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370310000 - COMMUNICATION OVER FREE SPACE

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20100061361METHODS UTILIZED IN MOBILE DEVICE FOR HANDLING SITUATIONS WHEN TIME ALIGNMENT TIMER EXPIRES, AND MOBILE DEVICE THEREOF - A method utilized in a mobile device includes: starting a time alignment timer when receiving a time alignment message transmitted by a base station, wherein the time alignment timer is used for determining whether the mobile device is synchronized with the base station on uplink timing, and the time alignment message is utilized to update timing advance for the mobile device; and ignoring at least a first control message sent from the base station after the time alignment timer expires.03-11-2010
20100067517PILOT SIGNALS FOR SYNCHRONIZATION AND/OR CHANNEL ESTIMATION - The frame words of the embodiments are suitable for frame synchronization and/or channel estimation. By adding the autocorrelation and/or cross-correlation functions of frame words, double maximum values equal in magnitude and opposite polarity at zero and middle shifts are obtained. This property can be used to slot-by-slot, double-check frame synchronization timing, single frame synchronization and/or channel estimation and allows reduction of the synchronization search time. Further, the present invention allows a simpler construction of a correlator circuit for a receiver. A frame synchronization apparatus and method using an optimal pilot pattern is used in a wide band code division multiple Access (W-CDMA) next generation mobile communication system.03-18-2010
20090196278PILOT SIGNALS FOR SYNCHRONIZATION AND/OR CHANNEL ESTIMATION - The frame words of the embodiments are suitable for frame synchronization and/or channel estimation. By adding the autocorrelation and/or cross-correlation functions of frame words, double maximum values equal in magnitude and opposite polarity at zero and middle shifts are obtained. This property can be used to slot-by-slot, double-check frame synchronization timing, single frame synchronization and/or channel estimation and allows reduction of the synchronization search time. Further, the present invention allows a simpler construction of a correlator circuit for a receiver. A frame synchronization apparatus and method using an optimal pilot pattern is used in a wide band code division multiple Access (W-CDMA) next generation mobile communication system.08-06-2009
20100054236Methods for Over-the-Air Blind Synchronization of Two OFDMA-Based Networks that Minimizes Interference and By Using an Extended Correlation Window Length - Synchronization of a macrocell network with one of its sub networks (e.g., a femtocell network, a microcell network) is important for reducing the level of inter-carrier interference (ICI) that exists between the uplink users of a macrocell network and the sub-network. Even though blind synchronization techniques based on single-user signal conditions are known, the signal models are ineffective in multiuser scenarios and do not provide for reducing ICI effects. A blind synchronization method is disclosed which reduces ICI for sub network communications. Additionally, a method is disclosed which accurately and blindly synchronizes to the first user using an extended correlation window.03-04-2010
20090003307MULTI-RADIO WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE METHOD FOR SYNCHRONIZING WIRELESS NETWORK AND BLUETOOTH COMMUNICATIONS - Embodiments of a multi-radio wireless communication device and methods for synchronizing wireless network and Bluetooth (BT) communications are generally described herein. Other embodiments may be described and claimed. In some embodiments, a BT radio module adjusts a master clock signal by a predetermined step size before each subsequent BT transmission in response to a frame sync pulse from a wireless network radio module to reduce a time difference between subsequent frame sync pulses and synchronization reference points of BT slots.01-01-2009
20090122783TIME SYNCHRONIZATION METHOD, COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, AND NODE USED FOR THE METHOD - A time synchronization method performed by each node in an ad hoc network in which a plurality of nodes are connected with each other by radio and time synchronization of each node is performed by transmitting and receiving a beacon including time information in a beacon period is provided. The time synchronization method includes: a generation step of generating a slot number using a random number every one beacon period; a determination step of determining whether to cancel beacon transmission based on the slot number when the node does not receive a beacon from another node by beacon transmission time corresponding to the slot number; and a step of canceling beacon transmission when determining to cancel beacon transmission in the determination step, and transmitting a beacon including time information of the own node at the beacon transmission time when determining not to cancel beacon transmission.05-14-2009
20090122782SYNCHRONIZATION OF WIRELESS NODES - A first wireless node may synchronize its timeslots with the timeslots of a second wireless node that was previously transmitting and receiving data in an asynchronous manner with respect to the timeslots of the first wireless node. By synchronizing timeslots, the wireless nodes may avoid interference that may otherwise occur if the wireless nodes operate in an asynchronous manner. A wireless node shares its timing information with other wireless nodes by repeatedly transmitting timing reference signals in conjunction with a synchronization metric that defines the relative priority of the timing reference. In the event a wireless node does not receive a GPS-based timing reference, the wireless node may synchronize to a timing reference based on the parameters of the synchronization metric of that timing reference. In the event a wireless node does not receive any timing references, the wireless node may define and advertise it's a timing reference and associated synchronization metric. To avoid synchronization race conditions, the synchronization metrics may be defined such that wireless nodes that have different timing references will advertise different synchronization metrics.05-14-2009
20100157972Network synchronization method - At least some exemplary embodiments of the invention enable a node to transmit synchronization information to other near-by nodes in a cognitive radio network during a transmission period. In one exemplary embodiment, an internal clock is compared to received synchronization information, a length of a next transmission period is set as a function of the comparing, and synchronization information is transmitted only once during the next transmission period.06-24-2010
20100157975METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PERFORMING TIME SYNCHRONIZATION BETWEEN NODES IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method is provided for synchronizing time between nodes in a wireless communication system. A reference node transmits a first packet to a correspondent node. Upon receiving the first packet, the correspondent node transmits a second packet with a reception time of the first packet recorded therein, to the reference node. Upon receiving the second packet, the reference node calculates a forward delay time using a transmission time and the reception time of the first packet. The correspondent node receives a third packet with the forward delay time from the reference node, and calculates a reverse delay time. The correspondent node calculates an offset value for the synchronization using the forward delay time and the reverse delay time.06-24-2010
20090316680TDS-OFDMA COMMUNICATION CINR ESTIMATION - In a TDS-OFDM communications system, within a frame time, a transmitted signal comprising a preamble, a downlink sub-frame, and an uplink sub-frame. Within the downlink sub-frame, interposed between sub-frames are guard intervals that have known sequences positioned therein. The known sequences are used for an estimation of a received power. A method comprising the step of using a guard sequence in a guard interval of OFDM symbols of the received TDS-OFDM signals in the downlink or the uplink to estimate a received signal power and using the estimated signal power to calculate a CINR is provided.12-24-2009
20100074246TRANSMISSION RESTARTING METHOD, MOBILE STATION AND RADIO BASE STATION - A mobile station (UE) is configured to notify, to a radio base station (eNB), a preamble for RACH included in an uplink synchronization request transmitted by the radio base station by using an asynchronous RACH; notify, to the radio base station (eNB), the preamble, when failing to receive a TA command transmitted by the radio base station (eNB); and release the preamble, when a validity period of the preamble is passed.03-25-2010
20130039359Time Synchronization Using Packet-Layer and Physical-Layer Protocols - In certain embodiments, a slave clock node in a wireless packet network achieves time synchronization with a master clock node by implementing a packet-layer synchronization procedure, such as the IEEE1588 precision timing protocol (PTP), to set the slave's local time based on the master's time. The slave's local time is then maintained by implementing a physical-layer syntonization procedure, such as synchronous Ethernet, without relying on the packet-layer synchronization procedure. The packet-layer synchronization procedure may be selectively employed to adjust the slave's local time (if needed) after significant periods of time (e.g., substantially greater than one second). Both the packet-layer synchronization procedure and the physical-layer syntonization procedure are traceable to a common reference timescale (e.g., UTC). Depending on the implementation, the packet-layer synchronization procedure can be, but does not have to be, terminated when not being employed to adjust the slave's local time.02-14-2013
20130034092Joint Channel Detection of Out of Synchronization Condition - To test whether a first radio channel is synchronized, a first quality value (e.g., power control bits) is determined for a first radio channel (e.g., DPCCH or F-DPCH), and a second quality value is determined for a second radio channel (e.g., PCICH) which carries precoding information (e.g., beamforming weights); then the first and second quality values are combined. In specific embodiments the combining includes comparing the first and second quality values against respective first and second thresholds to obtain respective first and second binary results that are logically combined; or by multiplying the first and second quality values by respective first and second weighting values to achieve weighted values which are added.02-07-2013
20100046498METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SLEEP MODE SIGNALING FOR A MULTI-STANDARD SYSTEM WITH BLUETOOTH - Aspects of a method and system for sleep mode signaling for a multi-standard system with Bluetooth are provided. In this regard, a first communication system that communicates utilizing TDM may generate a synchronization signal that is communicatively coupled to a second communication system that communicates utilizing TDM. The first communication system may determine one or more timeslots during which it may be inactive. The first communication system may control, based on the determination, an amount of time that the synchronization signal is in one or more states. The second communication system may receive the synchronization signal from the first communication system. The second communication system may determine timeslots during which the first communication system may be inactive based on an amount of time that the synchronization signal is in one or more states. The second communication system may transmit and/or receive at times that are scheduled based on the determination.02-25-2010
20100103922IN-BAND TIME SYNCHRONIZATION TECHNIQUE - A communication system includes devices configured to communicate with each other via wireless communication by exchanging information in a sequence of time slots in frames. These time slots may be synchronized across the devices using distributed mutual synchronization in which each device exchanges time stamps in the frames with other devices to stabilize clock signals in the devices about a common frequency. Moreover, a time stamp in a given time slot may be generated by a transmitting device, which is transmitting in the given time slot, based on a clock signal in the transmitting device.04-29-2010
20090141701Concluding Validity of Uplink Synchronization Parameter - Concluding the validity of an uplink synchronization parameter, such as a timing advance, in a packet-switched radio system. The method includes: detecting (06-04-2009
20100040044Synchronization Circuit, Synchronization Method, Wireless Communication Apparatus, Wireless Communication Method, and Computer Program - A synchronization circuit includes a packet detecting unit that searches a received signal for a preamble that is added to the beginning of a packet and that includes given repetitive training sequences to detect the packet; a packet detection reconfirming unit that reconfirms the packet detection by the packet detecting unit by using a received signal in a field in the preamble, subsequent to the field where the packet detecting unit has detected the packet; and a control unit that cancels the packet detection by the packet detecting unit in response to the packet detection reconfirming unit that detects erroneous detection of the packet by the packet detecting unit to cause the packet detecting unit to start detection of a packet from a received signal again.02-18-2010
20090135804Method And System For Ordering Sequences For Synchronization Signaling In A Wireless System - Certain embodiments of the invention may be found in a method and system for ordering sequences for synchronization signaling in a wireless system. Various aspects of the invention may enable a user equipment (UE) receiving signals from eUTRAN base stations (NodeBs). The received signals may comprise synchronization sequences transmitted using synchronization signals such as a primary synchronization signal (PSS) and a secondary synchronization signal (SSS). The UE may be enabled to determine the received PSS sequence and SSS sequence for downlink synchronization by correlating the received signal with a set of PSS sequences and a set of SSS sequences, respectively. An SSS sequence may be constructed from two length m-sequences from an ordered set of m-sequences. The ordered set of m-sequences may form a Walsh-Hadamard matrix, which enables the UE to use a fast Walsh-Hadamard matrix transform in SSS sequence processing.05-28-2009
20100061362METHOD FOR INDUSTRIAL WIRELESS COMMUNICATION BASED ON SELF-ADAPTIVE CHANNEL HOPPING WITHIN THE TIMESLOT - The present invention is intended to protect an industrial wireless communication method based on self-adaptive channel hopping within timeslot, which belongs to industrial wireless communication technology field. Aiming to solving existing problem that wireless devices can not correspondingly self-adaptive channel hopping according to environment changing, a method for making the two communication sides self-generate and execute channel switch when the preferred channel was interfered. The sender will monitor whether the channel is idle within SWTW before sending data through mechanisms such as CCA or non-persistent CSMA. If the channel is still busy till the SWTW times out, the sender will give up sending data and implement channel switching control command by considering this communications channel as interfered. If no packets were received till the RWTW time-outs, the receiver will thinks the communication channel was interfered and automatically implement channel switching control commands. Thus, the receiver will change its backup channel into communication channel. So far, the sender and receiver all independently hop to the backup channel for new communication process after a channel switching cycle. Different time synchronization algorithm will be used in accordance with whether channel switch is carried out or not. The present invention can fully enhance the channel utilization and communication success rate, improve the reliability and real-time of data communication, reduce additional network load by means of reduced retransmission, and perfectly satisfy the requirement of industrial wireless application.03-11-2010
20130083791METHOD OF UPDATING A TIME SYNCHRONIZATION REFERENCE - A method and apparatus are provided for updating a temporal synchronization reference exchanged between a first item of equipment and at least one second item of equipment belonging to a communication network. The method includes the following steps implemented by one of the two items of equipment: a step of receiving a traceability cue relating to a frequency-synchronization reference; a step of determining the periodicity of updating of the temporal synchronization reference as a function of said traceability cue received. The updating makes it possible to maintain the temporal synchronization reference of the second item of equipment.04-04-2013
20130083789Clock Synchronization and Distributed Guard Time Provisioning - Embodiments provide a method to accommodate clock drift and guard time in a distributed fashion. A first device is adapted to communicate with a second device. A clock in the first device is synchronized to a clock in the second device using beacon or/and acknowledgement frames from the second device. A nominal guard time is computed that accounts for clock drift in the first and second devices during a nominal synchronization interval. An additional guard time is computed that accounts for clock drift in the first and second devices during an additional interval beyond the nominal synchronization interval. An available transmission interval is determined within an allocation interval for transmissions between the devices, wherein the beginning and/or the end of the available transmission interval are selected by accounting for the nominal guard time and/or the additional guard time. One or more frames are transmitted within the available transmission interval.04-04-2013
20130083790Clock Synchronization and Centralized Guard Time Provisioning - Embodiments of the invention provide a method to accommodate clock drift and guard time in a centralized fashion. In one embodiment, a first device is adapted to communicate with a second device. A clock in the first device is synchronized to a clock in the second device using beacon or/and acknowledgement frames received from the second device. A centralized guard time is calculated by the second device between two neighboring allocation intervals. The centralized guard time accounts for clock drift in the first and second devices during a nominal synchronization interval. An interval at least as long as the centralized guard time is provisioned by the second device between two neighboring allocation intervals. One or more frames are transmitted between the devices within the allocation intervals.04-04-2013
20090303981NARROW BAND TRANSCEIVER - The data transmitted from a first station is transmitted at a first data rate. The data transmitted from a second station is transmitted at a second data rate. The second data rate is lower than the first data rate. In view of both the difference in data rates and the synchronisation between radio stations, a separate synchronisation word is not required to be sent from the second station to the first station on the uplink portion; instead, and because the uplink slots of a given frame are synchronised between transceiving stations, the start of the uplink payload slot can comprise signalling information which simply acts to signify the start of transmission of uplink data from the second station.12-10-2009
20120218988METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR UPLINK SYNCHRONIZATION - A method, an apparatus and a system for uplink synchronization are disclosed by the embodiment of the invention. The method includes the following steps: a network equipment configures multi-carrier operation mode for a user equipment and obtains the timing advance TA group message corresponding to each of component carrier CC of the user equipment; the network equipment maintains the TA timer of each TA group according to the TA group information to be uplink synchronized with the user equipment. The embodiment of the invention provides the establishment and maintenance mechanism for uplink synchronization in the case that the timing advance of each component carrier CC is different in the multi-carrier system.08-30-2012
20120218987METHOD, SYSTEM AND DEVICE FOR UPLINK SYNCHRONIZATION - A method for uplink synchronization in a multi-carrier system includes the following steps: a base station selects one or more first component carriers, which do not establish the uplink synchronization with the base station, from multiple component carriers supported by a terminal; then the base station obtains Timing Advance (TA) needed by the terminal to perform the uplink transmission on the first component carriers, and sends the TA information to the terminal; the terminal performs the uplink transmission on said first component carriers according to said TA. The application of the present invention enables the establishment of uplink synchronization between the base station and the user equipment in multi-carrier system.08-30-2012
20120218986Line-Timing in Packet-Based Networks - In a packet-based (e.g., Ethernet) network, such as the network of central offices and base stations of a wireless telephone system, a node receives one or more incoming packet-based signals from one or more other nodes of the network and recovers a clock signal from each incoming packet-based signal. The node selects one of the recovered clock signals as the node's reference clock signal. When the node is part of a base station, the node uses the selected clock to generate and transmit one or more outgoing packet-based signals to one or more central offices. The node also uses the selected clock to generate the base station's wireless transmissions. In one implementation, the base stations and central offices are connected by Ethernet facilities.08-30-2012
20120218985USE OF CORRELATION COMBINATION TO ACHIEVE CHANNEL DETECTION - Combinations of correlation results are used to achieve detection of multiple coded signals at a receiver in a wireless communications system. The code applied to signals includes a lower rate code and a higher rate code. The lower rate code is a nested or tiered code such that it comprises at least two code sequences of the higher rate code. The received coded signal is correlated with the higher rate code using a single higher rate correlator to provide a higher rate code correlation result. The higher rate code correlation results are fed to two or more lower rate code correlators that combine multiple higher rate code correlation results, each using a different lower rate code, to provide corresponding lower rate code correlation results. The presence of at least one coded signal or mutually exclusive coded signals can be determined from the lower rate code correlation results.08-30-2012
20130070751SYNCHRONIZATION OF TIME IN A MOBILE AD-HOC NETWORK - Network timing synchronization for an ad hoc network combines master node techniques and distributed timing techniques to provide highly accurate, low-overhead synchronization within different timing domains throughout the network.03-21-2013
20130070750METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ACQUIRING RECEPTION SYNCHRONIZATION IN LOCAL WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - In a local wireless communication system, a reception signal including an STF (short training field) in which a plurality of patterns are repeatedly transmitted is received, the STF including a first number of STF patterns and a second number of STF patterns, the second number of STF patterns having an opposite code to that of the first number of STF patterns. In a first frequency offset estimation and correction process and a second frequency offset estimation and correction process, frequency offset estimation is performed on a plurality of STF patterns to acquire a phase error of each sample constituting the STF patterns, and the frequency of the STF patterns is corrected based on the acquired phase error. Cross correlation is performed on a predetermined number of STF patterns, among a plurality of STF patterns output subsequent to the frequency offset estimation and correction, to detect frame timing.03-21-2013
20120307820PSS Detection Process for an LTE Communication Network - Cell detection process for a communication network, such as a Long Term Evolution (LTE) system; comprising the steps of: receiving signal samples (i.e. OFDM samples in the case of LTE) transmitted by at least one Base Station (BS); performing a first Primary Synchronization Signal (PSS) correlation measurement with a predetermined PSS sequence in order to generate a first PSS correlation measurement sequence; performing a second Primary Synchronization Signal (PSS) correlation measurement in order to generate a second PSS correlation measurement sequence; comparing said first and second correlation measurement sequences with a predetermined threshold in order to determine peak values, determining common peak values substantially corresponding to similar locations within the half radio frame, and identifying the PSS corresponding to said common peak positions.12-06-2012
20120188998SYNCRONIZING WIRELESS DEVICES - A method of synchronising the reference clock of a first wireless device with a master reference clock of a second wireless device via a wireless network. The method involves transmitting, from the second wireless device to the first wireless device, a dedicated synchronisation frame via a dedicated synchronisation channel; receiving the dedicated synchronisation frame at the first wireless device; and synchronising the reference clock of the first wireless device with the master reference clock of the second wireless device based on the received dedicated synchronisation frame.07-26-2012
20090268711Synchronization for wireless systems - A method, apparatus, and computer program product, wherein a first search bandwidth is set and a preliminary channel scanning is performed at the first search bandwidth to check for existence of a predetermined transmission signal. A second search bandwidth is set and initial channel synchronization is performed at the second search bandwidth, if said preliminary channel scanning indicates existence of the predetermined transmission signal, wherein the second search bandwidth is smaller than the first search bandwidth.10-29-2009
20090268710UPLINK SYNCHRONIZATION WITHOUT PERIODIC RANGING IN A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - An apparatus and method for uplink synchronization without periodic ranging in a communication system includes a first step (10-29-2009
20090268709TIME AND FREQUENCY CORRECTION FOR AN ACCESS POINT IN AN OFDMA COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - An apparatus and method for method for timing and frequency error correction in an access point. The method includes a first step (10-29-2009
20130064239APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SYNCHRONIZING AND OBTAINING SYSTEM INFORMATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A base station and terminal use methods of obtaining synchronization and system information in a wireless communication system. An operation of a base station includes generating a synchronization signal to be transmitted through a Synchronization Channel (SCH), generating a broadcast signal to be transmitted through a Broadcast Channel (BCH), and transmitting repetitively the SCH and the BCH by performing beamforming on the channels with different transmission beams.03-14-2013
20090238166Method for realtime digital processing of communications signals - In a communications or jamming system, accurate timing of the transmission of digitally processed signals is accomplished through the use of standard off-the-shelf components. In order to eliminate the need for high-cost, difficult to develop, specific digital hardware or realtime synchronous software not available from the standard off-the-shelf components, the output from the non-real time components is coupled to a realtime interface that assures nanosecond timing accuracy regardless of timing errors introduced by the off-the-shelf components. In one embodiment, the signals to be transmitted are digitized and then packetized, with the data to be transmitted reconstructed using non-real time digital processing. In order to establish the exact time for transmission, the packet is given a time stamp in the form of a header which indicates the exact time at which the packet is to be transmitted by the communications system, with the packet with header being transmitted to a storage buffer, the output of which is coupled to a realtime interface including a precise time output gate, the timing of which is controlled by a precision time reference having nano-second accuracy.09-24-2009
20090232125CELL SEARCH METHOD, FORWARD LINK FRAME TRANSMISSION METHOD, APPARATUS USING THE SAME AND FORWARD LINK FRAME STRUCTURE - In a cellular system in which OFDM is used, a forward link synchronization channel, a common pilot channel structure, an initial cell searching method of a mobile station, and an adjacent cell searching method for handover are required.09-17-2009
20090046700METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MANAGING MULTI-FRAMES - A device having multi-frame transmission and reception capabilities and a method for transmitting and receiving multi-frames. The device includes a processor, a time slot assigner, connected to a communication line via a physical layer unit. The physical layer unit is adapted to generate a communication line clock signal (LINE_TX_CLK02-19-2009
20090046698METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TIME ALIGNMENT ALONG A MULTI-NODE COMMUNICATION LINK - A network entity, which comprises an input configured to receive from an upstream network entity a stream of first media data elements; an output configured to release towards a downstream network entity a stream of second media data elements; a processing engine configured to effect processing tasks on the first media data elements, thereby to generate the second media data elements, the processing tasks being effected in a set of processing intervals; and a control entity. The control entity is configured for receiving a request for a first phase adjustment from the downstream network entity; modifying the set of processing intervals in which are effected the processing tasks in an attempt to accommodate the first phase adjustment; determining a second phase adjustment based on arrival characteristics of the first media data elements and the modified set of processing intervals; and releasing towards the upstream network entity a request for the second phase adjustment.02-19-2009
20090010245Synchronization of media access control (MAC) superframes - A device and method for of synchronizing a MAC superframe of a wireless device is disclosed. The wireless device can be located within a chain of a plurality of other wireless devices. The method includes receiving beacons from at least one other device during a superframe of the wireless device, determining a superframe offset for each of the other wireless devices based on timing of the received beacons, determining a corrective delay based on the superframe offsets, inserting the corrective delay within a current superframe of the wireless device, and inserting a predictive delay within the current superframe, the predictive delay being determined by an estimate of a difference between a frequency a clock of the wireless device and a frequency of a slowest clock of the other wireless devices within the chain.01-08-2009
20090010244METHODS AND APPARATUS SUPPORTING MULTIPLE TIMING SYNCHRONIZATIONS CORRESPONDING TO DIFFERENT COMMUNICATIONS PEERS - Methods and apparatus related to peer to peer communication networks are described. A wireless communications device supports peer to peer communications with multiple peers. The wireless communications device determines its transmit timing synchronization based on a reference signal received from a node such as a base station, a satellite, or a beacon transmitter which does not transmit user data. The wireless communications device determines a plurality of different receive timing adjustments corresponding to different peer communications devices based on signals received from those peer communications devices. The wireless communications device stores the plurality of determined receive timing adjustment information corresponding to the different peer communications devices. The wireless communications device retrieves and applies stored receive timing adjustment information which matches the particular device which transmitted the signal attempting to be recovered.01-08-2009
20120113976SYSTEMS, APPARATUS, METHODS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR PROVIDING ATSC INTEROPERABILITY - Systems, apparatus, methods and computer program products are provided for causing a dataframe to be emitted at an air interface of an antenna. A memory stores a transmission to antenna delay value (TAD). An offset calculator calculates an offset value based on an epoch of a global timebase generator and the transmission to antenna delay value (TAD). An interface controller in communication with the offset calculator communicates a segment synchronization signal and a field synchronization signal based on the offset value.05-10-2012
