Control channel signaling for multiple ACK/NACK assignments
Originating portfolio: NET
Estimated expiration: 2029-Aug-16
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Initial bid date: 2018-May-01
Potentially relevant companies (7): Cisco Systems, Inc., CommScope Technologies LLC, Ericsson, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., Juniper Networks Inc., Leap Wireless International, Inc., ZTE Corporation
Products & technologies (3): Wireless:3GPP, Wireless:Basestation, Wireless:LTE
A method to control channel signaling between elements in a wireless network (e.g., a UE and a network node) is described. The method includes making a first assignment by assigning a first resource to a UE for single AN signaling. Making a second assignment by assigning a second resource to the UE for multi-bit AN signaling in conjunction with the single AN signaling is also included in the method. A resource block reserved for sending dynamic AN feedback includes the first resource and the second resource. The method includes providing (e.g., via a transmitter) an indication of the first assignment and the second assignment Apparatus and computer readable media are also described.
1. A method comprising:
making a first assignment by assigning a first resource to a user equipment for single acknowledge/negative-acknowledge signaling;
making a second assignment by assigning a second resource to the user equipment for multi-bit acknowledge/negative-acknowledge signaling in conjunction with the single acknowledge/negative-acknowledge signaling, wherein assigning the second resource comprises an implicit assignment including an offset based at least in part on the first resource,
where a resource block reserved for sending dynamic acknowledge/negative-acknowledge feedback comprises the first resource and the second resource; and
providing, via a transmitter, an indication of the first assignment and the second assignment.
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