity, and using the second bandwidth to transmit scheduling information while the first frame is being transmitted. The scheduling information may be related to a second frame that is scheduled to be transmitted immediately after the first frame. The scheduling information includes an uplink grant or a downlink grant.



SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MONITORING WIRELESS COMMUNICATION TERMINALS ON MULTIPLE FREQUENCY CHANNELS

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method includes mapping communication activity of wireless communication terminals on a plurality of frequency channels. A schedule of time durations to be spent on the respective frequency channels is defined based on the mapped communication activity. One or more transceivers are controlled to alternate among the frequency channels in accordance with the schedule. On each frequency channel, one or more of the wireless communication terminals are tracked by soliciting the wireless communication terminals to temporarily communicate with at least one of the transceivers during the respective time duration.



OPPORTUNISTIC SERVICE MANAGEMENT FOR ELASTIC APPLICATIONS

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Management of elastic applications in a wireless environment is facilitated. A method comprises determining a degree of elasticity for wireless applications having varying degrees of elasticity. Traffic entities generated by wireless application are then scheduled for transmission to an end user device as a function of the particular degree of elasticity corresponding to the wireless application.



DYNAMIC RESOURCE ALLOCATION, SCHEDULING AND SIGNALING FOR VARIABLE DATA RATE SERVICE IN LTE

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method and apparatus are provided for dynamic resource allocation, scheduling and signaling for variable data real time services (RTS) in long term evolution (LTE) systems. Preferably, changes in data rate for uplink RTS traffic are reported to an evolved Node B (eNB) by a UE using layer 1, 2 or 3 signaling. The eNB dynamically allocates physical resources in response to a change in data rate by adding or removing radio blocks currently assigned to the data flow, and the eNB signals the new resource assignment to the UE. In an alternate embodiment, tables stored at the eNB and the UE describe mappings of RTS data rates to physical resources under certain channel conditions, such that the UE uses the table to locally assign physical resources according to changes in UL data rates. Additionally, a method and apparatus for high level configuration of RTS data flows is also presented.



DEVICE, SYSTEM AND METHOD OF SCHEDULING COMMUNICATIONS WITH A GROUP OF WIRELESS COMMUNICATION UNITS

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Some demonstrative embodiments include devices, systems and/or methods of scheduling communications with a group of wireless communication devices. For example, a wireless communication unit may transmit at least one scheduling frame including an indication of a downlink period allocated for simultaneous transmission from the wireless communication unit to at least one group of a plurality of wireless communication devices, wherein the wireless communication unit is to simultaneously transmit a plurality of different wireless communication transmissions to the plurality of wireless communication devices of the group during the downlink period. Other embodiments are described and claimed.



METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING MAC PDUs

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

With respect to generating and sending a MAC PDU by using the radio resources allocated to the mobile terminal, the level of priority between the buffer status report (BSR) and the established logical channels are defined such that the data of each logical channel and buffer status report can be more effectively, efficiently and quickly transmitted.



COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A communication control method according to one embodiment is used in a communication system in which an access network for accommodating a traffic of a user terminal is capable of being selected. The method comprises the steps of: (A) receiving, by the user terminal, identification information indicating a predetermined wireless LAN from a cellular RAN; and (B) prioritizing, by the user terminal, the predetermined wireless LAN indicated by the identification information, as a connection target used after selecting the access network. In the (B), when the predetermined wireless LAN is not a wireless LAN preferred by a user of the user terminal, the user terminal prioritizes the wireless LAN preferred by the user over the predetermined wireless LAN.



Channel Quality Indicator Reporting

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method, computer program and apparatus operate when resuming data transmission/reception upon activation of a serving cell, or after a long in-device coexistence interference avoidance gap, to determine whether to report to a network access node an in-device coexistence interference indicator value and send the in-device coexistence interference indicator value to the network access node, The in-device coexistence interference indicator value is reported to the network access node for a certain period if any periodic channel quality indication resource is configured for the cell, or if an aperiodic channel quality indication for the cell is requested from the network access node.



METHOD FOR CHANNEL MEASUREMENT AND REPORT IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method for channel measurement and report, performed by a mobile terminal operating while retuning to a plurality of narrowbands, in a wireless communication system, according to an embodiment of the present invention includes: receiving a channel state information (CSI) feedback configuration for a control channel and a data channel from a serving base station; measuring CSI for the control channel and CSI for the data channel according to the CSI feedback configuration; reporting the measured CSI to the serving base station; and receiving narrowband indication information for the mobile terminal from the serving base station, the narrowband indication information being determined based on the measured CSI, wherein the CSI feedback configuration includes a CSI reference resource for the control channel and a CSI reference resource for the data channel, the CSI reference resources being set independently of each other, wherein each of the CSI reference resources is comprised of a narrowband or a narrowband group including one or more narrowbands.



METHOD FOR ASSOCIATING TERMINALS WITH CELLS IN A HETEROGENEOUS NETWORK

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method associates terminals with cells in a network including at least one macro-cell and a plurality of small cells. According to this association method, each terminal performs, for each possible association, a power measurement on the radio link and deduces a quality indicator of that link therefrom. The subset of associations is next selected making it possible to respect the usage constraints of the different users. For each possible association of this subset, a metric characteristic of the overall capacity of the network is computed and an optimal association is determined maximizing this metric.



Method and Network Node For Sector Selection

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The disclosure provides a method 30 for sector selection performed in a communication system 1 providing wireless communication to a communication device. The communication system 1 is configured for shared cell deployment, the shared cell 9 comprising at least two sectors 2, 3, 4. The communication system (1) is configured for link adaptation of a radio link between the communication device and the shared cell 9. The method 30 comprises: selecting 31, for the communication device 5, a set of sectors 2, 3, 4 for use in downlink transmissions to the communication device 5; determining 32, for the communication device 5, a link adaptation parameter value relating to the link adaptation; adapting 33, for a link adaptation parameter value that is higher than a threshold value, the set of sectors by adding a sector. The disclosure provides corresponding system, computer program and computer program products.



APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SELECTING ADAPTIVE BEAM IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The present disclosure relates to a pre-5th-Generation (5G) or 5G communication system to be provided for supporting higher data rates Beyond 4th-Generation (4G) communication system such as Long Term Evolution (LTE). Embodiments of the present invention provide an apparatus and method for adaptively selecting a beam based on a service and an environment in a wireless communication system supporting beamforming. According to an embodiment of the present invention, a method for operating a device capable of communicating with another device in a wireless communication system includes determining a type of service, determining an optimal beam based on the determined type of service, and beamforming by using the optimal beam. Various other embodiments of the present invention are also available.