20120236842METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SYNCHRONIZING MOBILE STATION MEDIA FLOWS DURING A COLLABORATIVE SESSION - A method and apparatus are described for synchronizing mobile station (i.e., wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU)) media flows during a collaboration session. Inter-WTRU transfer request messages, flow addition request messages and session update request messages may be exchanged between a plurality of WTRUs and a session continuity control application server (SCC-AS). Each of the messages may include a session description protocol (SDP) attribute line containing time synchronization information (e.g., a presentation time offset (PTO) information element (IE), a media flow group identity (ID) and a synchronization tolerance IE). The SCC-AS may update the time synchronization information and include the updated information in messages it sends to the WTRUs, which may re-synchronize their respective media flows based on the updated time synchronization information.09-20-2012
20130163578METHOD AND APPARATUS OF ENABLING MULTI BAND TRANSMISSION - A method and apparatus for enabling multi-band transmission includes receiving a beacon on a first radio band and receiving the beacon on a second radio band. The beacon includes synchronization information for transmission on the first and second radio bands.06-27-2013
20080291893OFDM-BASED DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING SYNCHRONIZATION IN THE PRESENCE OF INTERFERENCE SIGNALS - An OFDM-based device and method for performing synchronization utilizes a time-domain preamble of an incoming OFDM-based signal to compute an estimated fine frequency offset. The computation of the estimated fine frequency offset involves multiplying values of the time-domain preamble with conjugates of corresponding values of a selected base station time-domain preamble, averaging the resulting multiplied values in predefined segments and self-correlating the resulting averaged values to derive a self-correlation value, which is used to compute the estimated fine frequency offset.11-27-2008
20090196279TDM BASED CELL SEARCH METHOD FOR OFDM SYSTEM - Provided are a sync channel of a forward link, a common pilot channel structure, and an initial cell search method and an adjacent cell search method for handover in a cellular system using orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM). A cell search method in an OFDM cellular system in which a primary sync channel and a secondary sync channel are configured based on time division multiplexing (TDM) includes acquiring sync block synchronization and a primary sync channel sequence number using a primary sync channel symbol included in a frame received by a terminal, detecting a boundary of the frame and a scrambling code group using the sync block and a secondary sync channel symbol included in the frame received by the terminal, and acquiring a scrambling code using the primary sync channel sequence number and the scrambling code group, thereby reducing cell search time with low complexity.08-06-2009
20120287920WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, ITS BASE STATION AND MOBILE STATION, COMMUNICATION SYNCHRONIZATION MANAGEMENT METHOD AND TIMER CONTROL PROGRAM THEREFOR - The present invention provides a wireless communication system which can reduce the probability that a latency before data transmission increases when a mobile station that is actually in sync is judged to be out of sync based on a timeout of the timer used for judging whether a mobile station is in a deemed in-sync state or in a deemed out-of-sync state. A base station of a wireless communication system which performs communication between a mobile station and the base station, includes a timer unit which sets a period for judging whether an uplink signal from the mobile station is synchronized; and a timer control unit which is capable of determining the period for each of mobile stations and notifies the period to each of the mobile station upon RRC establishment or RRC re-establishment.11-15-2012
20080279175Off network mobile to mobile calling using SIP protocol - This invention addresses the need to transport high bit-rate data to multiple users, or between users, over wired and wireless means. Specifically, this disclosure describes a new method of enabling communication from mobile phone to mobile phone when no network services are available as long as radio contact between the mobile handsets is possible by reserving un-assigned timeslots in the medium access control protocol super frame structure.11-13-2008
20090207832SYNCHRONIZING DATA TRANSMISSION OVER WIRELESS NETWORKS - Techniques for providing an uninterrupted data stream to a mobile node are disclosed. In a first technique, a time stamp is inserted at some point in the wireless network and the time stamp is used along with a tolerance value to determine when to transmit a packet in a data stream. By transmitting the packets at the same adjusted time, transmission to mobile nodes is synchronized. A second technique uses duplication of data stream content to avoid an interruption in the data stream at a mobile node. A third technique uses an error correcting code to avoid interruption of the data stream at a mobile node. A fourth technique uses a sequence number inserted into packets in the data stream at the content server to synchronize transmission to mobile nodes.08-20-2009
20120287919SYNCHRONIZATION APPARATUS AND METHOD IN WIRELESS NETWORK SYSTEMS - A node synchronization apparatus in a wireless network system sets a fast Fourier transform (FFT) start point and requests a one-hop neighbor node to change its transmission time. The synchronization apparatus sets a signal receiving time and requests a one-hop neighbor node to change a receiving time. In this way, a node synchronizes signal transmission and signal reception.11-15-2012
20120287921METHOD FOR SYNCHRONIZING DIRECT MODE TIME DIVISION MULTIPLE ACCESS (TDMA) TRANSMISSIONS - A method for synchronizing the direct mode TDMA transmission of a set of radios by following a selected radio as the leader includes: receiving, by a radio, a communication from an other radio; identifying, by the radio, a leader according to a leadership election rule using the received communication from the other radio and a current leader information; setting, by the radio, the identified leader as its leader; and synchronizing, by the radio, a time slot boundary with a time slot boundary defined by the leader.11-15-2012
20120099583SYNCHRONISING A COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE - In one aspect, the method of synchronising a communications device in a wireless communications network comprises receiving a beacon signal at a first frequency; and receiving a data signal at a second frequency, the beacon signal being used to synchronise reception of the data signal. In another aspect, the method comprises transmitting a beacon signal at a first frequency and transmitting a data signal at a second frequency, the beacon signal being useable to synchronise reception of the data signal. The first frequency is substantially less than the second frequency such that the beacon signal experiences substantially different frequency-dependent propagation effects to the data signal.04-26-2012
20110299521METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ACCURATE CLOCK SYNCHRONIZATION FOR COMMUNICATION NETWORKS - A high accuracy clock synchronization mechanism between a sender and a receiver in a communication network achieves time synchronization using broadcast beacons, directly at the PHY/MAC layer of the sender and the receiver, to minimize synchronization delay jitter. This provides a more efficient synchronization method than either NTP or SNTP, because multiple handshaking information exchange is avoided. Further, using beacons avoids the overhead of introducing additional synchronization packets in higher layer synchronization.12-08-2011
20110299520SYNCHRONIZATION FOR EXTENDING BATTERY LIFE - The present invention discloses a method and system for efficiently supporting data calls to WTRUs in systems that also support telephony. Various types of data is transmitted on a known schedule which is tightly synchronized to a predetermined time frame. The WTRUs synchronize their wake-up periods to search for data at times when data may or will actually be transmitted to them.12-08-2011
20110286442Method Of Synchronisation Within A Base Station System - The method of synchronisation of a reference frequency of a basestation transceiver (BTS), to the reference frequency of a basestation controller (BSC) comprises a sequence of steps, wherein synchronisation packets are transmitted and provided with a timestamp of transmission and a timestamp of reception. An evaluation network delivery is evaluated upon finalization of a period of observation. If high enough, a confidence level is established of the received synchronisation packets. Only if the confidence level is above a threshold, a correction to the reference frequency of the oscillator in the basestation transceiver is applied.11-24-2011
20090290571METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CALCULATING A LOCAL TIME FOR A USER EQUIPMENT IN AN INTELLIGENT NETWORK - A method of calculating local time, in an intelligent network, of a subscriber's User Equipment (UE), determines whether a call originates or terminates with the UE, the UTC offset and DST observance indicator for the (G)MSC signaling the intelligent network, and a determination is of whether the UE is in a Problem Area cell site. If the UE is in a Problem Area cell site, the received time and Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) Offset is corrected. A Cell Global Identity (CGI) is used to lookup the UTC Offset and a Daylight Saving Time (DST) observance indicator for the Cell Site. For calls terminating with the UE, if the UE is not in a Problem Area cell site, the VLR serving the UE is used to lookup the UTC offset and DST observance indicator for the subscriber. A time zone delta is applied to the call time of day and the UTC Offset and if DST is in effect, and there is a difference of DST between an MSC serving the UE and the location associated with the UE, a DST delta is applied to call time of day.11-26-2009
20110292927UPLINK RECEIVING APPARATUS OF OFDMA SYSTEM BASED ON LTE AND FREQUENCY SYNCHRONIZATION METHOD THEREOF - Provided are an uplink receiving device of a long term evolution (LTE)-based orthogonal frequency division multiplexing access (OFDMA) system, and a method of synchronizing a frequency thereof. The uplink receiving device includes a fast Fourier transform (FFT) processing unit eliminating a cyclic prefix (CP) from an OFDM uplink signal to perform a fast Fourier transform (FFT); a subcarrier extraction unit performing a subcarrier extraction operation with regard to an output of the FFT processing unit to thus only extract a signal of a specific terminal unit; and an inverse discrete Fourier transform (DFT) processing unit performing an inverse DFT on an output of the subcarrier extraction unit to generate a time domain signal.12-01-2011
20110206033COMMUNICATION METHOD BETWEEN WIRELESS NODES - In a wireless communication system, when a transmission node has data to be transmitted to a reception node, it checks an acknowledgement slot of the current communication frame and transmits information regarding a reception available acknowledgement slot to the reception node through a request-to-send (RTS) slot in the current communication frame, and the reception node transmits information regarding the data slot available for receiving among at least one data slot corresponding to the reception available acknowledgement slot to the transmission node through a clear-to-send (CTS) slot corresponding to the data request slot in the current communication frame. Thereafter, the transmission node transmits data to the reception node through a reservation data slot of the subsequent communication frame until the message transmission fails or finishes.08-25-2011
20090190571Method for Transmitting Measured Data, and Sensor Device - A method for transmitting measured data from a sensor device to a control device is disclosed. The method is distinguished in that synchronization messages sent by the control device can be received in the sensor device and, on the basis of the reception of synchronization messages, the sensor device is put into a synchronous mode (SM) in which the sensor device sends data messages comprising the measured data to the control device in sync with the reception of the synchronization messages. A sensor device is also disclosed which is suitable for carrying out the foregoing method.07-30-2009
20100034191METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TIME SYNCHRONIZATION IN A SENSOR NETWORK - In a network node synchronization method and system a first timestamp (TSA) is captured at a first network node system (A) just prior to transmitting a data packet (DP) to a second network node system (B) and incorporated in said data packet (DP). Upon receiving a control block of data (SFD) comprised in the data packet (DP), the second network node system (B) captures a second timestamp (TSB). The delay between capturing the first timestamp (TSA) and the second timestamp (TSB) comprises a number of deterministic delays and a propagation time (PT). Eliminating the deterministic delays, only a small synchronization error due to the propagation time (PT) remains. As the propagation time (PT) may be very small, the synchronization may be very accurate. Further, as the synchronization may be performed using any data packet (DP), the present invention may be employed in any kind of network system and network protocol. Further, a method according to the present invention uses very little overhead, thereby being very suitable for low energy applications, e.g. in a wireless sensor network.02-11-2010
20090257427DATA GENERATION APPARATUS, DATA GENERATION METHOD, BASE STATION, MOBILE STATION, SYNCHRONIZATION DETECTION METHOD, SECTOR IDENTIFICATION METHOD, INFORMATION DETECTION METHOD AND MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - To reduce the process of a cell search including sector identification without increasing loads on a transmission/reception apparatus. A synchronization channel (SCH) included on downlink in a multicarrier mobile communication system is multiplied by a sector specific code and a cell specific code (step S10-15-2009
20090086714Apparatus and method for estimating uplink transmission timing in wireless communication system - An apparatus and method for estimating UpLink (UL) transmission timing in a Mobile Station (MS) of a wireless communication system are provided. The method includes tracking DL timing by using a DL preamble signal received for each frame; estimating a time offset between a previous frame and a current frame by using the DL timing tracked for each frame; and estimating the UL transmission timing by using the estimated time offset.04-02-2009
20100091760METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TIME-OF-DAY SYNCHRONIZATION BETWEEN NETWORK NODES - A node with local GPS time in an ad-hoc wireless network synchronizes with the network time immediately and slowly pulls the network time to GPS time. However, network nodes may immediately transition to the common GPS time after an island or group head node determines that the transition in network time does not disturb the communication links.04-15-2010
20090147769SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SYNCHRONIZING AUDIO SIGNALS OF A COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A method for synchronizing audio signals of a communication device includes determining whether a downlink thread or a uplink thread is running, pausing the downlink thread or the uplink thread, and executing the downlink thread or the uplink thread by directing a scheduler. A system and storage medium with instructions for performance of the system also provided.06-11-2009
20090086711CORRELATION OF ACCESS CODE FOR BLUETOOTH SYNCHRONIZATION - A circuit for processing a packet based signal received over a Bluetooth radio link has a correlator to detect at least part of the access code. A correlator controller, reconfigures the correlator according to a timing of the access code, to detect at least part of the EDR synchronization sequence, and a demodulator demodulates the payload according to the detection. The correlator has an input signal register, a buffer for a sequence of at least part of the wanted signal values, and a series of comparators arranged to compare input signal values with corresponding ones of the wanted signal values at more than one offset. By such dual use of the same correlator, the receiver can be made more cost effective.04-02-2009
20080267165UPLINK SYNCHRONIZATION MAINTENANCE PRINCIPLES IN WIRELESS NETWORKS - A cell within cellular network includes user equipments (UEs) that transmit data to a base station (eNB). UEs are synchronized to the eNB upon entry to the cell. If a particular UE has data to transmit, it will be placed in a connected state and scheduled for transmission. Over a period of time, not all of the UEs will have data to transmit. The UEs are tracked as a scheduled portion and an unscheduled portion, wherein a UE is included in the scheduled portion in response to receiving a scheduling request from the UE. Synchronization is maintained between the eNB and each UE in the scheduled portion by sending a timing adjustment (TA) command if needed in response to receiving a scheduled transmission from each respective UE in the scheduled portion; Synchronization is maintained between the eNB and each UE in the unscheduled portion by allocating a periodic reference signal (sync-RS) to each UE in the unscheduled portion and by sending a respective timing adjustment (TA) command if needed to each respective UE in the unscheduled portion in response to a respective sync-RS received from each UE in the unscheduled portion.10-30-2008
20080310393Wireless synchronizing bridging device, wireless synchronizing bridging system and wireless synchronizing bridging method - A wireless synchronizing bridging device, which operates in conjunction with an electronic device and a mobile terminal device having a connecting interface, includes a connecting interface module, a signal transforming module and a wireless transceiving module. The mobile terminal device electrically connected with the connecting interface module through the connecting interface transmits a connecting interface signal to the connecting interface module. The signal transforming module electrically connected with the connecting interface module transforms the connecting interface signal into a wireless communication signal. The wireless transceiving module electrically connected with the signal transforming module transmits the wireless communication signal to the electronic device. A wireless synchronizing bridging system and a wireless synchronizing bridging method are also disclosed.12-18-2008
20090310594DATA COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND STORAGE MEDIUM HAVING STORED THEREON INFORMATION PROCESSING PROGRAM - Provided is a data communication system including a first communication terminal, a second communication terminal and a connection point apparatus. The first communication terminal includes connection point data transmitting means. The connection point data transmitting means transmits connection point data for communicating with the connection point apparatus. The second communication terminal includes connection point data receiving means and communication means. The connection point data receiving means attempts to the receive connection point data from the first communication terminal. The communication means attempts to communicate with the connection point apparatus by using the connection point data received by the connection point data receiving means.12-17-2009
20090310593SELF-POSITIONING ACCESS POINTS - A system, method and apparatus are provided which relate to calibrating a wireless access point so as to allow proper synchronization of mobile wireless devices connecting to the wireless access point. A closed-loop filter is used to more accurately synchronize times and to more accurately determine the location of the access point for purposes of determining the position of a mobile station.12-17-2009
20100296506DIGITAL BROADCAST TRANSMITTER, DIGITAL BROADCAST RECEIVER, AND METHODS FOR CONFIGURING AND PROCESSING STREAMS THEREOF - A method for processing a stream of a digital broadcast receiver is provided. The method which processes a stream that is divided into a first area allocated to first mobile data and a second area allocated to normal data, includes: receiving a transport stream including new mobile data in at least a part of the second area separately from the first mobile data, demodulating the transport stream, equalizing the demodulated transport stream, and decoding at least one of the first mobile data and the new mobile data from the equalized transport stream. Accordingly, mobile data services may be provided in various ways.11-25-2010
20100080209Radio Synchronization Method, Radio Synchronization System, and Base Station - In a radio synchronization method having a reference base station and a plurality of base stations in a service area, a synchronization executing station executes radio monitor on base stations in a radio monitor range of the synchronization executing base station, selects a base station, which is synchronized with the reference base station in the service area and has a high electric wave intensity, as a synchronization object candidate base station on the basis of the result of radio monitor, requests a peripheral base station in the service area to provide radio monitor information of the synchronization object candidate base station confirms that the synchronization object candidate base station does not undergo synchronization deviation with respect to the reference base station on a basis of radio monitor information, and executes radio synchronization on the synchronization object candidate base station after the confirmation of no synchronization deviation.04-01-2010
20090086712Minimizing mutual interference for multi-radio co-existence platforms - In general, in one aspect, the disclosure describes a method that includes selecting an offset between start of communications of a first radio in a multi-radio platform (MRP) and start of communications of a second radio in the MRP. Synchronizing clocks of the fist radio and the second radio to maintain the offset. Determining safe zones within the communications of the second radio based on configuration of the first radio and the second radio and the selected offset. The safe zones are locations that minimize conflicts between receiving operations of the first radio that are at fixed locations and transmitting operations of the second radio and transmitting operations of the first radio that are at fixed locations and receiving operations of the second radio.04-02-2009
20110026514DMR PRIVATE NETWORK COMMUNICATION TERMINAL, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND IMPLEMENTATION METHOD THEREOF - The present invention relates to private network communication techniques, and provides a DMR private network communication terminal, communication system, and an implementation method thereof with respect to the drawback existing in the prior art that the idle time slot can not be determined in advance, and therefore the idle time slot can not be utilized to initiate new private network communication. The DMR private network communication terminal includes: a communication module, adapted to receive/transmit DMR private network communication; a synchronization module, adapted to listen to a DMR synchronization pattern and establish synchronization with the DMR synchronization pattern, determine the time slot occupied by the DMR synchronization pattern, and thereby lock the pre-assigned communication time slot, and controls the communication module to receive/transmit DMR private network communication in the pre-assigned time slot. The present invention further provides a DMR private network communication system and an implementation method thereof. By restricting private network communication terminals to perform communication only in the preset communication time slot, the same channel of private network communication is assured to be transmitted in the same time slot. Thus, other terminals can lock the idle time slot in advance and initiate new private network communication, and therefore the DMR frequency spectrum resource can be fully utilized.02-03-2011
20110026513Method and system for synchronizing a data base at a plurality of nodes in an ad hoc network - A method for synchronizing a data base at a plurality of nodes in an ad hoc network including at least one authentication node group; each authentication node group including a leader node and at least one member node; the method includes: (a) in each respective authentication node group, comparing and identifying differences between the data base at the respective leader node and the data base at each respective member node; (b) for each comparing, if the differences are identified, exchanging data bases between the leader node and the member node; and (c) for each comparing, in no particular order: (1) merging the leader node data base with the member data base at the leader node to create a leader node merged data base; and (2) merging the member node data base with the leader data base at the member node to create a member node merged data base.02-03-2011
20090180465METHOD FOR ACCESSING A MEDIUM IN A SYNCHRONOUS COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK BY A TRANSMIT NODE, COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT, STORAGE MEANS AND TRANSMIT NODE - The invention concerns a method for accessing a medium by a transmit node in a synchronous communications network comprising a plurality of nodes capable of accessing said medium during access time slots of predetermined duration to transmit data frames via said network. The plurality of nodes comprises a master node that implements a clocking that defines a network cycle for accessing said medium and comprises at least two slave nodes being slaves of said clocking including said transmit node. Each network cycle comprises a plurality of frames transmitted during said access time slots according to a predetermined transmission sequence.07-16-2009
20090168745SYNCHRONIZATION CHANNEL (PREAMBLE) STRUCTURE FOR MOBILE WORLDWIDE INTEROPERABILITY FOR MICROWAVE ACCESS (WiMAX) SYSTEMS - Various embodiments are directed to a synchronization channel or preamble structure that may be used in mobile WiMAX systems designed to operate in accordance with the IEEE 802.16e-2005 standard and/or the evolving IEEE 802.16m standard. In one embodiment, the synchronization channel (preamble) structure may comprise a base station group identifier field to store a k-bit base station group identifier, a base station identifier field to store an m-bit base station identifier, and a sector identifier field to store an n-bit sector identifier. The base station group identifier may be associated with a paging group identifier in a wireless communications system such as mobile WiMAX network. Other embodiments are described and claimed.07-02-2009
20090046702SECONDARY SYNCHRONIZATION CODEBOOK FOR E-UTRAN - Providing for secondary synchronization encoding utilizing a primary synchronization channel (P-SCH)-related scrambling code is described herein. Scrambled secondary synchronization codes (SSCs) can be assigned to multiple base stations of a radio access network (RAN). By way of example, PSC-based scrambling codes can be created from a plurality of M-sequences generated from a common polynomial expression. Further, an SSC codebook is provided that selects sequence pairs of a sequence matrix for generating SSCs. Selection can be based on transmission characteristics of resulting SSCs, providing reduced interference in planned, semi-planned and/or unplanned mobile deployments.02-19-2009
20090196277WIRELESS NETWORK SYNCHRONIZATION - Systems and methodologies are described that facilitate synchronizing timing among wireless nodes in a wireless communication network. A tracking wireless node can synchronize to a global positioning system (GPS) signal if available. Alternatively, the tracking wireless node can receive quality metrics related to one or more target nodes. The quality metrics can relate to parameters that can be utilized to evaluate the target node for timing synchronization. Based on the quality metrics, the tracking wireless node can select a target wireless node for timing synchronization. The tracking wireless node can subsequently synchronize timing with the target wireless node. In addition, the tracking wireless node can continually evaluate surrounding wireless nodes to detect whether other wireless nodes have higher quality metrics than the current target wireless nodes and can accordingly resynchronize with nodes having higher metrics.08-06-2009
20110200032METHODS AND ARRANGEMENTS IN RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS - Methods and arrangements for adjusting timing of transmissions in a radio communication system in which aggregation of component carriers is employed are disclosed. A base station sends a first TA command applicable to a first component carrier to a user equipment. A need to maintain different uplink transmission timing for the first user equipment component carrier and second uplink component carrier is detected by the base station. The base station then sends a second TA command based on the detected need to maintain different uplink transmission timing. The second TA command is applicable to uplink transmissions on the first component carrier and/or the second component carrier. The user equipment adjusts uplink transmissions on the first component carrier and/or the second uplink component carrier based on the second timing advance command.08-18-2011
20090185550RADIO BASE STATION APPARATUS - A radio base station apparatus having an improved cell search performance in a scalable bandwidth system. A base station (07-23-2009
20120106538SYNCHRONIZATION METHOD AND SYSTEM OF CONTROL SEQUENCE NUMBERS - A synchronization method and system of control sequence numbers is provide to achieve radio link control sequence number synchronization between different network elements. This method includes the following steps: allocating a preset radio link control sequence number to a first radio link control protocol data unit corresponding to a first packet in a data burst and successively allocating a radio link control sequence number to subsequent radio link control protocol data units corresponding to packets of this data burst, when each designated network element in a plurality of designated network elements performing radio link control protocol process on the packets in the data burst received by said each designated network element.05-03-2012
20120106537VEHICLE NETWORK NODE MODULE - A vehicle network node module includes device buffers, a network buffer, a switch circuit, and a processing module. The device buffers temporarily store outgoing device packets from, and temporarily store incoming device packets for, vehicle devices in accordance with a locally managed prioritization scheme. The network buffer receives incoming network packets from, and outputs the outgoing network packets to, a vehicle network fabric in accordance with a global vehicle network protocol. The network buffer also temporarily stores the incoming network packets and the outgoing network packets in accordance with the locally managed prioritization scheme. The switching circuit selectively couples the network buffer to individual ones of the device buffers in accordance with the locally managed prioritization scheme. The processing module interprets the outgoing device packets and the incoming network packets to determine types of packets and determines the locally managed prioritization scheme based on the types of packets.05-03-2012
20090154447ABSOLUTE TIME RECOVERY - A method includes receiving from a server, information that is based on an offset between a boundary of a synchronous capsule in a control channel cycle occurring at an access point and a boundary of a periodic pseudo-noise sequence, and synchronizing an access point to an absolute time based on the information. In addition, the method includes transmitting to the server a difference between a first boundary of a PN short code of a current sector and a second boundary of a PN short code of a reference sector.06-18-2009
20090279531Method for synchronizing radio communication system divided into radio cells - Data is transmitted via time division multiple access methods and every radio cell includes one base station each for the radio coverage of a plurality of mobile stations assigned to the radio cell. The base station receives, in addition to mobile station signals of its own radio cell, mobile station signals of neighboring radio cells and determines, on the basis of the mobile station signals received, a time synchronization value and/or a frequency synchronization value to which the base station synchronizes itself.11-12-2009
20110170534METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SYNCHRONIZING MEASUREMENTS TAKEN BY MULTIPLE METROLOGY DEVICES - Apparatus includes at least two devices that communicate with each other, wherein a first one of the at least two devices having an IEEE 1588 precision time protocol interface, the interface including one or more components configured for communications in both a wired manner and a wireless manner with a second one of the at least two devices. The second one of the at least two devices having an IEEE 1588 precision time protocol interface, the interface including one or more components configured for communications in both a wired manner and a wireless manner with the first one of the at least two devices. Wherein one of the at least two devices includes a master clock and the other one of the at least two devices includes a slave clock, wherein the master clock communicates a time to the slave clock and the slave clock is responsive to the communicated time from the master clock to adjust a time of the slave clock if necessary to substantially correspond to the time of the master clock, thereby time synchronizing the at least two devices together.07-14-2011
