Hassan Ghozlan has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Abstract: An approach is described of an access node that is configured to exchange intended Uplink (UL)/Downlink (DL) direction information for cross-link interference (CLI) management in a wireless communication system. The access node includes processor circuitry and communication circuitry. The processor circuitry is configured to generate a message including the intended UL/DL DL direction information. The communication circuitry is coupled to the processor circuitry, and configured to transmit the message to a second access node to thereby implement CLI management.
Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to systems and methods for conveying remote interference management information via a reference signal. For example, an interference management method may include receiving, at a first device, an interference signal from a second device. At the first device, a reference signal is generated, including mitigation information for remote interference management. The first device may transmit the reference signal to the second device. The method may further include receiving, at the first device, a mitigation response signal indicative of a level of mitigation undertaken by the second device based on the mitigation information that the first device transmitted.
Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, and computer-readable media are provided for determination of reference signal received power (RSRP) to estimate cross-link interference. The approach uses a received signal from a second UE and downlink (DL) timing information from a transmission reception point (TRP). The approach generates a corrected timing signal based on the received signal, the DL timing information and a reference sequence, and then extracts a symbol from the received signal and the corrected timing signal. The approach then transforms using a fast Fourier transform (FFT) circuit the symbol, and then cross-correlates with a reference sequence to generate a correlation result from which the RSRP is estimated.
Abstract: Aspects of this disclosure relate transmitting and/or receiving reference symbols. A first reference symbol includes a symbol and a cyclically shifted portion of the symbol, where the cyclically shifted portion has cyclic shift length. A second reference symbol includes a cyclically shifted version of the first reference symbol that is cyclically shifted relative to the first reference symbol by the cyclic shift length. The first and second reference symbols are transmitted consecutively from at least one antenna.
October 18, 2021
April 21, 2022
Jing Jiang, Anthony Edet Ekpenyong, Mark Vernon Lane, Michael J. Roe, Liang Mei, Hassan Ghozlan, Tamer Adel Kadous
Abstract: Aspects of this disclosure relate receiving a reference symbol from at least one antenna. The reference symbol includes a portion of a first transmitted reference symbol and a portion of a second transmitted reference symbol. The first transmitted reference symbol includes a symbol and a cyclically shifted portion of the symbol having a cyclic shift length. The second transmitted reference symbol includes a cyclically shifted version of the first transmitted reference symbol that is cyclically shifted relative to the first transmitted reference symbol by the cyclic shift length. The reference symbol is processed. In certain embodiments, processing the reference symbol can account for (i) a frame offset between uplink symbols and downlink symbols and (ii) another timing offset between downlink transmission and uplink reception.
October 18, 2021
April 21, 2022
Jing Jiang, Anthony Edet Ekpenyong, Mark Vernon Lane, Michael J Roe, Liang Mei, Hassan Ghozlan, Tamer Adel Kadous
Abstract: Some embodiments of this disclosure include apparatuses and methods for measuring and/or reporting UE-to-UE crosslink interference (CLI). In some embodiments, a communication network may use transmission reception points (TRPs) to facilitate communications for user equipment (UE). A first TRP may command a first UE to transmit a crosslink interference reference signal (CLI-RS) according to a particular time behavior. A second TRP may command a second UE to measure UE-to-UE CLI using the CLI-RS and the time behavior. The second UE may then report the measured CLI indicating a level of interference caused by the first UE.
Abstract: In a wireless communication environment, there may arise a timing misalignment for SRS-RSRP measurement. In order to address this issue, a UE may receive an uplink transmission from second UE containing the uplink transmission timing for the first UE. The UE may then set its measurement timing to be the same as the uplink transmission timing. The UE then carries out SRS-RSRP measurement according to the newly-set measurement timing.
Abstract: Disclosed herein are system, method, and computer program product embodiments verifying legitimate victim-aggressor pairs in remote interference management operation. In an embodiment, a first even report is generated by a victim base station based detection of an atmospheric duct and it transmits a victim reference signal with the first event report. The first event report includes an ID of the victim base station. An aggressor base station is triggered to begin monitoring for transmission of the victim reference signal. The aggressor base station sends a second event report if it detects the victim reference signal. The central entity tries to verify that the victim and aggressor are legitimate. If the verification passes, then the central entity sends a message to the aggressor to start of remote interference mitigation. If verification fails, the remote interference mitigation is not triggered and the victim reference signal is ignored.
Abstract: In NR networks with dynamic TDD operation, two types of cross-link interference (CLI) arise: UE-to-UE and TRP-to-TRP. UE-to-UE CLI measurement and reporting can assist the network in managing CLI. The problem is that, for a cell to be able to measure the CLI reference signal transmitted by UEs in another neighboring cell, the cell needs to know what CLI-RS transmission resources assigned to the UEs in the neighboring cells. Embodiments of the present disclosure provide systems and methods for the exchange of such information between cells. In some embodiments, for example, a gNB sends a request message to a neighboring gNB and the neighboring gNB sends back a response message that includes TDD DL/UL Configurations of its cells and a list of the resources assigned to its UEs for transmission of UE-to-UE CLI reference signal.
Abstract: An approach is described for a method for a base station in a fifth generation (5G) wireless communication or a new radio (NR) system that includes the following steps. The method includes determining base initial seeds and a time parameter. The method further includes generating actual initial seeds based on the base initial seeds and the time parameter; generating a Pseudo-Noise (PN) sequence based on one of the actual initial seeds; and generating a remote interference management reference signal (RIM-RS) sequence based on the PN sequence. The method further includes transmitting the RIM-RS sequence to a remote base station.