METHODS OF CHANNEL ALLOCATION FOR DEVICES USING DIFFERENT COMMUNICATION PROTOCOLS

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Various examples describe systems and methods for dynamically and simultaneously assigned channels among multiple nodes in a network that communicates using multiple communication protocols. Aspects of the exemplary examples may include a wireless hub comprising an RF front end receiver that can capture, demodulate and decode a pre-defined band in its entirety. The wireless hub can include one or more medium access control algorithms for assigning channels for multiple nodes to access the predefined band while reduces contention between the nodes that are communicating with the wireless hub.



WIRELESS COMMUNICATION IN VIEW OF TIME VARYING INTERFERENCE

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

In wireless communication systems, a determination may be made whether to hand off a user equipment (UE) based on whether the UE encounters time varying interference, such as UE to UE interference. The time varying interference may be present only in a specific set of time/frequency resources or subframes. Measurement reporting may be restricted to time/frequency resources which do not experience the time varying interference.



Interference Measurement Methods for Advanced Receiver in LTE/LTE-A

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method for receiving a PDCH is provided. The method comprises: receiving, by a UE, information identifying a plurality of resource elements that are transmitted with zero power in a resource block containing the PDCH; receiving, by the UE, a first DMRS on a first DMRS port transmitted from a first cell; and receiving, by the UE, the PDCH that is transmitted on the first DMRS port.



RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, COMMON RECEPTION APPARATUS AND USER TERMINAL

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

To suppress reduction in system performance for mobile communications (group mobility) in a plurality of terminals existing inside the same moving object, a radio communication system for a plurality of user terminals existing inside a moving object and a radio base station is described. The user terminal receives a signal transmitted from the radio base station, and transmits the signal transmitted from the radio base station to a common reception apparatus disposed inside the moving object. The common reception apparatus detects a signal for each user terminal, based on signals transmitted from the plurality of user terminals, and transmits the detected signal to each user terminal. The user terminal receives the signal for the user terminal detected in the common reception apparatus to demodulate. Thus, for group mobility, it is possible to cancel interference among user terminals to improve the multiplexing effect, while suppressing communication overhead.



Method and Device for Coordinating Interference in LTE system

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Provided are a method and device for coordinating interference in an (LTE) system, and relates to the technical field of mobile communication. The method includes the following steps that: a maximum number of RBs to be scheduled in a current TTI of the cell is calculated according to a mean number of RBs scheduled in each TTI of the cell; the number of RBs is allocated, according to the maximum number of RBs, to each piece of UE needing to be scheduled in the current TTI of the cell; and RB positions are start to be allocated to each piece of UE of the cell in a manner that the RB positions allocated to UEs of the cell are different from or not completely the same as RB positions allocated to UEs of a neighbouring cell after the number of RBs is allocated to each piece of UE.



METHOD AND RADIO ACCESS POINT FOR HANDLING COMMUNICATION BETWEEN WIRELESS DEVICES

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Method and radio access point for handling a two-way communication between a first wireless device and a second wireless device which are both served by the radio access point. A set of candidate transmission modes are available for use in the two-way communication. The radio access point obtains a mode-specific quality metric related to a predicted Signal to Interference and Noise Ratio, SINR, for each one of the candidate transmission modes, and selects one of the candidate transmission modes based on the obtained mode-specific quality metrics. The radio access point is thus able to select the transmission mode that has the best mode-specific quality metric in the set. The selected transmission mode is then applied for the two-way communication. Thereby, the most favourable transmission mode may be selected and used to provide satisfactory or even optimal performance.



METHOD, APPARATUS, AND SYSTEM FOR COLLABORATIVE COMMUNICATION BETWEEN USER EQUIPMENTS

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The present patent application provides a method, an apparatus, and a system for collaborative communication between a network device and two or more terminal devices. The network device receives a collaboration request from a first terminal device. The network device determines, according to the collaboration request, at least one second terminal device that may collaborate with the first terminal device in receiving downlink data. The network device sends an indication message to the first terminal device. The indication message instructs the first terminal device to receive a first part of the downlink data from the network device, and receive a second part of the downlink data, which is transmitted from the network device to the second terminal device, from the second terminal device.



APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD OF WIRELESS COMMUNICATION ACCORDING TO A BAND PLAN AND CHANNELIZATION

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Some demonstrative embodiments include apparatuses, devices, systems and methods of wireless communication according to a band plan and channelization. For example, an apparatus may include circuitry configured to cause a wireless station to generate a frame configured for transmission over a millimeter Wave (mmWave) frequency band; and process directional transmission of the frame over a wide channel in the mmWave frequency band according to a band plan including a plurality of channels having a predefined channel width, and a plurality of wide channels including the wide channel, the wide channel having a width which is an integer multiple of the predefined channel width.



METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING ACCESS OF TERMINAL FOR EFFICIENT USE OF RESOURCES IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Embodiments of the present disclosure provide terminal connection control method and apparatus in a base station of a mobile communication system which supports a Carrier Aggregation (CA) function. According an embodiment of the present disclosure, a method for control a connection of a terminal in a base station of a mobile communication system includes determining whether there is a Primary Cell (PCell) connection request from a terminal with respect to an i-th cell (herein, i is a positive integer greater than 0 and equal to or smaller than k) corresponding to one of k cells (herein, k is a positive integer greater than 0) in the base station; if there is the PCell connection request from the terminal, determining whether to allow the PCell connection for the i-th cell of the terminal based on a threshold load corresponding to a maximum limit of a resource allocated to each cell; and if the PCell connection for the i-th cell of the terminal is allowed, determining whether to release a Secondary Cell (SCell) connection for at least one or more terminals which maintain the SCell connection for the i-th cell by comparing an i-th resource load allocated to the i-th cell with the threshold load.



LOW LATENCY UPLINK POWER CONTROL

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described. A user equipment (UE) may determine separate uplink (UL) power limitations for multiple transmission time interval (TTI) durations based on distinct power control parameters. In some cases, an adjustment factor or a power backoff may be applied to communications using one TTI duration to ensure that total transmit power does not exceed a threshold. The UE and the serving base station may also identify one or more demodulation reference signal (DMRS) windows. UL data transmissions may be demodulated based on a DMRS sent during the same window. Transmit power control (TPC) commands may be applied at the beginning of each window. However, if an UL transmission is scheduled at the beginning of the window, the UE may wait until a DMRS transmission or until no more transmissions are scheduled for the window before applying the TPC adjustment.