20090296684Packet synchronizing for communications over a wireless communication system - Synchronization methods and systems for communications over a multi-band system are presented. A synchronization technique for communications over a multi-band system includes receiving a packet of preamble symbols respectively transmitted over a sequence of frequency sub-bands according to one of a plurality of frequency hopping patterns, wherein the plurality of frequency hopping patterns are partitioned into a plurality of disjoint groups, each group having a different associated periodicity; computing, in parallel, respective autocorrelation values of the packet received in a selected frequency sub-band at a plurality of symbol delays; and selecting one of the plurality of groups of frequency hopping patterns based on the autocorrelation values at the plurality of symbol delays.12-03-2009
20090279529Synchronization in Mobile Communication System - A solution to overcome synchronization problems related to a scenario where multiple radio access networks utilize a shared frequency band in a radio communication environment is provided. The radio access networks are synchronized to a common synchronization source which may be a synchronization signal broadcasted by another radio system. The synchronization source is selected from a predetermined set of synchronization signals according to the availability of the synchronization signals for transmitters of the radio access networks.11-12-2009
20110170535Method of Handling Uplink Synchronization and Related Communication Device - A method of handling uplink synchronization for a mobile device capable of receiving and transmitting on a plurality of component carriers in a wireless communication system is disclosed. The method comprises performing a first random access procedure on a first component carrier of the plurality of component carriers to establish uplink synchronization on the first component carrier, and performing a second random access procedure on at least a component carrier of the plurality of component carriers to establish uplink synchronization on the at least a component carrier.07-14-2011
20090103516SYNCHRONIZATION DETECTING CIRCUIT AND MULTIMODE WIRELESS COMMUNICATION APPARATUS - Multimode wireless communication apparatus supports plural wireless communication methods and includes synchronization detecting part. Digital signals output from first A/D part and second A/D part are combined by synchronization detecting part. Synchronization detecting part converts sampling frequencies of respective digital signals and performs other processes when combining digital signals. Synchronization detecting part detects synchronization timing for plural wireless communication methods by plurally performing correlation operation corresponding to respective wireless communication methods for digital signals combined, thereby providing a multimode wireless communication apparatus with its size and power consumption reduced.04-23-2009
20090168750METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RADIO LINK SYNCHRONIZATION AND POWER CONTROL IN CELL_FACH AND IDLE MODE - A method and apparatus for radio link synchronization and power control in CELL_FACH state and idle mode are disclosed. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) transmits a random access channel (RACH) preamble and receives an acquisition indicator acknowledging the RACH preamble via an acquisition indicator channel (AICH) and an index to an enhanced dedicated channel (E-DCH) resource. The WTRU determines a start of an E-DCH frame. An F-DPCH timing offset is defined with respect to one of the RACH access slot and an AICH access slot carrying the acquisition indicator. A relative F-DPCH timing offset may be signaled to the WTRU and the WTRU may determine a start of an E-DCH frame based on the relative F-DPCH timing offset and timing of an AICH access slot including the acquisition indicator. The WTRU may transmit a dedicated physical control channel (DPCCH) power control preamble before starting an E-DCH transmission.07-02-2009
20100111070Apparatus, Method, And Tangible Machine-Readable Medium Thereof For Time Synchronization Procedure In A Cellular Network - The apparatus, signaling method, and tangible machine-readable medium thereof for time synchronization procedure in a cellular network are provided, wherein the network comprising a plurality of femto base stations and relay stations. The source of providing time synchronization information to femto base stations and relay station could be macro base station, femto base station, relay station or mobile station. The apparatus comprises a clock module, a receiving module, a transmission module, and a determination module. The clock module is configured to generate clocks to synchronize with the network. According to the source of providing time synchronization information to femto base stations and relay stations, the receiving module is configured to receive the system synchronization and access information, or the ranging messages including the ranging request and ranging response messages, the transmission module is configured to transmit the system synchronization and access information, or the ranging messages including the ranging request and ranging response messages. The determination module is configured to determine the timing with respect to the system clock.05-06-2010
20100111069SYSTEM AND METHOD OF DOWNLINKING DATA TO AN UNSYNCHRONIZED USER EQUIPMENT IN A TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK - A system, method and node of downlinking transmissions to an unsynchronized UE in a telecommunications network. The method begins by a node in the network requesting synchronization of the UE with the network. A first transmission of data is sent from the node to the UE prior to synchronization of the UE. The UE then synchronizes with the network by the UE performing a Random Access procedure with the node, thereby triggering a time alignment command from the node to the UE to synchronize the UE with the network. A second transmission of data is then sent from the node to the UE after the UE is synchronized. A response feedback message is sent to the node from the UE. The message is a cumulative feedback message of the first transmission of data and the second transmission of data. Thus, data may be transmitted prior to synchronization of the UE.05-06-2010
20110268104METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INITIAL ACQUISITION AND CELL SEARCH FOR AN OFDMA SYSTEM - A method and apparatus is provided for transmitting an orthogonal frequency domain multiple access (OFDMA) signal including a synchronization channel signal transmitted within a localized portion of a bandwidth of the OFDMA signal, the synchronization channel signal having predetermined time domain symmetry within the localized portion of the bandwidth and including information for providing at least partial cell identification information. The synchronization channel signal enables an initial acquisition and cell search method with low computational load which provides OFDMA symbol timing detection and frequency error detection and frame boundary detection and cell specific information detection in an OFDMA system supporting multiple system bandwidths, both synchronized and un-synchronized systems, a large cell index and an OFDMA symbol structure with both short and long cyclic prefix length.11-03-2011
20110268103TRANSMISSION SIGNALING TECHNIQUES TO ENHANCE RECEIVER INTERFERENCE MITIGATION PERFORMANCE - Techniques are described that can be used to maximize the interference suppression capability of space-time coded systems by managing synchronous transmission signaling. To enhance the probability of the occurrence synchronous interference and accordingly increase interference cancellation capability at a receiver, a network of at least two transmitters in a network may utilize similar structured coding schemes and coordinate transmission so that the receiver receives co-channel signals synchronously.11-03-2011
20080212564Clock Synchronization Method For Wireless 1394 Heterogeneous Networks - Provided is a clock synchronization method in a heterogeneous network. The method includes the steps of: at a cycle master, transferring a cycle begin packet with a current time to a transmitting-side bridge; at the transmitting-side bridge, synchronizing using the time included in the cycle begin packet and a time to transmit the cycle begin packet, and transmitting the cycle begin packet with a first synchronization time to a wireless 1394 coordinator; at the wireless 1394 coordinator, synchronizing using the first synchronization time and calculating a second synchronization time; at the wireless 1394 coordinator, transmitting the beacon frame with a created information element structure to a receiving side bridge on a wired IEEE 1394 network; at the receiving bridge, synchronizing using the second synchronization time and calculating a third synchronization time; and at the receiving-side bridge, synchronizing the heterogeneous network by transferring the third synchronization time to the receiving node.09-04-2008
20080212565METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING PROPAGATION DELAYS FOR USE IN WIDE AREA NETWORKS - A system and method for determining a signal propagation delay between a transmitter and a receiver, and for adjusting a transmission time based on the propagation delay. A central station inserts a marker into a transmitted signal at a time corresponding to a received timing signal. The MCT receives the signal from the central station and determines a time difference between receipt of the marker and the detection of the time interval event. A transmission by the MCT is adjusted by an amount of time proportional to the time difference.09-04-2008
20080212563Method And Apparatus For Synchronizing Wireless Receiver09-04-2008
20100103923Content synchronisation for mobile communication network - The present invention provides for a method of forming RLC blocks for contents synchronisation within a mobile radio communications network and including the step of providing a control element for each of a plurality of SDUs within the said block, wherein each control element comprises a header element arranged to precede its respective SDU, and to the network device for providing the said blocks and to such blocks as having such a structure.04-29-2010
20080310395METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING TIMING ALIGNMENT - An approach includes generating a control message having a format designated for resource allocation, wherein the control message includes a plurality of control fields. One of the control fields is reserved to specify information other than information for resource allocation, the value indicating timing alignment information or information for starting a random access procedure. The control message is transmitted over a control channel according to a lower layer protocol.12-18-2008
20100142511METHOD AND DEVICE FOR FRAME AND SLOT SYNCHRONIZATION - A method slot and frame synchronization of in a wireless system, the method includes: processing samples and a pair of primary synchronization code forming sequences by a pair of serially coupled filters to provide primary results; finding, in response to the primary results, slots boundaries; processing selected samples and multiple pairs of secondary synchronization code forming sequences by at least a second filter of the pair of serially coupled filters to provide secondary results; wherein the selected samples correspond to the slots boundaries; and detecting secondary synchronization sequences included in a frame in response to the secondary results.06-10-2010
20090168747WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A time synchronizing signal for synchronizing the times of wireless nodes capable of wireless communication is transmitted to the wireless nodes by multihop. Optional information is transferred by multihop from a predetermined wireless node to an optional node along the same path as the transfer path of the time synchronizing signal by the wireless nodes. Information to respond the optional information is transferred by multihop from the optional wireless node to the predetermined wireless node along the reverse path to the transfer path of the time synchronizing signal.07-02-2009
20090168748MOBILE STATION, BASE STATION, INTER-USER UPLINK SYNCHRONIZATION METHOD - A base station determines transmission intervals at which a mobile station transmits a channel to be used to maintain synchronization and a radio resource that is to transmit the channel to be used to maintain synchronization, in accordance with information indicating a state of the mobile station transmitted from the mobile station in order to maintain synchronization with a plurality of the mobile stations connecting to the base station; the mobile station generates the channel to be used to maintain synchronization; the mobile station carries out transmission control of the channel to be used to maintain synchronization in accordance with the transmission intervals and the radio resource; the base station carries out a correlation detection in accordance with the channel to be used to maintain synchronization that is transmitted from the mobile station in accordance with the transmission intervals and the radio resource, and feeds back delay information to the corresponding mobile stations; and the mobile station maintains synchronization in accordance with the delay information transmitted from the base station.07-02-2009
20090168749Synchronized Wireless Networked System - A sheet making system that has two or more separated nodes one of which may be a scanner sensing head and the other of which may be a scanner end column. Each node has a wireless system and receives power from a common AC source. Each node receives events data associated with the wireless system. Each wireless system has a circuit that obtains from the common AC power source an associated events data acquisition clock that is the same for all of the wireless systems to time synchronize to each other the associated events data signals at each of the two or more nodes. A central computer may be connected to the two or more nodes. The communication between the computer and each of the two or more nodes can be wireless or by a LAN or other mechanisms.07-02-2009
20100272094SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ADAPTIVELY SETTING THE PROBABILITY OF GENERATING A BEACON BROADCAST IN A WIRELESS NETWORK - A system and method of operating a wireless network having a plurality of nodes. Each node determines whether to replace the beacon node. When a node determines that the beacon node is to be replaced, the node determines whether it should nominate itself as a potential replacement beacon node. The decision whether to nominate itself as a potential replacement beacon node is a function of a nomination probability associated with the node. If the node determines that it should nominate itself as a potential replacement beacon node, the node sends out one or more beacon signals. Each node then adaptively modifies the probability of nominating itself as a function of the number of beacon signals received from other nodes. Beacon signals are received by potential replacement nodes and, if the potential replacement beacon node has received a beacon signal from a higher ranking potential replacement beacon node, the node removes itself as a candidate for the replacement beacon node.10-28-2010
20080273522GENERATION AND DETECTION OF SYNCHRONIZATION SIGNAL IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - Techniques for generating a synchronization signal (e.g., a secondary synchronization signal) based on an M-sequence are described. In one design, first and second sequences for a secondary synchronization signal may be generated based on different cyclic shifts of the M-sequence. The cyclic shifts may be determined based on cell ID and/or other information to send in the secondary synchronization signal. An output sequence may be generated based on the first and second sequences, e.g., by combining the first and second sequences and scrambling the combined first and second sequences with at least one scrambling sequence. The secondary synchronization signal may then be generated based on the output sequence, e.g., by mapping samples in the output sequence to subcarriers and generating an OFDM symbol with the mapped samples. Detection for the secondary synchronization signal may be efficiently performed using fast M-sequence transform (FMT).11-06-2008
20080279173Method to Synchronize Receiver's Clock to Transmitter's Clock at Sub-100Nsec11-13-2008
20080285538COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, USER DEVICE THEROF AND SYNCHRONIZATION METHOD THEREOF - A communication system, user device thereof, and a synchronization method thereof are provided. The communication system includes a user device and a wireless network. A ciphering configuration information is transmitted to a user device. The user device and wireless network re-establishing the radio link control (RLC) entity of logical link. The user device changes to the new ciphering configuration immediately following the re-establishment of RLC entity according to the received ciphering configuration information and the wireless network changes to the new ciphering configuration.11-20-2008
20080310396METHOD OF PERFORMING UPLINK SYNCHRONIZATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method of performing uplink synchronization in a wireless communication system includes transmitting a random access preamble which is randomly selected from a set of random access preambles, receiving a random access response, the random access response comprising a random access preamble identifier corresponding to the random access preamble and a time alignment value for uplink synchronization, starting a time alignment timer after applying the time alignment value, starting a contention resolution timer after receiving the random access response, wherein contention resolution is not successful when the contention resolution timer is expired, and stopping the time alignment timer when the contention resolution timer is expired.12-18-2008
20080240075TIME SYNCHRONIZATION SYSTEM - In a time synchronization system between wireless nodes, a first wireless node broadcasts a neighbor search packet, adjacent wireless nodes receive the neighbor search packet and then returns an adjacent response packet, the first wireless node selects the mediating wireless node based on the adjacent response packet and then transmits a mediating request packet to the mediating wireless node, the mediating wireless node receives the mediating request packet and then broadcasts a time record request packet, the first wireless node receives the time record request packet and then records reception time, the adjacent wireless nodes receive the time record request packet and then records reception time, the higher-level adjacent wireless node transmits a time notification packet containing the reception time to the first wireless node, and the first wireless node calculates the difference between the recorded reception time and the reception time contained in the time notification packet and then adds the difference to current time.10-02-2008
20100034192WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE, INTEGRATED CIRCUIT AND METHOD OF TIMING SYNCHRONISATION - A wireless communication device comprises a first sub-system arranged to pass data to a second sub-system comprising timing synchronisation logic operably coupled to a counter, such that data is sampled by the timing synchronisation logic when passed to the second sub-system from the first sub-system wherein the wireless communication device is characterised in that the timing synchronisation logic is arranged to determine a position of a first data frame and in response thereto initiate a counting process of the counter and determine a position of a second data frame and in response thereto determine a count value from the counting process of the counter and in response to the count value determine whether to initiate a timing advance or timing retard operation on the data being passed to the second sub-system. In this manner, the inventive concept provides the wireless communication device with a mechanism to achieve timing synchronisation. In particular, the inventive concept may allow a radio frequency integrated circuit to implement timing synchronisation by advancing or retarding an ‘actual’ signal sent from digital baseband circuits in a 3G DigRF wireless communication device.02-11-2010
20080316996Controlling timing of synchronization updates - A base station for use in a mobile communications network may include a frequency synthesizer for generating signals at desired frequencies and a packet data interface for transmitting and receiving packet data signals over a wide area network. The basestation is adapted to determine an elapsed time since it last synchronized the frequency synthesizer to a master device. The basestation is also adapted to request synchronization packet data signals from the master device when the elapsed time exceeds a predetermined holdover period.12-25-2008
20090086713METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR USING AN UNIQUE INDEX SET FOR PSC SEQUENCE IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - Systems and methods are provided to generate a set of synchronization channel sequences that optimize time and frequency acquisition. A set of root indices of Zadoff-Chu sequences in a first domain (e.g., time domain) that optimize a performance metric or merit factor are identified. An optimal index is determined that also optimizes a performance metric in a reciprocal domain (e.g., frequency domain). For sequences of length Q04-02-2009
20090180466SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FREQUENCY OFFSETTING OF INFORMATION COMMUNICATED IN MIMO-BASED WIRELESS NETWORKS - A communications system includes a multiple-input/multiple-output (MIMO) architecture for high capacity switched mesh networks. The MIMO architecture has a plurality of radio frequency chains. One of the plurality of radio frequency chains is configured to apply a first frequency offset to a base frequency of an output signal to generate a first transmitting frequency; and another of the plurality of radio frequency chains being configured to apply a second frequency offset to the base frequency to generate a second transmitting frequency. The system uses the carrier frequency offset to lock the clock of the master subsystem to the clock of the slave subsystem, thereby enabling bandwidth expansion to be employed on the MIMO data streams.07-16-2009
20090190570Methods and Device for Transmitting Data from a First Communication Device to a Second Communication Device - A method of transmitting data from a first communication device to a second communication device is provided. The method comprises transmitting at least one first data portion, transmitting a second data portion synchronized with the transmission of a corresponding data portion of a third communication device to the second communication device, and the transmission of the at least one first data portion being arranged such that it is received by the second communication device before the data portion of the third communication device corresponding to the second data portion.07-30-2009
20090190572DOWNLINK DATA CONTROL SYSTEM FOR RADIO ACCESS NETWORKS - A service request device includes a transceiver that receives a downlink signal that includes at least one of an unreserved value, a resource status value, and a reserved value from a base station. The downlink signal is transmitted when a non-contention-based resource of the base station is not available for the service request device. A control module initiates a contention-based access procedure that synchronizes the service request device with the base station based on the at least one of the unreserved value, the resource status value, and the reserved value. The transceiver receives packets from the base station in response to the service request device being synchronized with the base station.07-30-2009
20090161652APPARATUS FOR GENERATING DOWN LINK SIGNAL, AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CELL SEARCH IN CELLULAR SYSTEM - The invention provides a method of generating a downlink signal and searching a cell on the basis of the downlink signal in an OFDM-based cellular system. The downlink signal includes a plurality of synchronization blocks each having a plurality of sub-frames, and a synchronization pattern composed of a combination of a cell group identification code for identifying a cell group and a frame synchronization identification code for indicating a frame start point is generated in each of the synchronization blocks. Different frame synchronization identification codes are allocated to the synchronization blocks.06-25-2009
20110206032BASE STATION APPARATUS, MOBILE STATION APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD - By changing a scrambling code to be multiplied with a secondary synchronization channel for a different sub-frame number, the number of codes required to be retained in a mobile station apparatus is reduced and also a circuit scale and a computation amount thereof are reduced, while an effect of causing interference from a neighboring cell to be random is being maintained. There are provided a primary synchronization channel generation unit (08-25-2011
20090161654System and Method for Uplink Timing Synchronization - A system and method are disclosed for providing uplink timing synchronization in a wireless communication system. The uplink timing synchronization may be provided via a specific message sent from the user equipment to a network access device, or may be calculated based upon data received at the network access device from the user equipment.06-25-2009
20090129367MULTI-FUNCTION WIRELESS TERMINAL - A method for communication includes allocating time intervals for a first communication session over a first connection between a wireless terminal and a base station of a long-range wireless data network, which operates in accordance with a first protocol defining time frames having downlink and uplink sub-frames. Time slots are allocated for a second communication session over a second connection between the terminal and a peripheral wireless device, which operates in accordance with a second, short-range time-slotted protocol, which is different from the first protocol and has a retransmission mechanism. The time slots are synchronized with the downlink and uplink sub-frames defined by the BS. Operation of the second connection is inhibited during some of the time slots that overlap the downlink sub-frames, so as to invoke the retransmission mechanism and cause the terminal to transmit only during the time slots that do not overlap the downlink sub-frames.05-21-2009
20120069836Virtual Timing Indication - The invention is related to wireless communication systems, methods, devices, computer program, and computer-readable memory medium, and, more specifically, relate to synchronization techniques. The invention relates to a method, including deriving two different timings from a timing source, wherein a first derived timing is a physical timing used for timing at least transmissions from a wireless network access node, and wherein a second derived timing is a virtual timing representing a currently preferred physical timing; receiving an indication of a virtual timing from at least one other network access node; comparing the at least one received virtual timing indication with the derived virtual timing of the network access node, and update the derived virtual timing; and determining achieving synchronization of the derived virtual timing with the at least one received virtual timing, and to adjust the physical timing accordingly.03-22-2012
20090003308METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING SYNCHRONIZATION/PILOT SEQUENCES FOR EMBEDDING IN WIRELESS SIGNALS - An embodiment includes a method for generating a set of synchronization/pilot sequences (SPS) by generating a plurality of candidate SPS using different initial conditions. Correlations are performed among the candidate SPS to generate a plurality of correlation values, and a plurality of permutations of the candidate SPS are determined, where each permutation includes a different set of candidate SPS, and wherein each permutation includes a number, D, of candidate SPS. In addition a selected permutation is identified from the plurality of permutations, where the selected permutation corresponds to the set of SPS being generated. A system includes a transmitter adapted to generate a wireless signal in which an SPS is embedded by combining each SPS of the set with phase shifted input data, determining peak-to-average power ratios (PARs) for at least some of the combined signals, and identifying a selected combined signal based on the PARs.01-01-2009
20090175261METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING PREAMBLE OF DATA PACKET - Provided are a method and apparatus for generating a preamble of a data packet. The method includes operations of generating a first field, a second field, and a third field; generating a synchronization sequence for synchronization between a data packet transmitter and a data packet receiver, generating a channel estimation sequence (CES) for estimation of a property of a channel in which the data packet is transmitted, and generating an additional sequence indicating an end position of the synchronization sequence in the preamble, and an additional sequence indicating information about a structure of the CES; and respectively recording the synchronization sequence, the additional sequences, and the CES in the first field, the second field, and the third field, thereby generating the preamble.07-09-2009
20090141699Synchronization of nodes on a network - A method for synchronizing at least two nodes on a network including one network node acting as a master node, the master node setting a base time T06-04-2009
20090052430METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MITIGATING TEMPORARY LOSS OF SYNCHRONIZATION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - Techniques for mitigating temporary loss of synchronization in a wireless communication system are described. In an aspect, a cell may periodically broadcast a mode indicator to indicate synchronous operation or asynchronous operation by the cell. The cell may also broadcast its cell identity (ID), which may omit the mode indicator and would then remain unchanged when the cell switches between asynchronous and synchronous operation. In another aspect, the cell may send system time information indicative of its updated system time when switching from asynchronous operation to synchronous operation. The updated system time may be used for communication with terminals after the switch to synchronous operation. In yet another aspect, the cell may decrease its transmit power prior to switching synchronization mode, switch synchronization mode when its transmit power reaches a predetermined power level, and thereafter increase its transmit power.02-26-2009
20090052433METHOD OF SYNCHRONIZATION FOR PACKET BASED, OFDM WIRELESS SYSTEMS WITH MULTIPLE RECEIVE CHAINS - A system for synchronizing a wireless receiver is provided. The system includes a first antenna and a second antenna to receive independent wireless signals containing different combination of data packets. The system includes one or more analyzer components operable to determine correlation metrics based on at least a portion of the first received signal and a portion of the second received signal. The system further includes a synchronization component operable to use the correlation metrics to determine a preferred correlation metric for synchronization by the wireless receiver of the first and second received signals to decode the data packet. A method for synchronizing a receiver of two wireless signals is also provided.02-26-2009
20090080406System and Method for Multicast and Broadcast Synchronization in Wireless Access Systems - In a method for multicast and broadcast synchronization a data payload frame is generated from a data payload. A frame number is assigned to the data payload frame, wherein the frame number includes a generating time of the data payload frame. The data payload frame is distributed to a plurality of base stations in a wireless access system. The offset spans a travel time of a data payload frame from the controller to the plurality of base stations as well as a scheduling time and a multiplexing time.03-26-2009
20080240073SYNCHRONIZATION AND TIMING SOURCE PRIORITY IN AN AD-HOC NETWORK - A bandwidth efficient and robust timing synchronization approach in an ad-hoc network is provided by a mobile ad-hoc network including at least one group of mobile nodes having at least one timing reference (TR) node. Mobile nodes include a controller and a wireless communications device cooperating therewith to generate and transmit timing synchronization beacons having a respective hop count indicating a number of hops to the at least one timing reference node, receive timing synchronization beacons from neighboring nodes, and synchronize node communication timing with neighboring nodes based upon the number of hops to the at least one timing reference node. The timing reference node may cooperate with the other mobile nodes based upon a timing source priority tree including levels defined by hop counts. The timing reference node is at a starting level of the timing source priority tree. The other nodes are at a higher level of the timing source priority tree than the starting level and correspond to the number of hops to the at least one timing reference node.10-02-2008
20090052432NETWORK CONNECTION METHOD AND APPARATUS OF A MOBILE STATION - A network connection method and apparatus for improving network connection performance of a mobile station in a Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) system is provided. A network connection method of the present invention includes checking whether a cell change from a first cell to a second cell is detected while waiting for a network connection request message, after an acquisition of a synchronization with a first base station associated with the first cell, determining, if the cell change is detected, whether a synchronization is acquired with a second base station associated with the second cell and whether the network connection request message is detected, initiating, if the network connection request message is detected after the synchronization is acquired with the second base station, a network entry procedure, saving, if the network connection request message is detected before the synchronization is acquired with the second base station, the network connection request message in a buffer, and initiating, if the synchronization is acquired with the second base station after saving the network connection request message, a network entry procedure using the network connection request message saved in the buffer.02-26-2009
