Patents by Inventor Mohammad ALAWIEH

Mohammad ALAWIEH 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).

  • Publication number: 20220286812
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for a network entity (NE) to optimize positioning of a user equipment, UE where the reliability of the positioning of a UE depends on static circumstances and situational/environmental circumstances. Static circumstances are the sensor capabilities and sensor quality related to the UE and general system limitations, and they remain the same regardless of the position of the UE. Situational or environmental circumstances depend on the situation or environment of the UE, and they change with the position and/or other physical states of the UE. The invention teaches that the NE request a quality report from a measurement unit (MU) to enable the MU to report on quality changes due to situational or environmental circumstances to the NE in order to enable the NE to decide on the best positioning method for the UE in the current situation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Applicant: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Mohammad Alawieh, Birendra Ghimire, Bastian Perner, Sebastian Kram
  • Publication number: 20220271982
    Abstract: An apparatus for a wireless communication system is to transmit a reference signal on a common set of resource elements, REs, the common set of REs used by one or more further apparatuses in the wireless communication system to transmit the reference signal so that the reference signals of the apparatus and of the one or more further apparatuses use the same REs. The reference signal is transmit using OFDM symbols and the same sequence having a zero auto correlation property is applied to each OFDM symbol. A phase correction is applied to an OFDM symbol before transmission, wherein a correction factor of the phase correction depends on a comb factor and a comb offset of the OFDM symbol and is independent of the resource element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2022
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Inventors: Mohammad ALAWIEH, Ernst EBERLEIN, Marcus GROßMANN, Birendra GHIMIRE
  • Publication number: 20220264257
    Abstract: An apparatus for determining a position of a user device, UE, in a wireless communication system, the wireless communication system comprising one or more of moving transmission reception points, TRPs, wherein the apparatus is configured to: initiate one or more procedures to perform one or more measurements between the UE and the moving TRP, and to obtain one or more measurement results; and receive at least one message from the moving TRP comprising a position information of the moving TRP; wherein the apparatus is capable to estimate the position of the UE using the measurement result and the position of the moving TRP.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventors: Alexander HOFMANN, Mohammad ALAWIEH, Leszek RASCHKOWSKI, Sebastian KRAM, Birendra GHIMIRE
  • Publication number: 20220196781
    Abstract: The embodiments herein relate to method performed by a radio network node, a network node, a method performed by a UE, a UE, a method performed by a location server and a location server. The method performed by the network node includes: transmitting at least one signal to other network nodes; detecting signals transmitted from said other network nodes; measuring the signal strength of each received signal; transforming said measured signal strengths into a reference point or into measurement data; and transferring or transmitting the reference point or the measurement data to a location entity or a location node or a location server in the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Steffen Meyer, Thorsten Vaupel, Mohammad Alawieh, Bastian Perner, JÜrgen Hupp
  • Publication number: 20220146620
    Abstract: The embodiments herein relate to a method for an RTT measurement procedure in a communication network, the method comprising: (701) setting a positioning mode; (702) identifying a number of neighboring radio base station, n-gNBs, based on at least one report from a at least one User Equipment, or from UE information based on at least one measurement performed by a serving radio base station, s-gNB, serving said UE; and (703) initiating configuration by: —acquiring capabilities of said at least one UE and capabilities from at said radio base stations, gNBs, —reporting by said at least one UE beam measurements for the n-gNBs from said at least one report; and setting resources for the s-gNB and the n-gNBs. There is also provided a system and apparatuses in the form of a UE, a gNB and a location server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Mohammad Alawieh, Niels Hadaschik, Ernst Eberlein, Norbert Franke
  • Publication number: 20220095296
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates methods and apparatuses (UE, scheduler, network node) for resource allocation in a network. According to embodiments herein there are provided a new resource allocation scheme for an UL-TDOA resource allocation scheme and the related UL-PRS signals. The procedure is also applicable for RTT uplink resource allocation. The main technical effects and advantages achieved by the embodiments herein include: A resource allocation concept offering a high flexibility. The positioning update rate is configurable for each UE allowing that for semi static objects a low update rate is selected whereas for moving devices a high update rate is feasible. The signalisation overhead is minimized. The UEs may be configured semi-persistent. Using different transmit periods for each UE results in random SINR (Signal to Interference Noise Ratio) values and ensures that UEs with high pathloss are also detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Applicant: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Norbert Franke, Mohammad Alawieh, Ernst Eberlein, Birendra Ghimire, Niels Hadaschik
  • Publication number: 20210409967