ADAPTIVE TRANSMISSION ENERGY CONSUMPTION

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method, of operating an end node to wirelessly communicate with a central node, includes: receiving wirelessly a current instance of a beacon signal periodically-transmitted from the central node; measuring a received power, PB-RX, of the beacon signal; reading locally-stored values of PB-TX and G representing a presumed transmitted power of the beacon signal and a performance goal of the end node, respectively; determining, for a given channel, a path loss, PL, based on the PB-RX and the PB-TX; and adaptively setting an energy level, EN-TX, of a forthcoming message to be transmitted from the end node by adaptively determining, based on PL and G, at least two of: a level of power, PN-TX; a forward error correction coding rate, c; and a spreading factor, SF; and a modulation format, M.



Method and Apparatus for Transmitting and Receiving Signals in a Frequency Band

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

There is provided a method and apparatus for transmitting and receiving signals in a frequency band in a wireless communications network. The method comprises determining a frequency separation between a frequency of a transmit signal and a frequency of a receive signal within the frequency band based on at least one of a power of the transmit signal, a number of physical channels associated with the transmit signal, and a number of physical channels associated with the receive signal. The method further comprises transmitting and receiving signals in the frequency band in accordance with the determined frequency separation. The method may be performed by a User Equipment of a Network Node.



TERMINAL RECEIVING RESOURCE BLOCK ALLOCATION AND METHOD THEREFOR

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

In a wireless communication base station device, a modulation unit carries out modulation processing for Dch data after coding to generate a Dch data symbol. A modulation unit carries out modulation processing for Lch data after coding to generate an Lch data symbol. An allocation unit allocates the Dch data symbol and Lch data symbol to each sub-carrier composing an OFDM symbol and outputs the allocated sub-carrier to a multiplex unit. In this case, the allocation unit allocates the Dch data symbol to a plurality of resource blocks where one Dch is arranged at an interval equal to integral multiples of the number of resource blocks composing a resource block group.



Device and Method of Handling HARQ Operation for Unlicensed Band

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A communication device configured with an asynchronous hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) operation for a first cell of a network comprises a storage unit for storing instructions and a processing means coupled to the storage unit. The processing means is configured to execute the instructions stored in the storage unit. The instructions comprise transmitting a first plurality of uplink (UL) transmissions of a data block in a first HARQ buffer associated with a first HARQ process on the first cell to the network by using the asynchronous HARQ operation; and stopping maintaining a first counter for counting a number of the first plurality of UL transmissions, when using the asynchronous HARQ operation.



NETWORK SHARING SCHEME FOR MACHINE-TO-MACHINE (M2M) NETWORK

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A base station includes an antenna to receive frequency bands that include a first band associated with first signals carrying machine-two-machine (M2M) data and a second band associated with second signals carrying user equipment (UE) data. The base station further includes a baseband unit (BBU) that includes: a radio frequency (RF) interface configured to receive the first signals and the second signals, a digital front end (DFE) configured to generate first symbols based on the first signals and second symbols based on the second signals, a symbol processor configured to convert the first symbols into the M2M data and the second symbols into the UE data, and one or more processors configured to forward the M2M data to a first device and the UE data to a second device that differs from the first device.



TECHNIQUES FOR USING ALTERNATE CHANNELS FOR ACKNOWLEDGEMENT MESSAGES

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Methods, systems, and devices are described for wireless communication. An example wireless communication device may receive at least a portion of a data frame from another wireless communication device via a first or primary channel. The example wireless communication device may transmit a first acknowledgement message via a second or alternate channel, different from the first or primary channel, in response to the received data frame. In another example, an example wireless communication device may transmit a data frame via a first or primary channel. The wireless communication device may receive an acknowledgement message via a second or alternate channel, different from the first or primary channel in response to the data frame from another wireless communication device.



Application Driven and Adaptive Unified Resource Management For Data Centers with Multi-Resource Schedulable Unit (MRSU)

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An apparatus comprising a processor configured to obtain estimated processing requirements, estimated memory requirements, estimated storage requirements, and estimated network communication requirements for a plurality of data center (DC) tenants; determine a Minimum Resource Schedulable Unit (MRSU) for the tenants, the determined MRSU comprising a dynamically allocatable group of processor resources, processing memory resources, storage resources, and network resources comprised in at least one of a plurality of DC servers, wherein the MRSU is determined such that each DC tenant's estimated processing requirements, estimated memory requirements, estimated storage requirements, and estimated network communications requirements are met by allocation of a corresponding integer value of MRSUs; and allocate the corresponding integer value of MRSUs to each DC tenant as an MRSU allocation; and a transmitter coupled to the processor and configured to transmit the MRSU allocation to the DC servers for allocation to the DC tenants.



APPARATUS, COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM, AND METHOD FOR PRE-ASSOCIATION FRAME EXCHANGE USING RANDOM ACCESS IN A HIGH EFFICIENCY WIRELESS LOCAL-AREA NETWORK

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Methods, apparatuses, and computer readable media for pre-association frame exchange using random access are disclosed. An apparatus of a high-efficiency wireless local-area network (HEW) master station is disclosed. The apparatus includes transceiver circuitry and processing circuitry which may be configured to generate a trigger frame for uplink random access (TF-R), and transmit the TF-R. The transceiver circuitry and processing circuitry may be further configured to receive one or more responses in accordance with orthogonal frequency division multiple-access (OFDMA) to the trigger frame from one or more pre-association stations where the responses comprise pre-association identifiers corresponding to the one or more pre-association stations. Moreover, the transceiver circuitry and processing circuitry may be further configured to generate one or more acknowledgements to the one or more pre-association stations, and transmit the acknowledgements in accordance with OFDMA to the one or more pre-association stations.



APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD OF COMMUNICATING A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION FRAME WITH A HEADER

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Some demonstrative embodiments include apparatuses, devices, systems and methods of communicating a wireless communication frame. For example, a wireless station may generate a frame including a header portion, the header portion including a legacy header, followed by a first non-legacy header, the header portion including a first indication to indicate whether or not the header portion is to include a second non-legacy header following the first non-legacy header, the header portion including a second indication to indicate whether or not channel bonding is to be used; and process transmission of the frame to at least one second wireless station over a directional wireless communication band.



COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention has an object to provide a communication system of improving the communication quality in a case where a plurality of communication devices having different sizes of ranges coexist, in which communication with a terminal device is possible, to thereby improve an entire throughput. In a case where a remote radio head (RRH) is installed in a coverage of a macro cell, an uplink resource transmitted from a user equipment (UE) to the macro cell, that is, an uplink carrier frequency band UL1 of the macro cell in a portion surrounded by a solid line is received not only by the macro cell but also by the RRH. Then, the macro cell combines a reception signal regarding the uplink resource of the macro cell, which has been received by the macro cell, and a reception signal regarding the uplink resource of the macro cell, which has been received by the RRH.



METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING CHANNEL QUALITY CONTROL INFORMATION USING PUCCH FORMAT 3 IN A WIRELESS ACCESS SYSTEM

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method is provided for receiving uplink control information (UCI) in a wireless access system supporting a carrier aggregation. An evolved Node-B (eNB) transmits, to a user equipment (UE), two or more physical downlink shared channels (PDSCHs) via two or more downlink component carriers, respectively. The eNB receives, from the UE, the UCI for the two or more downlink component carriers. The UCI includes acknowledgement information and channel quality information (CQI) for each of the two or more downlink carriers. The UCI is performed by using a channel coding with respect to the UCI according to a payload size of the UCI when the UCI is transmitted by using a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) format 3. The UCI is performed by using a rate matching with respect to the channel coded UCI for the PUCCH format 3.



METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING AN UPLINK CONTROL SIGNAL IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method is provided for transmitting an uplink (UL) control signal in a carrier aggregation (CA) system including a plurality of UL component carriers (CCs). A user equipment (UE) determines whether a simultaneous transmission of a physical UL control channel (PUCCH) and a physical UL shared channel (PUSCH) is configured. If the simultaneous transmission of the PUCCH and the PUSCH is not configured, the UE determines whether the PUSCH is scheduled in a primary CC (PCC) or in any secondary CCs (SCCs) of the CA system. If the PUSCH is not scheduled in the PCC, but is scheduled in the any SCCs, the UE selects one SCC from the any SCCs in which the PUSCH is scheduled according to a priority which is set by higher layer signaling. The UE piggybacks and transmits a UL control information (UCI) of the PCC on the PUSCH of the selected SCC.



Local Area Optimized Uplink Control Channel

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method for performing uplink signaling and data transmission between a terminal device and a network element is described. The method includes applying, during a transmission, at least one of TDM and FDM between a SRS, a control channel, a DRS and a data channel. Clustered sub carrier mapping is applied for the SRS and the control channel. The SRS is transmitted so as to function as a DRS for the control channel. The control channel and the data channel are transmitted during a same sub-frame. The method also includes receiving the SRS and receiving the control channel and the data channel during a same sub-frame. Control information and data are extracted from the control channel and the data channel. The SRS is used as a DRS for the control channel is included in the method. Apparatus and computer readable media are also described.



USER TERMINAL, RADIO BASE STATION, RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND RADIO COMMUNICATION METHOD

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

In order to change PUCCH transmission cells appropriately, the present invention provides a user terminal that communicates with a plurality of cell groups each consisting of one or more cells using different frequency bands, the user terminal comprising: a reception section that receives a radio resource control (RRC) message; and a control section that selects at least one cell from cells that are configured for each of the cell groups and are allocatable with an uplink control signal, and controls the cell to be a cell for transmitting the uplink control signal, wherein when the RRC message includes a change instruction of the cell allocatable with the uplink control signal, the control section controls to transmit transmission acknowledgement information (HARQ-ACK) in response to the RRC message in the cell before change.



APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING CONTROL INFORMATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Disclosed is a method and a apparatus for transmitting control information in a wireless communication system. The present invention includes detecting In Device Coexistence (IDC) interference, and transmitting an IDC indication message to an eNB if there is at least one frequency influenced by the IDC interference, wherein the IDC indication message is configured to include a frequency list containing frequencies influenced by the IDC interference, and the frequency list is configured to include an IDC interference direction indicating a direction of an influence of the detected IDC interference.



PEER-TO-PEER SHARING OF NETWORK RESOURCES

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A first mobile device determines a second mobile device losing connectivity to a second network or a communication link between the second mobile device and the second network degrading below a threshold value, the second mobile device assigned a role of sharing broker that brokers sharing of network resources of at least a first network among a plurality of other mobile devices via the second network, the first mobile device and the plurality of other mobile devices participating in a sharing group. Responsive to the determination, the role of sharing broker is activated on the first mobile device.



D2D RESOURCE ALLOCATION METHOD, AND DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD AND DEVICE

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Disclosed are a D2D resource allocation method, and data transmission method and device, the D2D resource allocation method comprising: determining a D2D resource configuration corresponding to the quality of service (QoS) level of a D2D service; and transmitting to a user equipment (UE) the information of the D2D resource configuration corresponding to the service quality level of the D2D service. The D2D data transmission method comprises: according to the received information of the D2D resource configuration corresponding to the service quality level of the D2D service, selecting a transmission resource for the D2D service to be transmitted; and transmitting the data of the D2D service over the selected transmission resource. The D2D service transmission requirement is considered in allocating and selecting D2D resources, thus further improving the system D2D resource allocation efficiency without affecting the D2D service transmission requirement.



DEVICE-TO-DEVICE (D2D) SUBFRAME WITH CELL IDENTIFIER

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Device-to-device (D2D) user equipment (UE) devices transmit D2D subframes that include a cell identifier of the base station providing wireless service to the D2D UE device. A D2D UE device requesting D2D communication resources for D2D communication with other D2D UE device(s) indicates the cell identifiers of the cells serving the other D2D device(s) to the base station serving the requesting D2D UE device.



L1 CONTROL SIGNALING FOR UTRAN HSDPA

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A Level-1 (L1) signaling flag is mapped to unused (invalid) bit sequences in Part 1 of the HS-SCCH—that is, Part 1 bit encodings that are not defined in the UTRAN specifications—and a corresponding L1 command is encoded in Part 2. This allows UE (18) to detect early that the HS-SCCH is pure L1 signaling, and the UE (18) may avoid wasting power by not processing an accompanying HS-PDSCH. Alternatively, in CPC HS-SCCH-less mode, the UE (18) may blind decode the HS PDSCH. In one embodiment, a general DRX mode is defined and controlled via L1 signaling. In one embodiment, a UE (18) acknowledgement improves the L1 signaling accuracy. In one embodiment, a L1 signal and UE (18) acknowledgement protocol are utilized to “ping” a UE (18).