20090052429Synchronizing Timeslots in a Wireless Communication Protocol - A method for synchronizing communications in wireless mesh network operating in a process control environment and including a plurality of network devices includes defining a communication timeslot of a predetermined duration, wherein each of the plurality of network devices transmits or receives data only within the communication timeslot generating a network schedule including at least one superframe having repeating superframe cycles each having a number of communication timeslots sequentially numbered relative to a beginning of each cycle, the number of communication timeslots defining a length of the at least one superframe, maintaining an absolute slot number indicative of a number of communication timeslots scheduled since a start time of the wireless network, synchronizing each of the plurality of network devices with respect to a timing of an individual communication timeslot, and synchronizing each of the plurality of network devices with the network schedule based on the absolute slot number.02-26-2009
20090080407SECONDARY SYNCHRONIZATION SIGNAL MAPPING - Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a transmitter, a receiver and methods of operating a transmitter or a receiver. In one embodiment, the transmitter is for use with a base station and includes a primary module configured to provide a primary synchronization signal. The transmitter also includes a secondary mapping module configured to provide a secondary synchronization signal derived from two sequences taken from a same set of N sequences and indexed by an index pair (S03-26-2009
20110222528METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND APPARATUS TO SYNCHRONIZE ACTIONS OF AUDIO SOURCE MONITORS - Systems, methods, articles of manufacture and apparatus are disclosed to align actions of audio source monitors. An example method disclosed herein includes invoking an audience monitor to transmit a radio frequency (RF) initialization packet to a base unit, receiving an indication that the base unit has received the RF initialization packet at a first time, and invoking the base unit to transmit an RF acknowledgement packet to the audience monitor. The example method also includes receiving an indication that the RF acknowledgement packet is received by the audience monitor and waiting for an end to a delay period having a first value, identifying whether the audience monitor has finished processing the RF acknowledgement packet when the delay period ends at a second time, and incrementing the delay period to a second value when the audience monitor is still processing the RF acknowledgement packet and the delay period has ended.09-15-2011
20110142030SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SUPPORTING HIGHER-LAYER PROTOCOL MESSAGING IN AN IN-BAND MODEM - Acknowledging a source terminal data message from a destination terminal in an in-band communication system is disclosed. A first synchronization sequence followed by a low layer acknowledgement message and a second synchronization sequence followed by a high layer acknowledgement message is transmitted.06-16-2011
20110142029NETWORKING IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS - A system where apparatuses may stay synchronized with a network utilizing a reduced beacon period based on an integer multiple of a standard beacon period that is established for the network. The reduced beacon periods may initiate scanning opportunities, which are periods of time during which apparatuses may passively scan for beacon messages broadcast from other apparatuses, which upon receipt in a scanning apparatus may trigger the transmission of network information messages. Network information messages may comprise connectivity information that would be usable by outside apparatuses to determine whether participation in the network described in the network information message (e.g., another network) is desired. If the apparatus desires to interact with apparatuses in the other network, then further decisions may be made with respect to how communication between these entities should be established.06-16-2011
20110142028SYNCHRONIZATION VIA ADDITIONAL BEACON TRANSMISSION - Apparatuses may stay synchronized with a wireless network utilizing a diluted beacon interval that is an integer multiple of a network beacon period signal being transmitted at a set interval. Diluted beacon intervals may reduce communication burden, but may also cause periods of inactivity that allow apparatuses to become unsynchronized with the network. Apparatuses may be active in the network during an awake window wherein a beacon may be transmitted. A set time may also be set during the awake window may delineate a period of time after which any beacon signal received from another apparatus is deemed to be late. Receiving late beacon signals in the apparatus may trigger the transmission of additional beacon signals to help the other apparatuses that transmitted late beacons become resynchronized with the network.06-16-2011
20090201908System and method for flexible data retrieval for mobile communication devices - A system and method for flexible data provision to mobile communication devices, which enables the user to selectively download data to the mobile communication device from a remote computer. The selective data download may optionally apply to one or more of a single item of data, to multiple items of data, one or more categories of data and the like. Preferably, the user interface provided through the remote computer comprises a mark-up language document, such as a Web page for example.08-13-2009
20090232126Channel synchronization for wireless systems - In some embodiments, a method for mitigating interference between wireless networks is disclosed. A network communications controller, such as a piconet controller that is new to an area, can monitor for and receive inter-network transmission from adjacent networks and the controller can monitor the received transmission and detect a synchronization parameter of the adjacent networks. The parameter can be an inter-network synchronization beacon that is transmitter on a narrowband channel. The controller can select an unoccupied narrowband channel to transmit inter-network synchronization information and the selected an unoccupied wideband channel to conduct intra-network transmissions. The wideband channel can be associated with the narrowband channel. Other embodiments are also disclosed.09-17-2009
20090219918METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING IN-BAND SIGNALING INFORMATION IN A WIRELESS BROADCASTING SYSTEM - A method is provided for transmitting in-band signaling information in a wireless broadcasting system that transmits broadcast service data through a plurality of data Physical Layer Pipes (PLPs) constituting a frame. Non-PLP signaling information is included in a data PLP for a particular broadcast service and the data PLP is transmitted through a current frame, when no data PLP for the particular broadcast service is transmitted in at least one frame to be transmitted within a maximum schedulable period N09-03-2009
20090257426INSERTING TIME OF DEPARTURE INFORMATION IN FRAMES TO SUPPORT MULTI-CHANNEL LOCATION TECHNIQUES - A device whose location is to be determined (target device) generates a plurality of frames (messages) and time of departure (TOD) timestamp information indicating when the target device transmits the plurality of frames in a sequence or burst. The target device transmits the plurality of frames and the TOD information, wherein the plurality of frames are transmitted such that at least two of the frames are on different radio frequency (RF) channels. Within a sequence or burst (or across multiple sequences or bursts), multiple widely spaced transmissions on the same channel are included to allow for estimation of the crystal frequency offset of the transmitting device. The TOD information included in the transmitted packets allows devices that receive the packets not to change their channels of operation solely for the purpose of receiving packets from the device to be located.10-15-2009
20090245229BASE STATION - A base station for transmitting a synchronization signal on a synchronization channel with a system bandwidth which is less than the maximum system bandwidth in a radio communication system supporting multiple system bandwidths includes a multiplexing unit configured to multiplex the synchronization channel and a channel other than the synchronization channel based on a characteristic of a reception filter used in a mobile station. The multiplexing unit may place the synchronization channel and the channel other than the synchronization channel on continuous subcarriers. Alternatively, the multiplexing unit may assign a guard band or a cyclic prefix to a transition band of the reception filter.10-01-2009
20090245230COMPENSATING FOR DRIFTS OCCURRING DURING SLEEP TIMES IN ACCESS TERMINALS - A method and apparatus are presented for compensating drifts in access terminals occurring during a sleep time. The method includes determining whether a sleep time exceeds a threshold, buffering time domain samples containing acquisition pilots and a paging channel, powering down RF circuitry in the access terminal after buffering samples, processing the samples to compensate for drift, and determining whether the access terminal was paged based upon the processed samples. The apparatus includes a digital front end, an FFT engine coupled to the digital front end, a symbol buffer coupled to the FFT engine, a processor coupled to the digital front end, FFT engine, and symbol buffer, and a memory coupled to the processor, the memory further comprising instructions for executing the method.10-01-2009
20090245231COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD OF CORRECTING THE SAME - A communication device includes a reference clock generator that generates a first reference clock signal, and a super frame timer that clocks a period of super frame based on the first reference clock signal generated by the reference clock generator. The communication device further includes a physical layer that performs wireless communication and generates a second reference clock signal, and a timer correcting part that corrects an error in the clocking in the super frame timer based on the first reference clock signal generated by the reference clock generator and the second reference clock signal generated by the physical layer.10-01-2009
20090245227METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR UPLINK FRAME SYNCHRONIZATION IN A SUBSCRIBER STATION - A method for uplink frame synchronization in a subscriber station may include recording a first time stamp corresponding to a first downlink frame and recording a second time stamp corresponding to a second downlink frame. The first time stamp and the second time stamp may be used to determine a propagation delay change. Uplink transmission timing may be adjusted based on the propagation delay change that is determined.10-01-2009
20100265934METHODS AND SYSTEMS USING FAST INITIAL SYNCHRONIZATION FOR WIMAX MOBILE STATIONS - Certain embodiments of the present disclosure provide techniques for bypassing the DCD/UCD message reception step in the network entry procedure in WiMAX systems by using DCD/UCD messages that are stored in a nonvolatile memory inside a mobile station.10-21-2010
20080259904APPARATUS AND METHOD OF FRAME SYNCHRONIZATION IN BROAD BAND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS - The present invention relates to an apparatus and method of frame synchronization in broad band wireless communication systems. In an apparatus of frame synchronization in a mobile station, a time variant phase rotation compensator eliminates time variant phase rotation carried in received signals by conjugated multiplication between adjacent signal samples. Then, the processed signal is fed into a delay correlator to calculate a plurality of correlations between two successive frames. A local power calculator acquires an average power of several symbols centered on delayed correlation values. A normalizer normalizes the delayed correlation values with a local average power corresponding to the delayed correlation values. A maximum value detector selects the maximum value from normalized correlation values to trigger frame synchronizing and timing signals.10-23-2008
20090141700TECHNIQUE FOR PERFORMING A RANDOM ACCESS PROCEDURE OVER A RADIO INTERFACE - The invention relates to a technique for performing a random access procedure over a radio interface, for example between a mobile terminal and a radio base station of a mobile network, A method aspect of the invention comprises the steps of transmitting a synchronization request for synchronization information; receiving synchronization information in response to the synchronization request; and transmitting, based on at least one transmission parameter adjusted in accordance with the synchronization information, a resource request for data transmission resources.06-04-2009
20090274140EFFICIENT CHANNEL ARCHITECTURES FOR MULTI-CHANNEL MAC PROTOCOLS IN WIRELESS AD HOC NETWORKS - The system (11-05-2009
20100002678MOBILE RADIO TERMINAL AND RADIO COMMUNICATION METHOD - A transmitter executes the transmission using the synchronization signal in which a plurality of blocks formed of the synchronization code sequences different from each other are aligned in the order changed in the former part and the latter part while a receiver comprises the delay detection circuit corresponding to the delayed correlation base system and the replica base detection circuit corresponding to the replica base system corresponding to the synchronization signal, to execute the synchronization detection selectively in the replica base system or the delayed correlation base system.01-07-2010
20090257425Synchronizing DHCP And Mobile IP Messaging - Synchronizing mobility messaging includes receiving an Internet Protocol (IP) address at a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server. The IP address is sent by a home agent of a mobile client, where the home agent has a mobility binding for the mobile client. A DHCP request requesting an IP address for the mobile client is received from the mobile client. The DHCP server assigns the IP address to the mobile client. A DHCP acknowledgement comprising the assigned IP address is sent to the mobile client.10-15-2009
20100150131SIGNALING PARAMETERS CHANNEL PROCESSING - In a multicasts wireless telecommunication system providing an aggregation of one or more independent data components as a flow, wherein the OIS is located at the latch point of the beginning of the superframe, and the OIS programming is latched at the superframe boundary, the improvement of deriving signal parameter information from Signaling Parameter Channel (SPC) symbols transmitted in a Forward Link only (FLO) network by deriving a time domain channel estimate by assuming each of the combinations for the signal parameter field in the scrambler seed and picking the signal parameter combination that yields the most energy in the time domain above a threshold value.06-17-2010
20100265935INDEPENDENT INFORMATION NETWORK - A localized collaboration of wireless communication enabled devices can be provided for sharing of information that is independent of external communications. A local hub can communicate with a remote hub and end users using one or more wireless communication points, and provide for uploading and downloading of collaborative information from the local hub by an end user device. The local hub wirelessly broadcasts a message that has contact information that allows a remote hub to wirelessly retrieve collaborative information from the local hub. The local hub can synchronize collaborative information with a remote hub, if present, by retrieving a remote version of collaborative information using the remote hub's broadcast contact information; comparing the remote version with a locally stored version, if present; updating the local version with differences between the remote version if the remote version is a desired; and creating a local version if one is not present.10-21-2010
20090122781ASYNCHRONOUS DYNAMIC NETWORK DISCOVERY FOR LOW POWER SYSTEMS - An ad hoc method is provided for synchronizing a wireless network. The method involves broadcasting a first signal including a join message from a first node (FN). The method also involves saving a first timestamps in a memory device internal to the FN after broadcasting the first signal. The method further involves generating a signal including a join response message after receiving the first signal. The join response message is comprised of a second timestamp indicating a local time during which the first signal was received at the second node (SN). The method also includes the step of determining an initial time offset by computing a difference between the first timestamp and the second timestamp. The method further includes the steps of generating a request to send (RTS) message at the FN. The FN uses the initial time offset in conjunction with the RTS message to asynchronously communicate with the SN.05-14-2009
20100157973SYNCHRONIZATION OF A PLURALITY OF DATA STREAMS - A method of synchronizing a plurality of data streams. A land mobile radio (LMR) data stream can be generated by a LMR communication device. At least one LMR identifier can be communicated from the LMR communication device to a broadband communication device. A broadband data stream can be generated by the broadband communication device. The broadband data stream and the LMR identifier can be communicated from the broadband communication device via an access network. The LMR identifier can enable synchronization of the LMR data stream with the broadband data stream.06-24-2010
20100157974WIRELESS DATA COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD - Embodiments of the present invention provide a communication system, comprising: a first wireless network including a coordinator and a plurality of network devices associated with the coordinator; a second wireless network; wherein the first coordinator is arranged to notify at least one network device of the availability of data; and the at least one network device notified of the availability of data is arranged to associate with the second wireless network and to receive the data.06-24-2010
20090116473Channel Estimation for Synchronized Cells in a Cellular Communication System - Channel estimation is performed by user equipment operating in a mobile communications system. Estimation involves receiving a signal and analyzing it to detect a signal component from a neighboring cell. Depending on outcome, one or both of the following are determined: whether a power level of the signal component from the neighboring cell exceeds a power threshold level; and whether a difference between timing parameters of the neighboring cell's signal component and that from a serving cell is less than a timing threshold level. If the power level of the neighboring cell's signal component exceeds the power threshold level and the difference between the timing parameters of the signal components from the neighboring cell and that of the serving cell is less than the timing threshold level, then a joint channel estimation process is performed. Otherwise, a single channel estimation process is performed.05-07-2009
20090116472Initiation of High Speed Overlay Mode for Burst Data and Real Time Streaming (Audio) Applications - In a wireless 802.15.4 communication system, a method and system are provided for switching between a predetermined protocol transmission mode and a high-speed transmission mode by including signaling mode information in a data packet (05-07-2009
20100182992METHOD OF CONTROLLING UPLINK SYNCHRONIZATION STATE AT A USER EQUIPMENT IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method of controlling uplink synchronization state at a user equipment in a mobile communication system is disclosed. The method of controlling an uplink synchronization state at a user equipment in a mobile communication system comprises receiving control information associated with controlling uplink synchronization state of the user equipment from a network, releasing uplink resources allocated from the network if the uplink synchronization state is shifted from a synchronization state to an asynchronous state based on the control information.07-22-2010
20090046701RADIO COMMUNICATION BASE STATION APPARATUS AND SYNCHRONIZATION CHANNEL SIGNAL TRANSMISSION METHOD - Provided is a base station capable of searching cells of different frequencies without losing a opportunity of data communication by effectively performing SCH data transmission. The base station (02-19-2009
20090046699METHOD OF TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING A REDIRECT MESSAGE IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method and apparatus for entering initialization state in a wireless communication systems. The method comprises selecting a serving access network, obtaining synchronization from access network, determining if a Redirect Message with Channel Record is received, and issuing an InitializationState.Activate command upon entering Initialization State. An embodiment of an embodiment also relates to method and apparatus for transition to an Idle state for determining if the protocol received an InitializationState.network Acquired indication, and issuing an InitializationState.Deactivate command if the IntializationState.NetworkAcquired indication has been received. Then, transitioning to the Idle State.02-19-2009
20100260167TIME SYNCHRONIZATION METHOD IN WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORK - The present invention relates to a time synchronization method in a wireless sensor network. In the present invention, if an upper node requests a lower reference node to start time synchronization, the lower reference node broadcasts a first sync reference packet. The upper node receives the first sync reference packet and transmits the first sync reference packet reception time to the lower reference node. The lower reference node broadcasts the first sync reference packet reception time, such that the other nodes perform time synchronization on the basis of the first sync reference packet reception time. Meanwhile, the lower reference node estimates the first sync reference packet reception time of the upper node to calculate the reception estimation time, and transmits the reception estimation time to a determination node that is two hops anterior to the lower reference node. Therefore, the determination node compares the reception time received from the upper node and the reception estimation time received from the lower reference node and determines whether a capture attack on the upper node has occurred.10-14-2010
20080232344Systems and methods for synchronizing communication networks - In many aspects, the invention relates to systems and methods for synchronizing a communication network, particularly a slotted communication network, having a plurality of nodes. In slotted communication networks, the nodes are configured to transmit or receive data during selected time slots. During a selected time slot, each node transmits a synchronization message that is received by a neighboring node. The neighboring node adjusts its time slot boundary to coincide with the time of receipt of the synchronization message, thereby synchronizing each node with a neighboring node. Such systems and methods are energy efficient, accurate, fast, fault tolerant and easy to implement.09-25-2008
20090116471Method for Enhancing Quality of Service in Mobile Telephony - A method for enhancing quality of service concerning at least one multimedia data, in particular concerning photographs, and/or video, and/or audio, and/or text, involving least one processing of the data. The method includes determining, beforehand or in real time, based on the factor, a first fraction of the multimedia data to be processed in the mobile telephone, a second fraction of the multimedia data to be processed in at least one remote server connected to the mobile telephone via the network, a first fraction of the processing to be carried out in the mobile telephone, and a second fraction of the processing to be carried out in at least one remote server, and performing each fraction of the processing and/or processing each fraction of the multimedia data thus determined in the mobile telephone and/or in the remote server.05-07-2009
20100226360Coarse Timing Synchronization Acquisition Method In a Mobile Communication System - A coarse timing synchronization acquisition method in a mobile communication system is applied to the timing synchronization acquisition of a mobile communication system that transmits the same signal blocks repeatedly, which comprises: starting from the beginning time instant of timing synchronization acquisition, iteratively calculating the delay correlation accumulation (DCA) values at K samples, when K is the number of DCA values at each time slot; M time slots are searched in each frame, the position corresponding to the maximum DCA value is taken as the estimate of timing synchronization position; M timing synchronization position estimates are obtained, and among these, one timing synchronization position estimate is selected as the candidate for the current frame timing synchronization position, and it is decided whether the candidate is reliable; after L frames are searched, a predicted timing synchronization position of the next frame is obtained by using the L timing synchronization positions; when consecutively reliable timing synchronization positions approach the predicted timing synchronization position estimate of the frame, the timing synchronization position of the last frame is determined to be the acquired timing synchronization position. The technical scheme of the present invention is realized simply and efficiently, and actual performance robustness is good.09-09-2010
20100177763 NETWORK DEVICE FOR USE IN A NETWORK - A network (07-15-2010
20100177762ROBUST CHANNEL ALLOCATION METHOD FOR RF COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS - A method of allocating channels in a PTMP (point-to-multi-point) system having a master and a plurality of nodes comprising the steps of: transmission by the master to the nodes of a synch beacon, the sync beacon having a first frequency and a substantially fixed time period between successive sync beacon transmissions; dividing the time period into a slotted time and an unslotted time; allocating a plurality of slots in the slotted time for RF activity of the nodes that have resolved the sync beacon; and identifying the unslotted time for unallocated RF activity of the nodes that have not resolved the sync beacon.07-15-2010
20130215880WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A wireless communication system broadcasts a control signal at a first frequency band from a base station and allocates additional frequency band(s) for transmitting data by terminal(s). A control signal at the first frequency band indicates the location of the additional frequency band(s) and is not transmitted over the additional frequency band(s). Wireless data transmission is simultaneously performed over the first frequency band and the additional frequency band(s). Each terminal receives the control signal, which is used in time-synchronizing frames between the wireless data transmission at the first frequency band and the wireless data transmission at the additional frequency band(s). The control signal also includes control data for managing wireless data transmission of the terminal(s) at the first frequency band, and is utilized instead of a control signal at the additional frequency band(s).08-22-2013
20100220710MULTICARRIER TRANSMITTING APPARATUS - A multicarrier transmitting apparatus capable of providing a fast cell search. A base station apparatus (09-02-2010
20100220713RANDOM ACCESS PREAMBLE COLLISION DETECTION09-02-2010
20100226358METHOD AND SYSTEMS FOR SYNCHRONIZING OVERLAPPING WIRELESS SYSTEMS - Methods and devices for synchronizing various independent wireless systems are disclosed. For example, an exemplary first base-station (09-09-2010
20090245228RADIO EQUIPMENT (RE)-BASED SYNCHRONIZATION - A distributed radio base station includes a first radio equipment controller (REC) node, a second radio equipment controller (REC) node, and a radio equipment (RE) node for transceiving information over a radio interface with one or more radio terminals. The first REC node and the second REC node are physically separate from the RE node. The first REC node and/or the second REC node are/is connected to the RE node by a transmission link.10-01-2009
20100220711BASE STATION APPARATUS AND TRANSMISSION CONTROL METHOD - A base station apparatus for communicating with a mobile station includes an out-of-synchronization determining unit configured to determine out-of-synchronization with the mobile station in downlink based on an uplink signal transmitted from the mobile station.09-02-2010
20100220712METHOD FOR IMPROVING SYNCHRONIZATION PRECISION OF DATA TRANSMISSION AND SYSTEM THEREOF - A method for improving synchro precision of data transmission and system thereof are disclosed. The method includes the following steps: RRU receives a data frame and buffers; frame-parses to a wireless frame impulse signal and a carrier wave data signal of the data frame, setting the maximum time-lapse compensating time; a time-lapse is redeemed to the wireless frame impulse signal after parsing, according to the time of transmission and buffering, and the maximum time-lapse compensating time, and then sends to the communication port of RRU to transmit; a time-lapse is redeemed to the carrier wave data signal after parsing, according to the time of transmission and buffering, the maximum time-lapse compensating time, and transmission time of processing data, the carrier wave data is processed, and then is sent to the communication port of RRU to transmit; the wireless frame impulse signal and the carrier wave data signal are sent to the communication port of RRU simultaneously. The solution redeems the carry time-lapse for transmission data, so that the redeeming precision can reach multiple seconds, thus improving synchro precision of the data in an effective manner.09-02-2010
20100208720WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, INTER-BASE-STATION SYNCHRONIZATION METHOD AND BASE STATION - A wireless communication system includes an asynchronized base station apparatus to perform an operation that is equivalent to the synchronization with a synchronized base station apparatus having received a sync pulse. The system includes a synchronized base station that uses a received sync pulse to synchronize itself with a base station which is a different cell, an asynchronized base station located in the cell of the synchronized base station, and a terminal. The asynchronized base station includes a unit that determines a reception timing difference, at the terminal, between a transport signal transmitted by the synchronized base station and a transport signal transmitted by the asynchronized base station, and a unit that controls the transmission timing of the asynchronized base station such that the reception timing difference becomes equal to or less than a predetermined value.08-19-2010
20100128714METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SYNCHRONIZING DATA BETWEEN MOBILE TERMINAL AND INTERNET PHONE - A method and system for synchronizing data between a mobile terminal and an Internet phone is provided. The method includes transmitting an Internet Protocol (IP) address request message from a mobile terminal to an Internet phone, transmitting an IP address response message from the Internet phone to the mobile terminal in response to the IP address request message, establishing a connection between the mobile terminal and the Internet phone using the IP address, and performing data synchronization between the mobile terminal and the Internet phone through the connection.05-27-2010
20100034190Apparatus for wireless communication and method for synchronizing time thereof - Disclosed are a wireless communication apparatus and a time synchronization method performed thereby.02-11-2010
20090041003SYNCHRONIZATION OF DISTRIBUTED NETWORKS02-12-2009
20090323669Method and device for time synchronization in a TDMA multi-hop wireless network - The invention concerns a method for synchronizing clocks of a set of nodes in a TDMA (“Time Division Multiple Access”) communication network comprising a plurality of nodes, among which some called time reference (TR) nodes are synchronized to a common time reference through a predetermined out-of-band synchronization mechanism, other nodes being called non-TR nodes, each node comprising an internal clock, characterized in that it comprises the steps of: 12-31-2009
20090168751METHOD TO PREVENT HYPER FRAME NUMBER DE-SYNCHRONIZATION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method for HFN synchronization in a wireless communication system. The method includes toggling an RSN bit value in RESET PDU, after single sided re-establishment of RLC entity. A RESET PDU with the toggled RSN bit value is transmitted to a receiver. The HFN value then updated according to a RESET ACK PDU.07-02-2009