    Abstract: The embodiments herein relate to method performed by a radio network node or a LMF, a method performed by a UE and a UE for downlink and uplink beam management for positioning measurements. The method comprising at least: configuring the target UE; receiving at least one report from the UE; exchanging the report(s) with neighboring network nodes and/or a location measurement function; providing instructions the UTE; receiving at least one measurement report from the UE; and estimating the location of the UE using received information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Applicant: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Norbert Franke, Marcus Grossmann, Markus Landmann, Mohammad Alawieh
  • Patent number: 11211993
    Abstract: Communication apparatus of a cellular communication network, wherein the apparatus is configured to receive a reference signal; and to estimate a phase estimate based on the received reference signal; and to provide a localization module with the phase estimate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
    Inventors: Martin Kurras, Norbert Franke, Mohammad Alawieh, Benjamin Sackenreuter
  • Patent number: 11187775
    Abstract: There is provided a method and/or an apparatus for time of arrival, TOA, measurements. One method includes: performing, at a sample resolution, a correlation process on a received measurement signal to achieve a measurement correlation function; determining a peak sample and correlation data of at least one additional sample preceding and/or following the peak sample in the measurement correlation function; determining a TOA and/or distance on the basis of the peak sample and correction data acquired by at least the correlation data of the at least one additional sample preceding and/or following the peak sample and pre-assigned configuration data associated to the transmission channel acquired at a subsample resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventor: Mohammad Alawieh
  • Publication number: 20210345287
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention refer to a method for determining the position of a target device within a communication network. Further embodiments refer to a corresponding target device including a receiving unit and a radio frequency measurement unit, to a base station or a location server including a selector and a transmitter, and to a reference device with configurable properties. Further embodiments refer to a system including a base station or a location server, a target device, and a reference device for determining the position of a target device within a communication network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventors: Mohammad ALAWIEH, Ferdinand KEMETH, Norbert FRANKE
  • Publication number: 20200372379
    Abstract: An apparatus for estimating a physical state of a movable object includes a processor receiving or determining a probability mass function including probabilities for each of a first group of at least two movement classes, wherein the movement models of the first group being determined using sensor data from the inertial measurement unit. The processor receives at least one additional probability mass function associated with a second group of at least two movement classes, wherein the additional probability mass function has been obtained using additional information different from the sensor data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Norbert FRANKE, Sebastian KRAM, Christian NICKEL, Jochen SEITZ, Mohammad ALAWIEH
  • Publication number: 20200374656
    Abstract: A transceiver for a wireless communication system is configured to: communicate with at least one other transceiver of the system using a sidelink resource pool of the system; transmit signals on resources of the pool that are allocated to the transceiver on a period basis with equal length periods tperiodA; transmit a first signal on a first resource of the resources allocated to the transceiver, and receive a second signal from another transceiver of the system on a second resource, the second signal being transmitted by the other transceiver responsive to a reception of the first signal, the second signal being transmitted by the other transceiver on the second resource using the period tperiodA based on which the resources are allocated to the transceiver; determine a distance to the other transceiver based on a time troundA between the transmission of the first signal and the reception of the second signal from the other transceiver, and based on the period tperiodA based on which the resources are alloc
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Mohammad ALAWIEH, Bastian PERNER, Niels HADASCHIK, Norbert FRANKE
  • Publication number: 20200212990
    Abstract: Communication apparatus of a cellular communication network, wherein the apparatus is configured to receive a reference signal; and to estimate a phase estimate based on the received reference signal; and to provide a localization module with the phase estimate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Martin KURRAS, Norbert FRANKE, Mohammad ALAWIEH, Sackenreuter BENJAMIN
  • Publication number: 20190250241
    Abstract: There is provided a method and/or an apparatus for time of arrival, TOA, measurements. One method includes: performing, at a sample resolution, a correlation process on a received measurement signal to achieve a measurement correlation function; determining a peak sample and correlation data of at least one additional sample preceding and/or following the peak sample in the measurement correlation function; determining a TOA and/or distance on the basis of the peak sample and correction data acquired by at least the correlation data of the at least one additional sample preceding and/or following the peak sample and pre-assigned configuration data associated to the transmission channel acquired at a subsample resolution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventor: Mohammad ALAWIEH