BASE STATION DEVICE, MOBILE STATION DEVICE, CONTROL INFORMATION TRANSMISSION METHOD, CONTROL INFORMATION RECEPTION METHOD AND PROGRAM

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

In a radio system which allocates resources using as units resource blocks which are formed by frequency components and time components, control information for mobile station devices, and identification information which is used to identify a format for a control information transmission channel which transmits the control information is transmitted from the base station device to the mobile station devices by means of the control information transmission channel.



APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING/RECEIVING ACTIVATION INDICATOR REGARDING COMPONENT CARRIER IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method for supporting activation/deactivation of serving cells by a base station (BS) in a wireless communication system provides decreased overhead and decreased power consumption for a user equipment (UE). The method includes configuring M supportable serving cells in the UE, configuring an indicator indicating activation/deactivation of each of the M serving cells, configuring a medium access control (MAC) message which includes a MAC control element (CE) and a logical channel identifier (LCID), the MAC CE including the indicator configured for each of the M serving cells and having a length corresponding to an integer multiple of 8 bits, the LCID indicating that the MAC CE includes the indicator indicating activation/deactivation of each serving cell, and transmitting the configured MAC message to the UE. Accordingly, a control channel or data channel regarding a component carrier is selectively received depending on whether the component carrier is activated.



Interference Randomization of Control Channel Elements

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method and a radio base station for interleaving control channel data to be transmitted in a telecommunications system are described. The method comprises grouping the control channel elements CCE1-CCEn into a first order of control channel symbol groups, adding symbol groups comprising dummy values or zeros to the first order of control channel symbol groups based on a number of available symbol group positions for the shared control channel, interleaving the first order of the control channel symbol groups resulting in an a second order, and mapping the second order of control channel symbol groups to the available control channel transmission resources.



SERVICE SHARING DEVICE AND METHOD

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The present disclosure relates to a technology for a sensor network, a machine to machine (M2M), a machine type communication (MTC), and internet of things (IoT). The present disclosure may be used for an intelligence service (smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car or connected car, health care, digital education, retail business, and security and safety-related service). An electronic device and an operation method for sharing a service or contents between electronic devices through a user's simple motion are provided. The method includes, displaying a user interface (UI) for contents, the UI comprising a object for sharing the contents, transmitting a signal for determining a distance between each of the at least another electronic device and the electronic device to at least another electronic device in response to an input for the object, and transmitting information for the contents to the first electronic device via a peer-to-peer (P2P) communication in response to receiving a first signal from a first electronic device.



METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING SIGNALS, TRANSMITTER, RECEIVER, AND ASSOCIATED SCHEDULING METHOD

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A transmitting method, a transmitter, a receiver and an associated scheduling method for control signal and data signal are provided. The transmitting method includes following steps. Firstly, a first control power and a first data power are respectively allocated to a first control signal and a first data signal which are to be transmitted with a first sub-carrier in a first time duration. The first control power and the first data power are different. The first control signal and the first data signal are multiplexed by superimposing the first control power and the first data power before the multiplexed first control signal and the multiplexed first data signal are transmitted.



APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD OF MULTI-USER WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Some demonstrative embodiments include apparatuses, devices, systems and methods of multi-user (MU) wireless communication. For example, a wireless station may be configured to generate a MU Physical Layer Convergence Protocol (PLCP) Protocol Data Unit (PPDU) including a header field and a plurality of Media Access Control (MAC) Protocol Data Units (MPDUs) to a respective plurality of users, the header field including an indication of a plurality of lengths of respective ones of the plurality of MPDUs, one or more MPDUs of the plurality of MPDUs being followed by one or more respective PHY padding portions extending to an end of a longest MPDU of the plurality of MPDUs; and process transmission of the MU PPDU to the plurality of users over a wireless communication band.



SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR UPLINK SHARED CHANNEL CONTENT MANAGEMENT

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Apparatuses and methods are described herein for managing communications in a wireless communication device, including, but not limited to determining failure to receive a first block, sending a signal as an indication for retransmission of systematic bits instead of sending a negative-acknowledgement (NACK) signal, and receiving a second block including the systematic bits.



METHODS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING CONTROL CHANNEL, BASE STATION, AND USER EQUIPMENT

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Embodiments of the present invention provide methods for transmitting and receiving a control channel, a base station, and a user equipment, which relate to the communication field, and can solve a transmission problem of available changing transmission resources caused by introduction of an E-PDCCH. A method for configuring a control channel resource includes: determining, by a base station according to a system configuration and/or user configuration, resource elements REs included in an extended control channel element E-CCE, and transmitting an extended physical downlink control channel E-PDCCH to a user equipment, where the E-PDCCH is carried by the E-CCE; and receiving, by the user equipment, the E-PDCCH, and obtaining the REs included in the E-CCE, and receiving, over the REs included in the E-CCE, the E-PDCCH transmitted by the base station. The embodiments of the present invention are used for configuring and detecting a control channel resource.



METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECEIVING CONTROL INFORMATION THROUGH BLIND DECODING OF AN ENHANCED PHYSICAL DOWNLINK CONTROL CHANNEL (EPDCCH)

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

One embodiment of the present invention provides a method for enabling a terminal to receive control information in a wireless communication system, comprising the steps of: determining resource units for Enhanced Physical Downlink Control Channel (EPDCCH) of a plurality of resource units, with respect to each of one or more resource sets; and blind-decoding the resource units for the EPDCCH with respect to each of the one or more resource sets, wherein each of the one or more resource sets is set for one of localized EPDCCH transmission or distributed EPCCH transmission.



METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING DOWNLINK CONTROL CHANNEL IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM AND A METHOD FOR MAPPING THE CONTROL CHANNEL TO PHYSICAL RESOURCE USING BLOCK INTERLEAVER IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method for transmitting a downlink control channel in a mobile communication system and a method for mapping the control channel to physical resources using a block interleaver are provided. In order to transmit a downlink control channel in a mobile communication system, information bits are modulated to generate one or more modulation symbols according to a specific modulation scheme, the modulation symbols are interleaved using a block interleaver, and the interleaved modulated symbols are mapped to resource elements allocated for transmission of at least one control channel in a subframe, thereby transmitting the at least one control channel.