20090161653METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR EFFICIENT SYNCHRONIZATION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - Embodiments herein provide a method and system for synchronization in a Wireless Communication Network using a new frame, Synchronization Frame (SF), and a configurable length of the same that is transmitted from a Network Controller (NC) to the Network Elements (NEs) in the network. The periodicity of the SF could be changed, to align with the data exchange periodicity, while still keeping synchronization. The length of the SF is made configurable to achieve this effect. It is directly proportional to the period, with which it needs to be transmitted, i.e., a larger delay between two SFs is achievable through the use of a larger SF frame size. This method provides a mechanism in which synchronization between the NC and NEs is achieved by listening to only a part of the SF, which is constant in size. This method also provides tolerance to failure by using acknowledgement schemes.06-25-2009
20090109956SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CLOCK DISTRIBUTION AND SYNCHRONIZATION AND RADIO LOCATION - A system for locating a client in a wireless network. The system includes at least three access points. Each access point is adapted to wirelessly communicate with a client having a location using packeted data, be placed in wired data communication within a selected data network; and to share a common precise time reference using the selected data network. The system further includes a switch adapted to translate the relative position of the access points based on a shared common precise time reference and to calculate the location of the client based on a transmission from the client.04-30-2009
20090109955METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPROVED FRAME SYNCHRONIZATION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK - A wireless network uses an improved frame structure to increase timing acquisition capabilities as well as reduction of spectral lines. In one aspect, the frame packet can be used to communicate the different modes of operation under which the packet was created.04-30-2009
20090109954METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT FOR TRANSFERRING A TIME OF DAY VALUE BETWEEN NETWORK ELEMENTS - The invention relates to transferring of a time of day value between network elements of a data transfer network. It has been surprisingly detected that the phase reference signals available to various network elements can be utilized in the synchronization of time of day values between these network elements. In the solution according to the invention, a first network element sends to a second network element a difference variable (04-30-2009
20090109953ROBUST TIMING SYNCHRONIZATION FOR MB-OFDM FREQUENCY HOPPING SYSTEMS IN A SOP ENVIRONMENT - System and methodologies for timing synchronization in a wireless communication system are provided herein. The provided systems and methodologies can utilize various timing synchronization algorithms and an associated state machine to reduce the down time of a wireless communication system due to the presence of simultaneously operating piconets (SOP) and/or other factors. Frequency band finger pattern detection techniques are additionally described that can reduce boundary mismatch rates for wireless receivers. In one example, by making use of the fact that time frequency codes (TFCs) possess unique frequency hopping patterns, system down time can be reduced and OFDM boundary matching can be enhanced to allow a receiver to obtain correct timing information even for communication channels having a very low SINR.04-30-2009
20130128877Secondary Synchronization Signal Detection with Interference Cancelation for LTE - Methods and systems for removing interference from strongly powered SSS sequences in a received signal so that comparatively weakly powered SSS sequences in the received signal can be detected are disclosed. The methods and systems can perform a first cell search using the received signal to detect a strongly powered SSS sequence. Using a known SSS sequence corresponding to the strongly powered SSS sequence, the channel over which the strongly powered SSS sequence is received can be estimated. The estimated channel can then be used to determine the contribution of the strongly powered SSS and PSS sequence to the received signal so that it can be canceled. With the contribution of the strongly powered SSS and PSS sequence canceled from the received signal, a second cell search can be performed using the received signal to detect a weakly powered SSS sequence.05-23-2013
20080279174Method and System for Transmitting Data From a Medium Access Control Device Via a Physical Layer to an Antenna - The invention relates to a system for transmitting data from a medium access control device (11-13-2008
20100309903Wireless Communication - The invention is directed to a method of synchronising transmission between two nodes in a wireless network. The method comprises the steps of obtaining an expected interference profile for each node; and agreeing a synchronised transmission schedule between the nodes, where the expected interference profile of the or each node meets predetermined criteria.12-09-2010
20090129368COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD, PROGRAM, AND STORAGE MEDIUM THEREOF - A communication apparatus comprises: a determination unit to determine whether there exists an external apparatus that has not undergone synchronization adjustment; and a control unit to exert control, if the external apparatus exists, so that the communication apparatus functions as an apparatus which sends beacon information to adjust the synchronization timing of communication, and so that, if the external apparatus does not exist, the communication apparatus functions as an apparatus which does not send beacon information to adjust the synchronization timing of communication.05-21-2009
20100322230ARRANGEMENT AND APPROACH FOR TIME SLOT INDEX SYNCHRONIZATION FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS - The time slot index for wireless signals is synchronized using an approach that facilitates rapid synchronization acquisition and tracking synchronization recovery. According to an example embodiment, a synchronization circuit (e.g., 12-23-2010
20110002324TIME SYNCHRONIZATION OF A PLURALITY OF DIFFERENT WIRELESS NETWORKS WITH DATA SENSORS - The invention relates to a method for time synchronization of a plurality of different wireless networks A, B, each wireless network (A, B) comprising at least one data sensor (A.01-06-2011
20100329236METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MULTIPLE USER UPLINK REQUIRING MINIMAL STATION TIMING AND FREQUENCY SYNCHRONIZATION - An apparatus is disclosed having a receiver configured to receive correction information; and a transmitter configured to transmit data based on the correction information through one or more antennas to one or more nodes. A method for wireless communications is also disclosed. The method includes sending correction information to a plurality of wireless nodes; receiving corrected data generated by at least one station of the plurality of wireless nodes based on the correction information; and spatially processing the corrected data.12-30-2010
20100226359Synchronization of broadcast-only wireless networks - Time synchronization for nodes of a broadcast-only network is provided by combining two methods. The first method provides relative synchronization of communication frames of node broadcasts, so that all nodes have frames with aligned start and end times. The second method associates a network time with each frame at each node (i.e., each node locally tracks this network time). When a time-stamped message is received by a node, the node network time is set to the larger of its current value or the time stamp of the received message. Each node increments its network time by the same amount from one communication frame to the next.09-09-2010
20090067407KEEP-ALIVE FOR WIRELESS NETWORKS - A transmitting device transmits data to one or more receiving devices. At least one of the receiving devices transmits a keep-alive to the transmitting device. The keep-alive is transmitted at a reduced rate relative to the data transmission rate. In some implementations multiple receiving devices may transmit keep-alives. In these cases, each receiving device may transmit its keep-alives according to a schedule to prevent or reduce the likelihood of overlapping keep-alives. In some implementations a receiving device may be selected to transmit keep-alives. Here, if the selected receiving device stops transmitting keep-alives another receiving device is selected to transmit keep-alives. Through the use of the above techniques, the transmitting device need not keep track of which receiving devices are listening to the data transmission. Rather, the transmitting device may simply stop transmitting in the event that it no longer receives keep-alives.03-12-2009
20090052431METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PACKET BASED CLOCK RECOVERY - A master clock in a first radio network unit, configured for sending data packets at predetermined time intervals, is synchronized with a slave clock in a second radio network unit. To provide a method for packet based clock recovery being able to achieve the desired accuracy within an acceptable time while avoiding a high computational complexity, the following procedure is used. An estimate value is determined for the transmission delay time for each data packet in a predetermined set of data packets. At least one pair of data packets is selected that has a minimum estimate value for the transmission delay time. A difference of the reception times of the selected pair of data packets is determined. Finally, a clock estimate procedure is performed using the difference of the reception times of the selected pair of data packets to determine the quantity representative of the clock frequency difference and/or the clock time offset.02-26-2009
20100034189Method and Device of Frame Number Encoding for Synchronization of Electronic Devices - The present invention proposes a methodology implementable in form of a hardware or software module for coding and decoding a frame number. Firstly a method for encoding an original frame number for synchronization of communication between electronic devices resulting in an encoded compact frame number is provided. Additionally the corresponding decoding method is provided. Further devices and modules adapted to execute the steps of said methods are provided.02-11-2010
20110243122SECONDARY SYNCHRONIZATION SEQUENCES FOR CELL GROUP DETECTION IN A CELLULAR COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM - Timing parameters and an identity of a particular one of a number of cell groups are indicated in a signal transmitted in a cellular communication system having a radio frame in a physical layer, the radio frame comprising a number of time slots. In a known one of the time slots, a synchronization signal, S10-06-2011
20110243121User Equipment Based Method to Improve Synchronization Shift Command Convergence in TD-SCDMA Uplink Synchronization - Certain aspects of the present disclosure propose techniques for improving synchronization shift command convergence in Time Division Synchronous Code Division Multiple Access (TD-SCDMA) uplink synchronization.10-06-2011
20110134906METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING FOR WIRELESS SENSORS - Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to a method for compressed sensing (CS). The CS is a signal processing concept wherein significantly fewer sensor measurements than that suggested by Shannon/Nyquist sampling theorem can be used to recover signals with arbitrarily fine resolution. In this disclosure, the CS framework is applied for sensor signal processing in order to support low power robust sensors and reliable communication in Body Area Networks (BANs) for healthcare and fitness applications.06-09-2011
20110211571UPLINK SYNCHRONIZATION IN MULTIPLE CARRIER SYSTEM - A method and apparatus of uplink synchronization in a multiple carrier system is provided. After establishing Uplink synchronization for a primary carrier, a secondary carrier based on activation information via the primary carrier is activated. A periodic ranging via the secondary carrier is performed to adjust uplink synchronization for the secondary carrier.09-01-2011
20090147768Synchronizing wireless local area network access points - In a wireless local area network, a first and second access point in which the RF coverage areas overlap are synchronized by positioning a monitor station within the overlap area. The monitor station receives beacon frames from both access points and records the arrival times. A manager in communication with both access points and the monitor station calculates a retardation interval and issues a control command to the second access point to retard transmission of its beacon frame. The retardation interval is calculated such that the contention-free period of the second access point does not overlap the contention-free period of the first access point. The manager may also issue control commands to the first and second access points to adjust their contention-free periods.06-11-2009
20100027525Techniques to improve co-existence among multiple radios - Techniques are described that can be used to permit coexistence of different radios. Preambles of frames from a first radio are detected. If the preambles occur within a prescribed period of one another, then a frame synchronization signal is transmitted. Based on the timing of the frame synchronization signal, a second radio adjusts the timing of transmit and receive time slots.02-04-2010
20100054237SYNCHRONIZATION FOR FEMTO-CELL BASE STATIONS - Timing synchronization between base stations of uncoordinated communication networks includes obtaining timing synchronization information from one base station, and adjusting a clock of the other station in response to the synchronization information. The timing synchronization information can be identified from a strongest synchronization signal from nearby uncoordinated base stations. The timing synchronization can accommodate clock offsets and frequency offsets.03-04-2010
20100054235METHOD FOR ADJUSTING RACH TRANSMISSION AGAINST FREQUENCY OFFSET - A method for establishing RACH transmission to prepare against the frequency offset is disclosed. The method reduces the length of the RACH preamble even if the frequency offset exists, allows the RACH preamble to include a repeated structure (also called an iterative structure) or to use a specific sequence with less affect on the frequency offset, so that the Node-B can easily detect the RACH preamble. If different conditions are established in a high-speed UE and a low-speed UE, an amount of system overheads can be reduced as compared to another case in which an overall RACH condition has been prescribed for only the high-speed UE irrespective of the low-speed UE. And, the method determines whether the user equipment (UE) can estimate its speed according to the aforementioned RACH setup condition, and prescribes a detailed RACH access method according to the determined result.03-04-2010
20100054233METHOD FOR SYNCHRONIZATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A synchronization method is provided. In the synchronization method, a first mutual ranging symbol is transmitted to at least one other subscriber station. A second mutual ranging symbol is received from the other subscriber station. Uplink synchronization information is controlled on the basis of the second mutual ranging symbol.03-04-2010
20100054234SIMULATION APPARATUS AND METHOD USED FOR SENSOR NETWORK - Provided are a simulation apparatus and method used to simulate a sensor network. A sensor node of a real node is reflected in a simulation, and bidirectional communication is performed between a real node and a virtual node, in order to reflect a real environment and a simulation environment in each other and make the real node and the virtual node consistent with each other, thereby performing simulation.03-04-2010
20100135276CLOCK PRIORITY CHAIN LEVEL SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Clock Priority Chain Level Systems and Methods are provided. In one embodiment, a method for determining clock priority for a multihost unit distributed antenna system is provided. The method comprises identifying which port of a plurality of ports is receiving a reference clock signal having a highest priority Network Chain Level (NCL) value, wherein the highest priority NCL value indicates a master clock priority level (MCPL) of a host unit providing a Master Clock and a chain level value indicating a chain depth; selecting a system clock reference port from the plurality of ports based on the highest priority NCL value; locking a local clock to a reference clock signal received on the selected system clock reference port; calculating an incremented NCL value based on the highest priority NCL value; and transmitting the incremented NCL value over the plurality of ports.06-03-2010
20110149946METHOD FOR SYNCHRONIZING NODES - This method for synchronizing at least two nodes in communication with at least one terminal in a wireless network, each node transmitting synchronization sub-frames, each synchronization sub-frame being aligned to an actual synchronization time is characterized in that it comprises 06-23-2011
20090028128BROADCAST SUPERFRAME WITH VARIABLE REUSE AND INTERFERENCE LEVELS FOR A RADIO COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM - A method and apparatus are provided to enhance the efficiency of reuse of a broadcast channel. In one embodiment, the invention includes sending a first burst of a broadcast channel from a broadcast channel radio subject to a first reuse factor, and sending a second burst of the broadcast channel from the broadcast channel radio subject to a second reuse factor. In another embodiment, the invention includes broadcast channel structure with a primary segment having a first reuse factor, a plurality of secondary segments having a second reuse factor greater than the first reuse factor.01-29-2009
20100238917CLOCK SYNCHRONIZATION - In an example embodiment, a method for synchronizing clocks between a plurality of clocked devices where one of the plurality of clocked devices is not directly synchronized with another of the plurality of clocked devices. Clock offset and a clock drift between a first clock associated with a first device and a second clock associated with a second is directly determined based on signals exchanged between the first and second devices. Clock offset and clock drift between the second clock and a third clock associated with a third device is directly determined based on signals exchanged between the second and third devices. A clock offset and clock drift between the first clock and third clock is determined based on a difference between the clock offset and drift between the first and second clocks and the clock offset and drift between the second and third clocks.09-23-2010
20090213833Systems, Apparatus and Techniques for Fast Cell Search and Accurate Synchronization in Wireless Communications - Techniques for fast cell search, selection and reselection for wireless communication systems such as OFDM or OFDMA communication systems. In various implementations of the described techniques, downlink subframes from base stations to mobile stations are designed to include information in form of preambles or post-ambles in one or more downlink subframes to facilitate cell search at receiving mobile stations at high speeds. The described preambles and post-ambles may also be used to improve the accuracy of signal synchronization in time and frequency.08-27-2009
20090097469METHOD AND APPARATUS TO PROTECT WIRELESS NETWORKS FROM UNSOLICITED PACKETS TRIGGERING RADIO RESOURCE CONSUMPTION - A wireless communication method and wireless gateway device are provided for wireless communication between a wireless mobile station and a remote device. An unsolicited data packet is received from a remote device in which the data packet is addressed to the wireless mobile station. A determination is made as to whether to engage in a communication synchronization handshake with the remote device. The determination is based at least in part on the unsolicited data packet. A communication synchronization handshake with the remote device is performed without transmitting the received data packet to the mobile station upon determining to engage in a communication synchronization handshake with the remote device. A communication session is established with the wireless mobile station when the communication synchronization handshake with the remote device is successful. Data packets are forwarded between the wireless mobile station and the remote device when communication synchronization handshake with the remote device is successful and when communication with the wireless mobile station is established.04-16-2009
20110069697METHOD FOR OPENING CHANNEL WHICH IS USED IN RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - In radio communication, especially in a centralized network, a commonly faced problem is the issue of the coexistence between a plurality of networks and different networks use different network timing parameters with no synchronization to one another. Thus, a device of one network usually has a difficulty in communication with a device of another network whether or not both are in a radio communication range. This results in causing unwanted mutual interference because when two or more networks operate in the same operation space, a device belonging to a certain network has a difficulty in letting a device belonging to another network know about the existence of the device belonging to the certain network. A means for enabling the first device to communicate with the second device is presented and the operation in the current channel is stopped and the current channel in operation is opened with respect to the second device and the other devices in the network of the second device by the established communication means.03-24-2011
20120120944METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR MULTI-RADIO COEXISTENCE - A method for coexistence radio communication systems is presented. In one embodiment, the method includes receiving a realtime frame synchronization signal and receiving one or more frame parameters. The method further includes determining, based at least on the frame synchronization signal and the frame parameters, estimated frame timing information and scheduling transmission based on the estimated frame timing information to avoid collision of the transmission and reception.05-17-2012
20110069696RADIO BASE STATION AND MOBILE STATION - Provided is a radio base station eNB including a transmission timing decision unit and a system information transmission unit. The transmission timing decision unit decides a transmission radio frame according to an offset Xk from a transmission timing of a first system information SI-03-24-2011
20120201236IP COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND SINGLE-OSCILLATOR RADIO AND OSCILLATOR CONTROL METHOD - The invention relates to the field of radio communication devices and, more specifically, gateways connected firstly to a cellular radio communication network via a packet data communication network, such as an IP network, and secondly to cellular mobile communication terminals. The invention proposes to use the same oscillator to provide both the reference clock of the radio subsystem and the reference clock of the general processor of the device. The fact that the same oscillator is used for these two components also allows embodiments in which some of the functions that have hitherto been devolved to a hardware control component, itself operating by means of a clock derived from the radio oscillator and being involved in the control of said oscillator, can now be devolved to a software component that is executed on the general processor of the gateway.08-09-2012
20110149947CELL SEARCH METHOD, FORWARD LINK FRAME TRANSMISSION METHOD, APPARATUS USING THE SAME AND FORWARD LINK FRAME STRUCTURE - A method of and an apparatus therefor searching a cell in a mobile station of a communication system in which a plurality of cells are grouped into a plurality of cell groups, and each cell group includes at least two cells. The method includes detecting a primary synchronization signal and a secondary synchronization signal from a received signal, and identifying a cell based on a combination of the primary synchronization signal and the secondary synchronization signal. The secondary synchronization signal is related to the cell group to which the mobile station belongs and the primary synchronization signal is related to the cell to which the mobile station belongs within the cell group.06-23-2011
20110249665COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, MOBILE STATION, AND COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD - A radio communication system including a communication apparatus can transmit signals each including same data from a transmission antenna and a transmission antenna to a mobile station. The mobile station measures a difference in receiving timing between the signal from the transmission antenna and the signal from the transmission antenna. The communication apparatus exercises control so as to change at least one of transmission timing of the signal from the transmission antenna and transmission timing of the signal from the transmission antenna according to the difference in receiving timing at the mobile station.10-13-2011
20100260169MINIMIZING THE IMPACT OF SELF SYNCHRONIZATION ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICES - A method for self synchronization by a base station is described. Network information is sent to a wireless communication device. The network information indicates a first time period. The first time period is a period of silence by the base station. Synchronization signals are monitored during the first time period. Monitoring synchronization signals includes not transmitting.10-14-2010
20110211570SYNCHRONIZATION OF NETWORK DEVICES - A synchronized communication protocol based on time slots is used for wireless data transmission. Synchronization data are received for each network device by an additional receiver which has a lower energy requirement in comparison with the transmitting and/or receiving unit. To specify an energy-efficient and, at the same time, robust solution to the synchronization, at least two bits are used for each synchronization signal, as a result of which the synchronization signals can be distinguished from, e.g., interferences or the susceptibility to interference can at least be distinctly reduced.09-01-2011
20100265937Synchronization of a Plurality of Devices in a Wireless Sensor Arrangement - Two or more wirelessly networked devices for control or data acquisition functions for real-time application are provided with a error corrected synchronization and data collection process. A single start device transmits a start message, followed by each stop device acknowledging that start message. If one or more stop devices fails to acknowledge the initial start message, one or more start messages are transmitted including an elapsed time since the initial start message. Each stop device receives the initial start message and any subsequent start messages, using the elapsed time in the start message to synchronize a local timer. Upon stop event detection, each stop device records its local timer value and subsequently transmits that value to a collection device or console.10-21-2010
20100260168CONVEYING SYNCHRONIZATION STRATUM INFORMATION - A method for self synchronization of a first base station is described. Synchronization information is received from a second base station. The first base station then synchronizes with the second base station using the received synchronization information. Synchronization information may be received from one or more base stations. The second base station may be part of the one or more base stations. A stratum may be determined for each of the one or more base stations. The synchronization information may include a stratum. The second base station may be selected as a synchronizing base station. The second base station may have the lowest stratum.10-14-2010
20100098052RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND RADIO BASE STATION APPARATUS - A radio communication system and a radio base station apparatus which are capable of high-speed transmission and the network synchronization using a metallic subscriber line are provided. The radio communication system has a plurality of radio base station apparatus CS which accommodates a radio terminal PS, a communication apparatus 04-22-2010
20100098053METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SYNCHRONIZATION OF LINK LAYER WINDOWS - A method and system for synchronization of link layer windows in a wireless communications system is disclosed. At a transmitter in the wireless communications system, the transmitter transmits a plurality of frames in a transmitter's link layer window, wherein each frame comprises segments and sends a request for an acknowledgement of the plurality of frames to a receiver. Then the transmitter determines a last transmitted segment of an eldest frame of the plurality of frames in the transmitter's link layer window, if a response to the request is not received within a specified time period and sets a synchronization indicator in the determined last transmitted segment of the eldest frame. Finally, the transmitter transmits the determined last transmitted segment of the eldest frame with the synchronization indicator set to the receiver.04-22-2010
20100098051MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, MOBILE STATION DEVICE, BASE STATION DEVICE, AND MOBILE COMMUNICATION METHOD - A mobile station device that communicates with a base station device, including: a downlink synchronization error detecting portion that detects the occurrence of a downlink synchronization error from the measurement result of a transmission signal of the base station device; a synchronization monitoring portion that sets information showing the occurrence of a downlink synchronization error into a random access channel based on the downlink synchronization state or both the downlink and uplink synchronization states of the mobile station device; and a downlink synchronization error notifying portion that transmits the random access channel to the base station device.04-22-2010
20100098050RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND MOBILE STATION DEVICE - A mobile station device transmits a random access preamble to a base station device and performs uplink timing alignment based on the synchronization timing deviation information included in a random access response which the base station device transmits in response to the transmitted random access preamble, wherein in an uplink synchronous status, the mobile station device does not perform uplink timing alignment based on synchronization timing deviation information included in a random access response, which is a response to a random access preamble whose preamble ID is randomly selected by the mobile station device.04-22-2010
20110176535Technique for Synchronizing a Terminal Device with a Wireless Network - The invention relates to a technique for controlling a synchronization of a terminal device (07-21-2011
20100002679METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SYNCHRONIZING A LOCAL CLOCK IN A WIRELESS DEVICE TO A HOST CLOCK IN A WIRELESS HOST - A wireless device (01-07-2010
20100265936METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ACQUIRING SYNCHRONIZATION BETWEEN NODES AND METHOD FOR ORGANIZING MULTIPLE PHYSICAL CHANNELS - A method for acquiring synchronization between nodes and configuring multiple physical channels in order to improve performance in the ad-hoc/mesh network is disclosed.10-21-2010
20090022138MULTIPLEXING PROTOCOL FOR LARGE, HIGH SECURITY AREAS WITH 3D LOCALIZATION - A method for providing unlimited multiplexing of network nodes includes steps of: placing a plurality of tags within a network node, wherein the tags comprise the RuBee long wavelength network protocol; clipping the plurality of tags into separate areas for transmitting and receiving, by placing a plurality of base stations within the network node such that at least one base station overlaps with an adjacent network node; and synchronizing transmit packets from two adjacent base stations transmitting at a same time, such that the tags detect and respond to the packets from a nearby base station and perceive the packets from the distant base station as noise.01-22-2009
20090022139WIRELESS PERSONAL AREA NETWORK ZIGBEE RECEIVER AND RECEIVING METHOD THEREOF - There are provided a wireless personal area networks (WPAN) Zigbee receiver and a receiving method thereof that can obtain a spreading gain by a reduction in data rate. A wireless personal area network Zigbee receiver receiving a signal packet including a plurality of functional units having a plurality of symbols, the plurality of functional units each repeated as many as a predetermined extension number according to an aspect of the invention includes: a preamble detection unit detecting a, and generating a preamble synchronization; and an SFD synchronization unit comparing, each symbol of SFD units included in the signal packet with a predetermined SFD reference symbol continuously and repeatedly as many as the extension number, and generating an SFD synchronization signal when each of the symbols of the SFD units is equal to the SFD reference symbol as many as the extension number.01-22-2009
20100040042BEACONING TECHNIQUES IN FREQUENCY HOPPING SPREAD SPECTRUM (FHSS) WIRELESS MESH NETWORKS - Methods include those by which nodes in a Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS) wireless network may be flexibly configured for beacon transmission and reception. The method may allow for any node to synchronize to any other node's given frequency to receive one or more beacon (broadcast) packets from that node at the designated period. The method may include sending, by a first node, a message to one or more neighbor nodes and responding, by the one or more neighbor nodes, with a message to the first node, the response message including a beacon frequency, a beacon transmit time and information about the current hopping sequence. The first node periodically programs its receiver to the beacon frequency at the beacon transmit time and uses the hopping sequence to receive information including at least one of routing information and timing updates for hopping channel synchronization from the one or more neighbor nodes.02-18-2010