Abstract: Embodiments of this disclosure include apparatuses and methods for data channel mapping type and demodulation reference signal (DM-RS) configuration to enable a physical layer (L1) crosslink interference (CLI) measurement and reporting. Some embodiments are direct to a method of operating a base station (BS), where the method can include generating, by the BS, a demodulation reference signal (DM-RS), determining, by the BS, a position of the DM-RS in a first transmission slot, transmitting, by the BS, the DM-RS to a UE based on the determined position in the first transmission slot, processing, by the BS, a crosslink interference (CLI) measurement fed back based on the DM-RS, wherein the CLI measurement fed back is in a channel state information (CSI) report, and performing, by the BS, a CLI mitigation based on the CLI measurement.
Abstract: Disclosed herein are system, method, and computer program product embodiments for identifying an aggressor device or an aggressor beam of an aggressor device. The embodiments further mitigate the impact of the identified aggressor device or the identified aggressor beam of the aggressor device.
Abstract: Provided herein are systems and methods of configuring received signal strength indicator (RSSI) measurements to determine crosslink interferences (CLI). For instance, a user equipment (UE) can receive, using radio front-end circuitry, a RSSI resource configuration for CLI measurement from a base station in a 5G network. The UE can then measure a RSSI of one or more received signals based at least in part on the RSSI resource configuration. The UE can then perform one or more CLI measurements based at least in part on the measured RSSI. The RSSI resource configuration includes an identifier information element (IE), one or more slot-level indication IEs, one or more symbol-level indication IEs, one or more physical resource block (PRB)-level indication IEs, one or more resource element (RE) pattern indication IEs, and one or more receive beam indication IEs.
Abstract: Systems and methods of providing DMRS for a UE are generally described. The DMRS locations in a resource unit of a Physical Resource Allocation of a shared channel are randomly determined, and the DMRS sequences randomly generated before transmission from a master UE to a wearable UE. The DMRS locations are disposed on different subcarriers and symbols in the resource unit and are repeated every k subframes or m resource units within the same subframe. In situations in which the collision/contention probability is relatively small, DMRS in control channels may be used rather than in the shared data channel.
October 25, 2021
March 10, 2022
Joonbeom Kim, Vesh Raj Sharma Banjade, Guangjie Li, Qian Li, Satish Chandra Jha, Hassan Ghozlan, Dawei Ying, Yaser M. Fouad, Lu Lu
Abstract: Technology is disclosed for a relay node (RN) operable for backhaul beam failure recovery (BFR) in a fifth generation (5G) new radio (NR) integrated access and backhaul (IAB) network. The relay node can be configured to: decode a periodic reference signal for beam failure instance detection received from a donor node (DN); identify abeam failure between the RN and the DN, wherein the beam failure occurs when N beam failure instances are identified, wherein N is a positive integer; identify whether a candidate beam of one or more candidate beams at the RN has a reference signal greater than a threshold; prepare a BFR request; and encode the BFR request.
Abstract: Technology for an integrated access and backhaul (IAB) donor operable to communicate synchronization signal block (SSB) transmission coordination information is disclosed. The IAB donor in a Fifth Generation New Radio (5G-NR) IAB network can determine SSB transmission coordination information for the IAB donor and a plurality of IAB nodes. The IAB donor can encode the SSB transmission coordination information for transmission from a central unit (CU) of the IAB donor to a distributed unit (DU) of an IAB node in the plurality of IAB nodes. The SSB transmission coordination information can enable the plurality of IAB nodes to send and receive SSBs to one or more of the IAB donor or other IAB nodes of the plurality of IAB nodes in the 5G-NR IAB network in accordance with a half-duplex constraint.
Abstract: An apparatus of an Integrated Access and Backhaul (IAB) node includes processing circuitry coupled to a memory. To configure the IAB node for resource allocation within an IAB network, the processing circuitry is to decode radio resource control (RRC) signaling from a central unit (CU) function of an IAB donor node. The RRC signaling configures first time-domain resources for a parent backhaul link between a mobile termination (M) function of the IAB node and a distributed unit (DU) function of a parent IAB node, and second time-domain resources for a child backhaul link between a DU function of the IAB node and a MT function of a child IAB node. Uplink data is encoded for transmission to the parent IAB node based on the first time-domain resources. Downlink data is encoded for transmission to the child IAB node based on the second time-domain resources.
Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, methods, and computer-readable media are provided for remote interference management (RIM) in wireless networks, including RIM reference signals (RIM-RS) transmitted to assist victim radio access network (RAN) nodes to identify aggressor RAN nodes due to, for example, atmospheric ducting. The RIM-RS is also flexibly configured. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, methods, and computer-readable media are provided for Remote Interference Management (RIM) in wireless networks, including RIM reference signals (RIM-RS) transmitted to assist victim Radio Access Network (RAN) nodes to identify aggressor RAN nodes due to, for example, atmospheric ducting. The RIM-RS is also bandwidth-flexible in order to enable detection of the RIM-RS by aggressor RAN nodes with different bandwidth configurations. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
Abstract: A device of a New Radio (NR) evolved Node B (gNodeB), a method and a machine readable medium to implement the method. The method includes: processing a first signal sent by a NR evolved NodeB (gNodeB) regarding a primary physical random access channel (PRACH) configuration to be used to encode for transmission a first communication to the gNodeB; processing a second signal sent by the gNodeB regarding a secondary PRACH configuration different from the primary PRACH configuration and to be used to encode for transmission a second communication to the gNodeB; determining the primary PRACH configuration from the first signal and the secondary PRACH from the second signal; and switching from the primary PRACH configuration to the secondary PRACH configuration and encode for transmission the second communication to the gNodeB based on the secondary PRACH configuration.