Power Division Multiple Access

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A satellite communication system includes a hub and one or more terminals, wherein the one or more terminals may be configured to communicate over a satellite with the hub using a segment of the satellite's resources and using a single channel per carrier (SCPC) access scheme. Methods are presented herein for facilitating the dimensioning of at least a power characteristic of said space segment using a Demand Assignment Multiple Access approach and for enforcing the dimensioned power characteristic in real-time, or substantially in real-time. Also presented are methods for allocating power to SCPC carriers, wherein a maximum power level for a carrier may be determined using a DAMA technique.



TERMINAL DEVICE AND BASE STATION DEVICE

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Selection of a suitable MCS improves throughput without increasing the number of pieces of control information. Provided is a terminal apparatus including: a control information extraction unit 703 that receives control information for requesting a CSI notification; a CQI determination unit 707 that calculates CQI according to the control information and calculates a CQI index by any CQI table of a first CQI table and a second subframe from the CQI; and a UL transmission unit 711 that performs uplink transmission of the CQI index to a base station apparatus, in which, in a case where the control information is received on a first downlink subframe set, the CQI determination unit 707 generates the CQI index using the first CQI table, and in which, in a case where the control information is received on a second downlink subframe set, the CQI determination unit 707 generates the CQI index using the second CQI table.



DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD AND DEVICE

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Disclosed are a data transmission method and device. The method comprises: receiving a PDCCH, wherein the PDCCH comprises an indication domain which can at least indicate different HARQ processes the number of which is a sum of maximum HARQ process numbers of a plurality of carriers, and initial transmission and retransmission of data in the same HARQ process use different carriers; and receiving data scheduled by the PDCCH according to the PDCCH. By means of the present application, transmission carriers during initial transmission and retransmission of data in the same process can be adjusted flexibly, so that, when interferences to some carrier(s) are serious, data transmission in the process is adjusted to a carrier or carriers to which interference conditions are not serious, so as to improve system transmission efficiency.



METHOD FOR ESTABLISHING WIRELESS CHANNEL INCLUDING DOWNLINK-ORIENTED CHANNEL IN WIRELESS LAN SYSTEM, AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The present document relates to a wireless communication system and, more particularly, to a method for establishing a wireless channel by an AP in a high-density wireless LAN system and to an apparatus therefor. The AP configured for this purpose can establish a primary channel and one or more secondary channels, establish one or more downlink oriented channels into one or more secondary channels, but without the one or more downlink oriented channels overlapping the primary channel of an adjacent basic service set (BSS), and transmit, to a station connected to the AP, the frame including establishment information on the established one or more downlink oriented channels.



TDD UPLINK/DOWNLINK CONFIGURATION ENHANCEMENTS

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The invention relates to the performing, by a mobile station, of a PUSCH transmission (3) in response to a DCI transmission (1). Specifically, in case a first TDD uplink/downlink configuration, according to which the communication is configured, is different from a second TDD uplink/downlink configuration, on the basis of which the DCI to PUSCH timing relations are defined (2a), and in case these DCI to PUSCH timing relations define plural timing relations for performing PUSCH transmissions in response to a single DCI transmission (2b), the mobile station applies a pre-stored association (2c) indicating a single timing relation that is to be used for determining the PUSCH transmission based on the subframe in which the corresponding DCI transmission is received (2d).



METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING DATA USING PLURALITY OF CARRIERS IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The present specification discloses a mobile communication system. More particularly, the present invention relates to a method and an apparatus for transmitting and receiving data using a plurality of carriers in a mobile communication system.



SEARCH PROCESS FOR PHYSICAL DOWNLINK CONTROL CHANNELS IN A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method for a user equipment (UE) to determine locations for M candidate physical downlink control channels (PDCCHs) in a set of N physical resource blocks (PRBs) in a transmission time interval (TTI) is provided. The method includes determining a location for each of M candidate PDCCHs in a different PRB if N is greater than or equal to M and determining a location for each of N candidate PDCCHs in a different PRB and determining a location for each of remaining M-N candidate PDCCHs in a different PRB if M is greater than N and 2N is greater than or equal to M



TRANSMISSION OPPORTUNITY OWNERSHIP TRANSFER AND EXTENSION IN A WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK (WLAN)

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A transmission opportunity (TXOP) owner transfer request is received at a first communication device from a second communication device. The TXOP transfer request indicates that the second communication device is requesting to transfer ownership of a first TXOP to the first communication device, wherein the first TXOP is owned by the second communication device. In response to receiving the TXOP owner transfer request, the first communication device initiates a second TXOP which is owned by the first communication device.



APPARATUS, COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM, AND METHOD FOR ALIGNMENT OF LONG TRAINING FIELDS IN A HIGH EFFICIENCY WIRELESS LOCAL-AREA NETWORK

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Apparatuses, computer readable media, and methods for extending a long-training field are disclosed. An apparatus of a high-efficiency (HE) wireless local-area network (HEW) device is disclosed. The apparatus including transceiver circuitry and processing circuitry configure to determine if a HE long training field (HE-LTF) portion of a HE physical layer convergence procedure (PLCP) protocol data unit (HE-PPDU) is to be extended, and if the HE-LTF portion is to be extended, configure the HE-LTF portion to use a longer symbol duration, or one or more additional HE-LTFs. The transceiver circuitry and processing circuitry configure also to transmit the HE-PPDU in accordance with orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA). An apparatus of a HEW device includes circuitry configured to receive a HE-LTF portion of a HE-PPDU, determine if the HE-LTF portion of the HE-PPDU is extended, and if the HE-PPDU portion is extended, use the extended portion to improve channel estimates.



POINT TO MULTI-POINT SERVICES USING HIGH SPEED SHARED CHANNELS IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Service data is transferred in a wireless communication system. A first service identification is transmitted for reception by a group of users of a cell in the system. The group of users does not include all of the users of the cell. Each of the group of users receives the service identification. Each of the group of users monitors for a second service identification being transmitted over a high speed downlink shared channel (HS-DSCH). The service data is transmitted over the HS-DSCH with the second service identification. Each of the group of users detects the second service identification and receives the service data of the HS-DSCH.



METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING GROUP COMMUNICATION SERVICE ENABLER (GCSE) SERVICE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

In a method for providing an GCSE (Group Communication Service Enabler) service in a wireless communication system, the present invention provides a method for switching from MBMS to unicast service, comprising providing a GCSE (Group Communication Service Enabler) service to a UE through MBMS (Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Services); detecting moving of the UE; receiving MBMS status information indicating whether a neighbor cell belongs to an MBSFN(MBMS Single Frequency Network) area from a MCE (Multi-cell Coordination Entity); based on the MBMS status information, checking whether a target cell of the UE is capable of providing a GCSE service through the MBMS; and transmitting the checking result to the MCE, where in case the target cell is unable to provide a GCSE service through the MBMS, the GCSE service is provided to the UE through a unicast bearer.