20080273521Method and system for accurate clock synchronization for communication networks - A high accuracy clock synchronization mechanism between a sender and a receiver in a communication network achieves time synchronization using broadcast beacons, directly at the PHY/MAC layer of the sender and the receiver, to minimize synchronization delay jitter. This provides a more efficient synchronization method than either NTP or SNTP, because multiple handshaking information exchange is avoided. Further, using beacons avoids the overhead of introducing additional synchronization packets in higher layer synchronization.11-06-2008
20110176534COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SYNCHRONISATION - A communication device is provided, the communication device comprising a receiving circuit configured to receive a message from another communication device; a time base circuit providing a time base signal that specifies a plurality of time periods; a determining circuit configured to determine, based on an expected reception time of the message and a reception time of the message, a parameter value characterizing a time base offset between the communication device and the other communication device; an offset generating circuit configured to generate a time period offset value specifying a time offset from a point in time, the time period offset value corresponding to a number of time periods from the plurality of time periods, wherein the number of time periods is determined according to the parameter value.07-21-2011
20080310394METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MULTISESSION BLUETOOTH COMMUNICATION USING MULTIPLE PHYSICAL (PHY) LAYERS - A wireless device may utilize a plurality of Bluetooth sessions to perform a plurality of applications simultaneously in said wireless device. A Bluetooth interface may be utilized to perform initial connectivity and/or control functionality associate with each of said plurality of Bluetooth sessions. The connectivity and/or control functionality may comprise discovery, pairing, and/or initial connection. Each of the plurality of Bluetooth sessions may comprise utilizing one or more of a plurality of high speed data standards to perform data transmission and/or reception. The plurality of high speed data standard may comprise WLAN, ultra-wideband (UWB), and/or 60 GHz PHY and/or PHY/MAC layers. Two or more of the plurality of Bluetooth sessions may contemporaneously utilize different PHY and/or PHY/MAC layers pertaining to the same high speed data standard. Performing each of the plurality of applications may comprise utilizing one or more of the plurality of Bluetooth sessions.12-18-2008
20080291891Synchronization Of A Split Audio, Video, Or Other Data Stream With Separate Sinks - Methods, systems, and apparatuses for synchronizing one or more output/sink devices are described. In each sink device, a communication packet is received from a source device. The communication packet includes data and a source clock timestamp. A local clock signal is generated that is synchronized with a source clock signal of the source device. The data is decoded using a codec. At least one delay and the source clock timestamp are subtracted from a current value of the local clock signal to generate a local latency value. A difference between a desired latency value and the local latency value is determined. A rate of a clock signal of the codec is adjusted according to the determined difference. Because each sink device adjusts its latency to a common desired latency value, the sink devices are thereby synchronized.11-27-2008
20110255528Synchronizing wireless devices - Wireless communication may be provided between an access point and one or more wireless devices, such as wireless sensors used in avionics applications for sensing, monitoring and control systems. Synchronization of wireless devices may be required so that certain actions, such as data acquisition, are performed at precisely controlled time instances. The system described herein provides for rapid synchronization of wireless devices that does not require the use of prior timing data and that may be performed without communication directly between the wireless devices. Further, techniques are provided for addressing packet losses and packet propagation delays.10-20-2011
20100316044TIMING SYNCHRONIZATION AND CHANNEL ESTIMATION AT A TRANSITION BETWEEN LOCAL AND WIDE AREA WAVEFORMS USING A DESIGNATED TDM PILOT - Systems and methods are provided for channel estimation and timing synchronization in a wireless network. In an embodiment, a method is provided for time synchronization at a wireless receiver. The method includes decoding at least one TDM pilot symbol located at a transition between wide and local waveforms and processing the TDM pilot symbol to perform time synchronization for a wireless receiver. Methods for channel estimation at a wireless receiver are also provided. This includes decoding at least one TDM pilot symbol and receiving the TDM pilot symbol from an OFDM broadcast to facilitate channel estimation for a wireless receiver.12-16-2010
20100309902Radio Communication System, Coordinator Unit and Communications Terminal - A radio communication system comprising a coordinator unit and at least one communications terminal configured for the radio communication system in which access to the radio resource is performed in accordance with time-division multiplexing, wherein the radio resource is divided into determinate time frames, the coordinator unit assigns to the at least one communications terminal, at least one useful data transmission time slot whose temporal position is determined in sequential time frames with respect to the beginning of the particular time frame, and the individual time frames are structured such that they contain a synchronization time slot, at least one useful data transmission time slot of equal length and one additional dynamic time slot.12-09-2010
20080253355Wireless Base Station Apparatus and Wireless Communication System Using That Apparatus - A radio base-station apparatus with improved frame transmission efficiency by avoiding interference of preambles and frame control information between sectors of a cell or between cells with a frequency reuse factor. In the apparatus OFDMA multiple-access processing is performed for each of a plurality of sectors of a cell, and frames made of logical subchannel numbers and OFDMA symbol numbers are configured in synchronization respectively for the plurality of sectors, and offsets are added to the beginnings of given frames such that the preambles and frame control information arranged sequentially from the beginnings of the frames do not overlap on the OFDMA symbol numbers.10-16-2008
20100329237SIGNAL RECEIVER, CONTROL METHOD OF SIGNAL RECEIVER, AND GPS DEVICE UTILIZING THE SIGNAL RECEIVER AND METHOD - A signal receiver including an input that receives a plurality of signals from a respective plurality of channels; a multiplexer unit that receives the plurality of signals from the input and that selects, in a time-division manner, one of the plurality of signals; and at least one phase difference detector that receives the selected signal from the multiplexer unit, a number of the at least one phase difference detectors being less than a number of the plurality of channels.12-30-2010
20080267164Fine Time Tracking With Improved Resolution - The present invention relates to compensation method and circuit for compensating time drifts in a receiver suited for multi-path environment. The time drifts are separated into a first component common to groups of paths belonging to the same radio link, for example a radio link of a connection between a user equipment and a base station, and second components valid for each individual path belonging to a group. The first component is processed by employing first feedback means with a first bandwidth, and the second components are processed by employing a second feedback means with a second bandwidth, wherein the first bandwidth is set to a value higher than the second bandwidth. Thereby, the bandwidth of the loop devoted to the individual tracking of each path can be slower and adjusted to environmental conditions, so as to allow application of a principle of interference mitigation for improving time resolution.10-30-2008
20110164607VIRTUAL REAL-TIME CLOCK BASED ON TIME INFORMATION FROM MULTIPLE COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS - Method and apparatus to implement a “virtual” real-time clock at a terminal based on time information from multiple communication systems. At least one system (e.g., GPS) provides “absolute” time information for the virtual real-time clock, and at least one other system (e.g., a cellular system) provides “relative” time information. The virtual real-time clock is “time-stamped” with absolute time as it becomes available from the first system. Relative time (which may be received from multiple asynchronous transmitters) is mapped to the timeline of the virtual real-time clock as it is received from the second system. Absolute time at any arbitrary time instant on the timeline may then be estimated based on the absolute time from the first system and the relative time from the second system. Absolute times from the first system for two or more time instants may also be used to calibrate the relative time from the second system.07-07-2011
20110164606FRAME GENERATING DEVICE, RECEIVING DEVICE, DATA TRANSMITTING/RECEIVING SYSTEM, FRAME GENERATING METHOD, AND RECEIVING METHOD - A group-basis distribution data presence/absence information generation section generates distribution data presence/absence information indicating whether or not data to be transmitted to a reception device included in a group that includes one or a plurality of reception devices is included in a frame. Further, a synchronization signal generation section generates synchronization information including the distribution data presence/absence information.07-07-2011
20110085540TIME SYNCHRONIZER - An object of this invention is to realize stable control in a time synchronizer utilizing GPS satellites so that a long operational time is ensured for the system even if any of the GPS satellites becomes unable to be captured. When a base station becomes unable to capture any of the GPS satellites and if there is a mobile station which is in a relationship capable of performing handover from the base station to another base station, a radio wave input/output unit receives a frame transmitted by the other base station being able to normally receive the GPS satellite via the mobile station, and a frame timing detection unit estimates a deviation from the UTC. A 1 PPS correction circuit unit transmits a signal to correct the deviation, and a control unit causes a GPS receiver to change and adjust the frame timing. A frame generation unit generates a frame based on the corrected 1 PPS signal.04-14-2011
20110110359SYNCHRONIZATION OF COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT - Apparatus and methods relating to synchronization of communication equipment are disclosed. Synchronization information received from a bonded communication link can be used to synchronize local and/or remote communication equipment, such as femtocell sites coupled to nodes in a ring network. This may involve isolating a frequency reference signal from a DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) communication link which is a constituent link of a bonded communication link, for example. In a ring network, received synchronization information could be used in synchronizing a locally connected installation of communication equipment, and passed for transmission in the ring network for synchronizing other communication equipment. Such dropping and passing of an analog frequency reference signal could be applied in networks having other topologies as well. At least some embodiments of the invention are applicable to optical links. One or more dedicated wavelengths of an optical link could be used to transfer a frequency reference signal, for example. Other functions, such as quality monitoring, quality reporting, and/or predictive traffic forwarding may be provided in some embodiments.05-12-2011
20120147879Method for Scheduling Data Transmission in Hybrid Communication Networks for Transportation Safety Systems - A hybrid communication network for a transportation safety system includes a fixed wired nodes and mobile wireless nodes. Because the wired nodes operate independently packets transmitted by the wired nodes to the wireless nodes need to be synchronized. A downlink travel time for downlink packets traveling from a controller to the wireless nodes is determined. Then, the controller schedules downlink data intervals (DDI) based on the downlink travel time; and transmits downlink packets to the wireless nodes during the DDI, such that a latency requirement of the transportation safety system is satisfied.06-14-2012
20100182993FRAME SYNCHRONISATION SCHEME WITH INTERFERENCE REDUCTION - A frame synchronisation is proposed for a multi-band communication system, wherein a data signal exchanged between a transmitter and a receiver is organised in system frames having a preamble section which contains a frame synchronisation section that is composed of a number of symbol frames, each of which is in turn composed of a defined number of slots, whereby each slot corresponds to an individual transmission frequency band. The method comprises steps for transmitting the data signal containing a synchronisation signal in one or more slots of every other symbol frame of the frame synchronisation section, processing only data signal components selected from transmission frequency bands required for the synchronisation signal transmission, and subtracting the processed data signal from its shifted copy, whereby the copy is shifted by one symbol frame.07-22-2010
20100165974INTERFACE CIRCUIT AND DATA RECEIVING METHOD - An interface circuit for use in a baseband module, and receiving data from a radio frequency module intermittently, the data including a synchronization pattern followed by a payload data, the interface circuit includes: a receiver for receiving data transmitted from the radio frequency module; a timer for indicating estimated time intervals of intermittently transmitted data from the radio frequency module; and a processor for controlling detection of the synchronization pattern in portions of the received data included in a time window designated by the time intervals estimated by the timer, the processor validating detection of the synchronization pattern when at least a part of the data within the time window matches with a predetermined pattern and validating the payload data following the validated synchronization pattern.07-01-2010
20100067516SYNCHRONIZED CHANNEL ACCESS IN COEXISTING WIRELESS NETWORKS - A system and method for arbitrating channel access in a wireless device including co-located network transceivers are disclosed herein. A wireless device includes a first wireless transceiver and a second wireless transceiver. The first transceiver is configured for operation with a first wireless network. The second transceiver is configured for operation with a second wireless network. The wireless device further includes logic that determines which of the first and second transceivers is enabled to transmit at a given time. The logic causes the first transceiver to transmit a notification signal indicating a time period during which the second transceiver of the wireless device will perform a first wireless transaction, and during which, based on receiving the notification signal, a different wireless device performs a second wireless transaction via the second wireless network without transmitting a notification signal.03-18-2010
20100067515METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR FRAME NUMBER SYNCHRONIZATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS - A method for frame number synchronization in a wireless communication network may be implemented by a base station. The method may include determining a current time from a timing source that is common to multiple other base stations. The method may also include determining a time offset between the current time and a reference time, wherein the base station and the multiple other base stations use the same reference time for determining the time offset. The method may also include determining a current frame number based on the time offset.03-18-2010
20110188490Method and apparatus for data transmission - Method and apparatuses are provided for frame-based voice data transmission. In one exemplary embodiment, synchronization information is transmitted in only some of the transmitted frames in an operating mode without payload data transmission.08-04-2011
20100195640METHOD OF PERFORMING UPLINK TIME ALIGNMENT IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method of performing uplink time alignment in wireless communication system includes transmitting a random access preamble, receiving a random access response, the random access response comprising a random access preamble identifier corresponding to the random access preamble but no time alignment value, and restarting a time alignment timer according to receiving the random access response.08-05-2010
20110051711MOBILE STATION, BASE STATION, BASIC FREQUENCY BLOCK SPECIFYING METHOD AND BAND CONTROL METHOD - A base station includes a receiving unit configured to receive a UE capability regarding a bandwidth from a mobile station; and a specifying unit configured to specify, among plural basic frequency blocks included in a system band, one or more basic frequency blocks to be used by the mobile station based on the UE capability.03-03-2011
20090175260METHOD OF COMMUNICATING DATA IN COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS - There is elucidated a method of communicating data packets (07-09-2009
20100040043SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PERFORMING INITIAL SYNCHRONIZATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS - A method is described for performing frame synchronization that comprises performing a first synchronization to determine approximate timing of a frame boundary associated with a received signal. The method further comprises estimating frequency offset and symbol boundaries within the frame boundary based on the approximate timing and performing a second synchronization based on the frame boundary and the symbol boundary.02-18-2010
20100027526EFFICIENT FRAME TRACKING IN MOBILE RECEIVERS - A method for determining the validity of a most significant path in a wireless communication system wherein data is transmitted in frame units in a multipath environment begins by accumulating a correlated data sequence N times, each time at a frame offset apart from the previous time. A preliminary noise estimate (PNE) is calculated as an average of the accumulated data values. A preliminary noise threshold (PNT) is calculated according to the equation C02-04-2010
20100020786WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, ITS BASE STATION AND MOBILE STATION, COMMUNICATION SYNCHRONIZATION MANAGEMENT METHOD AND TIMER CONTROL PROGRAM THEREFOR - The present invention provides a wireless communication system which can reduce the probability that a latency before data transmission increases when a mobile station that is actually in sync is judged to be out of sync based on a timeout of the timer used for judging whether a mobile station is in a deemed in-sync state or in a deemed out-of-sync state.01-28-2010
20110216757Apparatus and Method for Decentralized Synchronization - A base station apparatus may be provided, which may include a synchronization device for generating a synchronization measure, wherein the synchronization measure can represent a quality measure of synchronization for the base station apparatus and wherein the base station apparatus may include a sending device for sending the synchronization measure to further devices.09-08-2011
20110216756SYNCHRONIZATION SCHEDULING METHOD - The present invention discloses a synchronization scheduling method. The method includes that: sending a plurality of data bursts of a specified service by an upper network element to specified network elements belonging to the upper network element, wherein data packets of the data bursts include time stamp information so that the specified network elements send the data bursts according to the time stamp information; and setting difference between the time stamp information of every two adjacent data bursts by the upper network element to be an integer multiple of the TDM period of the specified service, wherein length of the TDM period is one of exactly divided parts of a system frame number period of a radio interface.09-08-2011
20090135803REFERENCE SIGNAL GENERATION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - Techniques for generating reference signals in a wireless communication system are described. A set of Q reference signal sequences may be generated based on G pseudo-random sequences and L scrambling sequences, where Q=G·L, G>1 and L>1. The Q reference signal sequences may be used for Q cell identities (IDs), one reference signal sequence for each cell ID. In one design, a Node B may determine first and second indices based on a cell ID of a cell. The Node B may generate a pseudo-random sequence based on the first index, generate a scrambling sequence based on the second index, and generate a reference signal sequence based on the pseudo-random sequence and the scrambling sequence. The Node B may then generate a reference signal for the cell based on the reference signal sequence, e.g., by generating an OFDM symbol with the reference signal sequence mapped to a set of subcarriers.05-28-2009
20080291892ASSIGNMENT OF PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SYNCHRONIZATION CODE SEQUENCES TO CELLS IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - Techniques for assigning primary synchronization code (PSC) sequences and secondary synchronization code (SSC) sequences to cells in a wireless communication system are described. At least one PSC sequence and multiple SSC sequences may be used for multiple cells in a Node B. In one design, the available SSC sequences in the system may be arranged into groups, with each group including M different SSC sequences. Additional groups of M SSC sequences may be formed with different permutations (e.g., different cyclic shifts) of each group of M SSC sequences. In one design, three SSC sequences SSC(G11-27-2008
20080285539MOBILE STATION ASSISTED TIMING SYNCHRONIZATION IN A CDMA COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - In the present invention, the slave base station attains synchronization with the reference base station through messages transmitted from and received by a mobile station either in the soft handoff region between the reference base station and the slave base station or within a range which allows the mobile station to communicate with the slave base station. When the mobile station is not in communication with both the reference base station and the slave base station, then the round trip delay between the mobile station and the reference base station is measured by the reference base station. The reference base station communicates the PN code used by the mobile station over the reverse link to the slave base station. The slave base station acquires the signal from the mobile station and determines when the signal from the mobile station arrives. The slave base station then makes an estimate as to the length of the delay between transmission of a signal from the mobile station to the slave base station. Based upon these measurements and estimates, the slave base station determines the error which is present in the slave base station system time.11-20-2008
20110110360Synchronization of Computer System Clock Using a Local Gateway - Methods and apparatuses for synchronizing a system clock of a computer via a local gateway are described herein. In one embodiment, a local clock of a gateway device is periodically synchronized with a remote time service facility over an external network. The synchronized local clock of the gateway device is then used to synchronize a system clock of one or more clients over a local network without having the clients individually to access the remote time service facility. Other methods and apparatuses are also described.05-12-2011
20120307821APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ESTABLISHING UPLINK SYNCHRONIZATION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - Uplink synchronization establishment in a base station which operates a plurality of component carriers according to one embodiment of the present description, is performed in that the base station is connected to a user equipment, sets component carrier aggregation information, generates an uplink timing groups in the set component carrier aggregation, and transmits information on the thus-generated uplink timing groups to the user equipment.12-06-2012
20090190569SYNCHRONIZATION OF CALL TRAFFIC IN THE FORWARD DIRECTION OVER BACKHAUL LINKS - Communication networks and methods are disclosed for synchronizing call traffic in the forward direction over backhaul links. Within a communication network, a traffic processing unit is connected to base stations over a plurality of backhaul links. When the traffic processing unit receives reverse call traffic over the backhaul links, the traffic processing unit processes the reverse call traffic to determine a differential delay in receiving the reverse call traffic over the backhaul links. The traffic processing unit then receives forward call traffic. In response to receiving the forward call traffic, the traffic processing unit transmits the forward call traffic over the backhaul links to the base stations based on the differential delay determined for the reverse call traffic. The transmission of the forward call traffic in this manner substantially synchronizes receipt of the forward call traffic at the base stations.07-30-2009
20090092122TIME SYNCHRONIZATION OF FEMTOCELL - Time synchronization of an access point base station. The method may include receiving an assignment message from a service provider comprising a plurality of parameters. The plurality of parameters may include an access point base station frequency assignment, a network identifier, an access point base station identifier, a neighbor list, a PN offset, and/or a scrambling code. The access point base station may then synchronize with the macro base station. Synchronizing may include searching for a strongest macro base station in the neighbor list, synchronizing a long code of the access point base station to the macro base station, estimating a propagation delay between the macro base station and the access point base station, and initializing a state of the access point base station PN code using the propagation delay to provide system time synchronization.04-09-2009
20090161655UMB CELL SITE MODEM ARCHITECTURE AND METHODS - An apparatus and method for sample synchronization comprising receiving a return link (RL) timestamp from a radio frequency front end (RFFE); receiving a system time second from a navigation and timing system; generating a forward link (FL) timestamp based on the RL timestamp and the system time second; and including the FL timestamp and the system time second in a time data. In one aspect, the apparatus and method is used for RF control comprising storing gain information and gating control information in a memory; and performing one or more of the following: sending a first desired timestamp and the gain information to a radio frequency front end (RFFE); sending a second desired timestamp and a txEnable command to a transmit gating control; or sending a third desired timestamp and a rxEnable command to a receive gating control.06-25-2009
20090067408CENTRALIZED CALL LOG AND METHOD THEREOF - The present invention relates to a method and system thereof, which comprises a communication network having at least a serving session network node, through which communication initiation requests of the communication network are routed. The system further comprises an application services providing network node, which interfaces with the serving session network node. The application services providing network node is configured for providing functions related to a group of several terminal devices of one user. A communication initiation request is addressed to the user on the basis of a user related identifier associated with the group of several terminal devices and comprised by the communication initiation request. A protocol network node is configured for registering protocol information about a communication session upon reception of a detection signalization indicating the communication initiation request to the user having the corresponding service available.03-12-2009
20110110358STEREO BIT CLOCK TUNING - A source communication device includes a source network clock to control timing of communicating with other devices in a network, a source streaming clock associated with processing of audio or video data, a time stamp generator to generate a time stamp that includes a source network clock value and a source streaming clock value, and a time stamp insertion mechanism that incorporates the time stamp into a data unit that is to be transmitted to one of the other devices in the network. A sink communication device includes a sink network clock synchronized with the source network clock, a sink streaming clock associated with processing of audio or video data, and a sink time stamp mechanism to compare a sink streaming clock value with the source streaming clock value, and adjust the sink streaming clock based on the comparison.05-12-2011
20120039330METHODS PROVIDING SIGNAL SYNCHRONIZATION AND RELATED NETWORKS AND DEVICES - A method of providing signal synchronization for a radio access network may include transmitting a first carrier including synchronization signals on a first frequency from the radio access network. Information relating the first carrier on the first frequency with a second carrier on a second frequency may be transmitted from the radio access network, with this information being intended to be used in synchronization by a wireless terminal upon addition of the second carrier. More particularly, the first and second frequencies may be different. A command to add the second carrier as a downlink for transmissions may be transmitted to the wireless terminal. Related network nodes and wireless terminals are also discussed.02-16-2012
20090180464METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR BLUETOOTH CONDITIONAL SYNCHRONIZATION - Aspects of a method and system for Bluetooth conditional synchronization are provided. In this regard, a synchronization code of a piconet may be included in each transmitted Bluetooth packets and a portion of the received synchronization code may be used for a synchronization process. The received synchronization code may be selectively sampled at a Bluetooth device. The Bluetooth device may determine a puncturing pattern to detect selected samples in the received synchronization code. The punctured received synchronization code may correlate to a reference code derived from a Bluetooth device address of the master device. The correlation value may be compared to a predetermined threshold value to indicate a success or a failure of the synchronization process. The threshold value as well as the puncture pattern may be user specific or centrally controlled, and they may be programmed or updated dynamically based on various conditions.07-16-2009
20100080210System clock synchronization apparatus and method for mobile communication system - A system clock synchronization apparatus, for use in a mobile communication system, supplies a GPS clock received from a GPS reception module to a Radio Frequency clock generation module and selects a candidate system clock. The candidate system clock is selected from among plural candidate system clocks having different phases, which can be most stably synchronized with a reference synchronization time signal as the final system clock. The apparatus includes a Global Positioning System reception module; a Radio Frequency clock generation module that generates a system reference clock and outputs an RF clock generated by synchronizing the system reference clock to the GPS clock in phase; and a system clock generation module that generates multiple candidate system clocks having different phases using the RF clock and selects one of the candidate system clocks which generates in a range of an enable duration of the reference synchronization time signal.04-01-2010
20100165975TECHNIQUE FOR SYNCHRONIZING NETWORK ACCESS MODULES IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A technique for synchronizing different network access modules in a mobile communication device is provided. A device embodiment (07-01-2010
20110064072Scalable Media Access Control for Multi-Hop High Bandwidth Communications - A scalable medium access control (“MAC”) module is provided that avoids conflict resource reservation so that network performance does not degrade as the number of hops or nodes in a wireless network increases. The MAC also provides different access schemes for traffic with different quality of service (“QoS”) requirements such that QoS is guaranteed and network resources are efficiently utilized. Furthermore, the resource allocation scheme determines the routing path as resources is allocated for data traffice, thereby achieving more robust layer-2 routing at the MAC layer. Finally, the scalable MAC is compliant with both WiMedia MAC and IEEE 802.15.3 MAC.03-17-2011
20110064071WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM WITH SECONDARY SYNCHRONIZATION CODE BASED ON VALUES IN PRIMARY SYNCHRONIZATION CODE - A wireless communication system. The system comprises transmitter circuitry (BST03-17-2011
20110090897Systems and methods for transmitting media content via digital radio broadcast transmission for synchronized rendering by a receiver - Systems, methods, and processor readable media are disclosed for encoding and transmitting first media content, second media content and triggering instructions to a digital radio broadcast receiver such that the triggering instructions arrive for immediate execution to trigger immediate rendering of the second media content in synchronization with the first media content.04-21-2011
20110090896METHODS FOR SYNCHRONIZING DATA IN A NETWORK - A wireless network may contain access points that run a network management service. The service may monitor the access points and associated wireless access control settings. Wireless access control settings may be changed by a user to add or remote authorized client devices. The network management service may automatically detect changes to the network and may synchronize settings between access points accordingly. Each access point may broadcast a service name. The service name may include a wireless access point participant identifier, a cloud identifier that is based on a service set identifier, and a commit identifier that is based on a hash of the wireless access control settings for the broadcasting wireless access point. Cloud identifiers can be compared to identify whether a new access point should be synchronized. Participant identifiers may be compared to identify leaders. Commit identifiers can be compared to detect changes in wireless settings.04-21-2011
20090154446DATA FRAME, TELEGRAM, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING AN RF-TRANSCEIVER AND MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - The invention is related to a data frame, particularly to a data frame configured to be received and processed by an RF-transceiver and a data frame structure. The invention is also related to a method for controlling an RF-transceiver.06-18-2009
20120170570UPLINK SYNCHRONIZATION PROCESSING METHOD, USER EQUIPMENT, AND BASE STATION - An uplink synchronization processing method, a User Equipment (UE), and a base station are provided. The method includes: receiving a component carrier (CC) uplink synchronization indication message sent by a base station, where the uplink synchronization indication message carries identification information of one or multiple newly configured CCs; sending synchronization signaling to the base station when knowing that the uplink synchronization needs to be executed on all or a part of the one or multiple newly configured CCs corresponding to the identification information; and receiving a time advanced (TA) adjusting message that is sent by the base station according to the synchronization signaling, and applying a TA value carried in the TA adjusting message to the CC on which the uplink synchronization needs to be executed.07-05-2012
20120044928DETERMINATION OF NETWORK SYNCHRONIZATION - User equipment (UE) associated with synchronous networks operate in a synchronous mode while UEs associated with asynchronous networks operate in an asynchronous mode. When operating in a synchronous mode, a UE can significantly improve performance of synchronization signal detection, data decoding, and tracking loop management by using the interference cancellation (IC) techniques that are not available in an asynchronous mode of operation. Obtaining synchronization indicators and determining the synchronization status of the current network by UE is disclosed. The determination may be based on the synchronization indicator, whether detected through signal detection, signal measurements, signal analysis, or the like.02-23-2012
20090168746INCREASE EFFECTIVE BEACON CAPACITY - According to an embodiment of the invention, systems and methods are provided to allow wireless network devices to transmit more data than the maximum length beacon during a beacon period. In some embodiments, the method includes transmitting an original beacon, determining if a beacon slot is available, selecting the available beacon slot; determining if the selected slot is within a beacon period of a neighbor, and transmitting an additional beacon. Other embodiments may include determining a different device address and EUI48 and selecting a new MAC information element for the additional beacon.07-02-2009
20090279530METHOD FOR SYNCHRONIZING A DATA STREAM TRANSMITTED ON A COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK, CORRESPONDING COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM AND RECEIVER DEVICE - A method is proposed for synchronizing a data stream transmitted on a communications network, the data stream being transmitted from an emitter device to a receiver device in the form of data packets of predefined size, a data packet being filled up with a padding synchronization symbol if an amount of applications data to be transmitted in the data packet is below the predefined size of the data packet. The receiver device performs the following steps: 11-12-2009
20090103515System and method for preserving socket connections over a wireless network - A system, apparatus, and method for maintaining a socket connection over a wireless network. For example, one embodiment of the invention is a wireless data processing device for emulating a socket connection comprising: a wireless radio for establishing a wireless communication channel with a wireless service provider over a wireless network; a network protocol stack including at least one layer configured to establish a socket connection with a remote server over the wireless network, the network protocol stack further including an application layer for executing applications capable of transmitting and receiving data over the socket connection; and a resumable socket module configured to emulate an open socket connection transparently to applications within the application layer, even when the wireless communication channel is temporarily lost, the resumable socket module counting a number of bytes transmitted or to be transmitted to the remote server and maintaining a buffer containing the bytes transmitted or to be transmitted.04-23-2009
20120207146METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ADJUSTING SIGNAL TRANSMISSION STARTING POINT OF TERMINAL IN WIRELESS NETWORK - Disclosed is a method for adjusting a transmission time point of at least one second terminal in a wireless network by a first terminal. In the method for adjusting a transmission time point of a terminal, a transmission time point of the second terminal is set, a first frame including information regarding the transmission time point is transmitted to the second terminal, a first response frame transmitted according to the transmission time point from the second terminal is received, and the transmission time point is adjusted according to an arrival time of the first response frame.08-16-2012
20120008618METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR TIMING SYNCHRONIZATION USING MULTIPLE DIFFERENT TIMING SIGNAL SOURCES - A wireless terminal detects timing signals from different local timing signal sources. The wireless terminal selects from the plurality of detected timing signal sources two timing signal sources in accordance with a predetermined timing signal source priority ordering. In some embodiments, the wireless terminal intentionally selects two timing signal sources which are not synchronized with respect to one another. The wireless terminal determines a first set of peer communications time intervals corresponding to a first selected timing signal source and a second set of peer communications time intervals corresponding to a second selected timing signal source. The wireless terminal transmits a peer to peer signal, e.g., a peer discovery signal, during at least one of the first set of peer communications time intervals. The wireless terminal transmits a peer to peer signal, e.g., a peer discovery signal, during at least one of the second set of peer communications time intervals.01-12-2012
20090135802SCALABLE BANDWIDTH SYSTEM, RADIO BASE STATION APPARATUS, SYNCHRONOUS CHANNEL TRANSMITTING METHOD AND TRANSMISSION METHOD - A scalable bandwidth system wherein even if a terminal does not know the breakdowns of the services in all of the bandwidths, it can perform a correlation processing of synchronous channels (SCH). A base station repetitively transmits a synchronous channel, by unit of the shortest bandwidth (e.g., 1.25 MHz) of a plurality of bandwidths served by the system, over the whole band of the longest bandwidth (e.g., 5 MHz). The terminal calculates the correlation between a synchronous channel sequence signal of the unit of the shortest bandwidth held in advance and the repetitively transmitted synchronous channel, and determines, as a frame timing, a timing at which the maximum correlation value is obtained.05-28-2009
20120014373WIRELESS TRANSMITTER, WIRELESS RECEIVER, AND PREAMBLE SEQUENCE GENERATION METHOD - Provided is a wireless transmitter capable of accurately specifying the number of multiplexed streams and correctly decoding the data signals when a preamble sequence transmitted from any antenna of a wireless transmitter is detected. In this device, a multiplex count determination unit (01-19-2012
20120014372ALGORITHM FOR MANAGING DATA LOSS IN SOFTWARE DEMODULATORS - Embodiments of methods for receiving and processing multi-band signals in wideband and narrowband environments are described herein. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.01-19-2012
20120014371METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUTONOMOUS UPLINK TIMING ADVANCE MAINTENANCE - According to some embodiments, a mobile device may calculate adjustments of a timing advance based on a determined relative downlink timing change. Adjustments of the timing advance may be made toward a target timing advance in accordance with an adjustment parameter. The adjustment parameter may be adapted based on a received timing advance command and at least one of: a calculated adjustment of the timing advance; and a difference between the target timing advance and the timing advance. In another aspect, self-adjustment of a timing advance performed by a mobile device may be configured based on a property of a communication channel between the mobile device and a base station. In another aspect, self-adjustment of a timing advance performed by a mobile device may be configured based on timing advance commands received from a base station.01-19-2012
20120063448System and Method for Uplink Timing Synchronization - A system and method are disclosed for providing uplink timing synchronization in a wireless communication system. The uplink timing synchronization may be provided via a specific message sent from the user equipment to a network access device, or may be calculated based upon data received at the network access device from the user equipment.03-15-2012
20120063447NODE IN A WIRELESS SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TIME AND FREQUENCY SYNCHRONIZING NODES IN A WIRELESS SYSTEM - A node in a wireless system using transmit/receive slots for a communication among the nodes in the wireless system comprises a reception block configured to receive from a transmitting node in the wireless system a synchronization signal, and to derive from the synchronization signal a time offset and a frequency offset between the clock generators in the node and in the transmitting node. Further, a slot synchronization block is provided including the clock generator which is updated based on the derived time offset and the derived frequency offset. Further, a transmission block is provided for transmitting data. The slot synchronization block sets a slot start of a slot based on the derived time offset and sets a slot of a subsequent slot based on the derived frequency offset.03-15-2012
20090135805System and method for connection identifier synchronization in a communication system - A method is provided for synchronizing Connection IDentifiers (CIDs) of a first station and a second station in a communication system. The CID synchronization method includes sending, by the first station, a first message for requesting addition of a service flow identified by a CID to the second station; sending, by the second station, a second message which is a response message to the first message, and at the same time, setting a number of a frame where the second message is transmitted as a first start frame number; sending, by the first station, a third message for acknowledging receipt of the second message to the second station, and at the same time, setting a number of a frame where the third message is transmitted as a second start frame number; performing, by each of the first station and the second station, a modulo operation on a frame having the first or second start frame number and its succeeding frames using a positive integer for each frame, and detecting a number of a frame where a result value of the modulo operation becomes zero (0); and simultaneously updating CID lists of the first station and the second station at a frame having the detected frame number with regard to a CID of the added service flow.05-28-2009
20110096768METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RETRANSMISSION - Provided is a method for retransmission in a terminal and a base station, the method including: receiving a data burst transmitted by occupying at least one subframe from the other one of the terminal and the base station; determining a transmission timing for transmitting a feedback signal based on a value, determined by transmission information of the data burst including the number of subframes occupied by the data burst, and a frame offset; transmitting the feedback signal to the other one of the terminal and the base station at the transmission timing; and if an NACK message is included in the feedback signal, receiving the data burst retransmitted from the other one of the terminal and the base station.04-28-2011
20100202436Timing Synchronization in Wireless Mesh Networks - A system for synchronizing time amongst a plurality of wireless network devices in a wireless network is provided, where a message is exchanged between a transmitting wireless device and a receiving wireless device. Such a system includes: a controller that inserts synchronized time information in the message, prior to transmitting the message, the synchronized time information comprising a current time value and a synchronization time value; and a processor that determines a local elapsed time value since last receiving a last synchronized time.08-12-2010
20110103367USER APPARATUS, BASE STATION APPARATUS, AND TRANSMISSION CONTROL METHOD - The present invention is realized by a user apparatus in communication with a base station apparatus, the user apparatus is provided with a determining unit which determines a downlink synchronization status based on downlink quality information measured based on a downlink signal transmitted from the base station apparatus.05-05-2011
20120120945METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR COMMUNICATION IN A WIRELESS NETWORK - The present application discloses a number of inventions directed to method(s), apparatus and/or networks and systems adapted to track time varying channels, adapted to synchronise packets arriving at a receiver, adapted to correlate a received signal, adapted to manage digital resources, adapted to receive a signal and/or adapted to enable communication in a wireless packet based communications network.05-17-2012
20100246564METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR TIMING ACQUISITION ROBUST TO CHANNEL FADING - The embodiments provide mechanisms for synchronizing a receiver with OFDM pilots that are robust in the presence of channel fading conditions. In addition to using instantaneous channel estimate values to locate the first arriving path and last arriving path, the methods calculate time-domain averaged channel estimate values and use those averaged values to determine an average first arriving path and last arriving path. A combination of the instantaneous first arriving path and last arriving path and the average first arriving path and last arriving path may then be used to determine the delay spread and calculate a timing offset to be applied in timing synchronization. The various embodiments introduce improvements under channel fading conditions. Time-domain averaging may be embodied in a flexible DSP processor, or implemented in hardware and/or software. Using both instantaneous and time-averaged channel estimates greatly improves the robustness of time synchronization under channel fading conditions.09-30-2010
20120163367APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ACQUIRING SYNCHRONIZATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - An apparatus for acquiring synchronization using a signal having repetition patterns is provided. The apparatus includes: a signal reception unit for receiving signal streams transmitted in the repetition patterns, a synchronization point tracking unit for calculating, during one period in which the signal streams are repeated in the repetition patterns, an add-sum of the signal streams, a sub-sum of the signal streams and an add-sub-sum which is a difference between the add-sum and the sub-sum, and for tracking an estimated synchronization point by comparing the sub-sum and the add-sub-sum, and a synchronization acquisition unit for acquiring, based on the estimated synchronization point, a synchronization point by searching for a point where the repetition of some of the signal streams is ended or a point where new signal streams having different characteristics from the signal streams are started.06-28-2012
20110182279Interference Reduction For Wireless Networks - Embodiments are described to mitigate network interference issues and to enable a significant increase in the throughput of wireless systems. In one method, pilot transmissions of a first and second group of wireless units are synchronized. Each wireless unit of the first group and each wireless unit of the second group use a different orthogonal pilot (than others in their group) from the same group of orthogonal pilots. Also, the pilot transmissions of the second group of wireless units are synchronized so as to be shifted in time from the pilot transmissions of the first group. In another method, data from neighboring cells and pilots from wireless units are received at a cell. Channel vectors for the wireless units are then estimated using the received data from neighboring cells, the received pilots from the wireless units and previously estimated channel vectors between the cell and the neighboring cells.07-28-2011
20110182280Synchronization for Device-to-Device Communication - Various example embodiments are disclosed. According to one example embodiment, a method may include synchronizing, by an access node in a wireless network, with a first mobile station, synchronizing with a second mobile station, compiling a device-to-device group, the device-to-device group including at least the first mobile station and the second mobile station, sending a first connection message to the first mobile station, the first connection message including timing advance parameters of both the first mobile station and the second mobile station, and sending a second connection message to the second mobile station.07-28-2011
20120134353METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR METHOD FOR MAINTAINING A RADIO LINK AT A MOBILE RADIO - Methods and apparatus are provided for radio link maintenance at a mobile radio in a wireless communication network. The disclosed methods and apparatus help a mobile radio maintain a radio link by regularly monitoring frame synchronization, regularly checking a scrambling sequence of a mobile radio against that of infrastructure equipment, and regularly detecting and/or recovering from fade conditions. In the event the radio link can not be maintained, then the disclosed methods and apparatus will cause the mobile radio to switch to a control channel so that the synchronization, scrambling mismatch and/or fade issues may be corrected. In one implementation, the disclosed methods and apparatus can be implemented at mobile radios in an Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) Project 25 (P25) compliant system.05-31-2012
20120134354METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR HANDLING SECURITY SYNCHRONIZATION FOR PROLONGED PERIODS OF NO-RECEPTION OF VOICE FRAMES - A method and system for handling security synchronization for prolonged periods of no-reception of voice frames. The method includes receiving one or more protocol data units (PDUs) by a radio link control (RLC) sub layer and determining a time period between the receiving of each PDU and a previously received PDU by the RLC sub layer. Further, the method includes initiating recovery procedure for the time period exceeding a first predefined time. The recovery procedure includes identity count of the one or more PDUs to be recovered, deciphering each PDU using a plurality of hyper frame numbers (HFNs) and updating a master HFN based on the deciphering. The master HFN deciphers each PDU among the one or more protocol data units. Further, the method also includes delivering the one or more PDUs to a packet data convergence protocol sub layer where type verification of the PDU is performed.05-31-2012
20090059893CONFIGURATION OF OVERHEAD CHANNELS IN A MIXED BANDWIDTH SYSTEM - A method and apparatus for transmitting broadcast information in a multi-carrier communication system. The Sync Channel of the multi-carrier system is transmitted a 1.25 MHz channel bandwidth (i.e., over a single carrier), and to specify the preferred channels for the Sync Channel transmission instead of the preferred channels for the entire multi-carrier system. The Sync Channel Message will carry additional information indicating the center frequency of a multi-carrier system within a reserved set of frequency bands and indicating the frequency of a single carrier system in the reserved set of frequency bands. Considering the A block of the PCS band again, the preferred channels for Sync Channel transmission can be selected as channels 75, 150 and 225. This selection ensures that one of the preferred channels will always be used by any multi-carrier system regardless of the location of its center channel.03-05-2009
20120250674Increased Bluetooth Clock Accuracy - The present invention provides a communications unit for operation in a communication system in accordance with a protocol that operates to a first clock resolution, the communications unit comprising a first clock, operating to the first resolution, a second clock operating to a second resolution higher than the first resolution, means configured to respond to a request to report a clock value by reporting: (a) the current value of the first clock and (b) information indicating the time on the second clock at which the first clock ticked to its current value.10-04-2012
20120177027SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TIME SYNCHRONIZING WIRELESS NETWORK ACCESS POINTS - This disclosure is directed to devices and methods for providing a time synchronized WLAN system. Stationary APs in a WLAN system can determine accurate timing information from a GNSS satellite, so as to synchronize with each other. The synchronized APs can then be used to determine position information for devices on the network using pseudo-ranging techniques.07-12-2012
20100272095Device and Method for Controlling the Creation of a User Channel Connection in a Communication System and Associated Communication System, Digital Storage Medium, Computer Program Product, and Computer Program - In order to be able to control the creation of a user channel connection in a communication system using wireless communication between at least one mobile part and one wired part in such a way that a user channel connection is established more quickly upon a connection request indicated by the mobile part or the wired part for the purpose of transmitting user data and, at the same time, due to market requirements, no synchronization pulses are sent by the wired part in the idle state, an initiating device of the communication system (for example, for an incoming call: base station; for an outgoing call: mobile part) sends, from an asynchronous idle state, synchronization pulses (SB) to all available physical resources. Due to the plurality of the sent, available synchronization pulses (SB), rapid synchronization is ensured because the probability is sufficiently increased thereby that a pulse will fall in the search window of a receiver.10-28-2010
20090092123COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND COMMUNICATION METHOD FOR THE SAME - In a communication system in which a plurality of communication apparatuses form a wireless network and communicate with each other, a communication apparatus establishes timing synchronization by transmitting and receiving a beacon to and from other communication apparatuses. The communication apparatus determines whether or not beacon slots for transmitting the beacon are occupied, and if the beacon slots are occupied, connects to another communication apparatus without transmitting the beacon.04-09-2009
20100008351METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ROUTE SYNCHRONIZATION USING TIME SYNCHRONIZATION - A system, method and apparatus synchronize protocol events in a distributed communication network. The network includes a plurality of nodes. Each node in the network includes a time source which maintains a clock signal synchronized with each other node time source in the network. An announcement of a protocol event is sent to at least one node. The announcement includes a predetermined time for implementing the protocol event. The protocol event is acted upon at the predetermined time.01-14-2010
20120263166SYNCHRONIZATION METHOD AND APPARATUS OF PORTABLE TERMINAL - A synchronization method and apparatus for synchronizing data at synchronization intervals configured individually for respective data objects in a portable terminal is provided. The synchronization method includes configuring respective synchronization intervals of a plurality of data objects, and synchronizing the data objects the respective synchronization intervals. The data synchronization method and apparatus allows for setting of respective synchronization intervals to a first value for the data that are changed frequently and a second value for the data that are not changed frequently. Also, the data synchronization method and apparatus is capable of configuring the synchronization intervals of the data objects according to properties of the data objects so as to reduce unnecessary data synchronization attempts.10-18-2012
20120263167TIMING AND FREQUENCY ACQUISITION FOR WIRELESS NETWORKS - Systems and methods are provided for processing Time Domain Multiplexing Pilot symbols by employing complex accumulators to determine peak values which indicate the start of timing and frequency information. In an embodiment, a method is provided for timing acquisition in a wireless network. The method includes acquiring samples from an Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) data packet over a predetermined period of time, where the samples include one or more TDM pilot symbols. The samples are then processed to determine a maximum value that indicates the TDM pilot symbol has been detected.10-18-2012
20120188997Reduced power synchronization of wireless devices - Synchronizing at least one wireless sensor includes sending at least one reference message along with a request for acquired data from an access point to the at least one wireless sensor, where the reference message includes a first timestamp indicating when the reference message was sent according to time of a clock of the access point, receiving from the at least one wireless sensor a response that includes the requested data, the first timestamp, and at least one other timestamp corresponding to time of a clock of the at least one wireless sensor, and determining a relative clock offset of the at least one wireless sensor using the timestamps.07-26-2012
20120188996Systems and Methods for Automatically Synchronizing Data Using a Mobile Communications Device - Embodiments of the invention provide systems and methods for automatically synchronizing data using a mobile communications device (MCD). According to one embodiment, a method for automatically synchronizing data using an MCD is provided. The method may include: associating an automatic synchronization command with an event occurrence on an MCD and at least one MCD application; and, upon detecting the event occurrence, executing the automatic synchronization command to cause automatic synchronization of data between memory of the MCD and at least one remote server associated with the MCD application.07-26-2012
20120263165Synchronization within wireless devices - Synchronizing a wireless sensor includes receiving a first command at the wireless sensor, noting a first timestamp value indicating when the first reply is sent, responding to the first command with a first reply, receiving a second command at the wireless sensor that contains a second timestamp value indicating when the first reply was received and a third timestamp value indicating when the second command was sent to the wireless sensor, noting a fourth timestamp value indicating when the second command was received by the wireless sensor, and determining an offset at the wireless sensor using the first, second, third, and fourth timestamp values. The presence of the first timestamp value may be interpreted as a request to provide timestamp information for synchronization. An access point may communicate with the wireless sensor.10-18-2012
20120082153METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING PROPAGATION DELAYS FOR USE IN WIDE AREA NETWORKS - A system and method for determining a signal propagation delay between a transmitter and a receiver, and for adjusting a transmission time based on the propagation delay. A central station inserts a marker into a transmitted signal at a time corresponding to a received timing signal. The MCT receives the signal from the central station and determines a time difference between receipt of the marker and the detection of the time interval event. A transmission by the MCT is adjusted by an amount of time proportional to the time difference.04-05-2012
20120082152Methods Providing Aided Signal Synchronization and Related Network Nodes and Devices - Methods may be providing for signal synchronization at a wireless terminal communicating with a radio access network. For example, a command may be received from the radio access network, and the command may be to add a first carrier on a first frequency as a link for communications from the radio access network to the wireless terminal. Responsive to receiving the command to add the first carrier, the first carrier may be synchronized and/or configured using signals of a second carrier on a second frequency different than the first frequency. Related wireless terminals, network nodes, and network node methods are also discussed.04-05-2012
20090016321Synchronization Of A Peer-To-Peer Communication Network - In an ad hoc peer-to-peer communications network, timing synchronization can be facilitated between nodes as a function of a received timing of nearby nodes, as well as a network timing. A first timing reference can be used to determine a symbol timing. A second signal that includes a second timing reference can be used to determine a difference between the symbol timing and the second timing reference. The difference can be used to adjust a symbol timing, which can be transmitted to nearby nodes. The first timing reference and the second timing reference can be received from different sources.01-15-2009
20090016320Synchronization Of A Peer-To-Peer Communication Network - In an ad hoc peer-to-peer communications network, timing synchronization can be facilitated between two or more nodes based on respective timing adjustments. A sequence of timing synchronization time intervals can be determined based on a first timing reference received from a source. A symbol timing can be determined and included in a first signal transmitted during a dedicated time interval, which can be a chosen fraction of one of the timing synchronization time intervals. In the remaining portion of the time interval, such as a non-chosen fraction, a second signal that includes a second timing reference can be received. Based on the symbol timing and the second timing reference, a timing adjustment can be determined and timing of each node adjusted accordingly.01-15-2009
20110038361METHOD OF PERFORMING UPLINK SYNCHRONIZATION IN RANDOM ACCESS PROCEDURE - A method and device for performing a contention based random access procedure by a mobile communication terminal in communication with a base station. The method according to an embodiment includes transmitting a random access preamble message to the base station; receiving a random access response from the base station, the random access response including a timing advance command; determining a status of a mobile communication terminal time alignment timer; and ignoring the timing advance command if the mobile communication terminal time alignment timer is determined to be running in the determining step.02-17-2011
20080298341RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND RADIO COMMUNICATION METHOD - A radio communication system having an interference reduction function and enabling random access is constructed without complicating a terminal structure. A base station has an interference signal detection function, performs interference signal detection intermittently and transmits a beacon signal when no interference signal is detected. A terminal starts up from a sleep mode before transmitting data, performs reception waiting, transmits data only immediately after reception of the beacon signal, transits to the sleep mode again if the beacon signal is not received and repeats the abovementioned sequence after a predetermined time elapses.12-04-2008