DOWNLINK DATA TRANSFER METHOD AND LOCATION UPDATE PROCEDURE EXECUTION METHOD

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A disclosure of the present specification provides a method for transferring downlink data by a serving gateway (S-GW). The method may comprise the steps of: transmitting a downlink data notification (DDN) message to a mobility management entity (MME) and a serving general packet radio service (GPRS) supporting node (SGSN), when downlink data arrives at a wireless device in a state where an idle mode signaling reduction (ISR) is activated; receiving a message notifying of a DDN refusal from any one of the MME and SGSN when the wireless device, being in a power saving mode (PSM), cannot receive the downlink data; and transmitting a paging stop request message to any one of the MME and SGSN when the message indicating the refusal of the DDN is received.



Carrier Grouping in Multicarrier Communications

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A wireless device receives messages comprising parameters of carriers and carrier groups. Downlink transmissions on a first carrier and at least one second carrier are substantially time aligned with each other. The wireless device receives time alignment commands comprising a time adjustment value and an index identifying a carrier group. Uplink transmissions on a first carrier group and a second carrier group employ different synchronization signals on different carriers as timing reference and are adjusted in response to different time alignment commands.



Wireless Network for Sensor Array

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A linear wireless sensor network includes network nodes having monotonically varying network node identifiers along each branch of the network. The network identifiers enable the nodes to forward network packets without use of routing tables. Low duty cycle wireless communication protocols enable network packets to be routed to all nodes of very large networks while consuming very little electrical power. Broadcast, rather than unicast, transmissions between nodes take advantage of favorable signal propagation conditions to forward messages using largest possible hops, skipping over nodes when possible, as well as automatically adapting to time- or spatially-varying conditions. A group of network packets is broadcast and forwarded by a most distant receiving node that received all packets of the group. A receiving node's clock is automatically adjusted, based on which packet(s) of a group of packets was received. A sending node synchronizes near-by receiving nodes. Nodes are provisioned over-the-air, with built-in scheduling. Health and welfare information piggybacks on other network traffic.



Wireless Network for Sensor Array

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A linear wireless sensor network includes network nodes having monotonically varying network node identifiers along each branch of the network. The network identifiers enable the nodes to forward network packets without use of routing tables. Low duty cycle wireless communication protocols enable network packets to be routed to all nodes of very large networks while consuming very little electrical power. Broadcast, rather than unicast, transmissions between nodes take advantage of favorable signal propagation conditions to forward messages using largest possible hops, skipping over nodes when possible, as well as automatically adapting to time- or spatially-varying conditions. A group of network packets is broadcast and forwarded by a most distant receiving node that received all packets of the group. A receiving node's clock is automatically adjusted, based on which packet(s) of a group of packets was received. A sending node synchronizes near-by receiving nodes. Nodes are provisioned over-the-air, with built-in scheduling. Health and welfare information piggybacks on other network traffic.



TECHNIQUES FOR OPTIMIZING NETWORK EVENT TIMERS

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Disclosed are various embodiments for optimizing network event timers for a node. The node obtains data for transmission by the node via a network. The node uses time intervals of a clock as a basis for determining actions associated with the network. A transmission duration is calculated that corresponds to the time for transmitting the data via the network based on a data rate of the network and a size of the data. The node calculates a transmission delay based on the transmission duration. The transmission delay is less than a clock interval and controls when transmission of the data is completed by the node. After the expiration of the transmission delay, the node transmits the data via the network. The node initiates an event timer when the transmission is completed, where the event timer measures time based upon counting the time intervals elapsed since the event timer began.



APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING TRANSMISSION POWER IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Exemplary embodiments provide a method and apparatus for controlling transmit power for a device-to-device (D2D) communication between user equipments (UEs), the method including: searching for a peer UE; determining transmit power of a D2D communication signal to be transmitted to the peer UE; and transmitting the D2D communication signal to the peer UE based on the determined transmit power.



METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING TRANSMIT POWER IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method is provided for transmitting a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) in a wireless communication system supporting multiple antennas. The method is performed by a user equipment (UE) having a first antenna port and a second antenna port, and configured for using a multiple-antenna transmit mode for transmission using multiple antennas and a single-antenna transmit mode for transmission using a single antenna. The UE determines that the multiple-antenna transmit mode is to be used for transmitting the PUCCH, and determines a transmit power offset value to be added to a transmit power of the PUCCH depending on a PUCCH format to be used for transmitting the PUCCH using the first and second antenna ports. The UE transmits the PUCCH by using a first PUCCH resource through the first antenna port, and transmits the PUCCH by using a second PUCCH resource through the second antenna port.



METHOD FOR TERMINAL FOR TRANSMITTING UPLINK DATA IN FDR COMMUNICATION ENVIRONMENT

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Disclosed are a method and a terminal for transmitting data, the method comprising the steps of: determining, during FDR communication with a base station, an overlap region from among a resource region for transmitting an uplink data channel, the overlap region being the resource region for a downlink control channel received from the base station; mitigating the effects of self-interference in the overlap region due to an uplink communication; and transmitting the uplink data channel by means of the overlap region for which the effects of self-interference have been mitigated and the region excluding the overlap region from among the resource region for transmitting the uplink data channel.



WIRELESS COMMUNICATION TERMINAL DEVICE, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT FOR CONTROLLING TRANSMISSION POWER OF SOUNDING REFERENCE SIGNAL (SRS)

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A radio terminal is provided that can provide a flexible transmission power control for an SRS without restrictions due to the transmission power control of a PUSCH, for the purpose of enabling use of an SRS for various purposes in a HetNet CoMP environment. The radio terminal receives a control signal including a transmission power control command (TPC command) to be applied to an aperiodic sounding reference signal (A-SRS), through a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH), updates a transmission power value of the A-SRS using the TPC command, and transmits the A-SRS using the updated transmission power value in accordance with a transmission request included in a control signal indicating assignment of a physical downlink data channel (PDSCH) or assignment of a physical uplink data channel (PUSCH).