20120320902Method for Time Synchronization in a Communication Network - A method for time synchronization in a communication network having a plurality of nodes each comprising a first node and at least one second node, wherein the first node generates first cycle counting states according to a reference cycle frequency and the second node generates second cycle counting states according to an internal cycle frequency, wherein time synchronization is performed in consecutive synchronization cycles in which, starting from the first node, synchronization messages are consecutively transferred from one node to a further node and a synchronization message transmitted by the node includes a segment of information that is used for time synchronization in the node receiving the synchronization message, wherein time synchronization is performed in the second node based on an estimate of a first cycle counting state in combination with a linear-quadratic regulator to obtain a synchronized time comprising a controlled first cycle counting state.12-20-2012
20110216758RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A radio communication device is provided, including a radio control unit 09-08-2011
20120087365ENCODING AND DETECTING CELL-SPECIFIC INFORMATION IN A TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEM - Method and apparatus are provided for encoding cell-specific information in a telecommunication system. Cell-specific information is encoded by a synchronization code. A synchronization signal including the synchronization code is sent, wherein the synchronization code includes a first repetitive cyclically permutable codeword generated from a first codeword04-12-2012
20100215032Synchronization and Frame Structure Determination of a Base Station - A method and apparatus of synchronization and frame structure determination of a base station are disclosed. One method includes the base station determining an initial frame structure including an active region and a dummy region, wherein the regions are sets of OFDM symbols. The base station receives timing information from at least one of a mobile station and a second base station, wherein the mobile station is simultaneously communicating with the base station and the second base station. The base station adjusts its frame structure based at least in part on the timing information, wherein adjusting its frame structure includes at least one of adjusting the active region and the dummy region. The base station adjusts its internal timing to improve synchronization with the second base station based on the timing error information.08-26-2010
20120327928METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRACKING A CHANNEL TIMING MESSAGE AND SUPPORTING CHANNEL SCANNING IN A DIGITAL MOBILE RADIO SYSTEM - A method and apparatus for enabling a radio to track channel timing and support channel scanning A non-leading radio operating on a communications channel, determines a diffusion period during which channel timing is to be propagated from a leading radio to non-leading radios operating on the communications channel. The non-leading radio implements a first scanning pattern during the diffusion period to scan a CT designated channel for a control timing message with a timing signal sent from the leading radio. The first scanning pattern involves scanning the CT designated channel during every other scan interval and scanning non-priority channels and priority channels during scan intervals not used on the CT designated channel.12-27-2012
20120287918Method and System for Preserving Content Timing Across Femtocell Interfaces Via Timestamp Insertion - Aspects of a method and system for preserving content timing across femtocell interfaces via timestamp insertion are provided. In this regard, a femtocell may receive a first time-stamped packet via a first interface and transcode the time-stamped packet. The femtocell may buffer the transcoded packet based on a time-stamp recovered from the packet and may transmit the buffered transcoded packet via a second interface. One of the first interface and the second interface may utilize the Internet Protocol. One of the first interface and the second interface may be a non-cellular interface and the other interface may be a cellular interface. The femtocell may be operable to generate a timestamp corresponding to a time instant at which a time-stamped packet arrived via the first interface or the second interface. The timestamp may be referenced to a clock within a cellular enabled communication devices communicatively coupled to the femtocell.11-15-2012
20130010781METHODS AND DEVICES FOR PERFORMING SYNCHRONIZATION AND COMPENSATING CLOCK DRIFT AMONG COMMUNICATION DEVICES - In order to perform synchronization and compensate clock drift among a plurality of communication devices interconnected to form a mesh communications network, all communication devices, except one given communication device, perform a first distributed consensus-based synchronization. The given communication device performs: obtaining a first correction information derived at least from a difference between a clock timing resulting from the first distributed consensus-based synchronization and a reference clock timing; and transmitting the first correction information through the mesh communications network. All the communication devices, except said given communication device, further perform updating the clock timing resulting from the first distributed consensus-based synchronization by taking into account the transmitted first correction information.01-10-2013
20130016714NETWORK CONNECTION METHOD AND APPARATUS OF A MOBILE STATION - A network connection method and apparatus for improving network connection performance of a mobile station in a Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) system is provided. The method includes determining whether a cell change from a first cell to a second cell is detected while waiting for a network connection request message, after an acquisition of a synchronization with a first base station associated with the first cell, determining, if the cell change is detected, whether a synchronization is acquired with a second base station associated with the second cell and whether the network connection request message is detected, initiating, if the network connection request message is detected after the synchronization is acquired with the second base station, a network entry procedure, and saving, if the network connection request message is detected before the synchronization is acquired with the second base station, the network connection request message in a buffer.01-17-2013
20100172341Apparatus and method for generating synchronization channel in a wireless communication system - A Synchronization Channel (SCH) transmission method includes generating a Primary SCH (P-SCH) sequence according to supplementary information. The supplementary information includes at least one of Base Station (BS) type information, Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) size information, BandWidth (BW) information, group information, sector information, and carrier type information. The method also includes modulating the P-SCH sequence and mapping the modulated P-SCH sequence to subcarriers within a predefined subcarrier set. The subcarriers are included in the subcarrier set being spaced one subcarrier interval apart. The method further includes generating a P-SCH symbol by Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM)-modulating the P-SCH sequence mapped to the subcarriers, and transmitting the P-SCH symbol.07-08-2010
20100172340Enabling Coordinated Multi-Point Reception - This invention measures the propagation delay τ07-08-2010
20100172339Method for Estimating Relative Clock Frequency Offsets to Improve Radio Ranging Errors - A method and system improves two-way radio ranging accuracy by estimating a relative clock frequency offset between a first clock X of a first transceiver and a second clock Y a second transceiver. The first transceiver transmits a first packet at time t07-08-2010
20130136119Method and Apparatus for Wireless Transmission of Data Packets - Method for wire-free transmission of data packets between network nodes in a control network, wherein the data packets each have a preamble for synchronization consisting of a predetermined number of preamble symbols, and wherein during a first operating mode, each preamble-subsymbol of a preamble symbol in the preamble is coded by the phase angle of a transmitted single signal pulse, during a second operating mode to increase the signal recognition performance, for the preamble which is transmitted in the data packet, a signal pulse sequence for coding the preamble-subsymbol is transmitted instead of a single signal pulse, where the single signal pulse within the signal pulse sequence is transmitted repeatedly.05-30-2013
20120243529WIRELESS BASE STATION, REFERENCE SIGNAL SUPPLY DEVICE, AND WIRELESS BASE STATION SYSTEM - A PLL circuit of a wireless base station receives a reference signal for synchronization, transmitted from a GPS unit to generate a synchronizing signal in synchronization with the reference signal. A GPS state management unit transmits state information representing a state of the GPS unit to an EMS as the state information of a device supplying a reference signal, mounted on its own device, according to SNMP that is a standard management protocol.09-27-2012
20120243528Mobile Application DRx Synchronization with Embedded Vehicle Hardware - The described method and system provide for synchronizing a mobile application on a mobile device with a DRx (discontinuous receive) schedule of a vehicle. When the vehicle ignition is turned off, a telecommunications unit on the vehicle sends a synchronization message to the mobile device, which allows the mobile application to synchronize with the DRx schedule of the vehicle. The DRx schedule includes a standby mode, a cyclic mode, and a powered down mode for the vehicle, and user requests inputted into the mobile application will be processed according to the mobile application's determination of vehicle availability during those modes. The mobile application is thus able to inform the user of the vehicle status at any point during the vehicle's DRx schedule without requiring any further information from the vehicle after the synchronization message.09-27-2012
20080253354COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD FOR CONTROLLING COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, PROGRAM FOR CONTROLLING COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, AND STORAGE MEDIUM STORING SUCH PROGRAM - A communication apparatus determines a hibernation period on the basis of the amount of an offset in beacon period start timing among multiple beacon groups. The communication apparatus is placed in a hibernation status in accordance with the determined hibernation period. Thus, an offset in beacon period start timing among the beacon groups that would occur while the device is in hibernation can be prevented and the need for merging beacon groups and decrease in data rate during such merging are prevented.10-16-2008
20080247378Multi-Network Overlaid Cell Detection - A communications system includes a wireless telephony network and a wireless Local Area Network (LAN), both accessible by a mobile communications device (10-09-2008
20080240076Time information receiver and radio controlled watch - A standard time and frequency signal receiver receives a time code in which a plurality of data pulses “1”, “0” and “P” which are identified by width are arranged one in a respective one of unit periods of the standard signal. An amplitude of a detected signal of the time code is sampled with respect to a seconds synchronization point in a unit period. Then, correlation values F1, F0 and FP for the data pulses “P”, “1” and “0”, respectively, are calculated based on the sampled values. These correlation values F1, F0 and FP are then compared to determine the data pulse received. Even when the time code contains a considerable noise, which of the “1”, “0” and “P” signals was received is determined accurately, thereby achieving the reception of the time code with a reduced error.10-02-2008
20080240074Self-synchronized Streaming Architecture - Synchronization of downlink streaming data is performed by estimating the likelihood of an underflow or an overflow in an output buffer upon receipt of each encoded data frame to determine if synchronization will be needed. After each encoded data frame is decoded it is then synchronized if the estimate indicated synchronization would be needed. Synchronization of uplink steaming data is performed by estimating the likelihood of an underflow or an overflow in an input buffer upon sending of each encoded data frame to an output modem for transmission to determine if synchronization will be needed. If needed, synchronization will be performed later on a portion of data samples taken from the input buffer that are used to form a frame of un-encoded data samples.10-02-2008
20080240072Method and Apparatus For Synchronization of Base Stations in a Broadband Wireless Access System - Synchronization between base stations in a broadband wireless access system is achieved using interfering base stations. Interfering base stations are first identified for a base station of interest (BSOI). One of the interfering base stations is then selected to be a master base station for the BSOI. The BSOI may then establish and maintain synchronization with the master base station.10-02-2008
20080232346METHOD, SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR SYNCHRONIZING STREAM BETWEEN BEARER CONTROL LAYER AND BEARER LAYER DEVICES - A method, a system and an apparatus for synchronizing the stream between the bearer control layer and bearer layer devices. Bearer layer device returns information corresponding to the stream synchronizing information distributed by the resource manager RM of the bearer control layer back to the resource manager RM (09-25-2008
20080232345Time-Based Coexistence Method For Wireless Communication - A method for facilitating coexistence of wireless technologies competing for the same bandwidth includes, with a first component (09-25-2008
20080225826Method of Synchronizing the Playback of an Audio Broadcast on a Plurality of Network Output Devices - Method of synchronizing the playback of an audio broadcast on a plurality of network output devices. The present invention relates to method of synchronizing the playback of an audio broadcast on a plurality of network output devices. Said method comprises the steps of: detecting (09-18-2008
20110274102SYSTEM INFORMATION TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING DEVICE - Disclosed are a device and method for transmitting or receiving the system information. The system information transmitting device comprises a processor for transmitting the system information on a broadcast channel, and the system information comprises multi-carrier information relating to a multi-carrier operation. The present invention allows additional information elements to be included in the system information, while also providing backward compatibility with legacy systems11-10-2011
20130100949DUAL PHYSICAL LAYER TRANSCEIVERS FOR HIGH SPEED SYNCHRONOUS INTERFACE (HSI) FRAME INTERLEAVING - An apparatus including dual physical layer transceivers for high speed synchronous interface (HSI) frame interleaving. The apparatus includes a first physical layer transceiver and a second physical layer transceiver. The apparatus further includes a frame interleaver that is communicably coupled to each of the first and second physical layer transceivers. The frame interleaver is operable to interleave a protocol data unit (PDU) of high speed synchronous interface (HSI) frames across uplink lanes of the first physical layer transceiver and uplink lanes of the second physical layer transceiver according to a pipe offset.04-25-2013
20130100948Methods and Apparatuses for Maintaining Synchronization Between a Radio Equipment Controller and an Item of Radio Equipment - The present invention comprises methods and apparatuses for maintaining radio network timing synchronization across an asynchronous communication link between a Radio Equipment Controller (REC) and an item of Radio Equipment (RE). An REC-side adaptor sends first and second asynchronous packet flows over the asynchronous communication link, including a downlink packet flow comprising CPRI basic frames and overhead information encapsulated in asynchronous communication link packets, and a synchronization packet flow comprising CPRI clock data. An RE-side adaptor recovers the CPRI clock from the synchronization packet flow, and uses the recovered clock to re-synchronize the downlink data recovered from the downlink packet flow. For the uplink, the RE outputs uplink traffic in a synchronous, CPRI-compliant stream that is then encapsulated for asynchronous transport by the RE-side adaptor. The REC-side adaptor reconstitutes the asynchronously received uplink data as a synchronous, CPRI-compliant stream for input to the REC.04-25-2013
20130100947METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR TIMING SYNCHRONIZATION USING MULTIPLE DIFFERENT TIMING SIGNAL SOURCES - A wireless terminal detects timing signals from different local timing signal sources. The wireless terminal selects from the plurality of detected timing signal sources two timing signal sources in accordance with a predetermined timing signal source priority ordering. In some embodiments, the wireless terminal intentionally selects two timing signal sources which are not synchronized with respect to one another. The wireless terminal determines a first set of peer communications time intervals corresponding to a first selected timing signal source and a second set of peer communications time intervals corresponding to a second selected timing signal source. The wireless terminal transmits a peer to peer signal, e.g., a peer discovery signal, during at least one of the first set of peer communications time intervals. The wireless terminal transmits a peer to peer signal, e.g., a peer discovery signal, during at least one of the second set of peer communications time intervals.04-25-2013
20080259905BASE STATION SYNCHRONIZATION FOR A SINGLE FREQUENCY NETWORK - Methods, apparatus and systems for generating and synchronizing a macro-diversity region transmitted by base stations in a network includes a receiving module configured to receive a plurality of packets of content data. A controller module coupled to the receiving module and configured to generate a macro-diversity region data that includes at least one packet of the plurality of packets of content data, and to generate a time reference and frame offset information to indicate an offset from the time reference and to further identify a second base station transmission frame that will include the second macro-diversity region data. A communication module to communicate a macro-diversity region message that includes the macro-diversity region data and the macro-diversity region control information to a plurality of base stations, configured to synchronize the transmission of the macro-diversity region data at the plurality of base stations.10-23-2008
20090290572SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TIME SYNCHRONIZATION IN A WIRELESS NETWORK - A system includes multiple wireless nodes forming a cluster in a wireless network, where each wireless node is configured to communicate and exchange data wirelessly based on a clock. One of the wireless nodes is configured to operate as a cluster master. Each of the other wireless nodes is configured to (i) receive time synchronization information from a parent node, (ii) adjust its clock based on the received time synchronization information, and (iii) broadcast time synchronization information based on the time synchronization information received by that wireless node. The time synchronization information received by each of the other wireless nodes is based on time synchronization information provided by the cluster master so that the other wireless nodes substantially synchronize their clocks with the clock of the cluster master.11-26-2009
20080205375SECONDARY SYNCHRONIZATION CHANNEL DESIGN FOR OFDMA SYSTEMS - Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a transmitter, a receiver and methods of operating a transmitter and a receiver. In one embodiment, the transmitter for use in a base station of an OFDMA system and includes a primary module configured to provide a primary synchronization signal that furnishes a partial cell identity. Additionally, the transmitter also includes a secondary module configured to provide a secondary synchronization signal that furnishes a cell identity group and one or more cell-specific parameters based on using a two-segment secondary synchronization sequence. The transmitter further includes a transmit module configured to transmit the primary and secondary synchronization signals.08-28-2008
20080198837System and method for transmitting and receiving signal in communication system - Disclosed is a method for transmitting and receiving a signal in a communication system, and a system for supporting the method. To this end, a first communication system transmits data during a first time slot and receives data during a third time slot, and a second communication system, differing from the first communication system, transmits data during a second time slot and receives data during a fourth time slot. The first and second time slots are defined by downlink frame transmission intervals which exist in the entire frame transmission interval allocated for the first communication system, and the third and fourth time slots are defined by uplink frame transmission intervals which exist in the entire frame transmission interval allocated for the first communication system, wherein the first to fourth time slots do not overlap each other.08-21-2008
20080198836Method and Apparatus For Synchronization in Wireless Communication System - For a transmission signal for a wireless communication system and a method and apparatus for performing synchronization processing for the transmission signal provided by the present invention, the principal ideas is that, a synchronization sequence is respectively inserted into a group of transmission datum according to predetermined time offsets to form a group of transmission signals. The synchronization sequences inserted into the transmission datum are obtained respectively by performing a phase modulation for the same known basic synchronization sequence according to the predetermined phase offsets, dispersed in the same transmission signal period without overlapping with each other, and transmitted by different transmit antennas. By using the transmission signals and the structure of their synchronization sequences, the receiver side only needs to search a part of the received signals, then one of an expected group of synchronization sequences, served as the main synchronization sequence, can be acquired quickly, and based on this, the synchronization positions of the transmission signals from other transmit antennas can be estimated, at the same time, by using the phase offsets between the synchronization sequences and the basic synchronization sequence, the transmission signals from different transmit antennas can be distinguished effectively.08-21-2008
20080198835Wireless Transmission System And Wireless Transmission Method And Wireless Station For Use Therein - The present invention provides a wireless station capable of increasing the probability that a path diversity effect can be obtained in a case where a plurality of wireless stations transmit packets using a modulation/demodulation scheme with an anti-multipath property. A delay amount determining section (08-21-2008
20130148645UPLINK SYNCHRONIZATION METHOD BETWEEN TERMINAL AND BASE STATION - Disclosed is an uplink synchronization method of a base station according to the present invention includes receiving an initial access signal from a terminal; obtaining an uplink synchronization using the received initial access signal; informing the terminal about obtainment of the uplink synchronization; and receiving a data signal from the terminal. According to the present invention, a marine wireless communication system may efficiently perform uplink synchronization between the base station and the terminal, and may efficiently operate wireless resources.06-13-2013
20120275449COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND COMMUNICATION METHOD, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM - A communication system includes a plurality of communication stations arranged to respectively transmit a beacon on which beacon time information related to a beacon received from a peripheral communication station is placed at a predetermined transmission interval and control a beacon transmission timing of its own station while a collision with the beacon transmitted from the peripheral communication station is avoided on the basis of beacon information placed on the received beacon, in which at least a part of the communication stations includes means configured to decide a priority with respect to beacons received from at least one peripheral communication station and means configured to place beacon time information of a beacon having a high priority among the received beacons on a beacon of its own station, and transmits the beacon at a predetermined transmission interval.11-01-2012
20100316043RADIO COMMUNICATION METHOD AND RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICE - Provided is a radio communication method which can reduce the power consumption as compared to the conventional technique while realizing coexistence of a plurality of radio communication methods and can perform synchronization with a super frame of other radio communication device. The super frame has life confirmation slots (12-16-2010
20130156023Methods and Apparatus for Efficiently Synchronizing a Transmitter and a Receiver in a Communication System - The disclosed embodiments provide methods and systems for synchronizing a transmitter and a receiver. In one embodiment, a method for synchronizing a transmitter and a receiver includes the transmitter performing a reset operation, and the receiver responding by performing a reset operation. In another embodiment, a method for synchronizing a transmitter and a receiver includes the receiver performing a reset operation, and the transmitter responding by performing a reset operation. The reset indicator includes toggling a reset indicator.06-20-2013
20130182699WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD - There is provided a wireless communication apparatus for conducting communication between a high-order apparatus and a low-order apparatus, including a beacon reception unit and a beacon transmission unit. The beacon reception unit receives a first regular beacon signal (07-18-2013
20110305237SECONDARY SYNCHRONIZATION CODEBOOK FOR E-UTRAN - Providing for secondary synchronization encoding utilizing a primary synchronization channel (P-SCH)-related scrambling code is described herein. Scrambled secondary synchronization codes (SSCs) can be assigned to multiple base stations of a radio access network (RAN). By way of example, PSC-based scrambling codes can be created from a plurality of M-sequences generated from a common polynomial expression. Further, an SSC codebook is provided that selects sequence pairs of a sequence matrix for generating SSCs. Selection can be based on transmission characteristics of resulting SSCs, providing reduced interference in planned, semi-planned and/or unplanned mobile deployments.12-15-2011
20090052428METHOD OF PROVIDING INFORMATION OF NEIGHBOR BASE STATION BY MOBILE SUBSCRIBER STATION IN BROADBAND WIRELESS ACCESS SYSTEM - A method of providing neighbor base station information via a mobile subscriber station in a broadband wireless access system is disclosed. In providing neighbor base station information (S02-26-2009
20110310883COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND AUTOMATIC GAIN CONTROL - Provided is a communication apparatus including a first communication unit for performing communication using a carrier having a first frequency, a second communication unit having a plurality of antennas, for performing communication using a carrier having a second frequency, a first communication processing unit for processing a signal received by the first communication unit and causing to transmit a signal, and a second communication processing unit for processing a signal received by the second communication unit and causing to transmit a signal. The second communication processing unit includes a synchronization unit for specifying a start position of a second transmission request in which a plurality of transmission beam patterns are set in one packet based on information indicating reception initiation, and an automatic gain control unit for performing automatic gain control based on a first automatic gain control setting value.12-22-2011
20110310882OFDM CONTROL SIGNALING IN THE PRESENCE OF TIMING ASYNCHRONIZATION IN A PEER-TO-PEER NETWORK - Systems and methodologies are described that facilitates mitigating the affects of asynchronous behavior when transmitting a data signal. According to various aspects, the system and methods are employed for selectively appending an appropriate time-shifting mechanism to a data signal in order to rectify the negative affects of asynchronous time behavior during a logical data burst.12-22-2011
20110310881REMOTE RADIO HEAD - A remote radio head is disclosed that comprises an interface for connecting the remote radio head to a base station via an asynchronous packet network, an absolute time reference source for (time-)synchronising a signal transceived by the remote radio head. A corresponding method for transmitting a transmit signal at a remote radio head comprises: receiving a data packet at an interface connecting the remote radio head to a base station via an asynchronous network, processing the data packet to form the transmit signal, determining an absolute time reference by means of an absolute time reference source local to the remote radio head, and transmitting the transmit signal in an absolute time-synchronised manner with respect to the absolute time reference. A method for receiving a receive signal at a remote radio head is also disclosed.12-22-2011
20110310880WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM WITH SELECTIVE PREAMBLE SYNCHRONIZATION PORTION AND RELATED METHODS - A wireless communications device may include a transceiver, a memory configured to store a predetermined set of preamble synchronization portions, each preamble synchronization portion having a different length, and a controller cooperating with the transceiver and the memory. The controller may be configured to receive forward transmission blocks, each forward transmission block having a preamble synchronization portion and a body portion associated therewith. The preamble synchronization portion may include a desired preamble synchronization portion from among the predetermined set of preamble synchronization portions. The controller may be configured to determine and use, for each received forward transmission block, the corresponding preamble synchronization portion from among the predetermined set of preamble synchronization portions.12-22-2011
20130188632SYNCHRONIZED WIRELESS DISPLAY DEVICES - This disclosure relates to techniques for synchronizing playback of media data between a source device and one or more sink devices in a Wireless Display (WD) system. WD systems enable mobile devices to share a local display of the source device with remote sink devices. The techniques of this disclosure include a management procedure at the source device to select a universal queue size for the source device and the participating sink devices. The source device selects the universal queue size based at least on supported queue sizes of the source device and the sink devices. The media packets are then held in queues having the universal queue size at the source device and the sink devices. The uniform queue size combined with compensation for transmission delay enables each of the devices to begin processing the media packets at the same time.07-25-2013
20130195100METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SIGNALING TO SUPPORT FLEXIBLE REFERENCE SIGNAL CONFIGURATION - The method includes determining which of one or more physical resource elements are to include a reference signal. The method includes generating a signaling message including information indicating the determined physical resource elements that are to include a reference signal, and transmitting the signaling message to user equipment.08-01-2013
20130195101System And Method For Detecting Packet Synchronization - A method of providing frame synchronization for GPS signals can include performing coherent bit extraction on the GPS bits and then performing coherent frame boundary detection based on the bits of the coherent bit extraction. Concurrently, differential bit extraction on the GPS bits and differential frame boundary detection based on bits of the differential bit extraction can be performed. Whichever of the coherent frame boundary detection and the differential frame boundary detection first finds a frame boundary, then that frame boundary is used for the frame synchronization. A method of providing string synchronization for GLONASS signals includes performing coherent and differential bit extraction on the GLONASS bits.08-01-2013
20120300766WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A wireless communication system base station, and a remote radio head (RRH) and a computer-implemented synchronization method for the wireless communication system base station. The RRH is communicably coupled to a baseband unit (BBU) of the wireless communication system base station through a network, and the BBU processes and transmits downlink data to the RRH. The RRH includes: a time-delay measurement unit for measuring a time-delay for the downlink data to arrive at the RRH from the BBU; and a time-delay notification unit for notifying from the RRH to the BBU of time-delay data on the time-delay measured by the time-delay measurement unit, wherein the time-delay data is used to advance the starting time for the BBU to process and transmit the downlink data by an amount of time obtained based on the time-delay data.11-29-2012

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