MULTIMODE AND POWER-SAVING METHOD OF MULTIMEDIA TRANSMISSION AND SYSTEM THEREOF

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A multimode and power-saving method of multimedia transmission may include, when a multimedia terminal is turned on upon receiving an operational command from a user, acquiring a list of a plurality of available connection protocols in a protocol implementation layer, between an application interface layer and a hardware implementation layer of the multimedia terminal. The method may also include acquiring, from the list of available connection protocols, and saving a current most power-saving connection protocol according to a power-saving priority of each connection protocol, and establishing a connection with another terminal using the current most power-saving connection protocol. When a time that the multimedia terminal has not conducted data transmission with another terminal exceeds a preset time threshold value, the multimedia terminal is disconnected from the other terminal.



SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ULTRA LOW POWER MODE TRANSMISSION

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A time slot assignment arrangement for ultralow power devices in a wireless communication network is disclosed. The time slot assigned to ultralow power device wakeup frame is identified as ultralow power timeslot using various indicators. The ultralow power timeslot is assigned as contention based timeslot allowing ultralow power devices in the wireless network to extend the interval for synchronizing with the network overcoming the short synchronization interval requirements of wireless communication network resulting in significant improvement in battery life by preserving the power needed for frequent synchronization with the wireless communication network.



METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING COMMUNICATION OF A PORTABLE TERMINAL IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The present disclosure relates to a 5th Generation (5G) or pre-5G communication system supporting a higher data transfer rate after a 4th Generation (4G) communication system such as Long Term Evolution (LTE). In particular, a method and an apparatus for controlling communication of a terminal in a wireless communication system are provided. The method includes receiving information regarding an operation of a second system by using a first communication module configured to support a first system and controlling an activation state of a second communication module configured to support the second system, based on the information regarding the operation of the second system.



Power Saving Method and Apparatus for Multimode Terminal

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Provided are power saving methods and devices for a multimode terminal. The method includes that: state values CLK1_EN/CLK2_EN of PWRCTRL1/PWRCTRL2 are controlled and output by using a sleep mode and a wake up mode of a Digital Baseband (DBB) of the multimode terminal; outputs CLK1_OUT/CLK2_OUT of a radio frequency transceiver (RF TRX) are controlled by using CLK1/CLK2 and the CLK1_EN/CLK2_EN; and the CLK1_OUT/CLK2_OUT are sent to a System On chip (SOC)/BUS/Peripheral and a MODEM of the DBB, wherein the CLK1_OUT/CLK2_OUT serve as a high-speed clock source of the multimode terminal in a standby state and a working state. By the solution, the multimode terminal is enabled to shorten wake up time of the MODEM subsystem and prolong sleep time within a Discontinuous Reception (DRX) period, and the effect of reducing standby power consumption is further achieved.



IMPLICIT POWER MANAGEMENT MODE AND STATE TRANSITIONS

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A station (STA) of a wireless local area network (WLAN) transitions implicitly between power management (PM) modes or PM states, without providing an explicit indication of the PM mode/state change to an access point (AP) of the WLAN. Transitions include changes between an active mode and a power save (PS) mode, or between an awake state and a doze state of the PS mode. Transitions occur immediately after receipt of a beacon indicating pending data for the STA, after an offset time indicated in the beacon, or at a specific wake time negotiated with the AP. After data reception is complete, the STA transitions implicitly to the PS mode or a doze state of the PS mode, after a power save inactivity timeout period or after receiving an indication that data transmission is complete.



System and Method for Data Communication in a Decentralized and Power Efficient Manner

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method for operating a first station configured for transmitting data includes generating a first frame including an identifier associated with a second station and a first timing information associated with a first time period for transmitting the data to the second station, the first time period occurring after a paging window. The method includes while within the paging window, attempting to obtain access to a channel, when the first station has not obtained access to the channel, modifying the first time period and the first timing information if the first station has received a second frame including a second timing information associated with a second time period, when the first station has obtained access to the channel, transmitting the first frame; and after the paging window, transmitting the data during the first time period if the first station was able to transmit the first frame.



METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MOBILE DEVICE TO UTILIZE CHANNELS WITH LOW POWER CONSUMPTION

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention facilitates efficient and effective power management for wireless telecommunications. In one embodiment, presented approaches enable power savings in devices with a limited power supply (e.g., mobile devices operating on battery power supply, photocell, etc.). In one exemplary implementation, power smart channels facilitate power conservation. Power smart channel communications can be transmitted at lower power levels than conventional or normal channel communications. Presented power smart channel methods and systems can be implemented in a wireless cellular communication environment where power smart channels are established and used in accordance with various aspects and configurations of the components (e.g., location, remaining battery charge, multiple resource bands, etc.) in the wireless cellular communication environment.



SOIL MONITOR AND SYSTEM THEREFOR

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

In an aspect of the invention there is provided a module for use with a signal representative of time of activity instructions. The module comprises a power source in the form of one or more batteries, one or more sensors for receiving information, a transceiver adapted to receive the signal and to transmit the information, and a controller. The controller is coupled to the sensor(s), the power source and the transceiver, and is adapted to periodically cycle the module between a high power mode and a low power mode. During the high power mode, the information is received from at least one of the sensor(s) and transmitted. The period is associated with the time of activity instructions.



TRANSMISSION SYSTEM COMPRISING FIRST AND SECOND BRIDGE DEVICES

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A first bridge device, connected by a first wired link to a supplying device, and a second bridge device, connected by a second wired link to a consuming device, are interconnected via a wireless communication network and are able to be configured in: a nominal operating mode; an energy saving mode; or a stop mode. The first bridge device switches into stop mode following detection of deactivation of the first wired link, and switches into energy saving mode following detection of disconnection from the network of the second bridge device or when the second bridge device goes into energy saving mode or following detection of a low volume of bidirectional traffic. The second bridge device switches into stop mode following detection of deactivation of the second wired link, and switches into energy saving mode following detection of the consuming device being put into hibernation or following detection of disconnection of the network or detection of a low volume of bidirectional traffic.



SELF-CONFIGURING, SELF-OPTIMIZING WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK SYSTEM

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A system and associated method provides for a wireless local area network (WLAN) that permits mobile units to communicate with an external, wired network. Nodes in the WLAN include multiple components, such as a base module, antenna module, and one or more wireless modules. Indeed, this system can employ two or more wireless modules that employ different short-range wireless protocols, such as IEEE 802.11-type and Bluetooth protocols. The nodes may perform self-discovery to determine modules within the node and associated functionality, as well as identify neighboring nodes to thereby establish a mesh-type network. Nodes can be configured to provide connectivity to the wired network, while others (access points) communicate wirelessly with mobile devices. The nodes may then be interconnected wirelessly, or via wires.